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Dicembre 2017

Panel Discussion

Rome Prize Informational Session in Houston

  • Venerdì, 1 Dicembre 2017 - da 6:00pm a 7:00pm
Rice School of Architecture
Houston

The American Academy in Rome, in conjunction with the Rice School of Architecture, invites you to an information session on the Rome Prize. Mark Robbins, President and CEO, will lead a discussion on the prize and the Academy with past Rome Prize winners. A short Q&A will follow. 

Friday, December 1, 2017 
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Rice School of Architecture 
Anderson Hall, Room 117
6100 Main Street 
Houston, TX 77005 

The American Academy in Rome supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. Each year, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend ($28,000 for full-term fellowships; $16,000 for half-term fellowships), individual work space, and privileged access to Rome. 

The annual deadline for the national Rome Prize competition is November 1. Applications will also be accepted between November 2-15, for an additional fee. More information on the Rome Prize can be found at aarome.org/apply

This event is free to the public:


 

For additional information, please contact Shawn Miller at: s.miller@aarome.org or 212-751-7200 x344.

SHOPTALKS

Lauren Ginsberg - Remembering Civil War: the Complicity of the Average Soldier in Caesar and Lucan

  • Lunedì, 4 Dicembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Though separated by nearly 100 years from each other, Julius Caesar and the epic poet Lucan each left moving literary commemorations of Rome’s civil wars which attempt to capture in words the devastation which discord brings to a community. This talk focuses on one particular group of civil warriors: the average Roman soldier, rarely named, largely forgotten by history. Through a close reading of the texts of Caesar and Lucan focused on the average soldier, Lauren Ginsberg will address wider themes of complicity in civil violence and its commemoration, competing voices in the sphere of cultural memory, the drive towards amnesia over a dark political past, and the strident voices who deny us amnesia or palliation of the same.

Lauren Ginsberg is the Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.

The event will be held in English.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

SHOPTALKS

Federico Gardella: Anamorphosis of Time

  • Lunedì, 11 Dicembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Federico Gardella explores music as a sculpture of time, a place of listening suspended between memory and invention. How many ideas of time coexist in a single piece of music? Are we able to feel this “poliphony” that makes music a complex and enigmatic form of art?

During this shoptalk, flutist Manuel Zurria will play live Gardella's piece Cinque cori notturni sotto la costa, for alto flute (as an example of his recent work).

Federico Gardella is the Marcello Lotti Italian Fellow in Music at the American Academy in Rome. He is a composer and Professor at the Conservatory of Monopoli.

The event will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Conference

P. B. Shelley’s The Revolt of Islam: Texts, Subtexts, Contexts

  • Venerdì, 15 Dicembre 2017 - da 2:00pm a 7:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: East and West.

As part of the series of events at the American Academy in Rome exploring East and West, and in particular the misunderstandings and exchanges between the West and the Islamic World, this conference organized in collaboration with the Keats-Shelley House revisits Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem The Revolt of Islam, first published in 1817 as Laon and Cythna. On the afternoon of 15 December, 1817, publisher Charles Ollier met with Thomas Love Peacock, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont and Shelley himself to discuss the potentially controversial and contentious nature of Shelley’s poem. Marking the bicentenary of that meeting, papers in English and in Italian will focus on historical and contextual issues, as well as the contemporary resonances of Shelley’s poem.

The keynote address will be given by celebrated author Don DeLillo, whose novel Falling Man (2007) explores the aftermath of 9/11 through the experience of a survivor of the attacks on New York. A postcard sent from Rome, a reproduction of the cover of Shelley’s poem, purchased at the Keats-Shelley House in Piazza di Spagna, makes an important cameo appearance in the novel. Don DeLillo is the American Academy in Rome Writer in Residence in December 2017.

The conference is organized by Giuseppe Albano, Curator of the Keats-Shelley House, and Maria Valentini, Professore Associato in English Literature at the Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale.

The event will be held in English.

The event is organized with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America to Italy.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.