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Thu Jan 30, 2020

Italian Research Seminar - Justin Steinberg (Chicago)

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Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library)

The first meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host a lecture by Prof. Justin Steinberg.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Justin Steinberg is Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Chicago. His scholarship focuses on medieval Italian literature, especially on Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and the early lyric. Related interests include manuscript culture/material philology, reception studies, the connections between legal and literary culture, and medieval political theory. Currently, he is working on theological/legal/literary conceptions of fictio, 

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Thu Feb 20, 2020

Italian Research Seminar - MA student research presentations

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Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library)

The second meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host research presentations by 2nd-year studnets in the Italian MA progam.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.


The Italian Research Seminar, a core event of the Center for Italian Studies, aims to provide a regular forum for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and colleagues from other universities to present and discuss their current research. The Seminar is vigorously interdisciplinary, and embraces all areas of Italian literature, language, and culture, as well as perceptions of Italy, its achievements and its peoples in other national and international cultures. The Seminar constitutes an important element in the effort by Notre Dame’s Center for Italian Studies to promote the study of Italy and to serve as a strategic point of contact for scholarly exchange.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020

Thu Mar 12, 2020

Fri Mar 13, 2020

Thu Mar 26, 2020

Italian Research Seminar - Roberto Dainotto (Duke)

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Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library)

The third meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host a lecture by Prof. Roberto Dainotto.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Roberto Dainotto is Professor of Italian and of Literature at Duke University. He is the author of the edited volume Racconti Americani del ‘900

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Thu Apr 2, 2020

Fourth Annual Ravarino Lecture - William Caferro (Vanderbilt)

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Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library)

The Center for Italian Studies presents the fourth annual Ravarino Lecture on April 2, 2020, which will be delivered by William Caferro, who is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University.

More details will be posted here as the date approaches.

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Thu Apr 23, 2020

Italian Research Seminar - Massimo Riva (Brown)

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Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library)

The final meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host a lecture by Prof. Massimo Riva.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Massimo Riva ​is a professor of Italian Studies and the director of the Virtual Humanities Lab at Brown University. His teaching ranges from Boccaccio’s Decameron

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Thu May 21, 2020

Dante's Ante-Purgatorio

Location: Rome Global Gateway, Via Ostilia, 15

Blake Dante Purgatory 9

Sponsored by the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, this short ‘seminar’ on Dante’s Ante-Purgatorio will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 21 May 2020 and on the morning of Friday 22 May at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway in via Ostilia.…

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Fri May 22, 2020

Dante's Ante-Purgatorio

Location: Rome Global Gateway, Via Ostilia, 15

Blake Dante Purgatory 9

Sponsored by the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, this short ‘seminar’ on Dante’s Ante-Purgatorio will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 21 May 2020 and on the morning of Friday 22 May at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway in via Ostilia.…

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Wed Oct 21, 2020

Thu Oct 22, 2020

Fri Oct 23, 2020