Upcoming Events

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in New York

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Ernest Ialongo will present his book, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015).

Date: 26 October 2016

Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Safe?

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Join us for a screening of Luca Guardabascio's documentary film Andrea Doria: I passeggeri sono in salvo? (Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Safe?, 2016) - In Italian with presentation and discussion in English.

Date: 1 November 2016

XXII AISLLI Conference: Errors and Mistakes. 3-4 November 2016

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host the XXII annual conference of the Associazione Internazionale di Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI) in an interdisciplinary key, on the theme of "Errors and Mistakes". The conference will be held in Philadelphia 3-4 November 2016 - In Italian and English. 

Date: 3 November 2016 - 4 November 2016

Leon Battista Alberti self-fashionista: the name, the self-portrait, the autobiography

Leon Battista Alberti

Martin McLaughlin will discuss Alberti's careful crafting of the self.

Date: 11 November 2016

Avviso ai naviganti / Notice to Mariners

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Luigi Ballerini will discuss his poetry on the occasion of the publication of Cephalonia (The Brooklyn Rail 2016, English translation of Cefalonia 1943-2001, Mondadori 2005).

Date: 16 November 2016

Giorgio Bassani: New York Lectures and Interviews

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Giorgio Van Straten, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York will present a collections of lectures and interviews by Giorgio Bassani in English translation (New York Lectures and Interviews, CPL Edition with Italian Cultural Institute NY, 2016).

Date: 28 November 2016

Witches and Fairies before and after Ariosto

Dosso Dossi, Circe and her lovers in a landscape


On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania celebrates the poet with an international interdisciplinary conference to be held 13-14 April 2017 - In Italian and English.

Date: 13 April 2017 - 14 April 2017