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Wed Apr 4, 2018

OVI Videoconference Seminar: Giuseppe Marrani - “Oltre la parodia. Commentare i sonetti di Cecco Angiolieri”

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

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

 

Giuseppe Marrani: “Oltre la parodia. Commentare i sonetti di Cecco Angiolieri” (Beyond Parody. A New Comment on Cecco Angiolieri’s Sonnets)

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops

Thu Apr 5, 2018

Lecture: "Medieval Catalan Poetry in the Spanish Baroque"​ - Albert LLoret

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lecture: "Medieval Catalan Poetry in the Spanish Baroque"​ - Albert LLoret (UMass Amherst)

Thursday April 5 at 5pm in Rare Books and Special Collections

Lloret Medieval Catalan Poetry In The Spanish Baroque

Valencian author Ausiàs March (1400-59) is often credited with having created a poetic language for fifteenth-century post-troubadour Catalan lyric. During the sixteenth century his works were printed several times and translated into Spanish twice. In fact, March went on to have a crucial impact on the Italianate poetry of the Spanish Renaissance. His celebrated posterity reached a new height in 1633, when Hellenist Vicent Mariner translated his poetry into Latin. This talk will look into the continuities and shifts in the reception of March’s poetry between the Renaissance and the Baroque by looking at some aspects of Mariner’s Neo-Latin translation of March’s lyric.

Posted In: Lectures

Film: Spettacolo

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

Read the Review

SPETTACOLO

An Italian word for performance, spectacle, or play

Pronounced “speh-TAK-ō-lō” – think of the English word “spectacular”

ONCE UPON A TIME

…there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues – they turned their lives into a play. Every summer for the past 50 years, their piazza becomes their stage and villagers from 6 to 90 play a part – the role of themselves.…

Posted In: Arts

Tue Apr 10, 2018

"Heroic Love Lessons: Homer and the Epic Cycle in Ovid's Ars Amatoria"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
204 O'Shaughnessy

Classics Colloquium: “Heroic Love Lessons: Homer and the Epic Cycle in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria

Professor Elizabeth Mazurek, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm in 204 O’Shaughnessy

Originally published at classics.nd.edu

Posted In: Lectures

Wed Apr 11, 2018

"Literature, History and Humanity: Reflecting on the Shoah in Italy through the Words of Primo Levi and the Jewish Community of Rome

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Building, Room 500

Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the Rome Global Gateway invite you to a reading and conversation that will bring together the Notre Dame community in Rome and on the main campus to reflect on how significant voices from the past can help us affirm humanity, work responsibly towards the future and express Notre Dame's continued commitment to education as a vital force for civil rights, human rights, and social justice against violence and oppression. 

Readings from Rome will feature passages from Giacoma Limentani's Trilogy and Giacomo Debenedetti's October 16, 1943.

Refreshments served. Click here to RVSP.Texts from the main campus will feature works of Primo Levi.

Posted In: Conferences, Rome, and Workshops

Thu Apr 12, 2018

New Visions of Medieval History: A Conference in Celebration of John Van Engen's Retirement

All Day
Thursday, Snite Museum of Art; Friday and Saturday, Eck Visitors Center

Please join the MI for a conference, “New Visions of Medieval History: A Conference in Celebration of John Van Engen’s Retirement.” It will be held April 12-14, 2018.

Posted In: Conferences

Fri Apr 13, 2018

New Visions of Medieval History: A Conference in Celebration of John Van Engen's Retirement

All Day
Thursday, Snite Museum of Art; Friday and Saturday, Eck Visitors Center

Please join the MI for a conference, “New Visions of Medieval History: A Conference in Celebration of John Van Engen’s Retirement.” It will be held April 12-14, 2018.

Posted In: Conferences

Annual Italian Concert: Ribelli e rivoluzionari: The Role of the Artist in Italy

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A live concert of Italian music -- jazz, rock, pop, opera and romantic -- from the 1950s to today. Come and sing along!

The concert is free but ticketed. Contact the box office at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (574) 631- 2800 to reserve yours.

This event is part of Romance Languages International Week.

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the College of Arts and Letters and the Nanovic Institute of European Studies.

Posted In: Arts

Sat Apr 14, 2018

New Visions of Medieval History: A Conference in Celebration of John Van Engen's Retirement

All Day
Thursday, Snite Museum of Art; Friday and Saturday, Eck Visitors Center

Please join the MI for a conference, “New Visions of Medieval History: A Conference in Celebration of John Van Engen’s Retirement.” It will be held April 12-14, 2018.

Posted In: Conferences

Wed Apr 18, 2018

OVI Videoconference Seminar: Filippo Gianferrari - “‘Poca favilla, gran fiamma seconda’ (Par. I 34): Cino, la lettera di San Giacomo e la Pentecoste della Commedia”

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

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

Filippo Gianferrari: “‘Poca favilla, gran fiamma seconda’ (Par. I 34): Cino, la lettera di San Giacomo e la Pentecoste della Commedia

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops

Thu Apr 19, 2018

Research Seminar: "From Surface to Symptom and Back Again: Reading Isabella d’Este’s Correspondence" - Deanna Shemek (UC Santa Cruz)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

The Italian Research Seminar

Deanna Shemek (UC Santa Cruz) - “From Surface to Symptom and Back Again: Reading Isabella d’Este’s Correspondence”

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.

Posted In: Lectures and Seminars

Wed Apr 25, 2018

Yoga Class in Italian

3:30 PM - 4:30 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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Thu Apr 26, 2018

Lecture: "Towards a New Biography of Dante Alighieri" - Paolo Pellegrini (Verona)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Paolo Pellegrini received his Ph.D. in Philology of Italian Literature. He has been a tenured Assistant Professor in Italian philology and linguistics (SSD 10/F-3) at Università di Verona, Department of Cultures and Civilizations, licensed to the role of Full Professor in 2017. His talk will concern Dante's biography. New documents and a new and deeper way of studying Dante's works, their texts and their historical and cultural context carried on by younger scholars is disclosing a different biographical perspective: it is time to write a new life of Dante which could take into account and exploit previous studies which have looked at Dante's life.

Posted In: Lectures and Seminars

Fri Apr 27, 2018

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 19-24, teleconference

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 121, Information Technology Center

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 19-24, teleconference

"Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova" is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick. This event will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and the discussion will take place mostly in English. Notre Dame will participate via teleconference. Breakfast provided.

The full schedule of events may be found here.

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops