Remaking the Italians: The Politics of National Character from the Risorgimento to the "Second Republic", c. 1815-2000
Silvana Patriarca received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Columbia University, the University of Florida, and Fordham University, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of History. She specializes in the social and cultural history of modern Italy and is the author of Numbers and Nationhood. Writing Statistics in Nineteenth-Century Italy (Cambridge UP), a study of the relationships between statistical knowledge, liberal ideology and the making of the nation state. At the Italian Academy she is completing a book on the politics of the discourse of Italian national character.
Sara Rossi, native of Milan, works with film/video, photography and installations.
In 1997, she had her first solo show at the Le Case d'Arte Gallery, Milan, where she continues to show. In 2001, she had two solo shows: Antonella Nicola Gallery in Turin and Zero Gallery in Piacenza. Zero also sponsored her monographic catalogue, Sara Rossi, Maia-Mab.
Since 1996, she has participated in many group shows held in private galleries, public spaces, and museums in Italy and abroad. Her select group shows are: Full contact, Montevergini Gallery of Contemporary Art, Siracusa 2002; Quattro Venti, Manciano (GR) 2002, De Gustibus, Palazzo delle Papesse 2002, Siena; Boom-Espresso, Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Firenze 2001; Magic and Loss:Pandaemonium, The Lux Centre, London, GB 2001; Tempo, Passagen-Linkoping Konsthall, Linkoping, S 2000; O sole mio, Gallery W139, Amsterdam, NL 2000; MoltepliCitta', Adriano Olivetti Fondation, Rome 1999; Nonlateral Hypothesis, Gallery 16, San Francisco, USA 1999.
Sara's work has shown in museum collections including:
Senza Titolo, Manifesto 6 mt x 2 mt, ManifesTO, GAM, Torino 2002;
Elck (Ognuno) video 7Õ:15Ó 2002; In the light house, GAM, Torino 2002;
Passi, video installation, 1998: Nuove acquisizioni, Palazzo Forti, Verona 2001;
Polvere, ceramic sculpture, 2000: Atlantide, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena 2000;
Sara's upcoming shows are:
Magic, VTO, London 2002; exIT, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Fondation, Turin 2002.
Università degli Studi di Perugia
The Confessions of Hamlet
Rosanna Camerlingo is a full professor of English at the University of Perugia. She obtained her Ph.D in Comparative Literature at New York University and is currently director of the graduate program in Comparative Literature in Perugia. She has focused on the English and Italian Renaissance, specifically on the literature, religion, and philosophy of the period. She has published on Christopher Marlowe and Giordano Bruno. Presently she is working on Shakespeare and religion.
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Canon-making and Cultural Memory. Political Thought in Italy after 1945
Roberto Farneti (laurea in 'Filosofia'; dottorato di ricerca in 'Storia delle dottrine politiche') is a research fellow (assegnista di ricerca) in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bologna, specializing in political philosophy and the history of modern political thought. He has visited several foreign academic institutions as a research fellow (the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt a. M., Brown University, etc.) and has been a visiting fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He has also taught Political Philosophy at the ECLA in Berlin during the summer semester of 2002. Among his most recent publications is the article "The 'Mythical Foundation' of the State: Leviathan in Emblematic Context," in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly vol. 82, 2001, and the book "Il canone moderno. Filosofia politica e genealogia" (Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002). At the Italian Academy he will seek to expand on the process of 'canon-formation' in Italy after 1945, tracking down the main intellectual lineages through which the making of a liberal political identity in Italy has been conveyed.
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Mission Improbable: Peiresc, Barberini and the Capuchins in Ethiopia
Peter N. Miller is Professor of Cultural History at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He has been Mellon Instructor in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago (1993-1996), Research Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (1990-1993), and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Warburg Institute, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His books include "The Song of the Soul: Understanding 'Poppea'" (Royal Musical Association, 1992 (with Iain Fenlon), an edition of "Joseph Priestley: Political Writings" (Cambridge University Press, 1993), "Defining the Common Good: Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain" (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and "Peiresc's Europe: Learning and Virtue in the Seventeenth Century" (Yale University Press, 2000). He is currently working on a companion book entitled, "Peiresc's Orient: The Antiquarian Imagination", which explores the beginning of European oriental studies in the context of the seventeenth-century antiquarianization of biblical scholarship.
Spectacle Culture(s): The Aesthetics of Exorbitance from the Baroque to Postmodernity
Pellegrino D'Acierno is Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Program in Italian Cultural Studies at Hofstra University. Educated at Columbia University, he has a long history of teaching there, having held an assistant professorship in Italian (1973-1981) and, more recently, visiting appointments in three different departments: Italian; Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Comparative Literature and Society. He has also served as visiting professor at Cornell and New York University and as visiting critic at the graduate schools of architecture at Yale and Rice Universities and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
His publications include: "F. T. Marinetti and the Freedom of Poetry" (Scribners), "The Itinerary of the Sign: Scenes of Seeing in Giotto's Fresco Cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel" (SCI-Arc Press), "C. G. Jung and the Humanities: Toward a Hermeneutics of Culture" (co-editor, Princeton University Press), M. Tafuri's "The Sphere and the Labyrinth" (translator, the MIT Press), and "(In)Visible Cities: From the Postmodern Metropolis to the Cities of the Future" (co-editor, in press). He is also the editor and primary author of "The Italian American Heritage: A Companion to Literature and Arts" (Garland Publications). In 1989 the American Academy in Rome awarded him a Prix de Rome in Post-Classical Humanistic Studies; in 1996 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete the writing of "Strange Loops: Cinema and Architecture as Spatial-Temporal Practices" (forthcoming).
The project he will undertake at the Italian Academy during the fellowship year 2002-2003 is the writing of Spectacle Culture(s): The Aesthetics of Ex-Orbitance from the Baroque to Postmodernism (working title), a post- and, in some respects, anti-Debordian study of the mechanisms and ideological effects of spectacle culture and the aesthetics of exorbitance that governs its textual productions and its attempt to spectacularize all dimensions of the life-world from the environment to self-fashioning.
Rome Staging Europe: Exploring National and Transnational Identity on European Festival Stages
Dr. P. A. Skantze is an independent scholar and director living and working in Italy. She was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Rome 2001-2002. Her book "Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth-Century Theatre" is coming out this year in Routledge's new Studies in Renaissance Literature series. Her current project is "Staging Europe" an exploration of "European identity" after unification on festival stages. Future projects include a possible production of Aphra Behn's "The Feigned Courtesans" to be staged at the Villa Medici.
Seduction and Science: A History of Humors and Animal Spirits
Noga Arikha, raised in Paris and based in London, received from the Warburg Institute both her MA in Renaissance Studies (1996) and her PhD (2001), which traced a history of the mind-body problem in the seventeenth century. Her current research likewise draws together history of ideas and mind sciences. She is writing a book which explores the history of humoral theories and analyses the status of scientific explanations of the human mind. She has worked for the New York Review of Books (1993) and for its Italian edition, La Rivista dei Libri (1994-97). With the Paris-based Euro-edu Foundation, she is a co-organizer of multilingual Web symposia: text-e (2001-2), about the impact of the Internet on texts; art & cognition (Fall 2002), of direct relevance to the Academy's Art and Neuroscience Project.
Among the pioneers of digital art, Matteo Basilé is an artist who uses avant-garde technology as an art of analysis in the process of self and social discovery. Basile currently lives and works in Rome, Italy.
Università degli Studi di Milano
Ricercatore di Letteratura Italiana
Marta Dell'Angelo was born in 1970 in Pavia, Italy. In July 2000 her first personal exhibition was held at la Tartaruga di Plinio De Martiis Gallery. In 2002, she won (along with Sara Rossi, Matteo Basilè and Chiara) the first edition of Premio New York; in the same year she showed at Assab One, curated by Roberto Pinto and Laura Garbarino in Milano, at Solitudes at Michel Rein Gallery in Paris and at Le Case d'Arte di Pasquale Leccese Gallery in Milano, where she presented her work Classe III H.
Università degli Studi di Siena
The Spread of Italian Economic Thought in the United States
Since November 2000 Luca Fiorito has been a research fellow of economics at the University of Siena. After obtaining his BA (laurea) in economics at the University of Siena, he received a PhD in History of Economic Thought at the University of Florence. He has published several essays on the history of North American economic thought-with particular regard to the history of American institutionalism-and on the international spread of Italian economics. He is the editor of unpublished works of WC Mitchell and ERA Seligman. Currently, at the Italian Academy, he is conducting research on the influence of Italian economic thought in the United States during the years 1890-1940.
University of Essex
Lineages of Contemporary Italian Culture
Jonathan White was raised in the U.S. and Australia. He was educated at the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge and has spent most of his professional career in the Department of Literature at the University of Essex in the U.K. Earlier publications were mainly on English and European Literature, including an edited book on Postcolonial Studies, and ongoing articles on topics such as the Caribbean poet Derek Walcott. He is currently writing a sequel to his 2001 book, "Italy: the Enduring Culture," published by Continuum. Interests include music, especially opera, and aspects of urban, artistic, literary and socio-historical development in Italy.
Chiara Carocci, known in the art world as “Chiara,” is an Italian artist who works with photography and digital imaging. Her first solo show took place in the Mascherino Gallery in Rome, 1999. Since then, she has shown widely in Italy in group exhibitions in well known centers such as PAC in Milan and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, among others. In 2001 her work was also shown in Santiago, Chile. Her latest solo show was in the Mascherino Gallery in 2002.
Conservatorio di Musica
Cognitive, Behavioral and Neurophysiological Responses to Musical Listening
Carlo Alessandro Landini, born in Milan (1954), graduated in 1978 with full marks in Composition and the Piano, both in Italy and France. He perfected his composition style between 1979 and 1981 in Paris, where he attended the renowned CNSM (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique), and was unanimously awarded the Premier Prix. He taught Music at UCSD (University of California, San Diego) from 1981 to 1983; he now holds the teaching chair in Composition at the "G. Nicolini" Conservatory in Piacenza. Landini, who is also a journalist, contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines and has published a wide array of essays on Music, Aesthetics and Psychology, including: Phenomenology of Ecstasy (1982); Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio (1999).
Music as Propaganda in Mussolini's Italy: Six Studies
Annie Randall is Associate Professor of Musicology at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in early modern European history (1450-1750) from University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and her Ph.D. in 1995 in historical musicology from College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include music and culture in late 18th century Weimar, music and gender, music and politics, and Puccini's late operas.
She is co-author (with Rosalind Davis) of "Puccini and 'The Girl': History and Reception of La Fanciulla del West [Girl of the Golden West]" (forthcoming), and is currently editing a book of essays on music, politics, and power for Routledge. At the Italian Academy she will be working on the book project Music, Fascism, and Resistance in Mussolini's Italy, an ethnographic and archival study of the transmission of political ideology through music (popular song, radio, film) during the fascist era and after.
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostro engram
Dr. Amy S. Morris has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (Medieval Italian and French Literature and Literary Theory), did extensive research at the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, and was trained at the Università degli Studi at Firenze (and the Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri, Siena). Her literary interests are in Peircean semiotics and Dante. She spent seven years at the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities on projects including: Nietzsche and 'An Architecture of our Minds'; Dosso's Fate: Painting and Court Culture in Renaissance Italy; Art/History: Objects, Meanings, Judgments; Memory, History, Narrative; Perception/Art, The Humanities and Public Culture, and substantial bibliographical research on aspects of neurological processes involved in the perception of art.
She has recently published Brainquake (Xlibris, 2003), which is based primarily on her personal experiences with adult-onset epilepsy. The combination of her intellectual background in literature, art history, and vision, her personal experiences, and her subsequent intellectual interests in the larger issues of the neurosciences, has put her at the juncture of Art and Neuroscience.