Upcoming Events

Thu Oct 29, 2020

Fri Oct 30, 2020

“The Ambiguous Resistance of Fenoglio’s Racconti della guerra civile” - Giovanni Vedovotto (Notre Dame)

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Location: Zoom

The Center for Italian Studies is pleased to host a lecture on Italian resistance writer, Beppe Fenoglio's Racconti della guerra civile, by Giovanni Vedovotto, a Ph.D. candidate in Italian in the Department of Romance Languages.

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This seminar aims to demonstrate how the representation of the partisans in Fenoglio’s work is far from simply celebratory and to highlight its problematic elements. Considering the Racconti della guerra civile

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Wed Nov 4, 2020

Lecture: "Beyond Reality and Fiction: Congo Vivo and African American Transnational Expatriatism" - Shelleen Greene (UCLA)

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Location: Zoom **Registration required**

Set during the height of the Congolese Civil War (1960-1965), Congo Vivo (Giuseppe Bennati, 1962), narrates the affair between an Italian journalist, Roberto (Gabriele Ferzetti) and Annette (Jean Seberg), the wife of a Belgian diplomat. The film was co-written by William Demby (1922-2013), a novelist, journalist, translator and screenwriter, who like many African American soldiers who arrived in Italy during World War II as part of the U.S. Allied Forces, remained in the country for the better part of forty years. Written during Demby’s period of intermittent expatriatism between the United States and Italy, and in the same period as his signature novel, The Catacombs

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Fri Nov 6, 2020

BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE: MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT

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Location: Zoom

Algerian-Italian Writer Amara Lakhous Is Coming to Notre Dame on Friday, November 6, 2020.

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“A small culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the center of Rome is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbors is murdered. […] Each character takes his or her turn center-stage, recounting his or her story—the dramas of emigration, the daily equivocations of immigration, the fears and misunderstandings of a life spent on society’s margins...”Lakhous

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BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE: MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT

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Location: Zoom

Algerian-Italian Writer Amara Lakhous Is Coming to Notre Dame on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Poster

“A small culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the center of Rome is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbors is murdered. […] Each character takes his or her turn center-stage, recounting his or her story—the dramas of emigration, the daily equivocations of immigration, the fears and misunderstandings of a life spent on society’s margins...”Lakhous will  talk with students about his book Scontro

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