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The Italian Research Seminar in 2019-2020

The schedue of speakers for the Italian Research Seminar for the upcoming academic year is now available. The focal points this year will be medieval Italian literature and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italian literature and culture.

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The Fourth Annual Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Lecture in Italian Studies

On April 2, 2020, the fourth annual Ravarino lecture in Italian Studies will be delived by William Caferro, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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1321-2021: Commemorating Dante at Notre Dame

In commemoration of the seven-hundredth anniversary of Dante's death in 2021, the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing and sponsoring several special events.

New Devers Series Title co-edited by Martin Eisner and David Lummus addresses Boccaccio's impact on the European Renaissance.

New Devers Series Title co-edited by Martin Eisner and David Lummus addresses Boccaccio's impact on the European Renaissance.

A Boccaccian Renaissance brings together essays written by internationally recognized scholars in diverse national traditions to respond to the largely unaddressed question of Boccaccio’s impact on early modern literature and culture in Italy and Europe. Chapters have been contributed by Jonathan Combs-Schilling, Rhiannon Daniels, Simon Gilson, James Hankins, Timothy Kircher, Victoria Kirkham, Ronald L. Martinez, Ignacio Navarrete, Brian Richardson, Marc Schachter, Michael Sherberg, and Janet Levarie Smarr.

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New Library acquisition: Epistole et euangeli et letioni volgari in lingua toscana

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired Epistole et euangeli et letioni volgari in lingua toscana, Florence: Bernardo Giunta, 1546, a vernacular edition of liturgical readings from the epistles and the gospels embellished with 151 woodcuts. With the acquisition of this copy, Rare Books and Special Collections is the only holder in the United States of a copy from the seminal 1546 edition. Only two other copies from this edition are known, now found at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome.

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