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Happy Holidays! Buone Feste!

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The Fall 2014 semester is drawing to a close and taking the year with it. As we get ready for 2015, we'd like to invite you to follow us also in the coming spring semester. We keep collaborating with institutions and foundations across the globe and working to grow our network of Italians and Italics so that we may keep promoting Italian culture with great events open to the Penn and to the Philadelphia community at large, and reaching far beyond. You can find a record of our past activities on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/italian.at.penn. Join us! 

Penn-in-Venice: Time to Apply!

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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 2015 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run from May 30 to July 11, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Thinking of teaching English abroad? Italian in the US?

If you think you may be interested in pursuing a career in education, and specifically in teaching English as a foreign language around the globe or teaching Italian in the US. We have a deal for you. 

FIGS - The French Italian Graduate Society

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Among the many resources that make life at Penn richer and more interesting, the French Italian Graduate Society is a student-run organization that represents graduate students in French and Italian. FIGS plans monthly meetings on topics of shared professional and academic interest, and organizes the annual FIGS Conference. Would you like to join them? Keep informed of their activities? Click here for contacts.

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Upcoming Events

Pound and Cavalcanti

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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).

Date: 23 January 2015

Early Women in Science

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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

Mario Luzi 1914-2014: the Man and the Verbum

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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. The deadline to submit a proposal for a presentation on any aspect of Luzi's work is November 30. Send your abstract and a brief narrative vita to italians@sas.upenn.edu.

 

Date: 13 February 2015 - 14 February 2015

Italian Through Music: A Pedagogical Seminar

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Rescheduled!


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

Recent Events

New Authors of Italian Cinema

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 at

http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2014/December/FilmFestivalNewAuthorsItalianCinema2014

Date: 4 December 2014 - 7 December 2014

Pirandello’s Intermedial Legacy in Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Tu ridi

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To be rescheduled! A lecture by Michael Edwards on Pirandello's cinematic bequest,"Pirandello’s Intermedial Legacy in Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Tu ridi".

Date: 3 December 2014