I'm thrilled to be joining Emanuela Tandello, Chiara Carpita, Maria Borio, Gian Maria Annovi, Daniela La Penna and Lucia Re this Friday, February 26, in discussion about "the irony of otherness and marginality" in Amelia Rosselli's poetry. I'll be presenting recent work on the event of performance and/as translation: “Chloris in Plural Voices: Performing Translation of a ‘Moonstriking Death.’”

Please join us if you are at or near the University of Oxford!


Amelia Rosselli is recognized as one of the greatest poetic voices of the twentieth century. Twenty years after her death on 11 February 1996, The Italian Cultural Institute in London and the Sub-Faculty of Italian of the University of Oxford will be celebrating her life, her work and her poetic legacy, through TWO major events:

In London

On February 25th, the Italian Cultural Institute will host the event: “Con maestà e furore. Amelia Rosselli, her Poetry and her Legacy” : with Mariangela Gualtieri, and Cristina Viti, introduced by E. Tandello.

For details see:

In Oxford

On the 26th February, The Sub-Faculty of Italian, in conjunction with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, and the Italian Cultural Institute, London, will host a Study Day and Round Table on Writing from the Centre: the Irony of Otherness and Marginality in Amelia Rosselli’s Poetry: Study Day and Round Table, to be held in Room 2, Taylorian Institution, St.Giles Oxford OX1 3NA, 14.15 – 18.15. All welcome.


14.15     Introduction (E. Tandello, University of Oxford)

14.25     Gian Maria Annovi (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), ‘Amelia Rosselli’: An Eccentric Subject’

15.15     Daniela La Penna (University of Reading) : ‘Sleep and Vernacular Modernism’

15.35   Chiara Carpita (University of Oxford) ‘La stanza di Amelia : sul Fondo di Viterbo’

15.55     Gabriella Palli Baroni (Rome): TBA

  1. 15 Tea Break

16.45     Jennifer Scappettone (University of Chicago), "Chloris in Plural Voices: Performing Translation of a ‘Moonstriking Death'”

17.15     Lucia Re (UCLA) “'Ironicamente fasulla, o v’è una verità?’: Rosselli’s dialogic strategies of citation and poetic appropriation.”

17.45     Round Table (Chaired by Maria Borio and Ela Tandello)

Drinks will be served at 18.15, but the discussion will continue! The event will conclude at 18.45.

For information, please email


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