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>Here's the latest information on the Pound Conference in Rapallo.
>There is one significant change from earlier versions of this
>form--the account number for payment in Euros has been corrected.
>I'll have to send this in four  pieces, because the list limit is
>set at 250 lines--when I sent the whole thing it bounced. best,
>Sylvester
>
>21st EZRA POUND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
>"Ezra Pound, Language and Persona"
>Rapallo, Italy
>4-7 July, 2005
>
>Conference website:  www.muohio.edu/ezrapound
>
>
>Sponsors:
>UniversitÓ di Genova - Dipartimento Scienze Communicazione
>Linguistica Culturale
>AISNA - Associazione Italiana Studi Nord Americani
>Comune di Rapallo
>
>
>We have now received 75 proposals for papers-the largest number
>ever-on the topic of  "Ezra Pound, Language and Persona," and a full
>program will be scheduled for the four days of the conference.
>Exact details will be announced at a later time.  For now, if you
>intend to participate, with or without a proposal, you should
>proceed to make the necessary arrangements for lodging in Rapallo
>and environs. Those wishing to book hotels can choose from the list
>below (and from neighboring hotels listed in
>www.apttigullio.liguria.it under the townships of Rapallo, Santa
>Margherita, Zoagli etc.) and request reservations by fax with
>deposit.
>
>
>Please note that Rapallo is a tourist mecca and other events may be
>planned for the week (for instance, a golf tournament); therefore
>early reservations are essential if you wish to lodge in or near
>Rapallo while attending the sessions.
>Especially important:  the yearly  "Festa della Madonna di
>Montallegro" takes place in Rapallo on 1-2-3 July and climaxes on
>the night of 3 July with the floating lights on the Gulf of Tigullio
>(mentioned in Pound's Cantos), the "Firing of the Castello", and
>spectacular fireworks. So book as soon as possible if you want to be
>in Rapallo on 3 July. If you are driving, make sure you get to town
>no later than 4 P.M. on 3 July, for in the evening the streets will
>be blocked by a procession and thousands of sightseers.
>
>Events presently projected include:
>
>       Monday, 4 July, 10  a.m.:
>Official opening and keynote address at Teatro delle Clarisse, the
>converted church of a convent just east of town and opposite the
>Giardini Ezra Pound.
>       Monday afternoon, 4 July,  to Thursday noon, 7 July:
>Morning sessions of papers, 8:30-12, afternoon sessions from
>3:00-6:30, in the Teatro delle Clarisse.
>
>
>
>
>       Midday Tuesday, 5 July:
>Optional trip by funicular and lunch on the hill of Montallegro, an
>area often visited by Pound and his friends, with tour of the church
>and its votive paintings. (Optional lunch @ Euro 25, $35.)
>
>       Evening of Wednesday, 6 July:
>Optional visit to Pound's house in Sant'Ambrogio di Zoagli and
>dinner in a nearby restaurant. (Optional dinner @ Euro 30, $40)
>
>
>       Afternoon of Thursday, 7 July:
>Optional boat trip to Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Camogli, with
>Portofino reception on the way back. (Boat ticket: about Euro 14.
>Tour of Abbey with guide: Euro 6)
>
>       All day Friday, 8 July:
>Optional trip by train and boat to La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere,
>and Le Cinque Terre for those who remain in Rapallo after the
>conference. (About Euro 25 ($35) for rail and boat transportation,
>and Euro 30 ($40) for lunch.)
>
>There will be tours of Pound's Rapallo during the lunch hours on
>Monday and Wednesday.
>
>The registration fee is Euro 100 or $135 for participants and Euro
>25 or $35 for attendants, and is due by 31 March. Late registration
>will be Euro 130 or $170. The registration includes the receptions
>and coffee breaks in Rapallo and environs.
>On the registration form, please check the optional trips and events
>for which you wish to make reservations, and add the stated amount
>for meals (transportation not included).
>Return the form to the Conference Secretary, Prof. William Pratt,
>with check in dollars or proof of payment if in euros.
>

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