Upcoming Events

Live Performance: Staging Dante Today, by Teatro delle Albe (Annenberg)

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The Center for Italian Studies and the Italian Studies Section of the Department of Romance Languages are happy to announce a three-day residency (2/27 - 3/1) of distinguished actress and author Ermanna Montanari with dramaturg and director Marco Martinelli, founders of the experimental theatre company Teatro delle Albe in Ravenna! They will participate in classes and hold meetings with students and faculty.

Date: 28 February 2019

Colloquium: Beatrice Arduini on Convivio (Van Pelt 625)

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Join us for a talk by Beatrice Arduini, Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of French and Italian Studies of the University of Washington, entitled "Dante's Convivio: The Creation of a Cultural Icon." The talk takes place in the Kislak Center on the sixth floor of Van Pelt library, room 625.

Date: 14 March 2019

Colloquium: Massimo Ciavolella on Erotomania, Melancholy, and Nostalgia in Renaissance Culture (Van Pelt 625)

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Massimo Ciavolella, Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, will give a talk entitled:

“To Heal the Body, to Persuade the Mind: the Relationship between Erotomania, Melancholy, and Nostalgia in Renaissance Culture” 

Date: 21 March 2019

Colloquium: "Visualizing Fascism" by Ruth Ben-Ghiat (Cherpack)

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University, is an award-winning author and political commentator on fascism, authoritarian leadership, and propaganda, offering historically informed analyses of current events in regular columns for CNN.com and the Washington Post, and on radio, podcasts, and television. This semester she is a resident scholar at the Center for Media at Riskat the Annenberg School for Communication.

Date: 18 April 2019

Colloquium: David Wallace on Dante's Lives (Cherpack)

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David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English at Penn and President of the Medieval Society of America, will conclude the event series for the academic year with a talk entitled Lives of Dante: Why Now?

Date: 25 April 2019