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This page lists the lectures and panels

I presented and/or organized around the world

  1. “Theatre’s Labor’s Lost: The Censorship of Ethiopia under the Federal Theatre Project,” Performance Studies Focus Group panel "(Un)funded Performance: Negotiating Theatre and Dance Employment in Periods of Economic Crisis”, Conference “Bodies at Work,” ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, 14 August 2016.

  2. “Laboring for the King: Moliere’s The Impromptu of Versailles,” Theatre and Criticism Focus Group’s "Dis/Embodied Capital Roundtable Series: Performing Bodies as Capital—Subjectivity, Agency, and the Gaze,” Conference “Bodies at Work,” ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, 13 August 2016.

  3. “Multiple Dialects on the Italian Stage: Commedia Techniques in Vergilio Verucci’s Li diversi linguaggi.” Conference “Lingue Migranti: The Global Languages of Italy and the Diaspora,” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY, 26 April 2013. Click here for the Conference program

  4. “Unpaid Debts, Impossible Contracts, and Strange Influences in Pirandello’s One-Act Plays.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 11, 2012.

  5. “From Stage to Page: Wordplay in Achille Campanile’s Two-Line Tragedies.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, 4 November 2011. Also session organizer and chair: “Players, gamers, tricksters, and con artists in Italian theatre, literature, cinema, and other media.”

  6. “Bakhtin at the Theatre: Dialogism and the Short Play Genre.” XIV Bakhtin Conference, University of Bologna, Bertinoro, Italy, 7 July 2011.

  7. “Plays with Food: A Dinner with Verga, Capuana, and Pirandello.” Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Venice, Italy, 25 June 2011.

  8. “Le didascalie tradotte alla prova: George Bernard Shaw e le versioni italiane dei Plays Pleasant e Unpleasant.” Panel “Italian and Anglo-American Literature: A Dialogue through Translation.” North-East Modern Language Association Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 7 April 2011.

  9. “Multiplicity in Brief: The Postmodernist Short Play.” Gettysburg College, Friday Faculty Luncheon. 1 April 2011.

  10. “Before the ‘Rashomon Effect’: Masnata, Francesca da Rimini, and the Dawn of Postmodernism.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, Kentucky, 25 February 2011.

  11. “Clothes (Don’t) Make the (Wo)Man: Costume as Mask and Identity in Enrico IV and Nostra Dea.” Pirandello Society of America panel at the Modern Language Association Conference, Los Angeles, California, 8 January, 2011.

  12. “Arlecchino is Lying: Deconstructing Goldoni’s Il bugiardo.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, Illinois, 5 November 2010. Also session organizer and chair: “Theatre and Theatricality in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Media.”

  13. “The Multiple Realities of the One-Act Play in Translation: Pirandello’s The Man with the Flower in His Mouth.” American Literary Translators Association Conference “Drama in Translation,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 October 2010. Also session organizer and co-chair: “Italian Literature in Translation: New and Old Challenges in the 21st Century.

  14. “The Intertextual Double-Bill: An Example Using Verismo School.” American Association Teachers of Italian Conference, Lecce, Italy, 29 May 2010. Also session organizer and chair: “Italian Theatre II” and “Translation and Adaptation in Literature, Cinema, and Opera.”

  15. “Sicilian Dinner Theatre: Food and Drink in One-Act Plays by Verga, Capuana, and Pirandello.” Conference “The role of theatre in contemporary society,” University of Westminster, London, UK, 14 May 2010.

  16. “Pirandello’s Cecè: Multiple Identities and Postmodernist Stage Directing.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, Kentucky, 19 February 2010.

  17. “The Peripeties of Francesca da Rimini: D’Annunzio and Masnata from Decadentism to Futurism.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Migration,” Saint Louis, Missouri, 14 November 2009. Also session secretary and panel chair.

  18. “Against the Bard’s Lengthiness: Dramatic Synthesis from the Futurists to The Reduced Shakespeare Company.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, Kentucky, 19 February 2009.

  19. “Shades and Shadows of Realism: Verga’s Cavalleria rusticana and Capuana’s Il piccolo archivio.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Fame/Infamy,” Minneapolis, Minnesota, 15 November 2008.

  20. “Virtual Theatres in Little Rooms: The Early Italian Dialogic Sonnets.” American Association for Italian Studies/American Association Teachers of Italian Conference, Taormina, Italy, 22 May 2008.

  21. “Planes of Reality: Italian One-Acts between Realism, Decadence, and Symbolism.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Revisiting Realisms,” Cleveland, Ohio, 9 November 2007.

  22. “Fortuna se s’incontra’: Goldoni’s Works in One Act.” Hofstra University, New York, 8 March 2006.

  23. “Italian One-Act Plays between Drama and Melodrama: Goldoni to Verismo School.” Gettysburg College, February 8, 2006 and Georgetown University, Washington DC, 20 January 2006.

  24. Carta canta by Raffaello Baldini: A Solution for Plurilinguism in Italian Theatre.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, 24 February 2006.

  25. The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Roundtable with Professor Luigi Allegri, Teatro del Tempo, Parma, Italy, 23 November 2000.

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