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Thu Mar 1, 2018

Research Seminar: MA Presentations


Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

The Italian Research Seminar: MA Presentations

Genevieve Lyons (Notre Dame) - “Alessandro Blasetti’s Cinema and the Fantastic: A Closer Look at the Unmarried Woman”

Katie Sparrow (Notre Dame) - “Representations of Self: Dante’s Use of First Person in the Vita Nova

All are welcome for a brief discussion and a reception following the talks.


Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

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Fri Mar 2, 2018

The Culture of Italian American Emigration


Location: Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room

Michela Valmori, Visiting Scholar from the University of Bologna, Italy.  Will be giving a lecture on Friday, March 2nd, a part of the Navovic Lunches and Lectures series. 

Lunches & Lectures with Visiting Scholars


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Sun Mar 4, 2018

Mon Mar 5, 2018

French Translation Workshop


Location: 131 Decio Hall

Atelier Traduction Spring 2018

Come practice your language skills in this French Translation workshop!

We meet once a month on a Monday from 5-6pm in Decio 131. Feel free to come

to one or all of them! Bring a text with you or get ready for a surprise! 

At least one year of French required. See the poster for more details.…

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Wed Mar 7, 2018



Location: Decio Commons (1st Floor- Decio Hall)

Tertulia Flyer Sp18

Improve your conversational skills in Spanish!…

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Thu Mar 8, 2018

Caffè e conversazione: Festa della donna


Location: Decio Commons

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. …

Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu

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Sun Mar 11, 2018

Sun Mar 18, 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018

Free Yoga Classes in Italian


Location: Smith Center Studio 1

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.…

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Wed Mar 21, 2018

OVI Videoconference Seminar: Demetrio Yocum - “Kenosis e il linguaggio creaturale della lode nel Cantico di San Francesco”


Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

University of Notre Dame & Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Videoconference Seminars – Spring 2018


Demetrio Yocum: “Kenosis e il linguaggio creaturale della lode nel Cantico di San Francesco” (Kenosis and the Creaturely Language of Praise in Saint Francis’ Canticle

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Thu Mar 22, 2018

Ravarino Lecture: "Hidden Spaces, Private Lives: Getting Inside the Italian Renaissance Home" - Abigail Brundin (Cambridge)


Location: Nanovic Seminar Room (1050 Nanovic Hall)

Annual Ravarino Lecture

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.

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Sun Mar 25, 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018

Research Seminar: "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies" (Diego Pirillo, UC Berkeley)


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections

The Italian Research Seminar

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.

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