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17th Italian Language Week in the World – Montreal

“The travelling Genius”, Paolo Saporito – Amnesty, amnesia and censorship: the demise of the fascist past in the movie “I vinti” by Michelangelo Antonioni

On the occasion of the “XVII Settimana della lingua Italiana nel mondo”, that will have as theme “L’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema”, under high patronage of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, the Institute is pleased to announce the inauguration of the academic year 2017-18 with a conference Amnestia, amnesia e censura: la scomparsa del passato fascista nel film “I vinti” di Michelangelo Antonioni by Paolo Saporito.

The conference is part of the series of encounters entitled “The travelling Genius : Italians Art, humanities, science … in the world”, is a space for discussion and cultural dialogue that the Italian Cultural Institute has developed especially for young Italians in world. Italians who, beyond any orientation, are the bearers of knowledge accumulated in Italy and diffuse the following, even without their knowledge, a provision or a vocation of ancient origin: the generous exchange of culture, comforted by a keen sense of human comprehension.

Paolo Saporito is a PhD student in Italian Studies at McGill University. His studies are related to posthumanism and transmediality, especially in Literature, Cinema and Digital Media. He is also interested in the different forms of transmedia intellectual commitment in contemporary Italy, with a particular focus on the collective of writers Wu Ming and the films of Michelangelo Antonioni. His research is also focused on Italian contemporary history and its representation in novels and films.

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