Recent Events

Book launch! (Williams 440)

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The Italian Section is delighted to invite you to the book launch of the volume

City, Court, Academy: Language Choice in Early Modern Italy (Routledge 2017) 

which will be discussed by co-editors Eva Del Soldato (UPenn) and Andrea Rizzi (University of Melbourne).

For more details on the volume, please see here

Date: 12 December 2017

Italian Film Festival

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The Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and PI-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia, present the 2017 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M.

Date: 1 December 2017 - 3 December 2017

Screening and Conversation (Cherpack)

Monteverdi/Gibbons: Il Combattimento, Romeo Castellucci, 2000, photo L. del Pia

Piersandra Di Matteo and Mauro Calcagno discuss the version of Claudio Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (text by Tasso) first presented at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Bruxelles in 2001 by today’s renown experimental theater and opera director Date: 21 November 2017

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