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A Conversation on Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 29th, join us for a discussing on “Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking.” This conversation will bring together Professor Laura Di Bianco (JHU, MLL), author of the book at the center of this discussion, and Professor Elena Past (Wayne State University, CML). This event will take place at Bird in Hand coffeeshop & bookstore at 5:30pm.


Laura Di Bianco is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Italian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she is affiliated faculty member at the Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS), and collaborator with the Programs for the Study of Women’s Gender and Sexuality (WGS), and Environmental Science and Studies. Her first book, Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking (Indiana University Press, 2023), investigates the work of contemporary Italian women directors from a feminist and ecocritical perspectives.

Elena Past is professor of Italian in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary Italian literature and cinema, ecomedia studies and the environmental humanities, posthumanism and animal studies, Italian crime fiction, and ecomafia. Her book, Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human (Indiana University Press, 2019) was winner of the MLA’s Howard Marraro Prize. She is currently working on a project about Ferrania Film, Italy’s historic manufacturer of analog film stock for cinema.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI), the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, & the Program for WGS.


Bird in Hand @ 11 E 33rd St
Baltimore, MD United States + Google Map