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Wed Feb 21, 2018

Film: "Once Upon a Time in the West"

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A spaghetti western with a great deal of American influence — from Johnny Guitar to The Searchers — Leone’s classic (and Morricone’s music) has been beloved and aped by filmmakers of the next generation, including Scorsese and Tarantino. Informally the first film in Leone’s “Once Upon a Time” trilogy, this film focuses on the only piece of land around Flagstone with water on it. View trailer. Free for ND students. Faculty/Staff: $6.

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Thu Feb 22, 2018

Chris Schabel Lecture: "The Cistercian Pierre Ceffons and Western Ambivalence about Pope and Church at the Time of the Black Death: The Principia on Infallibility, the Epistola Luciferi, and the Parvum Decretum de potestate Sancti Petri"

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Medieval Institute, main reading room, Hesburgh Library 7th floor

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Chris Schabel (Ph.D. in History, University of Iowa, 1994) has been teaching since 1995 in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus, where he is currently professor of medieval history and dean of the Faculty of Letters. Specializing in later medieval intellectual history and in the history of Frankish Greece and Cyprus, he is co-editor of the journals Vivarium (with Bill Duba) and, in preparation, Frankokratia (with Michalis Olympios), both with Brill. He especially enjoys publishing Latin source material, mainly philosophical texts from the University of Paris in the fourteenth century and documents from the Archivio Segreto Vaticano relating to the Latin East.

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Sat Feb 24, 2018

Met Opera Live in HD: "La Boheme"

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.

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Thu Mar 1, 2018

Research Seminar: MA Presentations

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

The Italian Research Seminar: MA Presentations

Genevieve Lyons (Notre Dame) - “Alessandro Blasetti’s Cinema and the Fantastic: A Closer Look at the Unmarried Woman”

Katie Sparrow (Notre Dame) - “Representations of Self: Dante’s Use of First Person in the Vita Nova

All are welcome for a brief discussion and a reception following the talks.

 

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

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Fri Mar 2, 2018

Lunch and Lecture: "The Culture of Italian American Emigration" - Michela Valmori (Italian Fulbright)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1050 Nanovic Hall

Distinguished Italian Fulbright Lecturer Michela Valmori joins the Institute from the University of Bologna, where she currently serves as a lecturer in Languages and Literature. Her areas of expertise include migrant literature, Italian American studies, and the Beat Generation. She wrote her dissertation in Comparative Literature at King's College University and has lectured at Goldsmiths University London and Harvard University in the United States. She has also specialized in Italian language linguistics and pedagogy, an interest which she continues to explore in her recent investigation of language use among Italian migrants to the USA. While at Notre Dame, Dr. Valmori will teach a cross-listed, interdisciplinary course, "The Culture of Italian Emigration," focusing on "fictional, non-fictional, musical, and visual texts that recount the experience of migration as seen through the eyes of Italian American as well as Italian authors."

Free and open to all. Lunch is available while supplies last.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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Wed Mar 7, 2018

OVI Videoconference Seminar: Pär Larson - “Ancora sul Frammento piacentino: nuove letture e interpretazioni”

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 121, Information Technology Center

University of Notre Dame & Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Videoconference Seminars – Spring 2018

Pär Larson: “Ancora sul Frammento piacentino: nuove letture e interpretazioni” (More on the Frammento piacentino: New Readings and Interpretations)…

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Thu Mar 8, 2018

Caffè e conversazione: Festa della donna

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Decio Commons

Please feel free to join us for an hour of caffè e conversazione where you are welcome to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian Program, students of Italian, Italophones, Italophiles, and people with an appreciation for things Italian. ……

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Tue Mar 20, 2018

Yoga Class in Italian

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Smith Center Studio 1

In need of exercising, relaxing and keeping up with your Italian? Class is free, and will be conducted, by Tiziana Serafini, mostly in Italian with some English to illustrate poses.…

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Wed Mar 21, 2018

OVI Videoconference Seminar: Demetrio Yocum - “Kenosis e il linguaggio creaturale della lode nel Cantico di San Francesco”

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 121, Information Technology Center

University of Notre Dame & Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Videoconference Seminars – Spring 2018

 

Demetrio Yocum: “Kenosis e il linguaggio creaturale della lode nel Cantico di San Francesco” (Kenosis and the Creaturely Language of Praise in Saint Francis’ Canticle

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Thu Mar 22, 2018

Ravarino Lecture: "Hidden Spaces, Private Lives: Getting Inside the Italian Renaissance Home" - Abigail Brundin (Cambridge)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nanovic Seminar Room (1050 Nanovic Hall)

Annual Ravarino Lecture

How do we penetrate the Renaissance home? While we know plenty about the grand palazzi of the ruling classes, more ordinary households cannot be adequately encompassed in any one type of source nor by means of a single approach. Through the study of books, buildings, objects, spaces, images and archives, the private lives of Renaissance Italians can be glimpsed in snatches. This talk presents the results of a 4-year interdisciplinary study, using such fragments and glimpses to build a picture of domestic activities. 

Abigail Brundin is co-Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge, a Reader in Early Modern Literature and Culture, and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. 

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and by the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies.

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