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Guido Gozzano: Memory and Innovation

Felice Casorati, Il sogno del melograno

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. New Deadline to submit a proposal August 30!

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29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015

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 at the University of Pennsylvania with an international conference on "Dante and Music" to be held in Philadelphia November 5-6, 2015. New deadline to submit a proposal, August 30!

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5 November 2015 - 6 November 2015

Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host an international conference to celebrate "Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture", 11-12 February 2016

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11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

Helen McFie, Pure Gold!

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Helen McFie is pure gold! Besides being a phenomenal Italian instructor and codirector of the Italian Language Program, Helen McFie is a champion rower reaping gold medals the way she reaps golden student evaluations. Her most recent feat is 5x5 (that's 5 gold for 5 races!) representing Vesper Boat Club at the USRowing Masters National Championship, 13-16 August 2015. Congratulazioni!

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Upcoming Events

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

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

Alain Elkann's Racconti

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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 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

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, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use art in your Italian classroom or Italian in your art classroom. Read on for more information and the registration form, at the bottom of the next page.

Date: 23 October 2015

Guido Gozzano: Memory and Innovation

Felice Casorati, Il sogno del melograno

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. New Deadline to submit a proposal August 30!

Date: 29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015

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 at the University of Pennsylvania with an international conference on "Dante and Music" to be held in Philadelphia November 5-6, 2015. New deadline to submit a proposal, August 30!

Date: 5 November 2015 - 6 November 2015

Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host an international conference to celebrate "Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture", 11-12 February 2016

Date: 11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

Recent Events

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 http://philadelphiawwiyears.com for a preview.

Date: 23 April 2015