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Thu Sep 20, 2018

Research Seminar: “The Face of Recent Italian Criminal Television: Gomorrah and Beyond” - Prof. Dana Renga (Ohio State)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

The Face of Recent Italian Criminal TV

This talk focuses on recent, popular Italian television. As noted in a recent Variety article, “The global rise of Italian TV series is now in full swing” thanks in great part to the international successes of programs such as Gomorrah. La serie, Suburra. La serie, The Young Pope, 1992/1993,

Posted In: Cinema Studies, Lectures, and Seminars

Fri Sep 28, 2018

Dante Now!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Annenberg Audiitorium

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Celebration

Friday, Sept. 28, from 2-3pm, starting at the Annenberg Auditorium in the Snite Museum of Art and ending at the Grotto. Join the Center for Italian Studies for its annual Dante Now! event, dedicated to performing and understanding Dante's Divine Comedy. This year Professor Christian Moevs will kick off the event with an illustrated public talk that will be broadcast live to participants at Notre Dame's Global Gateway in Rome

Posted In: Arts, Dante Studies, Lectures, and Workshops

Fri Oct 5, 2018

Yoga in Italian

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Studio 1, Smith Center for Recreational Sports

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.…

Posted In: Language and Workshops

Thu Oct 11, 2018

Italian Coffee Hour: Celebration of Languages

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Decio Commons

Please join us for an hour of coffee and conversation in Italian where you can meet faculty, students, and staff in Italian Studies and practice your Italian. We meet about once per month and offer activities centered around different aspects of Italian culture.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 12 -- Picnic e bocce

Posted In: Arts, Language, and Workshops

Thu Oct 25, 2018

"Primo Levi e Dante: quattro casi (più o meno noti)" / "Primo Levi & Dante: Four Cases (More or Less Known)"- Prof. Fabrizio Franceschini (Pisa)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

Dante’s Divina Commedia is one of the most, if not the most quoted book in the works of Primo Levi. In many books or chapters, often across several pages in a row, we find either explicit references or allusions to Dante. Since a systematic approach is impossible, a symptomatic approach will be proposed in this lecture. Professor Franceschini will consider:…

Posted In: Arts, Dante Studies, Lectures, and Seminars

Fri Oct 26, 2018

Yoga in Italian

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Studio 1, Smith Center for Recreational Sports

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.…

Posted In: Language and Workshops

Wed Nov 7, 2018

Italian Coffee Hour: Pane e Nutella

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Decio Commons

Please join us for an hour of coffee and conversation in Italian where you can meet faculty, students, and staff in Italian Studies and practice your Italian. We meet about once per month and offer activities centered around different aspects of Italian culture.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 12 -- Picnic e bocce

Posted In: Arts, Language, and Workshops

Thu Nov 8, 2018

Research Seminar: "Fascist Im/Mobilities: A Decade of Amedeo Nazzari” - Prof. Alberto Zambenedetti (Toronto)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

This research seminar is anchored to the broad-shouldered frame of Amedeo Nazzari (1907-1979), one of the first true leading men to materialize in the Italian film industry. As Giuseppe Gubitosi noted, examining this figure means interrogating Italian identity at large, as the tall, elegant, dark-haired and moustachioed Sardinian was “a product of the history of Italian cinema, of its constant efforts to signify and represent the Italian nation” (1998:15). In fact, over the course of his long career, the prolific actor created an on-screen character who was heroic but human, exceptional yet flawed, sensitive to the seductions of material wealth but ultimately following the straight and narrow path to moral and spiritual fortitude: as Masolino d’Amico argued, “Nazzari was clamorously, ostentatiously but also calmly, a positive character,” with whom Italians continued to identify for decades (in Colasanti and Nicosia 2007:11). This research seminar will examine a selection of films from 1938 to 1943 featuring Nazzari in a leading or supporting role in relation to human im/mobility (physical, social, and mediated), revealing how the roots of Nazzari’s on-screen persona are firmly planted in his Fascist-era work, and how his early career choices reverberated throughout his distinguished filmography.…

Posted In: Cinema Studies, Lectures, and Seminars

Thu Nov 29, 2018

Research Seminar: “Dante's Florentine Intellectual Formation: From Quodlibets to the Vita nuova” - Lorenzo Dell’Oso (Ph.D. Candidate, Notre Dame)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

Lorenzo Dell'Oso is pursuing a Ph.D. in Italian at Notre Dame with a dissertation on Dante. Please join us for his lecture on Dante's intellectual background.

Click here for the full schedule of the 2018-19 Italian Research Seminar.…

Posted In: Dante Studies, Lectures, and Seminars

Fri Nov 30, 2018

Yoga in Italian

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Studio 1, Smith Center for Recreational Sports

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.…

Posted In: Language and Workshops