International Women's Day: Panel Discussion with International Scholar Dacia Maraini

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Swan Hall, Auditorium 60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Opening remarks:

University of Rhode Island President David Dooley, Provost Donald DeHayes and Arts & Sciences Dean Winnie Brownell


Anne Marie D'Attelo (National Organization of Italian American Women).

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Susan Amatangelo (College of Holy Cross): "Dacia Maraini's Women Warriors."

Anna Cafaro (Bard College): "Violence on Women in Saverio La Ruina's Theater."

Mary Cappello (University of Rhode Island): “Dimmi! Senti!: Sicily as Point of Departure, and Point of Return.” 

Elvira Di Fabio (Harvard University): "The International Women's Day."

Tommasina Gabriele (Wheaton College): "The Reconstruction of Maternal Desire: Dacia Maraini's La nave per Kobe."

Stacy Giufre (Assumption College): "Defining diversity: Textual, Temporal, and Transnational Spaces in Dacia Maraini’s La nave per Kobe."

Donna Hughes (University of Rhode Island): "Modern Global Slavery."

Jody Lisberger (University of Rhode Island): "Border Crossings."

Ana Lita (Global Bioethics Initiative, NY): "Human Eggs Marketing."

Jeannie Salomon (Cultural Society of East Bay): "Chinese-American Women."

Catherine Sama (University of Rhode Island): "Teaching and Studying Italian Women Writers in the U.S."

Ping Xu (University of Rhode Island): "The Gender Gap in China."

Closing remarks:

Dacia Maraini (University of Rhode Island Distinguished International Visiting Scholar).

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