The second meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host research presentations by 2nd-year students in the Italian MA program. Magda Collazo will present her research for her thesis entitled, "Il fu Mattia Pascal: Humanity, Corporeality, and Bureaucracy in Pirandello's Narrative." Davis Richardson will present work from his thesis entitled, “'A Genova ci vanno tutti': Reimagining Representations of Homosexuality in Italy, 1942-53." Matías Sur will present his research for his thesis on "The Spiritualization of Modern Man: Leopardi's Tristano."
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.