Logos Zanzotto Film Screening followed by Director’s Q&A


Location: Calgary Institute for the Humanities


Presented by the Italian Studies Program in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures in collaboration with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities

Andrea Zanzotto is widely considered one of the most important Italian and European poets of the twentieth century. From the fall of Fascism in the 1940s to the economic boom of the late 1950s, and from the student protests and “hot autumn” of the 1960s to the advent of a mass culture in the 1970s, Zanzotto’s poetry has registered the profound social and cultural changes that have transformed postwar Italy. Andrea Zanzotto, wrote verses for Fellini’s Casanova (1976) and opera lyrics for And the Ship Sails On (1983). In English, The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto includes the very best poems from fourteen of his major books of verse and a selection of thirteen essays that helps illuminate themes in his poetry as well as elucidate key theoretical underpinnings of his thought.

On the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of poet Andrea Zanzotto (1921-2011), this documentary embraces his entire poetic output, revealing all its significance and visual power, but above all, recapturing the voice of Zanzotto himself, his own logos, able to describe a scene like no other.

The screening will be held on campus at the University of Calgary, followed by a discussion with the director, Denis Brotto, the son of Andrea Zanzotto, author Giovanni Zanzotto, and Professors Francesca Cadel (UCalgary) and John Welle (Notre Dame).

Film Screening - 11 a.m. MST (1:00 pm EST),  Room 203, Social Sciences Building

Q&A on Zoom - 12:30 p.m. MST (2:30 pm EST)

For those not able to attend in person, you are still welcome to join the Zoom Q&A at 12:30 p.m. MST (2:30 pm EST).

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