Italian Research Seminar: Maria Anna Mariani (Chicago)


Location: TBD

The Center for Italian studies is pleased to host lectures by Professor Maria Anna Mariani of the University of Chicago.

More details on these lectures will be posted at the beginning of the Spring semester.

Maria Anna Mariani is an assistant professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. She is a specialist in Italian autobiography and studies the relationship between memory and narrative, specifically the theme of trauma and survival. She is the author of Sull’autobiografia contemporanea: Nathalie Sarraute, Elias Canetti, Alice Munro, Primo Levi (Carocci, 2012) and Primo Levi e Anna Frank: Tra testimonianza e letteratura (Carocci 2018).


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.