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Penn-in-Venice: Applications in Full Swing!

Carlo Goldoni

Don't miss the opportunity to study the Italian language and culture, history and art history, living and breathing Italian life in one of the most magical cities in the world. Applications to Penn-in-Venice 2017 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run May 27 - July 8, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Buone Feste!

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As we close a fruitful year and work to prepare new events and Italian experiences for 2017, we wish everybody happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

INFLUX

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Director Luca Vullo will present INFLUX, his documentary on Italians in London in Brexit times. The film is a contender to the 2017 David di Donatello Prize of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano, in the documentary category.

Date: 
18 January 2017

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Giovanni Boccaccio’s Teseida: Composition, Circulation, Reception

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Marco Aresu, Wesleyan University, will discuss Giovanni Boccaccio's autograph of the Teseida in relation to two important exemplars of the poem at UPenn and Cambridge.

Date: 16 February 2017

Performing Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea Today

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On the occasion of the 45oth anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's birth (1567), Italian conductor and harpsychordist Rinaldo Alessandrini will discuss aspects of "Performing Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea Today".

Date: 22 February 2017

Patronage and Propaganda in Quattrocento Humanism: Francesco Filelfo for Duke and Pope

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Jeroen De Keyser, University of Leuven, will discuss Francesco Filelfo's propagandistic writings in his letters and in works from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Date: 28 March 2017

Witches and Fairies before and after Ariosto

Dosso Dossi, Circe and her lovers in a landscape
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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

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INFLUX

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Director Luca Vullo will present INFLUX, his documentary on Italians in London in Brexit times. The film is a contender to the 2017 David di Donatello Prize of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano, in the documentary category.

Date: 18 January 2017

New Italian Cinema 2016

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A free-admission film festival organized by the Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, PI-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia, and the International House of Philadelphia.
Date: 1 December 2016 - 4 December 2016