Conferences and Lectures

Conferences organized

2017   “Global Legacies: Pirandello across Centuries and Media.” Pirandello Society of America, Hunter College, City University of New York, September 16. In collaboration with Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka.

Panels organized and chaired

“Drama and Society I,” “Drama and Society II” Standing Session. 121st PAMLA Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference “Translation in Action,” Palm Springs, CA, October 31–November 1, 2024.

“Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance: Hope in a Posthuman Landscape,” ASTR American Society for Theatre Research Conference “Hope,” Providence, RI, November 9–12, 2023.

“Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance: More Than Human Catastrophe?” ASTR American Society for Theatre Research Conference “Catastrophe,” New Orleans, LA, November 3–6, 2022.

“Pirandellian Humor and the Limits of Truth,” “Pirandellian Transformations: Sources and Afterlives,” “Metatheatre and Modernity.” Pirandello Society of America Conference “Global Legacies: Pirandello across Centuries and Media,” Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, September 16, 2017.

“Players, Gamers, Tricksters, and Con Artists in Italian Theatre, Literature, Cinema, and Other Media.” Two panels, eight presenters. MMLA Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 3–6, 2011.

“Theatre and Theatricality in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Media.” Three panels, nine presenters. MMLA Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 5, 2010.

“Italian Literature in Translation: New and Old Challenges in the 21st Century.” ALTA American Literary Translators Association Conference “Drama in Translation,” Philadelphia, PA, October 21, 2010.

“Translation and Adaptation in Literature, Cinema, and Opera,” AATI American Association Teachers of Italian Conference, Lecce, Italy, May 29, 2010.

“Italian Theatre II.” AATI American Association Teachers of Italian Conference, Lecce, Italy, May 29, 2010.

“Italian.” MMLA Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Migration,” Saint Louis, MO, November 14, 2009.

Conference Papers

“Shipwrecked in Paradise: Expanding Consciousness in Michael Fleck’s The Tempest, A New Age Adaptation.” “Shakespeare and the Early Moderns” Panel, PAMLA Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference “Translation in Action,” Palm Springs, CA, November 6–10.

“Poking the Archives: Posthuman Goals and Unexpected Queer Findings in Alfredo Arias’s Comedia repostera.” “Unveiling Queer Archives: Narratives, Legacies, Histories” Roundtable, ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference “Revisioning the Story,” Atlanta, GA, August 1–4.

“Assemblages Made Visible: Hostile Actors and Dis-Connected Shows in Paris, 1970-1993.” PSi Performance Studies international Conference #29 “Assemble,” London, UK, June 20–23, 2024.

“Echoes of Theatre Past: Blasco Ibañez’s El comediante Fonseca and Cozarinsky’s El rufián moldavo.” 44th MATC Mid-America Theatre Conference, Madison, WI, March 7–10, 2024.

“Friends or Foes, You’ve Gotta Love ’Em: Reframing Theatre’s Adversaries as Unwitting Allies.” “Anchoring Historiographies: Hope, Method, and the Future of Theatre History” Working Session. ASTR American Society for Theatre Research Conference “Hope,” Providence, RI, November 9–12, 2023.

The Balcony, The Pope, and The Screens: Jean Genet’s Unsettling Perspectives on the Society of the Spectacle.” “Theatre and Society” Panel, PAMLA Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference “Shifting Perspectives,” Portland, OR October 26–29, 2023.

“Catastrophe for Whom?: Posthuman Ecologies in Bontempelli’s Hedge to the North-West.” ASTR American Society for Theatre Research Conference “Catastrophe” New Orleans, November 3–6, 2022.

“Deliberate Starvation: Hunger Artists in Kafka, Różewicz, and Sinking Ship.” PSi Performance Studies international Conference “Hunger,” Online, July 6–9, 2022.

“Of Fickle Stars and Exploding Rockets: Mishima’s Modern and Kyōgen Adaptations from Tokyo to Broadway.” AAP Association for Asian Performance, 21st Annual Conference, Online. August 2–4, 2021.

“How to Become an Argentine of Paris: The Lavelli–Gombrowicz–Zachwatowicz Assemblage.” Latinx Focus Group. ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference “Theatres of Revolution: Performance, Pedagogy, and Protest,” Boston, MA, August 1–5, 2018.

“Oscillating Between Mythical Past and Recent Events: Alexis. A Greek Tragedy by Motus as a Mechanism for Revolt.” Performance Studies Focus Group. ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference “Theatres of Revolution: Performance, Pedagogy, and Protest,” Boston, MA, August 1–5, 2018.

“Real and Performed Egyptians in James Sanua’s The Unfaithful Husband.” ASTR American Society for Theatre Research Conference “Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of ‘Difference,’” Atlanta, GA, November 16, 2017.

“Jorge Lavelli and Pirandello: A Year with Six Characters between France and Argentina.” Pirandello Society of America Conference “Global Legacies: Pirandello across Centuries and Media,” Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, September 16, 2017.

“Theatre’s Labor’s Lost: The Censorship of Ethiopia under the Federal Theatre Project,” Performance Studies Focus Group panel “(Un)funded Performance: Negotiating Theatre and Dance Employment in Periods of Economic Crisis,” ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference “Bodies at Work,” Chicago, IL, 14 August 2016.

“Laboring for the King: Moliere’s The Impromptu of Versailles,” Theatre and Criticism Focus Group’s “Dis/Embodied Capital Roundtable Series: Performing Bodies as Capital—Subjectivity, Agency, and the Gaze,” ATHE Association for Theatre in Higher Education “Bodoes at Work,” Chicago, IL, 13 August 2016.

“Multiple Dialects on the Italian Stage: Commedia Techniques in Vergilio Verucci’s Li diversi linguaggi.” Conference “Lingue Migranti: The Global Languages of Italy and the Diaspora,” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY, 26 April 2013. Conference program.

“Unpaid Debts, Impossible Contracts, and Strange Influences in Pirandello’s One-Act Plays.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 11, 2012.

“From Stage to Page: Wordplay in Achille Campanile’s Two-Line Tragedies.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 4, 2011.

“Bakhtin at the Theatre: Dialogism and the Short Play Genre.” XIV Bakhtin Conference, University of Bologna, Bertinoro, Italy, 7 July 2011.

“Plays with Food: A Dinner with Verga, Capuana, and Pirandello.” Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Venice, Italy, June 25, 2011.

“Le didascalie tradotte alla prova: George Bernard Shaw e le versioni italiane dei Plays Pleasant e Unpleasant.” Panel “Italian and Anglo-American Literature: A Dialogue through Translation.” North-East Modern Language Association Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7, 2011.

“Before the ‘Rashomon Effect’: Masnata, Francesca da Rimini, and the Dawn of Postmodernism.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 25, 2011.

“Clothes (Don’t) Make the (Wo)Man: Costume as Mask and Identity in Enrico IV and Nostra Dea.” Pirandello Society of America panel at the Modern Language Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 2011.

“Arlecchino is Lying: Deconstructing Goldoni’s Il bugiardo.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, November 5, 2010.

“The Multiple Realities of the One-Act Play in Translation: Pirandello’s The Man with the Flower in His Mouth.” American Literary Translators Association Conference “Drama in Translation,” Philadelphia, PA, October 21, 2010.

“The Intertextual Double-Bill: An Example Using Verismo School.” AATI American Association Teachers of Italian Conference, Lecce, Italy, May 29, 2010.

“Sicilian Dinner Theatre: Food and Drink in One-Act Plays by Verga, Capuana, and Pirandello.” Conference “The role of theatre in contemporary society,” University of Westminster, London, UK, May 14, 2010.

“Pirandello’s Cecè: Multiple Identities and Postmodernist Stage Directing.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 19, 2010.

“The Peripeties of Francesca da Rimini: D’Annunzio and Masnata from Decadentism to Futurism.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Migration,” Saint Louis, MO, November 14, 2009.

“Against the Bard’s Lengthiness: Dramatic Synthesis from the Futurists to The Reduced Shakespeare Company.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 19, 2009.

“Shades and Shadows of Realism: Verga’s Cavalleria rusticana and Capuana’s Il piccolo archivio.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Fame/Infamy,” Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2008.

“Virtual Theatres in Little Rooms: The Early Italian Dialogic Sonnets.” American Association for Italian Studies/American Association Teachers of Italian Conference, Taormina, Italy, May 22, 2008.

“Planes of Reality: Italian One-Acts between Realism, Decadence, and Symbolism.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference “Revisiting Realisms,” Cleveland, OH, November 9, 2007.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Roundtable with Professor Luigi Allegri, Teatro del Tempo, Parma, Italy, November 23, 2000.

Campus Talks

“The ‘Argentines of Paris’ in Buenos Aires: City, State, and Global Networks.” Early Research Initiative Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, August 29, 2019.

“The ‘Argentines of Paris’ in Buenos Aires Before and After Political Exile: From the Di Tella Institute Years to the Post-Dictatorship Tours.” Early Research Initiative Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, August 31, 2018.

“The Argentines of Paris: Performances, Theatres, Networks.” Early Research Initiative Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, September 1, 2017.

“Multiplicity in Brief: The Postmodernist Short Play.” Gettysburg College, Faculty Luncheon, Gettysburg, PA, April 1, 2011

Carta canta by Raffaello Baldini: a Solution for Plurilingualism in Italian Theatre.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 24, 2006.