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Fabio Finotti and FILLM

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Fabio Finotti has been named to the Editorial Board of the series FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures published by John Benjamins (Amsterdam and Philadelphia). The Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes (FILLM) is UNESCO’s ceiling organization for scholarship in the field of languages and literatures. The main purpose of the Federation is to foster dialogue among linguists and literary scholars from all over the world. 

Teaching English in Italian Schools

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Recent Italian Studies graduate Scott Altman is enjoying his experience teaching as an English language assistant in Mantova, Italy, with the SITE Internship Program. After a term in a Liceo Classico, Scott is now moving on to the Istituto Tecnico Mantegna. Check out their wonderful official welcome to Scott at http://itetmantegna.it/. Congratulazioni Scott!

Penfield Fellowship 2017-2018

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We are happy to announce that he Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year has been awarded to Vanessa Di Maggio. Vanessa is working on a dissertation that explores Dante and History. Congratulations, Vanessa, and a propitiatory toast to your dissertation research!

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Upcoming Events

2017 Italian Showcase and Vittorini Prize

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A celebration of undergraduate excellence in Italian featuring students' presentations and the Vittorini Prize ceremony.

Date: 24 April 2017

Recent Events

No Respect: Two Views of Boccaccio (1932, 1946)

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David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss two moments in time, just before and after World War II, when Boccaccio enjoyed much less respect than today as a European writer, and as an Italian immigrant.

Date: 19 April 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