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Professor Simona Wright at the Intersections/Inters​ezioni conference

Intersections: Italy in Music, Art, Literature, and Cinema

In a world that is made relentlessly more composite and multidimensional, the intersecting of art, cinema, music, and literature can help us re-configure rhythmically and synergetically the dissonant and discrete realities in which we are immersed. The mathematical concept of the intersection or the visual image of a multiple road junction provide us with both a figurative and conceptual framework for the investigation of how our understanding can be solicited intellectually and artistically by boundary crossing, cooperative practices, and kaleidoscopic experiences. Art, literature, music, and cinema in Italy have always pointed towards innovative ways in which to intersect and interact, producing new experiential and epistemological paradigms. Intersections aims at exploring Italy’s imaginative and idiosyncratic collaborations in and between the arts, to reveal how unconventional contacts, exchanges, and relations can implode the limits of the imagination and the creative process, and ultimately expand the horizon of the known and the knowable.

Comparative and interdisciplinary analyses pertinent to Italian and Cultural Studies, Film studies and the Arts are welcome and may encompass literature, Italian-American studies, history, art history, philosophy, anthropology, music, political science, religion, gender studies, and any other relevant discipline.

The Third Intersections/Intersezioni conference was held in Florence, June 5-7 2015. Fulvio Orsitto (California State University, Chico), Simona Wright (TCNJ) and Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown University) are the organizers of the event.

tcnj graduates
(Jeremy Frusco; Class of 2012 (Left), Ileana Raimilla; currently studying abroad (Right)

Above are two TCNJ students that helped Professor Simona Wright prepare for and set up her Intersections conference


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