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Join us in Florence with Penn-in-Florence!

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

The Italian Studies section at the University of Pennsylvania is proud to announce the beginning of Penn-in-Florence, our Summer program!

Our program in Florence allows students to improve their language skills while enjoying an immersive experience in Italian history and culture. Florence offers a wide array of resources for students, including world-renowned libraries and museums, culinary traditions, and fashion hubs. It is also a very livable city, with accommodations and places of interest all in walking distance.

The Applications open on November 15, 2021!

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!

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Recent 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

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