T. S. Eliot and the Heritage of Rome and Italy in Modernist Literature
From: Saturday, February 04, 2012  To: Saturday, February 11, 2012
  Promoted by:
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation

in the context of:

  And by:
Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia



Project Leader:




Programme

February 4, 2012 - Saturday

Arrival of the participants and accompanying persons

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February 5, 2012 - Sunday
At British Institute, Palazzo Lanfredini, Lungarno Guicciardini 9

9.00 Registration of the participants

9.30 Welcome by Dr. Paolo Del Bianco, President of the Life Beyond Tourism® - Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation®:
Presentation of Life Beyond Tourism®  ethos and ideas for the involvement of international institutions

Introduction to the Symposium and greetings

10:30-11:30 Morning Session I Chair: Dr. Patrick Query

Dr. Nancy Duvall Hargrove, Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS, USA: Eliot's Trip to Northern Italy, Summer 1911

Prof. Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, USA: Revising Dante: Eliot’s other Dante essay

Break

11:45-12:45 Morning Session II Chair: Dr. Stefano Maria Casella

Dr. David Andrew Summers, Capital University – Columbus, USA: Devoted Things: Dante and Rome in the Sacramental Poetics of David Jones

Dr. Tomislav Brlek, University of Zagreb – Zagreb, Croatia: “So Completely Misunderstood” – Eliot on Machiavelli and T.S. Eliot

15.30 Visito to the Accademia Gallery (Via Ricasoli, 58)
Meeting point at the entrance of the Accademia Gallery

19.00 Welcome dinner for all participants at Vista Wine Bar
Life Beyond Tourism Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, Borgo S. Jacopo, 3

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February 6, 2012 - Monday
At British Institute, Palazzo Lanfredini, Lungarno Guicciardini 9

9:30-10:30 Morning Session III Chair: Dr. David Andrew Summers

Dr. Patrick Query, U.S. Military Academy - West Point - New York, USA: The People Are the City: T.S. Eliot, Coriolanus and the 99%.

Prof. Shunichi Takayanagi, Sophia University – Tokyo, Japan: "Virgil and the Mind of Europe” in Eliot’s Literary Career

Break

10:45-11:45 Morning Session IV Chair: Dr. Patrick Query

Dr. Heidi Hartwig, Central Connecticut State University – New Britain, USA: Auden's Italy

Mr. Matthew Scully, Boston College GSAS - Chestnut Hill, USA: “What is its virtue and power”: Guido Cavalcanti’s Place in T. S. Eliot’s Thought and Poetry.

12:00 "Eliot and Popular Music: Ragtime, Music Hall Songs, Bawdy Ballads, and All that Jazz" by Nancy D. Hargrove with songs performed by Guy A. Hargrove, Tenor.

13:00 Light at Lunch at Antico Fattore, V.Lambertesca 1/3r
(participants with the hotel accommodation package)

19.00 Dinner at Trattoria La Madia, Via Del Giglio 14
( participants with the hotel accommodation package)
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February 7, 2012 - Tuesday
At Gabinetto Scientifico GP Vieusseux, Sala Ferri, Piazza Strozzi 1

9:30-10:30 Morning Session V Chair: Prof. Temur Kobakhidze
Keynote Presentation: Prof. Nancy Kathryn Gish, University of Southern Maine – Portland, USA: Eliot and Virgil in Love and War

Break

10:45-11:45 Morning Session VI Chair: Prof. Anthony Cuda

Dr. Stefano Maria Casella, Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM – Milan, Italy: T.S.Eliot between Petronius and Ovid: Satire, Metamorphoses, Pre-Texts & Con-Texts

Dr. Fabio L. Vericat, Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Madrid, Spain: Classicism as Radiotherapy: T.S. Eliot and Seneca’s Non-Theatrical Drama.

15:00 Visit to Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens (Piazza de’ Pitti, n.1)
Meeting point at the entrance of the museum

19.00 Dinner at Vista Wine Bar, Life Beyond Tourism Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, Borgo S. Jacopo, 3
(participants with the hotel accommodation package)
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February 8, 2012 - Wednedsay

10.00 Visit to the Museum of Bargello
Meeting point at the entrance of the museum

13.00 Light Lunch at La Tavernetta della Signoria, Via de Neri 57r
(participants with the hotel accommodation package)

15.30 Visit to the Uffizi Gallery (Piazzale degli Uffizi)
Meeting point at the entrance of the Uffizi Gallery
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February 9, 2012 - Thursday
At Gabinetto Scientifico GP Vieusseux, Sala Ferri, Piazza Strozzi 1

9:30-10:30 Morning Session VII Chair: Prof. Nancy Gish

Prof. Li-Min Yang, National Chengchi University, English Department – Taipei, Taiwan: Reading and Writing the City: The Flâneur, Textual Flânerie, and Archiving Cultures in “Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar”

Prof. Temur Kobakhidze, Caucasus University – Tbilisi, Georgia: “Among the saints he shall be seen”: Adoration of the Mystic Hippo

Prof. Giuliana Ferreccio, Università degli Studi di Torino – Torino, Italy: T. S. Eliot’s Sweeney Agonsites and Walter Benjamin’s Baroque Drama.

11:30-13:0 Peer Seminar: “T.S. Eliot and the Politics of Place
Chair: Dr. Patrick Query
No auditors, please

19.00 Dinner at Pizzeria Lorenzo de' Medici, Via del Giglio , 49-51r
(for the participants with the hotel accommodation package)
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February 10, 2012 - Friday
At Auditorium al Duomo, Via de’ Cerretani 54r

9:30-10:30 Morning Session VIII Chair: Dr. Nancy Duvall Hargrove

Dr. Tamar Mebuke, Georgian Technical University – Tbilisi, Georgia: Intertextual Relations as an Expression of Continuity in Literary Tradition.

Ms. Ruth Alison Clemens, University of Salford - Salford, UK: “Inviolable force”: Philomela, aphasia, and the female grotesque in The Waste Land'

10:45 – 11:45 Morning Session IX Chair: Prof. Temur Kobakhidze

Ms. Leila Bellour, Mila University centre Zeghaya – Mila, Algeria: Gender identity and crisis of masculinity in T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Ms. Carey Adina Karmel, New York University Casa Italiana - NYC, USA: Abandon All Hope ... in the footsteps of Virgil, Dante and T.S.Eliot

11:45 - 12:30 Life Beyond Tourism: sharing of proposals for development and diffusion

13.50 Visit to Villa Corsini, Via della Petraia 38
Meeting point at Piazza Adua in front of the Santa Maria Novella Station. We have to take bus 28 to the “Sestese 05” stop, and we will have to walk 600m.
Each participant should have his/her own tickets
If you wish to go by taxi (20-30 minutes) the meeting point is at Villa Corsini entrance 14.45. The visit will start 15.00

19.00 Final dinner for all participants at Vista Wine Bar
Life Beyond Tourism Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, Borgo S. Jacopo, 3

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February 11, 2012 - Saturday

9.00 visit to Medici Chapels, (Piazza Madonna Aldobrandini)
meeting point at the entrance of the Medici’s Chapels

Departure of participants


PARTICIPATION AT THE CONFERENCE AS A SPEAKER/AS AN AUDITOR

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
The Foundation has delegated the organisational agency PromoFlorenceEvents to arrange of all the economic conditions of participation (fees and accommodation); PromoFlorenceEvents (info@promoflorenceevents.com) will assist the participants in all those matters and participants are required to contact the agency directly.

1.a Package of registration and services fee with the accommodation at 3*central superior hotel:
€ 930,00* (price per person taxes included)
Includes:
Registration for the conference (badge of recognition, folder, program, participation certificate)
Meeting room for all the duration of the conference
Audiovisual Equipments
5 dinners, 2 light lunches
7 nights in double occupancy room in a 3* central superior hotel on bed and breakfast basis
Museum visits

1.b Package of registration and services fee with the accommodation at 2*central hotel:
€ 750,00* (price per person taxes included)
Includes:
Registration for the conference (badge of recognition, folder, program, participation certificate)
Meeting room for all the duration of the conference
Audiovisual Equipments
5 dinners, 2 light lunches
7 nights in double occupancy room in a 2* central hotel on bed and breakfast basis
Museum visits

Accommodation in a single room – suplementary fee € 190,00*

1.c Package of registration and services fee with the accommodation at 2*central hotel for students in triple room:
€ 710,00* (price per person taxes included)
If is possible to book this package if the group of three people is already formed. The name of all students should be mentioned in the notes in the registration form
Includes:
Registration for the conference (badge of recognition, folder, program, participation certificate)
Meeting room for all the duration of the conference
Audiovisual Equipments
5 dinners, 2 light lunches
7 nights in triple occupancy room in a 2* central hotel on bed and breakfast basis
Museum visits

2. Registration Fee for the conference: € 390,00 (taxes included)
The fee includes:
- Registration for the conference (badge of recognition, folder, program, participation certificate)
- Meeting room for all the duration of the conference
- Audiovisual Equipment
- Welcome and closing dinner
- Museum visits

3.a Package for accompanying persons with the accommodation at 3*central superior hotel:
€ 700,00* (price per person)
Includes:
5 dinners, 2 light lunches
7 nights in double occupancy room with conference participant in a 3* central superior hotel on bed and breakfast basis
Museum visits

3.b Package for accompanying persons with the accommodation at 2*central hotel:
€ 510,00* (price per person)
Includes:
5 dinners, 2 light lunches
7 nights in double occupancy room with conference participant in a 2* central hotel on bed and breakfast basis
Museum visits

4. Optional visit to S. Gimignano and Siena (half day) € 95,00 – (min. 20 participants)
Includes:
Chartered bus transportation to S. Gimignano and Siena
Cultural guided visit
Box lunch
Dinner

* According to the City Council resolution n° 230/33 of 06/20/2011, from July 1st, Florence introduced the City tax applied on non-residents overnight staying. The tax amount for 3* hotels is 3 Euros per night per person, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. The tax amount for 2* hotel is 2 Euros per night per person, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights.
The tax payment will be charged to the customer at the check-out.
The fee is excluded from the agreed packages.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:

Deadline: before 20th DECEMBER 2011

A. By credit card - click here
(We accept the payments by credit card when the name of the Credit card holder is the same as the name of registered participant)

B. By bank transfer
1. Registration - click here
2. Payment by the bank transfer:
IBAN code: IT 91 I 06160 02821 000915509C00, SWIFT code: CRFI IT 3F XXX
Bank name: Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Agenzia 21, Via Mugello 27 50 127 Firenze
Made out to: Fly Events srl
Address: Via del Giglio n. 10 – 50123 FIRENZE – ITALIA
Reason of payment: “T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Heritage of Rome and Italy in Modernist Literature”, Name of participants

Kindly send us the certificate of the money bank transfer by e-mail (info@promoflorenceevents.com) specifying your name and the name of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: all paid fees shall be net of all bank costs and commissions

Cancellation policies
The cancellations of packages carried out by written communication to the secretariat 30 days before the event will be reimbursed with a 70 Euro deduction for secretarial costs. Starting one week before the event no reimbursements of the registration fee will be possible. Hotel Cancellation within the last week imply the payment of the first night.
Reimbursement will be realized only by bank transfer, IBAN and SWIFT code are necessary and the bank costs will be upon you. The reimbursement will be done maximum 60 days after the closing of the event or after receiving the bank information.

Letter of invitation
If you require an official letter of invitation in order to attend the conference, please write to the organizing secretariat at info@promoflorenceevents.com.
The letter will assist delegates who need to obtain their government's or department's permission to attend the conference or obtain required visa from Italian consulate abroad.
Delegates from countries within the European Union / Schengen Area will only need a valid passport or ID to travel to Italy. All other delegates should contact the nearest Italian embassy or consulate for visa details

Certificate of attendance
The participation certificate will be issued upon request.

Insurance
The organizers bear no responsibility for untoward events in connection with, before, during and after the conference. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.

Organizing Secretariat
Promo Florence Events
Promotion and Organization of Events Art-Culture-Science
Palazzo Coppini, Via Del Giglio 10
50123 Firenze, Italy
Tel. +39 055 285588, Fax. +39 055 283260
Email info@promoflorenceevents.com

 
Papers presented


Dr. Stefano Maria Casella
Libera UniversitÓ di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM - Milano (Italy)


Ms. Ruth Alison Clemens
University of Salford - Salford, M5 4WT, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)


Prof. Giuliana Ferreccio
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino - Torino (Italy)


Prof. Nancy Kathryn Gish
University of Southern Maine - Portland (United States)


Dr. Nancy Duvall Hargrove
Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS (United States)


Dr. Heidi Hartwig
Heidi Hartwig - New Britain (United States)


Ms. Carey Adina Karmel
New York University Casa Italiana - NYC, NY (United States)


Prof. Temur Kobakhidze
Caucasus University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Ms. Tamar Mebuke
Georgian Technical University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Patrick Query
US Military Academy - NY (United States)


Mr. Matthew Scully
Boston College GSAS - Chestnut Hill (United States)


Dr. David Andrew Summers
Capital University - Columbus (United States)


Prof. Shunichi Takayanagi
Sophia University - Tokyo (Japan)


Dr. Fabio L. Vericat
Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Madrid (Spain)


Prof. Li-Min Yang
National Chengchi University, English Department - Taipei (Taiwan)