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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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Sun Mar 4, 2018

Concert: "An Afternoon in Italy" - South Bend Symphony Orchestra

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The final performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. Enjoy intimate favorites of Italian composers Ottorino Respighi, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Giacomo Puccini, plus Mendelssohn’s sunny Symphony No. 4, Italian. Join the orchestra and featured guest artists for "An Afternoon in Italy."…

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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

Mary Carruthers Lecture

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

Reception to follow.

Originally published at medieval.nd.edu.…

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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. If you could kindly RSVP for the reception to give us a sense of numbers, it would be appreciated.

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Fri Mar 23, 2018

Mary Carruthers Graduate Seminar

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Medieval Institute Seminar Room 715J, Hesburgh Library, 7th floor

Details coming soon.

Originally published at medieval.nd.edu.…

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Thu Mar 29, 2018

Research Seminar: "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies" - Diego Pirillo (UC Berkeley)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Rare Books and Special Collections

The Italian Research Seminar

Diego Pirillo (UC Berkeley) - "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies"

 

By studying several private and public libraries in colonial America this talk will present the first findings of a larger project that studies the circulation of books, ideas and knowledge in the Protestant Atlantic and investigates the many ways in which early American readers collected, appropriated and manipulated Italian Renaissance texts. Diego Pirillo (Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore) is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

The talk will be followed by a discussion and a reception. Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

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