Italian Research Seminar - Massimo Riva (Brown)


Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library) (View on map )

The final meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host a lecture by Prof. Massimo Riva.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Massimo Riva ​is a professor of Italian Studies and the director of the Virtual Humanities Lab at Brown University. His teaching ranges from Boccaccio’s Decameron to modern and contemporary literature, film, media and the digital humanities. He has published several books on literary maladies and national identity, post-humanism and the hyper-novel, and literature in the digital age. He is the editor of the Yale anthology Italian Tales and the co-editor of the Cambridge edition of Pico della Mirandola’s Oration On Human Dignity. He was the recipient of three major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Digital Innovation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Society, in support of various digital projects, now part of the Virtual Humanities Lab. He is currently at work on a digital monograph entitled: Italian Shadows. A (Curious) History of Virtual Reality, a pilot project of the Brown Digital Publications Initiative funded by a grant of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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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