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World Literatures Symposium Focuses on Federico Fellini

The 36th annual Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures will present The Legacy of Federico Fellini, as its theme.

Hosted by Duquesne University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the daylong symposium is devoted to the work of Fellini, an iconoclastic Italian film director. The event also includes scholarly perspectives from experts in the fields of English, film studies, philosophy and modern languages from across the nation, whose presentations will explore subjects such as Fellini and Fantasy and Circuits of Time, Dreams and Memory in the Cinema of Federico Fellini.
Along with talks addressing the directorial technique and poetic vision that created La Dolce Vita, La Strada, 8 1/2, Nights of Cabiria, Juliet of the Spirits and other landmarks of world cinema, The Legacy of Federico Fellini will include a roundtable discussion offering personal reminiscences of encounters with Fellini’s art. The moderator will be Bill Judson, former curator of film and video at Carnegie Museum of Art and currently a visiting documentary scholar at Robert Morris University.   
At the conclusion of the symposium, Distinguished McAnulty Professor and Professor Emeritus Samuel J. Hazo will deliver a special tribute to Dr. Albert C, Labriola, recently deceased acting dean of the McAnulty College to whom the symposium is dedicated.      

It will be on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square.

The symposium is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and dinner. Cost for the dinner is $30 per person. Reservations are required. For information, call 412.396.6415.

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