Screening, with Introduction (Annenberg)

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Full screening of the film "Orphée et Eurydice," opera by C.W. Gluck, directed by Romeo Castellucci and produced by Brussels’ La Monnaie in 2014. Introduced by Dr. Piersandra di Matteo, dramaturge for the production. Film running time: 90'

Date: 20 November 2017

Colloquium (Kislak)

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The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are pleased to present Dr. Stefano Dall'Aglio (Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds and SIMS Fellow).

Date: 16 November 2017

Rare Book Exhibit (Kislak)

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Join us for a delightful one-day exhibit organized by the Center for Italian Studies with the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in the occasion of the "Settimana della cucina italiana" (Italian cuisine week) organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Curated by Prof. Eva Del Soldato, Dr. Natale Vacalebre, and Dr. Marina Johnston, with the generous assistance of Lynne Farrington (Senior Curator, Kislak Center) and John Pollack (Library Specialist, Public Services). Free admission.

Date: 13 November 2017

Screening and Conversation (Cherpack)

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"Dancing with the Past: Ingmar Bergman and Donya Feuer’s version of Claudio Monteverdi’s Ballo delle ingrate (1976)."

Date: 2 November 2017

Italian Studies Colloquium (Williams)

The Italian Section of the Department of Romance Languages presents Prof. Kristina Marie Olson, Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University. Her paper is entitled "Sartorial Poetics: Clothing and Politics in Dante and Boccaccio." The talk takes place in 543 Williams Hall (Cherpack Seminar Room) on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5:30. 

Date: 19 October 2017

Welcome back! (10-noon, Williams 516)

Please join us for the annual Italian Welcome Back Reception on Monday, Aug. 28, from 10am to 12noon in Williams 516!

Date: 28 August 2017

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

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

Italian, Latin, and Hebrew: Jewish Bankers' Multilingualism and Sociopolitical Space in 15th Century Tuscany

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Cedric Cohen Skalli, University of Haifa, will discuss the multilingualism and the social and political space of Jewish bankers' families in 15th century Tuscany.

Date: 6 April 2017