Events

Thu Sep 20, 2018

Research Seminar: “The Face of Recent Italian Criminal Television: Gomorrah and Beyond” - Prof. Dana Renga (Ohio State)

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Location: Special Collections

The Face of Recent Italian Criminal TV

This talk focuses on recent, popular Italian television. As noted in a recent Variety article, “The global rise of Italian TV series is now in full swing” thanks in great part to the international successes of programs such as Gomorrah. La serie, Suburra. La serie, The Young Pope, 1992/1993,

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Fri Oct 26, 2018

Yoga in Italian

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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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Thu Nov 1, 2018

GRADUATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE READING EXAM IN FRENCH, ITALIAN, PORTUGUESE AND SPANISH

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Location: DeBartolo Hall Room 205

GRADUATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE READING EXAM IN FRENCH, ITALIAN, PORTUGUESE AND SPANISH

Gre Flyer Fall18

To register, send email to Linda Rule at linda.rule@nd.edu or come to the Romance Languages Department (343 O’Shaughnessy Hall) and fill out a registration form.
(You may use a dictionary when taking the exam)…

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Wed Nov 7, 2018

Italian Coffee Hour: Pane e Nutella

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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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Thu Nov 8, 2018

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

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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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Thu Nov 29, 2018

Fri Nov 30, 2018

Yoga in Italian

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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

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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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