Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dear Colleagues, 

You are invited to our departmental graduate conference titled Great Incompletes: Italy's Unfinished Endeavors, to be held on February 3-4 2017. Kindly find here attached the conference program.

We hope many of you will participate in this exciting event. Twelve graduate students from different institutions will tackle the issue of incompleteness from different disciplinary perspectives, Benoit Felici's documentary "Unfinished Italy" will be shown and discussed with the author, and Prof. Thomas Harrison (UCLA) will deliver a comparative keynote speech titled "The Art of the Incomplete", in which he will rethink art as "articulation of incompleteness" . Throughout the event, coffee and light refreshments will be served. A wine and cheese reception will close both days of work, and a common lunch will be offered on the 4th. 

All of us organizers believe this to be an important and meaningful opportunity for our department to open to the contemporary scholarly field and to share a communal moment of cultural reflection and exchange. We would therefore like to thank all Italian Department faculty members for their support, and Lani Muller and Aurelia Rabot-Hernandez for facilitating this event's realization. 

We are at your disposal for any further information you may require, and are looking forward to seeing you all there!

All the best, 

Carlo Arrigoni
Massimiliano Delfino 
Nassime Chida 
Matteo Pace 

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