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Italian Through Music: A Pedagogical Seminar

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Registration deadline extended!  Now Sept. 17

Do you teach Italian? Do you love music? Join us September 20, 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: 20 September 2014

To Forgive and to Forgive Oneself

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September 30 at 5:30 in the Cherpack Seminar Room - 543 Williams Hall, Carla Locatelli will lecture on the philosophy of forgiveness in Canne al Vento [Reeds in the Wind] by Grazia Deledda, 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature: To Forgive and to Forgive Onself in Grazia Deledda's Canne al vento.

Date: 30 September 2014

Salvatori Lecture

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Join us October 7 at 6pm in the Cherpack Seminar Room - 543 Williams Hall for "Culture, Climate, and Techniques in the Architecture of Renzo Piano", a Salvatori lecture by Ariel Genadt

Date: 7 October 2014

My Two Italies

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Joseph Luzzi, professor of Italian at Bard College, will present his book My Two Italies, which tells the story of his family's immigration from Italy and presents an insider's look at the turbulence of life in Italy today" (http://josephluzzi.com/). Date: 14 October 2014

Italian Books, Authors and Readers in the Digital Era

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Join us Wednesday 22 October, 4:30pm to celebrate the 14th World Week of the Italian Language. This year's theme is "Writing the New Europe: Italian Publishers, Authors and Readers in the Digital Era". It will be discussed by faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in the Italian Program who will introduce our audience to the great innovations brought on by the digital era to writing, reading, teaching, and learning.

Date: 22 October 2014

The Orlando Furioso in 16th and 17th Century Pictorial Cycles

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October 30 at 5:30 in the Meyerson Conference Center - 223 Van Pelt Library, at 5:30pm, Federica Caneparo will present her new book, "Di molte figure adornato". L'Orlando Furioso nei cicli pittorici tra Cinque e Seicento ["Adorned with many pictures". The Orlando Furioso in 16th and 17th Century Pictorial Cycles]. The lecture will be held in English.

Date: 30 October 2014

The Power of Affections: An International Conference

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The Power of Affections: Poetry, Music, and Spectacle in Seventeenth-Century Italian Opera Librettos

Philadelphia, 13-14 November 2014


An international conference organized by the Center for Italian Studies and the Music Department of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Institute for Music of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy.

Date: 12 November 2014 - 14 November 2014