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Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

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

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11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

CILS Exam and Preparation Course

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In preparation for the upcoming CILS - Certificate of Italian as Foreign Language exam of June 9, 2016, a preparatory course at the B2 and C1 level will be offered February 22-June 6.  The course will introduce students to the CILS testing methods and offer them the opportunity to concentrate and improve on those areas of the Italian language they find most difficult.  Find all information on the CILS exam and on the spring 2016 preparation course at https://www.sas.upenn.edu/italians/resources/cils.

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Upcoming Events

A Chapter of Early Italian Humanism in Philadelphia Manuscripts

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New date Feb. 10! Penn’s Department of Italian Studies and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies are delighted to invite you to a seminar by the 2015-16 SIMS Visiting Research Fellow Angelo Piacentini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), "A Chapter of Early Italian Humanism in Philadelphia Manuscripts".

Date: 10 February 2016

Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

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

Date: 11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

The Figure of the Katechon in Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo

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Daniele Fioretti, Miami University, will discuss "A Dissonant Perspective in Italian Political Cinema. The Figure of the Katechon in Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo."

Date: 24 February 2016

Othering Machines: Alienation, Apocalyptic Anxiety and Colonial Violence in the Italian Cinema of the 1960s

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Valentina Fulginiti, Cornell University, will discuss "Othering Machines: Alienation, Apocalyptic Anxiety and Colonial Violence in the Italian Cinema of the 1960s".

Date: 25 February 2016

Making Poetry out of Industrial Alienation

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Eleonora Lima, University of Wisconsin - Madison, will discuss " Making Poetry out of Industrial Alienation. Troubled Narrators in Paolo Volponi's Memoriale and Michelangelo Antonioni's Deserto rosso".

Date: 29 February 2016

Annotating Dante: Tassoni and Speroni

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A letcure by Peter Lesnik, recipient of a 2015 Salvatori Research Award.

Date: 2 March 2016

Translation and Interpretation

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Could you be a translator and/ or interpreter? Learn the difference between translation and interpretation in conversation with poet and translator Taije Silverman and simultaneous interpreter Anita Brem.

Date: 16 March 2016

MS Codex 319: Tracing the Footprints of Benedetto Martinozzi

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A lecture by Vanessa Di Maggio, recipient of a 2015 Salvatori Research Award.

Date: 30 March 2016

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

The Ghetto

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The creation of the Venetian ghetto 500 years ago will be commemorated by the University of Pennsylvania's Program in Jewish Studies, the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, the Department of Music, the Department of History, and the Center for Italian Studies, Sunday February 7 with a lecture and concert.

Date: 7 February 2016

Circles Around Sinfonia: A Six-Day Exploration of the Music of Luciano Berio

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Luciano Berio (1925-2003) is one of the most important Italian musicians and composers of the past 100 years. His genius and legacy will be celebrated in collaboration with the Penn Music Program, Temple University, Bowerbird, and the Curtis Institute of Music over six days, January 27-February 1, 2016.

Date: 27 January 2016 - 1 February 2016