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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

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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.

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