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ITALIAN CINEMA AND DISABILITY: NEW TRENDS

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  • Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:00pm




THE HUMANITIES RESEARCH GROUP'S  2014-2015 MARTIN WESLEY SPEAKER SERIES presents:

DR. ANTONIO ROSSINI

Head and Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

"ITALIAN CINEMA AND DISABILITY: NEW TRENDS"

 

After a very brief survey of the most recent approaches of Italian Cinema to the issue of Disability, in all its possible aspects, the paper will address the latest movie by Academy Award winner director Giuseppe Tornatore. 'The Best Offer' will afford the audience a fine opportunity to examine how the discourse on Different Ability can cleverly morph into a philosophical reflection on art, love, the world of automata, and their respective doubles: forgery, deceit, and the troubled and fluid nature of our human condition.

Dr. Antonio Rossini holds a Laurea in Lettere Classiche from the Second University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, an MA and a PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto, and a post-doctoral Licentiate in Medieval Studies from the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies of Toronto.

He teaches Italian Language, Culture, Cinema and Literature courses at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. He has also taught at McMaster University. He specializes in Dante Studies and in particular the relationship between the Divine Comedy, the Bible and Latin Classical Poetry. Dr. Rossini has published extensively in both Italian and Canadian journals and his third book came out in May 2013.

 

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