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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
Luca Cottini, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at Villanova University will present a chapter from a book-in-progress that explores the social and cultural reception of gramophones and sound recording technologies in Italy, in the early 20th century.Date: 30 January 2015
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. Plenary speakers will include the poet's son, Gianni Luzi, in addition to Fabio Finotti, Massimo Gennari, Ernesto Livorni, Marco Marchi, and others.
Date: 13 February 2015 - 14 February 2015
Italian filmaker Marina Spada will discuss women in Italian cinema and her own work starting form her 2009 documentary, Poesia che mi guardi [Poetry that Look at Me], on poet Antonia Pozzi.Date: 19 February 2015
The Music Department, the Center for Italian Studies, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, present the digital edition of the secular music of Luca Marenzio (1553-1559), one of the most important composers of the European Renaissance who set to music poetry by Petrarch, Tasso, Bembo, Sannazaro, and others.Date: 25 February 2015
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
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) - in Italian.Date: 23 January 2015
Join us at the International House of Philadelphia for the 2014 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema. The festival is curated by Nicola Gentilli and organized in collaboration with the Cinema Studies Program and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia to promote new Italian Cinema in the United States. Graduate students in the Italian PhD Program will introduce each film.
Find all information at4 December 2014 - 7 December 2014