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Dante and Music

L'Aquila, San Silvestro, Angelo musicante, photo di M. Jodice

The 750th anniversary of Dante's birth in 1265 will be celebrated by the Center for Italian Studies and the Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania with an international conference on "Dante and Music" to be held in Philadelphia November 5-6, 2015

Date: 5 November 2015 - 6 November 2015

Guido Gozzano: Memory and Innovation

Felice Casorati, Il sogno del melograno
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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the poetry of Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) with an international conference to be held in Philadelphia October 29-30, 2015

Date: 29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015

British Patriotism in Italian Opera: The Cultural Translations of Caractacus (1759-1797)

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A Salvatori Lecture and Opera Workshop by Lilly Kass

Date: 23 October 2015

Italian Through Art: A Pedagogical Seminar

L'arte con Mati e Dada Gioconda

If you teach Italian and you love art, join us Friday October 23, 12-4:30pm, to discover how you can use art in your Italian classroom or Italian in your art classroom. 

Date: 23 October 2015

The Somali Italian Literary Encounter

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Simone Brioni will present his short La quarta via, based on Somali writer Kaha Mohamed Aden's memories of Mogadishu, and his new book, The Somali Within: Language, Race and Belonging in ‘Minor’ Italian Literature (Legenda: 2015)

Date: 16 October 2015

Alain Elkann's Racconti

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Cancelled! To be postponed

Jonathan Galassi and Fabio Finotti present Italian author and journalist Alain Elkann's latest book, Racconti (Bompiani 2014), in conversation with the author.

Date: 2 October 2015

The Challenges of Global Capitalism: The Civil Economy Perspective

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A lecture by economist Stefano Zamagni organized in collaboration with the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program.

Date: 24 September 2015

The Winter Guest. Love, Death, and Beauty in Dante's Rime petrose

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A lecture by Francesco Bausi in celebration of the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth.

Date: 17 September 2015

Opera Workshop: Early Twentieth-Century Opera and the New Cinematic Medium

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Christin Thomas, Yale University, will discuss the response of the early twentieth-century opratic world to the rise of the new cinematic medium.

Date: 1 May 2015

Philadelphia: The World War I Years

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A book presentation and lecture by Peter John Williams. Read on or visit for a preview.

Date: 23 April 2015