Time and Place
Lectures take place about once a month during the Academic Year on a Thursday at 5:00 pm in the reading room of Rare Books and Special Collections in 102 Hesburgh Library.
Titles will be announced for the Fall series in August and for the Spring series in December.
Sabrina Ferri (Associate Professor of Italian, University of Notre Dame)
"'Gli occhi della fantasia.' Mental Images and Poetic Imagery in Leopardi"
Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja (Assistant Professor of Italian, Harvard University)
"Parabola in Boccaccio (I.1; X.10)"
Roberta Morosini (Professor of Italian, Wake Forest University)
"Reading the Medieval Mediterranean: Navigation, Maps, and Literary Geographies. Questions, Approaches, and Methods."
Valentina Geri (Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame)
"'In arts it is repose to life: è filo teso per siti strani.' The Role of Anglophone Culture in Primo Levi and His Times."
Justin Steinberg (Professor of Italian Literature, University of Chicago)
"The Artist and the Police: Decameron 8.3"
Italian M.A. Thesis Research Presentations
Magda Collazo, "Il fu Mattia Pascal: Humanity, Corporeality, and Bureaucracy in Pirandello's Narrative"
Davis Richardson, “'A Genova ci vanno tutti': Reimagining Representations of Homosexuality in Italy, 1942-53"
Matías Sur, "The Spiritualization of Modern Man: Leopardi's Tristano"
Roberto Dainotto (Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)
"Points of View: 'The People' in the 19th-Century Italian Novel"
Massimo Riva (Professor of Italian Studies, Brown University)
“The World in A Box: A (Curious) History of Virtual Reality”