Archive of Center Events, 2010–2012

Fall 2012

October 4, 2012 - Penn Music Department Colloquium with Mauro Calcagno, "Spectral Poetics: The Wooster Group’s Production of Cavalli’s La Didone" - in English (PDF poster)

October 11, 2012 - Lecture by Riccardo Viale on his new book, Methodological Cognitivism: Vol 1. Mind, Rationality and Society - in English (PDF poster)

October 15, 2012 - Lecture by Emilio Gentile, "The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and coined the word)" - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

October 24, 2012 - XII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, "Italy: its Regions and its Future" - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

November 1-2, 2012 - Detective Montalbano - Film screening and conversation with Italian director, Slberto Sironi - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

November 5, 2012 - Salvatori Lecture by Kara Gaston, "Translation and Poetry in Prose Boethius Volgarizzamenti" - in English (PDF poster)

November 15, 2012 - Salvatori Lecture by Daira Nocera, "Digging in Rome: Excavations at the Villa of Emperor Maxentius" - in English (PDF poster)

November 20, 2012 - Lecture by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto - "Between Nature and Artifice: The Construction of Experience in Early Modern Italian Gardens" - in English (PDF poster)

November 28, 2012 - Salvatori Lecture by Chelsea Pomponio - "The Legendary Origins of Florence in Medieval Political Propaganda: Fesula delenda est!" - in English (PDF poster)

November 29-December 2, 2012 - A free admission Italian Film Festival: New Authors of Italian Cinema - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

Spring 2012

January 24, 2012 - Remembrance Day with Eugenio Calabi, "A Tribute to Italian-Jewish Journalist Tullia Calabi Zevi" - in English (PDF poster)

January 26, 2012 - Lecture by Luca Badini Confalonieri, "I Promessi sposi illustrati tra filologia e critica"- in Italian (PDF poster)

February 9, 2012 - Lecture by Chiara Basso, "Italia-America: Misunderstandings and Stereotypes through Media" - in English (PDF poster)

February 11, 2012 - Symposium "Architectures of the Text: An Inquiry into the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili" - in English

February 20, 2012 - Undergraduate Competition Award Ceremony, "Food, Culture, and Italian Identity" - with a lecture by Pietro Frassica, Futurist Cookery and Optimism at the Dining Table" - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

February 23, 2012 - Lecture by Laura Wittman,
"Personal Mythology, Mass Mourning, and Catholic Modernism during World War One: d’Annunzio, Ungaretti, and Marinetti"- in English (PDF poster)

March 1, 2012 - Lecture by Alison Cornish, "Dante and Volgarizzamento" - in English (PDF poster)

March 16, 2012 - Screening of "Italy: Love it or Leave it", a documentary by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

March 29, 2012 - A colloquium with Steven Milner and Gur Zak,"Humanist Ethics, Petrarch to Machiavelli"- in English (PDF poster)

March 30, 2012 - "Reading and Translating Leopardi," an International conference - in Italian and English (PDF poster) — see the conference's image gallery

This event, co-sponsored with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, will be attended by His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy in the United States. It will be hosted at the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Please click on title for the full program.

April 5, 2012 - Lecture by Federico Rampini, "Europe Between Market Pressure, German Rigour, and Technocracy" - in English (PDF poster)

April 10, 2012 - Lecture by Carlo Vecce, "Leonardo da Vinci and the Comparison of the Arts" - in English (PDF poster)

April 12, 2012 - Lecture by Daniela Bini, "Carlo Michelstaedter Today: The Burden of Truth and the Proliferation of Rhetoric" - in English (PDF poster)

April 17, 2012 - Vittorini Award Ceremony - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

April 19, 2012 - Screening of "The Peasant and the Priest", a new documentary by Esther Podemski, followed by a conversation with the director - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

Fall 2011

October 3, 2011 - A conversation with Gian Antonio Stella on his new book
"Licenziare i padreterni"- in Italian and English (PDF poster)

October 4, 2011 - Presentation by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
"Taranta"- in Italian and English (PDF poster)

October 19, 2011 - Lecture by Moreno Bernasconi
"Switzerland: a Safe-Haven for Italian Risorgimento's Founding Fathers"- in English (PDF poster)

October 20, 2011 - Lecture by Joseph Luzzi
"Political Economy Italian Style: National Identity and an Enlightenment Science"- in English (PDF poster)

October 24, 2011 - XI Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo
"Food, Culture and Italian Identity" - in Italian and English (PDF poster)

November 2, 2011 - Salvatori lecture: From Rome to Romanic
"Passing Through the Arch of Constantine" by Ann Kuttner, and "Art and the Commune: Thoughts on Sculpture and Architecture in Lucca, 1100-1300" by Jamie Sanecki - in English (PDF poster)

November 17, 2011 - Salvatori lecture: Pier Paolo Vergerio e Giovanni Andrea dell'Anguillara: From Education to Translation
"The Education of the Prince at the Carrarese Court: De ingenuis moribus 1400-1402" by Michele Rossi, and "Giovanni Andrea Dell'Anguillara’s unfaithful beauty. Translation and Innovation Bridging Renaissance and Baroque" by Elisa Modolo - in English (PDF poster)

December 1-4, 2011 - A free admission Italian Film Festival: New Authors of Italian Cinema - Click on individual dates for full program: December 1, December 2, December 3, December 4

December 1-9, 2011 - A free admission exhibit of satirical prints: Matite tricolori / Tricolor Pencils. Satire on 150 years of Italian History - Opening reception December 1 (PDF poster)

Spring 2011

April 15-16, 2011 - International Conference:
From the Unity of Italians to the Unity of Italics: the Languages of Italicity Around the World

April 12, 2011 - Lecture by Paolo Di Leo
"De Chirico and the Reappearance of the Gods"- in English (PDF poster)

March 29, 2011 - Lecture by Jane Tylus
"Marvelous Writing: Textuality and Visual Culture in Late Medieval Siena"- in English (PDF poster)

March 1, 2011 - Lecture by Alessandra Mirra
"Giacomo Leopardi between Literature and Politics"- in English (PDF poster)

February 25, 2011 - International Conference:
The Prince before the Prince

February 15, 2011 - Lecture by Anne Lutun
"‘…a seguire per ordine i misterij...’: Galeazzo Alessi’s Reform of the Sacro Monte at Varallo"- in English (PDF poster)

February 8, 2011 - Lecture by Emerson Avery
"Important Enough to Ignore: Sicily's Age of Imperial Inattention (1st-7th Cent. CE)" - in English (PDF poster)

January 24, 2011 - Lecture by Antonio Merlo
"The Ruling Class: Business and Politics in Italy"- in English (PDF poster)

Fall 2010

October 4, 2010 - Lecture by Marco Cereocchi
"Petrarch and Music: Earthly Emotions through Words and Sounds"- in English (PDF poster)

October 26 - November 4, 2010 - A Tribute to Pierpaolo Pasolini (PDF poster):

October 26, 2010 - Viewing of Pierpaolo Pasolini's Mamma Roma - in Italian with English subtitles (PDF poster)

October 20, 2010 - X Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo

"Una lingua per amica: l'italiano nostro e degli altri"- in Italian (PDF poster)

October 27, 2010 - "Poesia in forma di rosa: a Reading of Pasolini's Poetry" - in Italian and English

October 28, 2010 - Viewing of Pierpaolo Pasolini's La ricotta - in Italian with English subtitles (PDF poster)

October 29, 2010 - "Italian Words, American Music: The New Production of International Opera Theater" - a presentation of Decameron, premiering at the Prince Music Theater November 13 - in English (PDF poster)

November 2, 2010 - A conversation with Michelangelo Pistoletto and Christine Poggi - in English and Italian (PDF poster)

November 3, 2010 - Viewing of Pierpaolo Pasolini's Uccellacci uccellini - in Italian with English subtitles (PDF poster)

November 4, 2010 - Viewing of Pierpaolo Pasolini's Decameron - in Italian with English subtitles (PDF poster)

November 8, 2010 - Lecture by Larry Scanlon
"It Lives!: Boccaccio, Chaucer and the Birth of the Author" - in English (PDF poster)

November 18, 2010 - Lecture by Lauren Jennings
"Senza vestimenta: The Literary Transmission of Trecento Songs" - in English (PDF poster)

Spring 2010

January 27, 2010 - Lecture by Christian Jurlando
"Before Oriental Despotism: Perceptions of Ottoman Power in Early Modern Italian Political Thought" - in English (PDF poster)

February 3, 2010 - Screening of Inside Buffalo and conversation with director Fred Kuwornu - in English (PDF poster)

February 15, 2010 - Lecture by Seth Bernard
"Lifting and Labor in Republican Rome" - in English (PDF poster)

February 26, 2010 - Lecture by Marilynn Desmond
"Trojan Itineraries: The Fall of Troy and the Francophone Court of Robert of Anjou, King of Naples" - in English (PDF poster)

March 1, 2010 - Lecture by Victoria Kirkham
"Blasetti, 1860: A New Master of Nationalist Art" - in English (PDF poster)

March 15, 2010 - Lecture by Lucio Angelo Privitello
"The Voluptuous Immobility of Sicilian Temporality: Il Gattopardo" - in English (PDF poster)

March 22, 2010 - Dante on Xbox - Plenary Speaker Jay Clayton "Pwning Satan, or, How the Game Industry Came to Love Literature" - in English (PDF poster)

March 30, 2010 - Lecture by Luciana Fellin
"The Question of Language in the Italian American Experience" - in English (PDF poster)

April 5, 2010 - "Love Lessons: A Reading in Memory of Alda Merini" by Susan Stewart - in English (PDF poster)

April 8, 2010 - Lecture by Stefano Tomassini
"Adone, un fiore in rivolta" - in Italian (PDF poster)

April 21, 2010 - "Italic Lessons/ Lezioni italiche," a discussion with Piero Bassetti, Niccolò D'Aquino, and Maddalena Tirabassi - in English (PDF poster)

April 22, 2010 - "Dis/Fare Mondi: Italian Artists at the Venice Biennale," a Colloquium with Christine Poggi and Ruth Erickson - in English (PDF poster)

April 26, 2010 - "Vittorini Prize Ceremony" (PDF poster)