2019-2020 Schedule

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.

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Fall 2019

September 5

Sabrina Ferri (Associate Professor of Italian, University of Notre Dame)
"'Gli occhi della fantasia.' Mental Images and Poetic Imagery in Leopardi"
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September 19

Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja (Assistant Professor of Italian, Harvard University)
"Parabola in Boccaccio (I.1; X.10)"
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October 3

Roberta Morosini (Professor of Italian, Wake Forest University)
"Reading the Medieval Mediterranean: Navigation, Maps, and Literary Geographies. Questions, Approaches, and Methods."
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November 21

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."
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Spring 2020

January 30

Justin Steinberg (Professor of Italian Literature, University of Chicago)
"The Artist and the Police: Decameron 8.3"
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February 20

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"
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March 26

Roberto Dainotto (Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)
"Points of View: 'The People' in the 19th-Century Italian Novel"
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April 23

Massimo Riva (Professor of Italian Studies, Brown University)
“The World in A Box: A (Curious) History of Virtual Reality”
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