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Italian Studies | Symposium: What is Pasolini for me

The Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society, Co.As.It, Comites NSW, Niawa and GIA Associations present, with support from Italian Studies:

What is Pasolini for me?

A symposium moderated by Antonella Beconi



2022 marks the centenary of the birth of the great Italian intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini, and to celebrate this important anniversary, the main Italian cultural bodies in NSW will present an event designed for a wide audience, to offer an insight into a controversial and somewhat problematic character. Pasolini’s intellectual depth and international relevance is well known in Italy and abroad, but probably less known among second generation Italians. The event is the result of collaboration between the Italian Cultural Institute, the Dante Alighieri SocietyCo.As.It., Comites NSW and the Niawa and GIA associations. It provides an opportunity for scholars, practitioners and other interested parties to meet and discuss the subject in an informal context, giving participants the opportunity to share their experiences of reading this author.



Antonella Beconi was born in a beachside town near Tuscany in Italy, close to Pisa and Lucca. She is a professional Italian and German lecturer, and holds a Masters in Foreign Languages and Culture (majoring in German Studies). Antonella has taught Italian and German at universities and schools around the world, including at the University of Sydney where she is undertaking a PhD in Italian Studies. Antonella has designed and delivered language courses, coordinated and supported strategic projects, and collaborated and liaised with multiple organisations and stakeholders. In 2018, she wrote the article Connecting language students with the work environment: ‘Made in Italy: Italian at work’, and in 2020 she was awarded the Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Tutorials from the University of Sydney.



Antonella Beconi (Convener of Italian at the Centre of Continuing Education, University of Sydney)

Giuseppe Musumeci Catania (Architect at Bongiorno Hawkins & Associates, Sydney)

Roberto Costa (PhD in Anthropology, Macquarie University)

Laura Crippa (Visiting Research Fellow, Italian Studies, University of Sydney)

Bruce Isaacs (Associate Professor of Film Studies and Director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Sydney)

Maria Cristina Mauceri (Honorary Associate, Italian Studies, University of Sydney)

Caterina Paoli (Lecturer in Italian Studies, University of New England)

Stefania Riccardi (artist)



When: Thursday, 22 September 2022, 6:30PM AEST

Where:  Italian Forum Cultural Centre, 23 Norton Street, #Shop 30A, Leichhardt, NSW 2040

Admission: Free; registration essential.

Register: Eventbrite


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Sep 22 2022


6:30 PM


Italian Forum Cultural Centre
Norton St, Leichhardt


Italian Studies

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