Thursday, March 31st

Location: Penthouse, Thea Koerner House

6371 Crescent Road

8:30 – 9:00am – Coffee and croissants

9:00 – 9:30am – Welcome

Elisa Segnini (French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia);

Stephen Heatley (Head, Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia);

Ralph Sarkonak (Acting Head, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia);

Massimiliano Iacchini (Consul General of Italy in Vancouver)

9:30 – 11:00 am – Translation and Creativity: Rendering the “local” and the multilingual

Moderator: Maria Benimeo (University of British Columbia)

Michael Subialka (University of Oxford) and Miriam Alosio (University of Chicago): “Translating Luigi Malerba: Roman-ness and the International Market”

Marina Bettaglio (University of Victoria): “Translation, Intertextuality, and Creation: Natalia Ginzburg and Carmen Martín Gaite”

Francesca Benocci (University of Wellington): “Women Poets from Aotearoa: from New Zealand English into Italian”

Anna Gadd (The University of Western Australia): “Rendering the local, the multicultural and the multilingual in Mr Scobie’s Riddle: a foreignising translation into Italian”

11:00 – 11:30 am  –  Coffee break

11:30 am – 12:45 pm – Translation, Migration and Exile

Moderator: Monica Liscio (University of British Columbia)

Valentina Fulginiti (Cornell University): “Translating from Exile: Laura Pariani’s Trans-National Narrative”

Gabriela Rodas (York University): “Symbolic Ethnicity in Italian-Canadians: a Cross-Cultural Translation Process”

Arianna Dagnino (University of British Columbia):  “Deprovincializing Alessandro Spina: A transcultural reading of The young Maronite in English translation”…

12:45 – 2:00 pm – Lunch for all participants

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Moderator: Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia)

Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff University): “The Translational Fabric of Migrant Writing”

2:45 – 3:20 pm – Coffee break

3:20 – 4:45 pm – Staging and Performing Translation

Moderator: Jerry Wasserman (University of British Columbia)

Gaby Pailer (University of British Columbia): “Staging Commedia dell’arte and Comédie Française in Classical Weimar: Schiller, Gozzi and Picard”

G. Filacanapa (Paris VIII) “Contemporary translations of Lazzi in “The Green Bird” from Carlo Gozzi: rediscovering Italianness”

Michael Rössner (University of Munich): “Lost in Translation? Problems of understanding in Luigi Pirandello’s plays from Il berretto a sonagli to I giganti della montagna

4:45 – 5:15 pm – Coffee break

Moderator: Greg Piccini (Famee Furlane)

5:15 – 6:15 pm  –  Found in Translation:  A presentation by the Bellaluna Ensemble with Susan Bertoia, Stefano Giulianetti, Diego Bastianutti and John Emmet Tracy

6:15 – 7:30 pm  –  Reception