Filmögon is a publisher and a magazine for moving images and film.
Thanks to the C.M. Lerici Foundation literary grant, Filmögon recently published the essay Filmmanuset som “en struktur som vill vara en annan struktur”, translated into Swedish by Emma Hatt.
The book celebrates the 100th anniversary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s birth, one of the most important Italian poets, writers, and directors.
Filmögon wants to emphasize Pasolini’s importance as an essayist and highlight his analysis of the film script as its own literary form. In the essay, Pasolini gives the film script a special status, considering it as a form on its own terms, and also “an independent technique, a complete work that is perfect in itself”. The essay clearly shows Pasolini’s polymathic thinking and his language, literature, and film’s investigation.
How is a typical day of an Italian researcher in Sweden?
Federica Vacatello is a research fellow from Sapienza University in Rome, where she also earned a PhD in Post classical Archaeology.
Thanks to @cmlericifoundation scholarship, she spent three months at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University to build a 3D GIS, Geographical Information System, of the archaeological context of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in Israel.
My project is related to my master thesis “the role of vasculature in regulating the immune response in breast cancer”. Tumor is one of the biggest causes of death worldwide and in these past few years it seems increasing the number of people affected by it. It becomes crucial to find the most efficient cure. Nowadays, there are different treatment options, and, in the last few years, the use of immunotherapy has become popular. This therapy focuses on the stimulation of the immune system to fight the cancer. Nevertheless, it has been shown that not always this treatment is efficient.
This fall, for 4 months, I will have the wonderful opportunity to study how the activity of the immune system is biased by the vasculature. I will try to have a better look in how the endothelial cells of the blood vessels regulate the infiltration of the antitumoral immunity in the tumor sites and, in particular, how the Shb gene is able to orchestrate this regulation.
Thanks to this amazing opportunity, I will be able to improve my knowledge on these fascinating topics and to experience the amazing university life here in Uppsala!