Eugenio Refini & Jessica Hagedorn

Fellow Shoptalks

Eugenio Refini & Jessica Hagedorn

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Eugenio Refini
Only I forget not Naxos: Chasing the Fluid Echo of Ariadne’s Lament

Along with offering an overview of his book project—Ariadne’s Echo: Voice, Memory, and the Performance of Reception—in this talk Eugenio Refini will discuss tropes of fluidity that have informed the enduring afterlife of Ariadne’s lament. More specifically, he will reflect on the ways in which the interplay of gender, vocal expression, and performativity has made Ariadne’s voice resound across time and space, enabling productive reflection on the workings of reception itself.

Eugenio Refini is the National Endowment for the Humanities Rome Prize Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and associate professor in the Department of Italian Studies at New York University.

Jessica Hagedorn
Saturday Night At Lung Fung: Creating a Mixtape Memoir

Jessica Hagedorn will talk about process, inspiration, and the ghosts that haunt this new work. There may be other surprises.

Jessica Hagedorn is the John Guare Writers Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellow in Literature and a poet, novelist, playwright, and multimedia artist in New York.

The shoptalks will be held in English.

You can watch Refini’s shoptalk live. Please register for Zoom in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


Space in the Lecture Room is limited, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend an event with a group of over six guests or students, please inform events [at] (events[at]aarome[dot]org) with at least 48 hours prior notice so that special arrangements can be made.

Guests will be asked to comply with Covid-19 safety protocols for events:

  • Access to the Academy requires the presentation of a valid photo ID and a Green Pass
  • Masks are required when indoors, and temperature will be checked before entry
  • Visitor contact information may be shared for contact tracing

Please contact events [at] (events[at]aarome[dot]org) with any questions.

Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm (16 x 14 x 6 in.) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Date & time
Monday, October 11, 2021
6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy