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MIL@P and Lo cunto de li cunti

Giambattista Basile

The graduate students in Italian Studies are proud to announce the fourth year of “Masterpiece of Italian Literature @ Penn,” a graduate-led group that aims to read literary texts that have played a pivotal role in global literature.

Professor Eva Del Soldato at the University of Bergamo in Summer 2022

Cappella Colleoni in Bergamo

Professor Eva Del Soldato has been awarded a STaRS Programme Visiting Professorship in the Department of Literature, Philosophy, and Communication at the Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Summer 2022). In Bergamo, professor Del Soldato will have the opportunity to work at the historical Biblioteca Mai, collecting material for her current project on lovesickness in Counterreformation Italy.

Italian Studies PhD Students Shine at Penn

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Doctoral students Natale Vacalebre and Luna Sarti have recently earned prestigious recognitions for their scholarly projects. Vacalebre has been awarded the first annual Stallybrass Prize in the History of Material Texts for his paper “Divine Markets: Producing, Selling and Reading Dante’s Commedia in the Early Typographic Age." Sarti has been awarded the GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation for her project “Mapping Labor and Water in Medieval Florence: An Experiment in Historical Imagination.” Congratulations Natale and Luna!

Masterpieces of Italian Literature at Penn (MIL@P)

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The graduate students of the Department of Italian are proud to announce the third year of “Masterpiece of Italian Literature @ Penn,” a graduate-led group that aims to read literary texts that have played a pivotal role in global literature. This year we will venture into Giacomo Leopardi’s Operette Morali, written between 1824 and 1832. Please see here for more!

Congratulations to all of our students!

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We cannot do it in person (for now!) but we are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our graduate and undergraduate students. Luna Sarti has been awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Samantha Gillen and Natale Vacalebre have both received a Diss. Research Fellowship. Natale has also received short-term fellowships from the Houghton Library (Harvard) and the Harry Ransom Center (UTexas), as well as Penn Salvatori Research Award, together with Tommaso De Robertis. Last but not least, Mario Sassi won the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Penn Graduate Students.

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Upcoming Events

Camilla Hawthorne, Abolition Geographies in the Black Mediterranean

Camilla Hawthorne

We are pleased to welcome Professor Camilla Hawthorne (UC Santa Cruz) for a talk titled "Abolition Geographies in the Black Mediterranean."

 

When: November 18, 2021 - 5 PM (EST)

Where: On Zoom, see link

 

Registration required for the Zoom event: click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: 18 November 2021

Recent Events

Africana Dantes

Africana Dantes 2021: Creative Responses to the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Tomorrow, September 30, 6:00 PM; Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk | Class of 1942 Garden.

Date: 30 September 2021

Undergraduate Virtual Open House August 26th 11:00-12:00 ET

Join us for the Undergraduate Virtual Visit with Italian Faculty via Zoom. Bring your questions about the Major, Minor, Certificate, Study Abroad, Awards & Prizes, and the Language Requirement. Please see the Canvas Page for more information and the zoom link.

Date: 26 August 2021