Notre Dame hosts a student production of Carlo Goldoni's The Innkeeper on April 21 and 22 (Saturday and Sunday) in the Regis Philbin Studio Theatre in the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 2:30and7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff, $6 for seniors and $5 for students.
Colleen Ryan-Scheutz began life with feet planted in two cultures: Italian and Irish. And as an academic she remains firmly planted in two distinct areas. This year, Ryan-Scheutz is seeing the publication of two books whose common thread is Italian language and culture, but whose approaches are distinct.
The University of Notre Dame will welcome museum directors, archaeologists, art historians and international law scholars to campus Feb. 24 (Saturday) to explore issues concerning cultural property and its stewardship at a symposium titled The Acquisition and Exhibition of Classical Antiquities: Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives.
Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for his recent bookThe Metaphysics of Dantes Comedy,in which he sheds new light on the interpretation of DantesDivine Comedy.
Margaret Meserve was among the 60 winners selected from a pool of 878 applicants. Meserve, assistant professor of history specializing in early modern Europe and Renaissance, will continue her study titled A Renaissance of News: The Italian Market in Printed Political Information, 1470-1527. Examining a large sampling of Renaissance news, Meserve explores the literary strategies Renaissance authors used to interpret the news of their time, and traces the connections among authors, printers, readers and states seeking to control the flow of information.
One of this year's research projects explored the art and artifact on tombstones of poets inRomeandNaples- both Italian and those of expatriates.Having been impressed by the beauty of Italian cemeteries while studying abroad, recent PLS graduate Mary Elizabeth Steffan embarked on a project titledA Poetic Pilgrimage: Investigating the Great BooksTombstones,in which she examined the tombstones of Dante, Virgil, Keats and Shelley and others to find out how they were buried and if their physical memorials defined their identities, their works and their memory.
In the College of Arts and Letters, Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures and a fellow in the Universitys Medieval Institute, has been named recipient of the 2006 Sheedy Award for excellence in teaching.
Accounting for Dante: Urban Readers and Writers in Late Medieval Italy received the Moder n Language Association of Americas Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, and Understanding Dante received an Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice Magazine. Theodore J. Cachey, professor of Romance languages and literatures and the Albert J. Ravarino Family Director of the Devers Program in Dante Studies, and Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures, co-edited both volumes.
This year's NEH fellowship winners from Notre Dame include Margaret Meserve, assistant professor of history, for A Renaissance of News: The Italian Market for Printed News and Information, 1470-1527.
A book by Ingrid D. Rowland, a visiting professor in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Rome Studies program, has received the only honorable mention in the 2005 competition for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies. Titled The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, the book was published last year by theUniversity of Chicago Press.
Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law in the University of Notre Dame Law School, will visitMilan,RomeandNaplesthis week to give lectures and lead discussions on global strategies to thwart the financing of terrorism.
John Stamper, associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes the evolution and development of Roman temples in his new book, The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire, published recently by Cambridge University Press.
In Augustine in the Italian Renaissance: Art and Philosophy from Petrarch to Michelangelo, Gill traces Augustines influence on thinkers and humanists from the 14 th to the mid-16 th century, and examines his representation in their portraits and painted narratives. The book also explores the intersection of his theological writings with Renaissance aesthetics.
Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages at the University of Notre Dame, has published a book in which he sheds new light on the interpretation of DantesDivine Comedy.
Notre Dame's Italian program is riding the crest of a new wave of passion for the Italian language. Or, more accurately, they are trying very hard to keep ahead of it.
The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection, by Gretchen Reydams-Schils from the University of Notre Dame, has been published by the University of Chicago Press.