Barbara Spadaro


Beyond Borders, Transnational Italy

Derek Duncan and Barbara Spadaro talk about a collaborative project on the mobility of Italian culture in a multilingual world, and the experience of translating their research into an exhibition.

The talk features the photo exhibition Italy is Out, which we're displaying onsite during the festival.

Barbara Spadaro is currently AHRC Postdoc for the Translating Cultures initiative at the University of Liverpool. Her research on cultural mobility, memory practices and the history of subjectivity investigates ideas of Italian, Jewish and Arab belonging in the 19th century to the present. 

Prof. Derek Duncan is one of the lead investigators on the AHRC-funded project "Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures". Based at the University of St Andrews, his research focuses mainly on modern Italian literature and film with a particular emphasis on issues of sexuality, gender, and colonial/postcolonial Italy. 

Beyond Borders, Transnational Italy is part of the programme brought by our partner, the Arts & Humanities Research Council Translating Cultures Theme.