New York

Global Legacies
Pirandello across Centuries and Media

New York, Saturday 16 September 2017, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Ave, New York City

The Pirandello Society of America, The City University of New York
Organizzazione: Lisa Sarti, Michael Subialka, Stefano Boselli, Samantha Burrier

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Keynote Speaker: Pietro Frassica, Princeton University

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Luigi Pirandello’s birth, this one-day conference sponsored by the Pirandello Society of America seeks a broad spectrum of contributions that evaluate and illuminate Pirandello’s legacies on world theatre, literature, cinema, and other media over a period of more than a hundred years. We encourage contributions that are interdisciplinary and engage with a variety of theoretical models when looking at Pirandello’s work and its multifaceted resonance.

Possible topics:

  • Pirandello and media: theatre, cinema, performance, music, painting, and beyond
  • Pirandello’s creative legacies: children and grandchildren of Pirandello
  • Pirandellian mutations, transformations, dramaturgies
  • World Pirandello: Pirandellian authors and works outside the Western canon
  • Unfinished and ever-new: Pirandello “updated” across three centuries
  • Pirandello and the power of experimentation
  • Pirandellian techniques: applications and developments


Abstracts of 250 words in English for papers of 20 minutes duration should be sent to by April 15, 2017. Further information:

English is the official language of the Conference.

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