Please feel free to join us for an hour of caffè e conversazione where you are welcome to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian Program, students of Italian, Italophones, Italophiles, and people with an appreciation for things Italian. …
In need of exercising, relaxing and keeping up with your Italian? You can do all three in just one hour! Classes will be conducted mostly in Italian with some English to illustrate poses. With Professor of Italian and Yoga instructor Tiziana Serafini.…
To register, send email to Linda Rule at email@example.com or come to the Romance Languages Department(343 O'Shaughnessy Hall) and fill out a registration form.
(You may use a dictionary when taking the exam)…
How do we penetrate the Renaissance home? While we know plenty about the grand palazzi of the ruling classes, more ordinary households cannot be adequately encompassed in any one type of source nor by means of a single approach. Through the study of books, buildings, objects, spaces, images and archives, the private lives of Renaissance Italians can be glimpsed in snatches. This talk presents the results of a 4-year interdisciplinary study, using such fragments and glimpses to build a picture of domestic activities.
Abigail Brundin is co-Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge, a Reader in Early Modern Literature and Culture, and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College.
Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and by the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies. If you could kindly RSVP for the reception to give us a sense of numbers, it would be appreciated.
Diego Pirillo (UC Berkeley) - "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies"
By studying several private and public libraries in colonial America this talk will present the first findings of a larger project that studies the circulation of books, ideas and knowledge in the Protestant Atlantic and investigates the many ways in which early American readers collected, appropriated and manipulated Italian Renaissance texts. Diego Pirillo (Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore) is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
The talk will be followed by a discussion and a reception. Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.