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Call for Papers
February 1, 2020
Russian Federation
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History, Italian History / Studies, Literature, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

Tonino Guerra—poet, artist, and screenwriter, whose collaboration with film directors M. Antonioni, F. Fellini, Th. Angelopoulos, F. Rosi, A. Tarkovsky, and others—achieved worldwide critical acclaim. Guerra wrote poetry and prose both in Italian and in Romagnol, he painted, was a talented ceramist, and designed fountains and museums. Guerra’s multi-layered creative work, his interest in the dialogue of the arts requires a complex multidisciplinary approach.


Guerra had close ties to Russian culture, and this aspect of his life and work offers abundant material for discussions of intercultural dialogue and of the enrichment brought about through intercultural contacts.


Prospective participants are encouraged to submit paper proposals especially on the following topics:


  • The distinctive features of the cinematic plots Guerra created in collaboration with renowned film directors 
  • Guerra’s poetry and prose: problems of poetics and translation
  • Guerra as artist: pictorial arts, crafts, design
  • Guerra the man and the myth: the scriptwriter’s biography as fabula
  • Intercultural dialogue in Guerra’s creative work: collaborations and influences


Members of the conference organizing committee: T. Venediktova (MSU), O. Frolova (MSU), S. Slavkova (University of Bologna), D. Nemec Ignashev (Carleton College, MSU), A. Lobodanov (MSU), P. Rybina (MSU), E. Kalinina (MSU), T. Gnedkovskaia (SIA), D. Viren (SIA), S. Kapterev (VGIK). 



The conference’s working languages are Russian, English, Italian.



Proposals should be sent to guerra.msu.conference2020@hotmail.comPlease include your name and institutional affiliation, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a short bio of no more than 100 words.



Contact Info: 

Polina Rybina, PhD

Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia