La Mamma Italiana: Interrogating a National Stereotype

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La Mamma Italiana: Interrogating a National Stereotype
La Mamma Italiana: Interrogating a National Stereotype
Workshop Four - The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo
in the Italian Diaspora
followed by
Public Event: Maw or Mamma? Mothers and
Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
Saturday 17 May 2014
lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com
Image courtesy of Gavin Maitland
ACADEMIC WORKSHOP: The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the
9.00am -1.00pm
Italian Diaspora
Penny Morris and Perry Willson (project leaders AHRC network), introductory remarks
Session 1: Chair Penny Morris (University of Glasgow)
Maddalena Tirabassi (Centro Altreitalie, Turin) ‘The good mammas in Italian migrant
families in the USA and Canada’
Susanna Garroni (Università di RomaTre) The “nonna”, the “mom”: what’s in a word?
Italian and Italian American mothers in the United States at the turn of last century.
Silvia Barocci (Università di Urbino), ‘Stirring the tomato soup with the wooden spoon:
portraits of a mom in Tina De Rosa’s Paperfish’
Break
Session 2: Chair Perry Willson (University of Dundee)
Francesco Ricatti (University of the Sunshine Coast), ‘Voices of Italian women in
Australia’
Adalgisa Giorgio (University of Bath) ‘Italian parenting and motherhood in New
Zealand’
Lunch
PUBLIC EVENT: Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the ItalianScottish community
2.00pm-5.30pm
Event co-ordinated by Carlo Pirozzi (Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews)
Penny Morris and Perry Willson introductory remarks
Mary Contini (director Valvona & Crolla), 'Serve the Boys First'
Mary Contini is a well-known writer and broadcaster. Her books include Dear Francesca:
An Italian Journey of Recipes Recounted with Love and Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of
Love and Courage
Margaret Rose (Milan State University), ‘Representation of Italian mothers and
motherhood in some Italian Scottish Plays’
Margaret Rose teaches British Theatre Studies at the University of Milan.
Break
Maw or Mamma?: members of the Italian-Scottish community talk about their
experiences of mothers and motherhood.
Gavin Maitland, Postgraduate student (University of Glasgow) describes his research
project on the photographs of his Italian-Scottish family.
Laura Pasetti (Piccolo Teatro, Milan), ‘Cuore di Mamma: Portrait of a Mother’
Laura Pasetti is an actress, drama teacher and theatre director.