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Thu Nov 15, 2018

Film: A Ciambra

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Browning Cinema

A CIAMBRA (November 15)

Directed by Jonas Carpignano (Italy), 2017
Screened in the Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2017
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm

Introduced by Anthony Monta, Associate Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

From the director of MEDITERRANEA (2015) comes a new film about a boy coming of age in Reggio Calabria. In a tough neighborhood that mixes Italians, Africans, and Roma, growing up is chaotic business where success is less about money, which is elusive, than about obtaining some degree, or any degree, of empathy. A brilliant character study of friendship, Carpignano’s neorealism impressed Martin Scorsese, who agreed to serve as executive producer.…

Posted In: Arts and Cinema Studies

Tue Nov 20, 2018

Videoconference: "Ottanta anni dalle leggi razziali 1938-2018: Gli ebrei nelle scuole e nell'università (1938-1943)"

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Poster80anni

On the eightieth anniversary of the opening of the Israelite Middle School in Rome on November 23, 1938, which guaranteed access to learning to Jewish students excluded from public school by the racial laws put into effect on September 5, 1938, the Historical Archive of the Jewish Community in Rome (ASCER) has organized a debate that touches on the moments of progressive application of the laws that ostracized Jews from public life and from Italian society. The encounter will take place at the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway, whose students abroad in Rome reside in the Villa, at 23 Via Celimontana, which was the first site of the Israelite Middle School between 1938 and 1940.…

Posted In: Rome and Workshops

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

The Vita nuova is based on Dante's desire to combine religious and secular erotic culture. In his libello Dante solves the tension between these two cultures with a syncretic attitude. This talk will analyze a few specific passages showing how, throughout the Vita nuova, these two cultures are continually intertwined. Indeed, the most influential studies conducted on the Vita nuova

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

Wed Dec 5, 2018

Italian Coffee Hour: Decorazioni e panettone

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

Fri Dec 7, 2018

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 28-34, teleconference

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

"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.…

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

Thu Jan 24, 2019

"German Presences: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet and the Question of Authorship" - Prof. Alessia Ricciardi (Northwestern)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies, will investigate a constellation of important literary and critical presences in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan series of novels, including Goethe, Benjamin and Christa Wolf. What are the implications of this potential "German genealogy" of Ferrante's epic narrative? How does our understanding of this genealogy change when considered in light of the debate about Ferrante's surmised identity as the translator and scholar of German literature, Anita Raja?…

Posted In: Arts, Lectures, and Seminars

Thu Feb 21, 2019

Presentations by M.A. Students in Italian: Gabriella Di Palma and Guido Guerra

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections

Please join the Center for Italian Studies for discussion of the new work by two students in the Italian M.A. program at the University of Notre Dame.

Gabriella Di Palma will present the research for her thesis on "Meridionalismo

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

Wed Mar 6, 2019

Voices on Dante's Inferno: A Journey towards the 700th Anniversary of the Poet’s Death: Session I

All Day
University of Basel

Voices on Dante's Inferno: A Journey towards the 700th Anniversary of the Poet’s Death: Session I

Cantos I-VII

This is the first session in a series of five taking place from 2019-2021 to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. The full program may be found here

Posted In: Dante Studies, Lectures, and Seminars

Thu Mar 7, 2019

Voices on Dante's Inferno: A Journey towards the 700th Anniversary of the Poet’s Death: Session I

All Day
University of Basel

Voices on Dante's Inferno: A Journey towards the 700th Anniversary of the Poet’s Death: Session I

Cantos I-VII

This is the first session in a series of five taking place from 2019-2021 to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. The full program may be found here

Posted In: Dante Studies, Lectures, and Seminars