University of Notre Dame

Italian Studies


Lunch Lecture: "Italian Nationality through Literature" with Luca Marcozzi

Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:30PM - 1:30PM Calendars: Lectures

Lunch Lecture: "Italian Nationality through Literature" with Luca Marcozzi

Thursday, March 21 at 12:30pm in the McGlinn Room, IEI Building

Luca Marcozzi will give a lunch time lecture on “Italian Nationality through Literature” on Thursday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Marcozzi organized an exhibition for the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification celebrated in March 2011. A limited number of lunches will be available for this lunchtime lecture. Please arrive early to partake.

Luca Marcozzi (Spring 2013) joins the Nanovic Institute this spring as the University’s residential Italian Fulbright scholar. He teaches Italian Literature at Roma Tre University and is teaching the “Books Authors, and Readers in Italy from the Late Middle ages to the Renaissance,” a graduate studies course, at Notre Dame this semester. He completed his M.A. at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1993 and, after studying in France, he obtained a Degree in Library sciences from the Vatican Library in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Roma Tre University in 2000. Marcozzi studies mainly Medieval and Renaissance literature, from Dante to Bembo, and its role in developing a cultural identity. His most recent books are Petrarca platonico (Rome, 2011) and, as editor, the proceedings of the Conference Nello specchio del mito, on classical mythology in Italian literature (Florence 2012). In 2011, he coordinated the exhibition Viaggio tra i capolavori della letteratura italiana held in Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity, and co-edited its catalogue.

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.