Upcoming Events

Pound and Cavalcanti

Ezra Pound

A lecture by Luca Badini Confalonieri, Università di Torino, on Ezra Pound and Guido Cavalcanti, whose poems he translated in Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti (1912).

Date: 23 January 2015

Early Women in Science

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A lecture by Meredith K. Ray, University of Delaware, to present her forthcoming book Daughters of Alchemy (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History).

Date: 28 January 2015

Mario Luzi 1914-2014: the Man and the Verbum

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the centennial of the birth of Italian poet Mario Luzi (1914-2005) with an international conference that will be held in Philadelphia, February 13-14, 2015. The deadline to submit a proposal for a presentation on any aspect of Luzi's work is November 30. Send your abstract and a brief narrative vita to italians@sas.upenn.edu.


Date: 13 February 2015 - 14 February 2015

Italian Through Music: A Pedagogical Seminar

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Do you teach Italian? Do you love music? Join us Friday February 27, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use music in your Italian classroom.

This seminar is offered to K-12 teachers in existing Italian programs as well as to individuals and schools that may be interested in establishing a new Italian program. It will lead K-12 teachers of Italian on an exploration of the use of music a) to introduce students to the study of the Italian language and culture; b) to introduce or reinforce specific grammar structures, communicative situations, and cultural themes, with work aimed at developing all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, writing - at different levels. The seminar provides Act 48 credits in Pennsylvania.

The seminar is structured in a series of presentation by experienced University of Pennsylvania faculty and invited speakers, followed by a workshop that will offer the opportunity for small group brainstorming and to create activities at different grade levels. A light lunch will be served during the presentations

Read on for a detailed program and the registration form.


Date: 27 February 2015