From 5-7 June 2019, a conference on Italian actress, diva and icon Anna Magnani will be hosted at the University of Torino, organised by Giulia Carluccio, Federica Mazzocchi, and Mariapaola Pierini. Through a variety of perspectives, the conference aims at tackling Magnani’s iconic work, which has had a peculiar influence on the history of Italian and international cinema, and on the historical and social imaginary in general. The conference will examine different issues concerning both the technique and expressiveness of Magnani as an actress, and the historical reception of Magnani’s iconic persona. More information can be found online. The deadline for the conference Call for Papers is 10 April 2019.