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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

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

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 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

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

Fri Mar 8, 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

Wed Oct 23, 2019

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos VIII-XIV

This is the second 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 Oct 24, 2019

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos VIII-XIV

This is the second 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

Fri Oct 25, 2019

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos VIII-XIV

This is the second 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

Mon May 11, 2020

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XV-XXI

This is the third 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

Tue May 12, 2020

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XV-XXI

This is the third 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

Wed May 13, 2020

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XV-XXI

This is the third 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

Wed Oct 21, 2020

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XXII-XXVIII

This is the fourth 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 Oct 22, 2020

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XXII-XXVIII

This is the fourth 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

Fri Oct 23, 2020

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XXII-XXVIII

This is the fourth 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

Wed Mar 10, 2021

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XXIX-XXXIV

This is the final 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 11, 2021

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XXIX-XXXIV

This is the final 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

Fri Mar 12, 2021

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

All Day
University of Basel

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

Cantos XXIX-XXXIV

This is the final 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