This workshop is part of the Translating Cultures project Transnationalizing Modern Languages.


The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars whose innovative work on ideas of mobility has challenged disciplinary boundaries and methodological frameworks, opening new and exciting ways of furthering the study of human subjectivities, identities and notions of cultural belonging. From different disciplinary backgrounds and proceeding from a range of critical perspectives, each speaker will explore how subjectivity is articulated within transnational spaces where individual and collective identities are constantly shaped and transformed.


The workshop will be organized into three sessions: in each of the three sessions, the speakers will give a talk about their own research and how it addresses the question of subjectivity. The following discussions will be facilitated by members of the project team of Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures


The presentations will take place at the beginning of the Transnational Italian Studies Summer School at the Warwick University Venice site –


Venue: Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice, 20-21 September 2015




Welcome: Charles Burdett and Barbara Spadaro


Session One (Sunday 20 September, 4.15-6 pm)

Narrating and consuming Italian-American Identities

Chair: Loredana Polezzi

Speakers: Anthony Tamburri and Elizabeth Zanoni


Session Two (Monday 21 September, 9-11 am)

Memories and Subjectivities in Diasporic Formations

Chair: Derek Duncan

Speakers: Shaul Bassi, Liliana Ellena


Session Three (Monday 21 September 11.15am – 1.15pm)

Challenging Paradigms in Migration Studies

Chair: Jenny Burns

Speakers: Donna Gabaccia and Maddalena Tirabassi


Attendance at the Workshop is free and open to all. To register, please email Dr. Barbara Spadaro (