Homage to Sciascia: a presentation and talk

Homage to Sciascia: a presentation and talk

September 21, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

On the celebration of the American celebration of the centenary of the beginning of Italian creator Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989), CIMA will host a presentation of the Portfolio «Homage to Sciascia», edited by Francesco Izzo: version of 140 numbered copies with the 1st text in English by Leonardo Sciascia and a litograph dependent upon an original drawing by David Levine (NYRB) portraying Leonardo Sciascia. Florence, Buddies of Leonardo Sciascia Affiliation, 2022 (Series «Omaggio a Sciascia», 28).

Offered by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Comitato Nazionale Centenario Sciasciano, and the Associazione Amici di Leonardo Sciascia.

Chair: Nicola Lucchi (Director, CIMA)

Speakers: Francesco Izzo (Editor/CNCS), Valerio Cappozzo (President, Friends of Sciascia), Teresa Fiore (Montclair Point out College), David Leopold (David Levine Archives)

General Admission: Cost-free

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Francesco Izzo is the founder of the nonprofit association Friends of Leonardo Sciascia (www.amicisciascia.it), born in 1993 with the intention to foster the looking through, exploration and discussions on the writer Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989). After a 13-yr collaboration with the Milan-based publishing dwelling La Vita Felice (ensuing in the publication of 25 volumes devoted to Sciascia research), he led the Affiliation to interact in a fruitful partnership with one of Italy’s oldest and most relevant publishers, Leo S. Olschki (Florence). In 2011 he established both of those the reserve series «Sciascia Scrittore Europeo» and the first global scholarly journal on Sciascia reports, «Todomodo», of which he is co-Editor-in-chief. From the early nineties he is the editor of the graphic art portfolio assortment «Homage to Sciascia» (28 portfolios currently posted) and of the confined-edition catalogs of «Premio Leonardo Sciascia amateur d’estampes» (10 catalogs printed in collaboration with the publishing household Il Girasole, Valverde). He also edited a few textbooks: Il diritto al caso (Palermo, Sellerio 1992) E Sciascia che ne dice? (Firenze, Olschki 2019) Cento anni di Sciascia in sei parole (Firenze, Olschki 2021). At present he is the Director of Operations of the Nationwide Committee for the Centenary of the Delivery of Leonardo Sciascia (CNCS).

Valerio Cappozzo is an Associate Professor of Fashionable Languages at the University of Mississippi. His study focuses mainly on medieval and modern-day poetry. He has extensively released scholarly content, edited publications, and e book chapters in these two fields. His monograph, titled The Medieval Desire Dictionary. The Somniale Danielis in Literary Manuscripts (Leo. S. Olschki Editore, Florence 2018), offers an version of the widely circulated desire guide from the ninth century to 1550. He is also a co-author with Jacques Dalarun and Sean Field of A Feminine Apostle in Medieval Italy: The Daily life of Clare of Rimini, which is now in press for College of Pennsylvania Push. He has also edited volumes on Giorgio Bassani, on the Italian Risorgimento and on Carlo Michelstaedter, Storia e storiografia di Carlo Michelstaedter (College of Mississippi, 2017). He is the President of the Associazione Amici di Leonardo Sciascia, the vice-President of the American Boccaccio Association and co-Editor-in-Main of the scholarly journal «Annali d’Italianistica».

Teresa Fiore is the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Experiments at Montclair Point out College. Prof. Fiore received her B.A. in Italy (University of Trieste) and her Ph.D. in the Literature Department at the College of California, San Diego (2002). The recipient of a number of fellowships, she has been Traveling to Assistant Professor at Harvard University (2007), NYU (2008), and Rutgers College (2009). Amongst 2011 and 2017 she has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Reports at NYU. As of Drop 2017, she is member of the Seminar in Modern day Italian Scientific studies at Columbia College. Fiore is the writer of Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies (Fordham University Push, Might 2017). Fiore’s essays on troubles of Italian migrations, place, and identity have appeared in Italian, English, and Spanish both equally in journals (Annali d’Italianistica, Diaspora, Bollettino d’italianistica, Zibaldone, El hilo de la fábula) and edited books this kind of as the MLA volume Educating Italian American Literature, Movie, and Common Society (2010) The Cultures of Italian Migration: Varied Trajectories and Discrete Views (Fairleigh Dickinson, 2011) Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (Palgrave, 2012 – in Italian translation, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2014).

David Leopold is an writer and curator who has arranged exhibitions for establishments all-around the nation which include the Library of Congress, the New York General public Library for the Undertaking Arts, the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, the James A. Michener Art Museum, and the Subject Museum in Chicago. Internationally, he has curated displays for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Filmmuseum in Frankfurt and Berlin. He commenced to manage the David Levine Archive at the artist’s ask for in 2005 and carries on to maintain it for the Levine family. He edited David Levine’s American Presidents (Fantagraphics) in 2008 and is at the moment performing on a retrospective of Levine’s get the job done in collaboration with Harry Katz, former curator of Prints and Images at the Library of Congress. Leopold organized the archive of Al Hirschfeld’s perform for the artist and is now the Inventive Director for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, where by he co-hosts The Hirschfeld Century Podcast. His book, The Hirschfeld Century: A Portrait of the Artist and His Age, revealed by Alfred A. Knopf in 2015 has gained common acclaim. The Washington Submit named it an “instant typical.” Amazon outlined it as 1 of the “Top 100 Guides of 2015.” His other publications include things like To Stir, Inform, and Inflame: The Artwork of Tony Auth (Camino Textbooks 2012), Irving Berlin’s Clearly show Business: Broadway-Hollywood-The us, (Harry N. Abrams, 2005) Hirschfeld’s Hollywood (Abrams, 2001). He has also authored monographs on underappreciated artists for a variety of museums. His content articles have appeared in The New York Occasions, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Pittsburgh Article-Gazette, and Pennsylvania Heritage. In September 2016, Leopold received the Joseph and Joan Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creative imagination at Lincoln Heart in New York.

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