Recent Events

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

POSTPONED to F18 - Colloquium: David A. Lines (Kislak)

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David A. Lines (University of Warwick) will present a paper entitled "Renaissance Humanism and Universities: The Case of Bologna", based on his forthcoming book Reshaping Learning in Early Modern Italy: Arts and Medicine in the University of Bologna, c. 1400-c. 1750.

Date: 27 March 2018

Colloquium: Gur Zak (Cherpack)

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Prof. Gur Zak, who heads the Department of General and Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will present a talk entitled: "Umana cosa è aver compassion: Compassion and Literary Empathy in Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio." This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Working Group in Global Medieval Studies

Date: 26 March 2018

A Celebration of Prof. Chris Poggi (Chemistry Building)

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We are very pleased to announce a symposium in honor of Prof. Christine Poggi, a distinguished art historian who, until last spring, served in the Italian Studies faculty and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Italian Studies. Now Professor Emerita in the History of Art Department, Prof. Poggi became the Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in September 2017. We look forward to welcoming her back.

Date: 23 March 2018