Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) — poet, film director, screenwriter and theatre critic, playwright, essayist, journalist, graphic artist, and novelist — was one of the great Italian artistic and intellectual figures of the twentieth century.
Since his mysterious murder in 1975, Pasolini has been reviled; then sanctified. Our goal is to historicize Pasolini. This conference focuses on configurations of the body and gesture that arise in Pasolini's performative, visual, and poetic practices with respect to the artist image, the 'popular body', the Third World, narrative and choreographic movement, Pasolini’s life, and his conceptions of the political and eroticism as they intersect history, culture, and myth.
Conference April 29-30, 2011
Cowell College Conference Room