Transnational Shelley(s): Metamorphoses and Reconfigurations - 6-7 October 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 08:45 to Friday, October 7, 2022 - 17:30

This conference celebrates Percy Bysshe Shelley's multifaceted afterlives, exploring the many echoes his oeuvre has produced throughout the history of modern and contemporary literature. The aim of the conference is to craft a map of the poet's seminal influence on single authors as well as on literary movements. 

Starting from Mary Shelley's immediate editorial and critical efforts, and passing through both late 19th century Victorian celebrations and Modernist (apparent) rejection, the history of Shelley's fortune is one of the most interesting in modern and contemporary literature, and helps us to reflect on the true essence of his poetic legacy. Robert Browning, Walter Pater, the War Poets, Wallace Stevens, and many other poets were indeed among the most overt estimators of P.B. Shelley's works. Furthermore, his poetical and philosophical lesson has reverberated through the production of authors from around the globe, not just those in the anglophone world.

Given the Shelleys' fruitful collaboration, especially in their "Italian" years, Mary Shelley's transnational legacy will also be the object of investigation. 

Scholars from various parts of the world and fields of study (literature, sociology, anthropology, pedagogy, to name a few) will discuss the wealth of Shelley's aesthetic and ideological legacy, thus creating a forum which will provide a fertile addition to the various events that constellate the Shelleyan bicentenary celebrations. 

 

The conference will take place at Accademia Vivarium Novum, Villa Falconieri, SALA DEL TRIONFO DI VENERE in Viale Borromini 5, Frascati
October 6-7, 2022

TO REGISTER TO THIS EVENT PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO: marino@lettere.uniroma2.it.


PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 6, 2022
8:45-15:00REGISTRATION
9:00-9:30WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Orazio Schillaci, Rector, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Lucia Ceci, Dean of the Department of History, Humanities, and Society
Luigi Miraglia, Founder and Director of Accademia Vivarium Novum
Paolo Bugliani, Elisabetta Marino, Conference Organizers
9:30-10:30KEYNOTE
THE YEAR 1829 (AND THEREABOUTS): THE TIPPING POINT FOR SHELLEY’S REPUTATION
NORA CROOK, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
      Chairperson: Lilla Maria Crisafulli, University of Bologna, IT
10:30-11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:00-13:00SESSION 1
      Chairperson: Keir Elam, University of Bologna, IT
Re-mediating the Gothic through Shelley’s Works
Serena Baiesi, University of Bologna, IT
Rambles in Rome: Mary Shelley’s Anglo-Italian Visioning
Renée Schlueter, Kirkwood Community College, USA
Edward Dowden’s The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Bysshe Inigo Coffrey, Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK
P.B. Shelley’s Fin de Siècle Reception in Scotland: The Case of William Sharp/Fiona Macleod
Giuseppe Capalbo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
Political Compromises, Poetical Reconfigurations: H.I.E. Dhlomo and P.B. Shelley’s Voice in Pre-Apartheid South Africa
Marco Canani, “G. D’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, IT
13:00-14:15
LUNCH
14:15-15:50SESSION 2
      Chairperson: Andrea Peghinelli, Sapienza University of Rome, IT
“Hearts Beat as Mine Now Beats, with such Intent as Renovates the World”: Shelley and the Youth Counterculture Movement
Roberto Baronti Marchiò, University of Cassino, IT
The Legacy of Shelley’s Vegetarianism: From Henry Stephens Salt to Gandhi
Elisabetta Marino, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT

Mary Shelley’s Visions Live Again through Diane Arbus’s Photographs
Daniela Coramusi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
From Yoomi to Beatrice Cenci: “Shelley’s Vision” in Melville’s Work
Carla Francellini, University of Siena, IT
15:50-16:20
COFFEE BREAK
16:20-17:20KEYNOTE
P.B. SHELLEY, HUMPHRY DAVY AND TRANSFORMATION
SHARON RUSTON, Lancaster University, UK
      Chairperson: Nora Crook, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
17:20-18:20BOOK PRESENTATION
Mary Shelley, Valperga, Mondadori, 2021
Lilla Maria Crisafulli and Keir Elam (translators) in conversation with Serena Baiesi and Elisabetta Marino
18:30-19:15CONCERT
20:30GALA DINNER

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OCTOBER 7, 2022
8:45-12:00REGISTRATION
9:00-11:00SESSION 3
      Chairperson: Carla Sanguineti, Presidente dell’associazione “Amiche e amici di Mary Shelley”
Commistioni ottocentesche: quando Frankenstein incontra Hyde
Carla Fusco, “G. D’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, IT
P.B.Shelley in Russia e negli Stati Uniti tra fine Ottocento e inizi Novecento: le traduzioni e le riscritture di Konstantin D. Bal’mont e John Reed
Marzia Dati, University of Pisa, IT
Frankenstein nel teatro contemporaneo francese: le riscritture di Philippe Faure (1994) e Jean-François Peyret (2018)
Simona Munari, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
Il Prometeo post-moderno: strategie narrative nella riscrittura fumettistica del Frankenstein di Benoît Becker
Alessio Rischia, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
La fortuna di Mary Shelley in Francia e in Italia: dal Frankenstein di Jules Saladin (1821) a quello di Ranieri Cochetti (1944)
Letizia Carbutto, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
11:00-11:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:30-12:45SESSION 4
      Chairperson: Maria Valentini, University of Cassino and Board Member of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association in Rome, IT

“The Burthen of the Curse of Babel”: Mary Shelley’s Handling of Shelley’s Translations
Valentina Varinelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Brescia, IT
Metaphor as Translation: Frankenstein in the Press
Vitana Kostadinova, University of Plovdiv, BU
The Anxiety of Influence Unbound. Shelley’s Prometheus vs. Philippide’s Prometheus
Sorin Ciutacu, West University of Timişoara, RO
12:45-14:00
LUNCH
14:00-15:00KEYNOTE
“A SHADOW TRACKS THY FLIGHT”. P.B. SHELLEY AND AMERICAN WRITING
MARK SANDY, Durham University, UK
      Chairperson: Sharon Ruston, Lancaster University, UK
15:00-16:15SESSION 5
      Chairperson: Mark Sandy, Durham University, UK
The Legacy of Defence of Poetry in Anglo-American Modernism
Paolo Bugliani, University of Pisa, IT
Technological Progress and the Disturbing Epilogue of Humanity: The Influence of Mary Shelley’s Novels in Ray Bradbury’s Short-Stories
Marta Lucari, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
A New Spanish Translation of The Triumph of Life – Book Launch
Luis Castellví, University of Manchester, UK – Prue Shaw, University College London, UK
16:15
CLOSING REMARKS

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