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Libyan Writer Dr. Ali Abdellatif Ahmida

Dr. Ali Ahmida

Sunday, 2 October, 2004

Dr. Ali Ahmida : Memory Of A Genocide In Colonial Libya (1929-33)

Scontro/Incontro: The 'Hybrid' Experience Of Italy And Its Colonies

December 2-3 2005

The Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies
University of London

Organisers: Jacqueline Andall, University of Bath (
and Derek Duncan, University of Bristol (D.E.

Friday 2 December
10.00 - 10.30 Registration and Welcome
10.30 – 11.30 Keynote Speaker
Ali Ahmida (University of New England): When the Subaltern Speak: Memory of a Genocide in Colonial Libya (1929-33)

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45 – 1.15 Plenary Session: Contact Zones
Charles Burdett (Bristol):
Transculturation and Representations of Libya in the late 1930s
Roberta Pergher (Michigan): ‘Fourth Shores’ of Italian Fascism
Loredana Polezzi (Warwick): The Mirror and the Map: Italian Women Writing the Colonial Space

1.15 – 2.15 Lunch
2.15 – 3.45 Parallel Sessions
A. Colonial Spaces
Shirley Smith (Skidmore College): The Italian Concession in China (1901-1947)
Sean S. Anderson (California, Los Angeles): Modernità e interiorità: The Interior(s) of Africa Orientale Italiana
Liz Wren-Owens (Warwick): Portuguese Empire as Hybrid Host: Tabucchi’s Postcolonial Writings
B. Migrant Writings
Lucie Benchouiha (Exeter): ‘Hybrid’ Identities?: Immigrant Women’s Writing in Italy Marta Niccolai (UCL): Representations of Otherness in Immigrant Literature in Italy Rhiannon Noel Welch (California, Berkeley): title tbc

3.45 – 4.00 Tea
4.00 – 5.30 Plenary Session – Postcolonial Hybridities
Mia Fuller (California, Berkeley): Hybridity or Abiding Differences?: Italians’ and Eritreans’ Views of their Colonial Encounters
Jacqueline Andall (Bath): Making Sense of Hybridity in Postcolonial Italy Cristina Lombardi-Diop (American University in Rome): Residence Roma: A Hybrid Contact Zone

Saturday 3 December
10.00 – 11.00 Colonial Legacies
Ruth Iyob (Missouri): Citizenship and Diasporic Identities: Metissage, Masculinity, and Membership in the Polity
Alessandro Triulzi (Naples): (Hybrid) Colonial Memories in Postcolonial Italy 11.15 – 11.30 - Coffee
Parallel Sessions: 11.30 – 1.00
A. Literary Representations
Gabrielle Elissa Popoff (Columbia): ‘Straniera dappertutto’: Fausta Cialente between Egypt and Italy
Sabina Sestigiani (Monash): Ennio Flaiano’s Tempo di uccidere: Re-Naming the African Landscape
Alessio Loreti (SOAS): Migration and Multiple Identities: The ‘Hybrid’ Experience of Italians in Tunisia
B. Imperial Cultures
Peter Carravetta (New York): The Ethnography of Italian Explorers in the 1870s and 1880s
Jennifer Burris (Cambridge): Memories of Italian Colonialism in the Work of Theo Eshetu
Derek Duncan (Bristol): Kledi Kadiu: Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Celebrity

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 3.30 Plenary Session: Military Encounters
Uoldelul Chelati Dirar (Bologna): Hybrid Nationalism: Ascari and the Making of Ertirea
Giulietta Stefani (European University Institute) : The Scontro/Incontro between Italian Officers and the Ascaris during the Ethiopian War
Nicola Labanca (Siena): Making Mussolini’s New Man in Africa: Fascist Memories of the Ethiopian War (1936-45 and 1945-2000)

3.30-3.45 Tea
3.45 – 5.00 Concluding Session
Chair: Barbara Sorgoni (Bologna)
5.00 Conference Ends

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