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Italia. L'invenzione della patria.

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Prof. Fabio Finotti's new book, Italia. L'invenzione della patria (Bompiani 2016), is fresh off the press! The book traces the history of the idea of "homeland" in Italy as an extraordinary "cultural invention" that evolved along the centuries from Virgil's notion of it as something to be built (rather than naturally existing), through different imperial, romantic, and fascist incarnations, to the nostalgia of expats in Little Italieshttp://www.bompiani.eu/libri/italia-linvenzione-della-patria/

Congratulazioni Marco Lepore!

Marco Lepore has been awarded a SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The award recognizes his outstanding academic record and his impressive plan for dissertation research. Marco is working on the writings and editorial work of Italian author Roberto Bazlen (1902–1965). Congratulations!

Let's Congratulate Vanessa Di Maggio!

Graduate student Vanessa Di Maggio has been admitted to the prestigious 2016 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Newberry Library. Vanessa will receive intensive training in the accurate reading of handwritten medieval and early modern Italian vernacular texts to apply to her studies of Dante and his contemporaries. Congratulations!

Andrea Gazzoni Penfield Fellow!

Andrea Gazzoni has received a Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Andrea is writing his dissertation on "Trasformazioni dell'epica in Dante, Boccaccio e Petrarca". Congratulations!

New Research posts from the Center for Italian Studies

Check out the Research page of the Italian Studies website. You will find event podcasts, news on current research in Italian Studies at Penn, and materials that you may find useful for your own research or in your teaching.

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Upcoming Events

XXII AISLLI Conference: Mistakes. 3-4 November 2016

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POSTPONED! The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host the XXII annual conference of the Associazione Internazionale di Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI) in an interdisciplinary key, on the theme of "Mistakes". The conference has been postponed and will be held in Philadelphia, 3-4 November 2016 instead of 24-25 March as originally announced.

Date: 3 November 2016 - 4 November 2016

Recent Events

Italian through Science and Technology

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If you teach Italian and you love science and technology, or you teach science and technology and love Italian, join us Friday April 29, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use science and technology in your Italian classroom or introduce elements of Italian in your science and technology classroom.

Date: 29 April 2016

Vittorini Award Ceremony

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The annual celebration of undergraduate excellence in Italian. The winners of this year's Vittorini Prize will be honored in a brief cerimony, and students in Italian will present samples of their work. The event is organized thanks to the generous support of the American Italy Society.

Date: 27 April 2016