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Cersaie 2010: Conferences and Seminars Architecture and narration: the city in words and images
Tuesday 28 September - 10.00 a.m.
In twentieth century literature, the image of the city is often associated with the shock of transformation, of movement that disrupts its traditional equilibriums, of the continual emergence of new architectural forms. But through this transformation it maintains an essential symbolic and communicative power. The cinema has also exploited the mythology of the narrative city, sometimes portraying it as an inextricable labyrinth, sometimes as a place of happiness. But the city is also often a symbol of mystery: there is always something hidden away underneath the surface, just out of reach.
Professor of Italian literature,University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Biographical notes Duccio Tongiorgi teaches Italian Literature at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. An expert in the Enlightenment and Risorgimento culture, he has published numerous essays, texts and monographs, especially on the last three centuries of Italian literature.
Professor of Italian literature, La Sapienza University of Rome
Biographical notes Giulio Ferroni teaches Italian Literature at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the La Sapienza University in Roma. The author of numerous essays and monographs on literary history and theory, he has taught in many universities abroad and has contributed to various Italian magazines and newspapers.
Professor of Film history, theory and analysis, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples
Biographical notes Augusto Sainati teaches Film history, theory and analysis at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples. He studied at the universities of Pisa and Paris III and has worked as a radio writer for RadioRai and as a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers. He is currently working on previously unpublished texts by Federico Fellini.