Quite often, the day of the death of famous authors is commemorated more frequently than their birthday. In Pier Paolo Pasolini’s case, his shocking murder in 1975 took center stage in the narrative of his biography, this final moment somehow eclipsing his life’s beginning on March 5th, 1922. Yet, Pasolini’s works are the product of his life, of his “desperate vitality” that began on that fateful date. To honor this, and to celebrate Pasolini’s 100th birthday, Dr. Francesco Chianese and The Graziadio Center have organized a one-day symposium entitled: One Hundred Years of Pasolini: A Transnational Gathering of Critical Voices.
The event will be held in the Karl Anatol Center at CSULB (the Academic Services building, AS) on Friday, March 4th, 2022, from 9AM-3PM. The event will open with Keynote speaker Dr. Fabio Vighi and will continue with two panels consisting of Drs. Federico Pacchioni, Gian Maria Annovi, Antonio Iannotta, Francesco Chianese, and Enrico Vettore. For those who cannot attend in-person, the event will be live-streamed via Zoom. Click here for the link.