“Maledetto sia Copernico!”: Pirandello and revolutions in contemporary science, philosophy, epistemology and aesthetics

“Maledetto sia Copernico!”: Pirandello and revolutions in contemporary science, philosophy, epistemology and aesthetics
Date
19 October 2019, 10.00am - 5.45pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description


The Society for Pirandello Studies Annual Conference

Programme 

10:00 Registration and coffee/tea

10:30 John C. Barnes (UCD): Welcome
10:45 Katia Pizzi (IMLR, London): Opening remarks

11:00 Valeria Taddei (Oxford): "The Science of Why. Pirandello, Bergson, and the Epistemology of Intuition" 
11:30 Matthew Mild (Keele): "Pure Bliss for Neurometry: I vecchi e i giovani’s Neurofiction and Carter-Rushdiean Breakthroughs"
12:00 Andrea Brondino (Warwick): "Pirandello, Eco, Rorty: Shifts in the Ethics of Humour, Comic, and Irony."
12:30 Discussion chaired by Fabio Tonino (Warburg Institute, London)

13:00 Lunch 

14:30 Alberto Godioli (Groningen): "The Posthuman Comedy: Balzac, Pirandello and Animality"
15:00 Santi Luca Famà (Groningen): "'In the Blissful Unconsciousness of Beasts': Nonhumanity in Luigi Pirandello’s Novelle per un anno"
15:30 Bart Van Den Bossche (Leuven): "Starstruck. Imagination and Cosmology in the Novelle per un anno"
16:00 Discussion chaired by Federico Filauri (IMLR, London)

16:30 Coffee

17:00 Cosa resta dei poeti: a Funeral Tea Party (in Italian)
By Paolo Rambelli, with Paolo Rambelli, Laura Sciancalepore and Paolo Benedetti. Directed by Daniela Piccari
Original music by Paolo Benedetti
Set design by Daniele Benericetti
Produced by Study Centre "Diego Fabbri"
Chaired by Guido Bartolini (Royal Holloway)

17:15 Closing remarks



Registration

Standard | £20 (non-member of the Society for Pirandello Studies)
Members | £17
Concessions | £10

Contact

Cathy Collins
cathy.collins@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8738