To mark the centenary of Giorgio Bassani’s birth, the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the British Library is organising a three-day conference on his life and work, with contributions from leading academics, writers and translators.
The conference, which also includes screenings of films adapted from Bassani’s works, will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute and at the British Library on Thursday 29 September, Monday 3 October and Tuesday 4 October 2016.
Thursday 29 September – Italian Cultural Institute
- 18.00 Welcome by Marco Delogu, Director, Italian Cultural Institute
- 18.15 “On Bassani’s poetry” – Jamie McKendrick, poet and translator, in conversation with Valerio Magrelli, poet and writer. Chaired by Ian Thomson, writer
- 19.00 Screening of The Garden of the Finzi-Contini (Vittorio De Sica, 1970) introduced by Prof. Stephen Gundle, University of Warwick, and followed by Q&A
- 21.00 Refreshments