Skip to main content
Loading Events
Detail from book cover
Art, Cinema, History & Politics, Literature, Photography

Pasolini: Framed and Unframed

New Directions in Scholarship

February 7, 2019
6:30 pm

On the occasion of the publication of:

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed
A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

(2018, Bloomsbury Academic)

Edited by Luca Peretti and Karen Raizen

This cross-disciplinary volume, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed, explores and complicates our understanding of Pasolini today, probing notions of otherness in his works, his media image, and his legacy. Over 40 years after his death Pier Paolo Pasolini continues to challenge and interest us, both in academic circles and in popular discourses. Today his films stand as lampposts of Italian cinematic production, his cinematic theories resonate broadly through academic circles, and his philosophical, essayistic, and journalistic writings-albeit relatively sparsely translated into other languages-are still widely influential. Pasolini has also become an image, a mascot, a face on tote bags, a graffiti image on walls, an adjective (pasolinian). The collected essays push us to consider and reconsider Pasolini, a thinker for the twenty-first century.

A panel featuring:
Evan Calder Williams, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
David Forgacs, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Italian Studies, NYU
Ara H. Merjian, Associate Professor, Dept. of Italian Studies, NYU
Luca Peretti, Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian, Ohio State University
Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Karen Raizen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, Bard College

Moderated by Breixo Viejo, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Film Studies Program at Barnard College