Special Events

Alongside the plenaries and parallel sessions, there will be several special events taking place during the 28th AIA Conference.

Please bear in mind that for some of these events there is a limited number of places available. If you are interested in attending the reading or the piano concert, please book your seat at the registration desk. Thank you. Seats will be given on a first come, first served basis.

September 13

Welcoming Event
Screening of Love & Friendship (UK, 2016), directed by W. Stillman.
Cinema Arsenale (Vicolo Scaramucci 2), 9 pm.

The first of the events organised in connection with the AIA conference to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. Love & Friendship (UK, 2016) is a very recent addition to the rich and ever expanding crop of Austen-inspired movies. Directed by W. Stillman and based on the posthumously published novella, Lady Susan, the film has been widely praised for its ability to capture the experimental feel and witty irreverence of Austen’s juvenilia.

September 14

The most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress’: Jane Austen on life, love, and literature.
Palazzo Lanfranchi (Lungarno Galilei 9), 7pm.

As 2017 sees the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the show intends to celebrate her with a bilingual (English / Italian) reading from her works, featuring both highlights from her much praised novels and more intimate passages from her letters. An “apericena” will be offered at the end of the performance.

Brochure (pdf)

September 15

Piano concert
Palazzo Blu (Lungarno Gambacorti 9), 8 pm.