Friday, October 19
4:00-4:30 Registration

4:30-4:45 Opening Remarks and Welcome
Ann Fabian, Dean of Humanities, School of the Arts and Sciences
Harvey Waterman, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

4:45-5:30 Opening Plenary Session
Thomas Harrison, UCLA Bridges to Nowhere

5:45-7:00 Depictions of Youth in Cinema
Moderator: Matthew Rusnak

Sandy Waters, The Colorado College Truncated Adolescence and Grown-Up Kids
Francesco Pascuzzi, Rutgers University Von Aschenbach e Tadzio: Visconti alla ricerca della Bellezza in Morte a Venezia
Marco Della Motta, McGill University Representation(s) of Youth in Marco Bellocchio's I Pugni in Tasca

7:10-7:30 Creative Panel I

Stephen Meade, Independent Artist Air Lines

7:30 Dinner

Saturday, October 20
8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Social, Spatial, and Generational Representations of Youth
Moderator: Daniele DeFeo

Kristen Renner Swann, Columbia University Paternal Affect, Maternal Neglect, Fraternal Indifference: The 'presence' of the child in Decameron VII, 3
Victoria G. Tillson, Harvard University A Socio-Spatial Examination of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Repudiation of the Myth of Youth in his Ragazzi di vita

10:15-11:15 Youth and Cultural Identities
Moderator: Lara Santoro

Tatjana Babic Williams, Purdue University “Le impronte della diversitá” - Growing up “Different” in the works of Igiaba Scego
Claire Lavagnino, UCLA “Rap di punti intrecciati”: Immigrant Youth Culture in Ubax Cristina Ali Farah’s “Rapdipunt”

11:30-12:30 Creative Panel II
Moderator: Catherine De Prince

Christopher Natale Peditto, Independent Writer Pinocchio Comes to America: A Personal Essay
Paul D'Agostino, Independent Scholar Legerdemain and Not

12:30 -1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:30 Italian-American Authors and Youth

Peter Covino, University of Rhode Island Cut off the Ears of Winter (selections): "Available Joy and the Words that Haunt Us"
Edvige Giunta, New Jersey City University Whose Story is it Anyway? Readings from and reflections on a Sicilian memoir

2:30-3:30 Youth as Literary Vehicle for Italian Women Writers
Moderator: Sara Teardo

Flannery Wilson, University of California, Riverside Through the Eyes of Italian Women Writers: Retrieving the memories of a forgotten past
Bryan Cracchiolo, Rutgers University Addressing a Female Child / Redressing “The Child” Mentality Dacia Maraini's Epistolary Novel Dolce per sé

2:30-3:30 (Un)grateful Heirs? Italian young people's constructions of aging and of intergenerational legacies - Rita Cavigioli, University of Missouri-Columbia

Roundtable discussion:
Intergenerational Relations in Italian Culture

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Antebellum Promises and Postwar Legacies of Youth

Patrizio Ceccagnoli, Columbia University "Le unghie di Marinetti": la giovinezza del vecchio

Antonio Morena, Harvard University Redemption and Fascist Textbooks: Giovinezza: Anno X
Umberto Mariani, Rutgers University Della Supposta “Perenne Adolescenza” di Cesare Pavese

5:00-5:15 Closing Remarks
Dr. Gilda Rorro-Baldassari, Honorary Vice Consul for Italy in Trenton, New Jersey

5:15-6:00 Closing Plenary Session
Nancy Canepa, Dartmouth College The (Lost) Childhood of the Fairy Tale and the Initiations of Early Modernity