Upcoming Events

Thu Nov 8, 2018

Research Seminar: "Fascist Im/Mobilities: A Decade of Amedeo Nazzari” - Prof. Alberto Zambenedetti (Toronto)


Location: Special Collections

This research seminar is anchored to the broad-shouldered frame of Amedeo Nazzari (1907-1979), one of the first true leading men to materialize in the Italian film industry. As Giuseppe Gubitosi noted, examining this figure means interrogating Italian identity at large, as the tall, elegant, dark-haired and moustachioed Sardinian was “a product of the history of Italian cinema, of its constant efforts to signify and represent the Italian nation” (1998:15). In fact, over the course of his long career, the prolific actor created an on-screen character who was heroic but human, exceptional yet flawed, sensitive to the seductions of material wealth but ultimately following the straight and narrow path to moral and spiritual fortitude: as Masolino d’Amico argued, “Nazzari was clamorously, ostentatiously but also calmly, a positive character,” with whom Italians continued to identify for decades (in Colasanti and Nicosia 2007:11). This research seminar will examine a selection of films from 1938 to 1943 featuring Nazzari in a leading or supporting role in relation to human im/mobility (physical, social, and mediated), revealing how the roots of Nazzari’s on-screen persona are firmly planted in his Fascist-era work, and how his early career choices reverberated throughout his distinguished filmography.…

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Sun Nov 11, 2018

National French Week


Location: Malloy Hall Chapel

Play, Speak, Watch, Listen, Pray and Investigate in French!

National French Week Flyer

Sunday, November 11 - Messe en francais…

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Tue Nov 13, 2018



Location: Decio Commons - 1St Floor -Decio Hall

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Tertulia Poster Fa18 Original

Join us for TERTULIA
(gathering with students)
Improve your conversational skills in Spanish!
Information Ivis Menes (Ivis.Menes.2@nd.edu) 
María Coloma (coloma.2@nd.edu) or María José Fernandez (mferna12@nd.edu)…

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Tue Nov 27, 2018

Thu Nov 29, 2018

Fri Nov 30, 2018

Yoga in Italian


Location: Studio 1, Smith Center for Recreational Sports

In need of exercising, relaxing and keeping up with your Italian? Class is free, and will be conducted, by Tiziana Serafini, mostly in Italian with some English to illustrate poses.

Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu

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Wed Dec 5, 2018

Italian Coffee Hour: Decorazioni e panettone


Location: Decio Commons

Please join us for an hour of coffee and conversation in Italian where you can meet faculty, students, and staff in Italian Studies and practice your Italian. We meet about once per month and offer activities centered around different aspects of Italian culture.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Picnic e bocce

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Fri Dec 7, 2018

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 28-34, teleconference


Location: Information Technology Center, Room 121

“Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova” is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick.…

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