Recent Events

Colloquium: Inaugural Della Valle Lecture in Dante Studies - Alison Cornish (Van Pelt 627)

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Prof. Alison Cornish, who was recently appointed Professor of Italian Studies at New York University, will inaugurate the annual Imelde Della Valle Lectures in Dante Studies with a talk on "Sonus qui non est vox: Sound and Voice in Dante." The soundscape of the Divine Comedy is both vocal and nonvocal.  Professor Cornish's paper explores how Dante exploits what for his culture was a nontrivial distinction.

Please note the location of the event. 

Date: 18 October 2018

Talk: Nick Malgieri on desserts (Van Pelt, class of '55)

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Renown chef and author Nick Malgieri will talk on "Pasticceria: Stories and images of Italian sweets." With degustazione! Please note location. 

Nick Malgieri is the retired founder of baking programs at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Author of 12 books about baking and desserts, he is still traveling, teaching, and lecturing on various baking and dessert-related topics. Born to Italian parents, Malgieri has been fascinated by the sweets of Italy since childhood.

Date: 9 October 2018

Talk and Screening: Stefano Tomassini on Ronconi's staging of Orlando Furioso (Williams Hall, 516)

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New York Furioso. Luca Ronconi at Bryant Park

Date: 20 September 2018

Screening and conversation with film director: Nome di donna by M.T. Giordana (Lightbox)

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The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and Penn Cinema & Media Studies and Center for Italian Studies present the 2018 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA in USA. The series has been curated by Nicola Gentili in the occasion of the celebration of the Italian National Day. 

The second and final film in this series is Nome di donna by Marco Tullio Giordana (2018). Italian w/ English subtitles. 92 minutes. 

Marco Tullio Giordana will be present at the screening!

Date: 6 June 2018

Screening: film The Place by A. Genovese (Lightbox)

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The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and Penn Cinema & Media Studies and Center for Italian Studies present the 2018 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA in USA. The series has been curated by Nicola Gentili in occasion of the celebration of the Italian National Day (June 2). 
The first film is The Place, by Paolo Genovese (2017), Italian w/ English subtitles (105 minutes).

Date: 5 June 2018

Vittorini Awards Ceremony (Williams 516)

Join us on Thursday at 6pm to celebrate the achievements of Penn's undergraduates in Italian literature and culture, and to honor the memory of Professor Domenico Vittorini, who was from 1919 to 1958 a beloved member of the Romance Languages Faculty. The Vittorini Prizes are funded, managed, and administered by our generous friends at the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia.

Date: 26 April 2018

Quakers Days - April 19th

Please join us for an open house with French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese in Williams Hall 543 (Cherpack Seminar Room).Thursday, April 19th from 10:30AM-12:00PM.

Date: 19 April 2018

Conference: Strategies of Authority in Med. and Ren. Europe (Kislak)

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On April 16-17, 2018, the Center for Italian Studies and the Italian Studies Section of the Romance Languages Department will host "Strategies of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Europe."

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Date: 16 April 2018 - 17 April 2018

Colloquium: Lodovica Braida (Cherpack)

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Lodovica Braida, Università Statale di Milano, Title: "Carlo Goldoni and the Construction of the Authorship." 

Date: 12 April 2018

Colloquium: Lodovica Braida (Kislak)

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Lodovica Braida (Università Statale di Milano) for the Seminar on the History of Material Texts, in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies. Title: “'Dangerous Books.' Italian Epistolary Collections in Sixteenth Century: Censorship and Self-censorship." 

Date: 9 April 2018