FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2021 2021-12-08T09:54:35+00:00 Admin ~/ il Pietrisco PROSE: 'Disability and Children's Literature' ~/?x=entry:entry211202-144813 2021-12-02T14:48:13+00:00 2021-12-02T14:48:13+00:00

Poster_SeminarSeries_DisAbility_15December.jpg15 December 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Facets of the Health Humanities


Elzaemira Festa e Manuela Salvi

in dialogue with

Chiara Battisti and Sidia Fiorato

‘Disability and Children’s Literature’

This eighth lecture of the Facets of the Health Humanities series, hosted by Il Pietrisco Prose, will see Enzaemira Festa and Manuela Salvi introduced by Chiara Battisti and Sidia Fiorato.

Enzaemira Festa and Manuela Salvi are both well-known Italian children’s literature writers. In this webinar, they will talk about their experience of writing and relating to diversity and inclusion, and, in particular, about their fictional representation of disability/illness/mental health. [Read More…]

IL PIETRISCO PROSE: 'Perform/Ability: Theatre and the Health Humanities', 17th November 6pm GMT ~/?x=entry:entry211105-095854 2021-11-05T09:58:54+00:00 2021-11-05T09:58:54+00:00

Perform:Ability.jpg17 November 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Facets of the

Health Humanities


Enrico Totola and Mick Greer

Introduced by: Chiara Battisti and Sidia Fiorato

‘Perform/Ability: Theatre and the Health Humanities’


Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 816 4858 1091
For passcode email: prose@pietrisco.net

Deadline for enrolment: 1 pm on November 17, 2021

IL PIETRISCO POETRY: Poetry Reading by Laura Corraducci and Massimiliano Bardotti ~/?x=entry:entry211101-125251 2021-11-01T12:52:51+00:00 2021-11-01T12:52:51+00:00

24 NOVEMBER 2021, 9pm Italian time


in dialogue with

Rossella M. Riccobono





will be reading from their latest poetry collections, respectively: ‘La terra e la radice’ and ‘Il passo dell’obbedienza’.


Il Pietrisco Zoom ID: 876 4069 6896

Email poetry@pietrisco.net to receive the password to access the event.

FACETS OF THE HEALTH HUMANITIES: 'Narrative and the novel: from form to function' ~/?x=entry:entry211019-154032 2021-10-19T15:40:32+00:00 2021-10-19T15:40:32+00:00

20 October 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Facets of the

Health Humanities


Isabel Fernandes

Chair: Chiara Battisti

Poster jpg.pngI will start by a very brief approach to what is narrative, its diversity, complexity and pervasiveness in our lives. I will then concentrate on one form of narrative discourse: the novel. I will address its main features and its difference from the other literary genres, following Mikhail Bakhtin’s theorization. [Read More…]

FACETS OF THE HEALTH HUMANITIES ~/?x=entry:entry210919-195139 2021-09-19T19:51:39+00:00 2021-09-19T19:51:39+00:00

Teresa Casal (University of Lisbon)
“Imagining Myself Out of Myself”: Uses of Fiction and Memoir in Health Humanities”
Chaired by Rossella M. Riccobono
September 29, 2021 

Poster_SeminarSeries_Fiction_27September.jpgThis fifth lecture of the Facets of the Health Humanities series, hosted by “Il Pietrisco” Prose, will see Teresa Casal explore the medium of Memoir and the practice of Health Humanities.
This talk hopes to contribute to a closer appreciation of how memoir and fiction represent experiences of illness and grief and how readers engage with them. [Read More…]