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Past Speakers in the Italian Research Seminar

In the Fall of 2017, speakers included Margaret Meserve (Notre Dame), Christopher Nygren (Pittsburgh), Jane Tylus (NYU), and Maria Sole Costanzo (Ph.D. Candidate, Notre Dame).

In the Spring of 2017, speakers included Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU) and Notre Dame graduate students, Alberto LoPinto, Valentina Geri, Lorenzo Bonaiti, and Valentina Ciciliot.

In the Fall of 2016, speakers included Francesca Bordogna (Notre Dame), Joseph Francese (Michigan State), Rebecca Messbarger (Washington St. Louis), and Heather Webb (Cambridge).

In the Spring of 2016, Monica Seger (William and Mary) gave a talk entitled "Toxic Tales: Narrating Dioxin in Contemporary Italy", and David Lummus (Stanford) presented "Boccaccio and Petrarch on Poetry: Genealogy of the Pagan Gods and Invectives against the Physician".

In the Fall of 2015, speakers included Anne Leone (Notre Dame) and Alan O'Leary (Leeds). Other invited lectures in the Spring and Fall of 2015 were part of the Dante's Other Works series.

Speakers in Fall 2014 included Giorgio Bertellini (Michigan), Martin Bloomer (Notre Dame), and Elsa Filosa (Vanderbilt).

Speakers in 2013-14 included John P. Welle (Notre Dame), Karla Mallette (Michigan), Margaret Meserve (Notre Dame), David Forgacs (NYU), Simon Gilson (Warwick), Lucia Re (UCLA), and Notre Dame graduate students Xiaoyi Zhang, Martino Rabaioli and James Cotton.

In the 2012-13 academic year, Italian Research Seminars were led by Christian Moevs, Simone Marchesi, Steven Semes, Denis Robichaud, Bernd Goehring, Martin McLaughlin, Anne Leone, George Corbett, Amanda Weppler, and Damiano Benvegnu.

In 2011-12, the inaugural year of the Italian Research Seminars, speakers included Theodore J. Cachey, Francesco Ciabattoni, Beatrice Priest and Emily Gandolfi, Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Charles Leavitt and Sara Troyani, and Robert Gordon.

In the 2012-13 academic year, Italian Research Seminars were led by Christian MoevsSimone MarchesiSteven SemesDenis RobichaudBernd GoehringMartin McLaughlinAnne Leone, George Corbett, Amanda Weppler, and Damiano Benvegnu.

In 2011-12, the inaugural year of the Italian Research Seminars, speakers included Theodore J. CacheyFrancesco CiabattoniBeatrice Priest and Emily GandolfiPierpaolo PolzonettiCharles Leavitt, Sara Troyani, and Robert Gordon.