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 (Einaudi, 1999); Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell UP, 2000); Europe (in Theory) (Duke UP, 2007), winner of the 2010 Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies; and Mafia: A Cultural History (Reaktion Books, 2015). He is currently working on a monograph devoted to Antonio Labriola; on the intersections between meridionalismo and the Global South; and on the relation between historicism and the novel.


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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Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu.

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