Upcoming Events

Tue Aug 27, 2019

Tue Sep 3, 2019

Daniel Nemser, University of Michigan, to deliver the Spanish section's Second Annual Inaugural Lecture

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Location: Annenburg Auditorium, Snite Musuem

Yanga in Málaga: Iberian Empire and the Hinge of Slavery

A public lecture by Daniel Nemser, University of Michigan

One of the best known and earliest cases of marronage (the formation of communities of escaped slaves) in the Americas involves the African-born Yanga, who around 1570 escaped from slavery and established a long-standing maroon community in colonial Mexico. For years, his followers raided wagons transporting goods along the nearby camino real

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Thu Sep 5, 2019

Italian Research Seminar - Sabrina Ferri (Notre Dame)

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Location: Special Collections

Giacomo Leopardi Bust

“‘Gli occhi della fantasia.’ Mental Images and Poetic Imagery in Leopardi”

The Italian Research Seminar will open the 2019-2020 academic year with a lecture by Sabrina Ferri, Associate Professor of Italian at Notre Dame, on Giacomo Leopardi’s poetics and its connections with 18th- and early 19th-century theories of the imagination.…

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Thu Sep 12, 2019

Italian Coffee Hour

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Location: Decio Commons

Nutella

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.…

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Thu Sep 19, 2019

Italian Research Seminar - Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja (Harvard)

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Location: Special Collections

Ciappelletto

Parabola in Boccaccio (I.1; X.10)

For the second meeting of the Italian Research Seminar, Prof. Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja will give a lecture on the first and last tales of Boccaccio’s Decameron.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

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Fri Sep 20, 2019

Employing Interdisciplinarity: Early Modern Legacies, Future Challenges

Location:

September 20-21, 2019 | University of Notre Dame | 235 Decio Hall

Interdiciplinarity Conference Poster Version 2

Organized by Notre Dame’s Early Modern Circle, this conference takes aim at one of the academy’s most coveted buzzwords. Where in fact does the fascination with interdisciplinarity come from, and why does it matter so much today?

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Sat Sep 21, 2019

Employing Interdisciplinarity: Early Modern Legacies, Future Challenges

Location:

September 20-21, 2019 | University of Notre Dame | 235 Decio Hall

Interdiciplinarity Conference Poster Version 2

Organized by Notre Dame’s Early Modern Circle, this conference takes aim at one of the academy’s most coveted buzzwords. Where in fact does the fascination with interdisciplinarity come from, and why does it matter so much today?

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Fri Sep 27, 2019

Dante Now!

Location: TBD

Dante Now Image

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Celebration

Please join the Center for Italian Studies on Friday, September 27 for its annual “Dante Now!” event, dedicated to performing and understanding Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Details will be posted here as the date approaches.…

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Thu Oct 3, 2019

Italian Research Seminar - Roberta Morosini (Wake Forest)

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Location: Special Collections

Selection of the 1321 Mappamondo by Pietro Vesconte showing Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean Sea

Reading the Medieval Mediterranean: Navigation, Maps, and Literary Geographies. Questions, Approaches, and Methods. 

Following the publication of Il mare salato. Il Mediterraneo di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio (Viella 2019), Morosini will share her study of the Mediterranean in geocritical terms. The seminar will focus on the representation of the Mediterranean and its “liti

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Mon Oct 7, 2019

Italian Coffee Hour

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Location: Decio Commons

Cannoli

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.…

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Wed Oct 23, 2019

Thu Oct 24, 2019

Fri Oct 25, 2019

Fri Nov 1, 2019

Thu Nov 14, 2019

Italian Coffee Hour

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Location: Decio Commons

Giochi

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.…

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Thu Nov 21, 2019

Italian Research Seminar - Valentina Geri (Ph.D. Candidate, Notre Dame)

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Location: Special Collections

Philip Roth and Primo Levi in 1986

“In arts it is repose to life: è filo teso per siti strani.” The Role of Anglophone Culture in Primo Levi and His Times.

Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies, this seminar will examine the importance of Anglophone culture in Primo Levi’s work, beginning from his English-Italian palindrome from the short story “Calore vorticoso” (Lilít) – “In arts it is repose to life: è filo teso per siti strani.”

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Fri Dec 6, 2019

Mon Dec 9, 2019

Italian Coffee Hour

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Location: Decio Commons

Natale

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.…

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Thu Jan 30, 2020

Italian Research Seminar - Justin Steinberg (Chicago)

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Location: Special Collections

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: Special Collections

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 19, 2020

Italian Research Seminar - Roberto Dainotto (Duke)

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Location: Special Collections

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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