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Space, place and the discursive construction of identity
Naples, Palazzo Du Mesnil, Via Chiatamone 66

Monday 4th June

9.00 - Registration
9.30 - Welcome Prof. Salvatore Luongo (Direttore Dipartimento Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati, University of Naplesl’Orientale) and Marina Bondi (Principal Investigator PRIN Research project, Dean Faculty of Letters, University of Modena)
Chair Marina Bondi
10.00 - Keynote lecture: Greg Myers (University of Lancaster) ‘What do we do when we talk about a place? Description, categorisation, and stance-taking in research interviews’

11.00 - Coffee break

Chair Marina Dossena
11.30 - 11.50 "Identity depends on who you are: a corpus perspective", Geoffrey Williams (University of Bretagne-Sud)
12.00 - 12.20 “Head home via the wine store next door…: knowledge of place and other representation in American and Italian news articles", Davide Mazzi (University of Modena)
12.30 - 12.50 "Events as spatial constructions: the case of CNN’s live broadcast on 9/11", Charlotte Danino (University of Poitiers, France) 
13.00 - 13.20 "The use of the discourse space to talk about space in Langue des Signes Québécoise", Julie Rinfret (University of Québec à Montréal)

13.30 - Lunch

Chair Julia Bamford 
15.00 -
 Keynote lecture: Marina Dossena (University of Bergamo) "Tales of the New World: The linguistic construction of identity between psychological proximity and geographical distance"; 

16.00 - 16.20 - "Phraseological/lexical representations of space in American and Italian online diaries and travelogues: a cross-linguistic and cross-cultural investigation"; Silvia Cacchiani, Giuliana Diani, Giuseppe Palumbo, Corrado Seidenari (University of Modena) 

16.30 - Coffee break

Chair Franca Poppi
17.00 - 17.20 "
The constraints and exploitation of textual space in Early Modern print news"; Nicholas Brownlees (University of Florence) 
17.30 - 17.50 "Language, Space and Object Identity in Writing on Visual Art"; Paul Tucker (University of Florence) 
18.00 - 18.20 “There is drama here…: Narrative spaces in blog theatre reviews"; Anna Stermieri (University of Modena) 

Tuesday 5th June

Chair Nicholas Brownlees
9.00 - 9.20 "Museums on the Internet. Phraseological representations of space and identity in description and collection webpages"; Christina Samson (University of Florence) 
9.30 - 9.50 "Expressing Temporal and Spacial Relationships on Microblogging Platforms: The Case of Twitter"; Giorgia Riboni (University of Milan) 
10.00 - 10.20 "The discursive power of place and space in shaping institutional identity: the case of university websites"; Luisa Caiazzo (University of Naples l’Orientale
10.30-10.50 At the crossroads between subject and object of research: identity positioning in the discourse of ‘Psych. Doctors’. Federica Ferrari (University of Bologna)

11.00 - Coffee break

Chair Jocelyne Vincent
11.30 Keynote Lecture Dacia Dressen-Hammouda "Place and space as shapers of disciplinary identity: A multimodal analysis of disciplinary becoming"
12.30 - 12.50 "A place to call home: the language of space in diasporic films"; Micol Beseghi (University of Modena) 
13.00 - 13.20 "The Social Reconstruction of Space and (Black) Identities in Akomfrah’s Diasporic Representation: a Multimodal Analysis of The Nine Muses"; Giuseppe Balirano (University of Naples l’Orientale

13.30 - Lunch

Chair Giuseppe Balirano
15.00 - 15.20 "Multi-modal, virtual professional space: “unboundedness” and “grounding” in corporate web-casting events"; Janet Bowker (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
15.30 - 15.50 "The self at home and abroad –maintaining national identity in global advertising"; Gillian Mansfield (University of Parma)

16.00 - Coffee break

Chair Rita Salvi
16.30 - 16.50 "
Managing reputation through the discursive reconstruction of identity: a phraseological approach"; Ersilia Incelli (University of Rome "La Sapienza") 
17.00 - 17.20 "Exploring the impact of ‘electronic propinquity’ on the discursive construction of identity"; Franca Poppi (University of Modena) 

19.00 Aperitivo Borgo Marinaro 

20.00 Conference Dinner at the restaurant ‘Gusto e Gusto’ Via Partenope 31/33 Napoli

Wednesday 6th June

Chair Marina Bondi 
9.00 - 9.20 "Place names and identity in a multilingual context"; Sarah Leroy  (Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense)
9.30 - 9.50 "Domesticating our Space and our Otherness: the Italian Translations of Villa’s Books"; Annalisa Sezzi (University of Modena)  
10.00 Keynote lecture: Rosario Caballero, (University of Castilla-La Mancha) “Language, space and body: Construing space through metaphor in architectural and non-architectural texts"

11.00 - Coffee break 

11.30 - 11.50 "DAGs and the literary representation of space"; Greg Lessard, Michael Levison (Queens University, Canada)

12.00 - Summing up / Round Table

13.00 - Buffet Lunch


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