University of Notre Dame

Center for Italian Studies


Italian Research Seminar

The Italian Research Seminar, a core event of the Center for Italian Studies, aims to provide a regular forum for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and colleagues from other universities to present and discuss their current research. The Seminar is vigorously interdisciplinary, and embraces all areas of Italian literature, language, and culture, as well as perceptions of Italy, its achievements and its peoples in other national and international cultures. The Seminar constitutes an important element in the effort by Notre Dame's Center for Italian Studies to promote the study of Italy and to serve as a strategic point of contact for scholarly exchange.


Thursdays at 5:00 pm
Rare Books and Special Collections
Hesburgh Library


FALL 2018:

August 23
“The Scene of the Crime: Tombolo On- and Off-Screen”
Charles Leavitt (Assistant Professor of Italian, University of Notre Dame)

September 20
“The Face of Recent Italian Criminal Television: Gomorrah and Beyond”
Dana Renga (Associate Professor of Italian, The Ohio State University)

November 8
"Fascist Im/Mobilities: A Decade of Amedeo Nazzari”
Alberto Zambenedetti (Assistant Professor of Italian and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto)

November 29
“Dante's Florentine Intellectual Formation: From Quodlibets to the Vita nuova”
Lorenzo Dell’Oso (Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame)


SPRING 2019 (Titles TBA):

January 24
"German Presences: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet and the Question of Authorship"
Alessia Ricciardi (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Northwestern University)

February 21
Presentations by students in the Italian Studies MA program

March 28
Claudia Romanelli (Assistant Professor of Italian, University of Alabama)

April 18
Lorenzo Fabbri (Assistant Professor of French and Italian, University of Minnesota)