Fall 2020 Schedule

Time and Place

Lectures take place about once a month during the Academic Year. Normally held on a Thursday at 5:00 pm in the reading room of Rare Books and Special Collections in 102 Hesburgh Library, in Fall 2020, they will be held on a Friday at 12:15 pm via Zoom. Attendance is restricted to members of the Notre Dame community and to outside guests invited by the speakers. To sign up to receive the Zoom invitation, please click here to fill out the form.

Titles will be announced for the Fall series in August and for the Spring series in December.

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Fall 2020

September 4

"Painting Against Time: The Anagni Frescoes and the Cultivation of Worldly Knowledge at the Thirteenth-Century Papal Court"
Marius B. Hauknes (Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Notre Dame)

October 2

"What does it mean to talk about 'Dante'?: The Dante-characters of the Vita nova and Commedia."
Katie Sparrow (Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame)

October 30

“The Ambiguous Resistance of Fenoglio’s Racconti della guerra civile
Giovanni Vedovotto (Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame)

Spring 2021

Throughout the 2021 calendar year, the Italian research seminar will be reduced in order to make room for the events in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri. For more information on these events, click here.

Date TBC in February

“‘Bachelor,’ ‘Magister,’ ‘Discente,’ ‘Doktor’: Reflections.”
Zygmunt G. Barański (R. L. Canala Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame)

Date TBC in March/April

Title TBA
Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Italian, University of Notre Dame)