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Strindberg back in Rome
One of August Strindberg’s early plays is called In Rome (1870), a work full of romantic clichés about Italy as a
source of artistic inspiration, where the commonplace situations are however treated with scintillating irony. On
his first and only visit to the eternal city, in 1885, Strindberg provokingly boasted about succeeding in seeing
“Rome in one day” – a mass of old ruins after all! As a matter of fact, Strindberg often questioned the meaning of
art and artistic representation. It was probably also his dissatisfaction which led him to test the limits of artistic
forms and genres, destabilise them, mix them, contaminate them with other sources of knowledge, and creatively
experiment with them. In this way he became one of the major artists in Europe at the turn of the century and a
forerunner of Modernism.
In June 2014, the 19th edition of the International Strindberg Conference, entitled Strindberg Across Borders, will
take place in Rome. The Conference will be hosted in Italy for the first time, gathering scholars from Europe and
America to discuss a wide range of topics connected with the idea of border in Strindberg. The Conference invites
its participants to consider, through different methods and approaches, forms of border crossing in the works of
Strindberg as dramatist, prose writer, scholar, painter, critical observer of society, and controversial Swedish male
of his time. Strindberg Across Borders also investigates aspects of reception, intertextuality, transnationality,
canon, adaptation and translation: how Strindberg himself adapted inherited models to his own needs; how he
defied and questioned the role of the national writer through a European perspective and bilingual writing in
Swedish and French; how his life and personality have been interpreted and for what purposes; how his plays
have been staged worldwide; how his literary works, both dramatic and non-dramatic, have in their turn been
adapted and transformed, meeting different expressive forms and horizons of expectation.
The 19th International Strindberg Conference
ST R I N D B E RG ÖV E R G R ä N serna
ROME, 5-7 JUNE 2014
TEL: 06 5888121 / 06 5888126 E-MAIL: [email protected]
Konung Gustaf VI Adolfs fond
för svensk kultur
Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici
Villa Sciarra Wurts sul Gianicolo
Via Calandrelli 25
00153 Roma
Tel. +39 06 5888121 +39 06 5888126
Scientific Director: Massimo Ciaravolo [email protected]
Conference Administrator: Sara Culeddu [email protected]
Scientific Committee: Elena Balzamo, Massimo Ciaravolo,
Katarina Ek-Nilsson, David Gedin, Roland Lysell, Björn Meidal,
Franco Perrelli, Per Stam, Anna Westerståhl Stenport
Organising Committee: Bruno Berni, Massimo Ciaravolo, Sara Culeddu,
Monica Di Benedetto, Andrea Meregalli, Camilla Storskog
Graphic Design: Alexandra Gredler
The 19th International Strindberg Conference
Rome, June 5-7, 2014
Strindberg över gränserna
Strindberg Across Borders
August Strindberg, Celestografi 1893-94 © Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm
Thursday 5 June, 2014
1:00-2:00 p.m
2:00-2:30 p.m.
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Session 1 (Plenary, Lecture Hall 1): INTERNATIONAL STAGINGS (I) Chair Björn Meidal
Franco Perrelli Strindberg on the Italian stages of the 20th century
3:45-4:15 p.m.
Coffee break
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Chair Elena Balzamo
3:30 p.m.
Gunnel Engwall & Alexander Künzli Strindberg and transnationality:
the case of Le Plaidoyer d’un fou
4:00 p.m.
Elisabeth Tegelberg En Strindbergessä i komparativ belysning
4:30 p.m.
Per Stam Strindberg inom genrens gränser
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Session 9 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 2): INTERNATIONAL STAGINGS (II) Chair Roland Lysell
3:30 p.m.
Victor Grovas Hajj Gurrola and Jodorowsky: Two modernizers of Strindberg on the
Mexican theater stage
4:00 p.m.
Elvyra Markevičiūtė The unique experience of Strindberg’s drama interpretation in a
Chair Annie Bourguignon
4:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Massimo Ciaravolo Strindberg and the Scandinavian political radicalism of the 1880s
seen through his relationship with Branting, E. Brandes and Bjørnson
Gytis Padegimas Y. Vakhtangov and M. Chekhov’s Work on Strindberg‘s Erik XIV
as a borderline between the Stanislavsky system and their own discoveries
8:00 p.m.
Social dinner
4:45 p.m
Eszter Szalczer (Harry G. Carlson, 1930-2012) Blood-stained landscape:
forest imagery and modernity’s pangs of conscience in Samvetskval
5:15 p.m.
Jørgen Stender Clausen Spöksonaten og Strindbergs æstetiske eksperimenter
4:15-5:45 p.m
Session 2 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 1): DRAMA AND STAGE (I) Chair Franco Perrelli
4:15 p.m.
Roland Lysell Stora landsvägen som metadrama
4:45 p.m
Richard Bark Strindberg – back stage: Vad sker ’utanför’ scenrummet i några
5:15 p.m.
Göran Söderström Växelverkan mellan text och bild i Strindbergs dramer
4:15-5.45 p.m.
Session 3 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 2): POLITICS, ECOLOGY AND DRAMA
Friday 6 June, 2014
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Session 4 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 1): DRAMA AND STAGE (II) A DREAMPLAY PANEL
Chair Eszter Szalczer
9:00 a.m.
Per Magnus Johansson Freud, Strindberg and the Dream
9:30 a.m.
Ylva Sommerland Ellen Widmann (1894-1985) Playing Indra’s Daughter
– diverging patterns of the female body
10:00 a.m.
Astrid von Rosen Scenographing Strindberg. A Dream Play in Düsseldorf 1915-18
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Session 5 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 2): RECEPTION OF STRINDBERG: CANON,
9:00 a.m.
production of Creditors
Saturday 7 June, 2014
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Session 10 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 1): OCCULTISM AND THE ESOTERIC Chair Per Stam
9:00 a.m.
Annie Bourguignon Den Okände och det okända. Var går gränsen mellan Strindberg
och ”makterna“?
9:30 a.m.
Henrik Johnsson Strindberg, Nerval and the esoteric novel
10:00 a.m.
Astrid Regnell Konstens verklighet i En blå bok
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Session 11 (Parallel, Lecture Hall 2): DRAMA AND LEGACY Chair Maria Cristina Lombardi
9:00 a.m.
Deimante Dementaviciute-Stankuviene Across dream: Archetypical images
in Strindberg’s dream plays
9:30 a.m.
Bahar Inal The Spirit of an age: Strindberg and the crisis of modernism
10:00 a.m.
Vera Gancheva August Strindberg – The Phoenix
Tobias Dahlkvist Strindberg och Lombroso. Eller Strindberg som vansinnigt geni
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Coffee break
9:30 a.m.
Jan Balbierz Vid kanons gränser. Strindberg och Ekelöf om litterära föregångare
11:00-12:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Martin Hellström Barnens Strindberg - en undersökning av Drömspelets och Ensams
Session 12 (Plenary, Lecture Hall 1): FIGURATIVE ARTS Chair Massimo Ciaravolo
Martin Olin The nineties and Italy. Southern themes in Nordic art
12:15-1:15 p.m.
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Session 13 (Plenary, Lecture Hall 1) RECEPTION BY STRINDBERG:
Maria Cristina Lombardi Grotti and Loki: Two mythological beings in August Strindberg’s
re-elaborations of Old Norse literature
Agneta Ney August Strindberg som historieskrivare i gränstrakterna mellan fakta och fiktion
Andreas Wahlberg Början i moll och finalen i dur. Om överträdandet av den osynliga
gränsen i Strindbergs Ensam och Goethes Faust
Polina Lisovskaya “Christmas Eve Topsy-turvy” in three post-Inferno works by Strindberg
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Conclusions (Lecture Hall 1) / Self-service coffee break
5:20-6:00 p.m.
Bus transfer from Villa Sciarra to Svenska Institutet
6:30-8:00 p.m.
La prova di Cristina
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Buffet dinner
10:30 p.m.
Bus transfer from Svenska Institutet to the three hotels near Villa Sciarra
allålderstilltalande innehåll via barnpjäserna Lilla drömspelet och Ensam av Staffan
Westerberg och Börje Lindström
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Coffee break
Session 6 (Plenary, Lecture Hall 1): MASCULINE, FEMININE AND OTHER FORMS
OF NEIGHBOURSHIP Chair Lotta Gavel Adams
Elena Balzamo ”Jag är arg som en broms…” – Strindberg och passionerna
Cecilia Carlander Strindberg och det androgyna
Irina Hron Dangerous Vicinity. Theorizing the Neighbor in August Strindberg’s Prose
(Plenary, Lecture Hall 1): STRINDBERG NEWS
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-3:00 p.m.
AND ADAPTATION (II) Chair Anna Maria Segala
Björn Meidal Fröken Julie och Fröken Julle. Ibsen och Strindberg i dialog
Lotta Gavel Adams Constructing Strindberg’s life across borders and times
David Gedin Strippad August!
3:00-3:30 p.m.
Self-service coffee break
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