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Past Lecture Events

Wed, 4/24 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Louis A. Simpson International Building – A71

Dangerous Flight: Amerindian Featherwork, Michelangelo, and the Violence of Natural History

Jessica Maratsos, University of Cambridge

Program in Italian Studies

Mon, 3/4 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm ·

Italian Literature in the Nuclear Age (LECTURE CANCELLED)

University of Chicago

Maria Anna Mariani

November 15, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Louis A. Simpson International Building – A71

What is the Value of Literature in the Internet Age? Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium as a Guide to Meaningful Digital Communication

Luca Cottini, PhD, Villanova University

Program in Italian Studies

March 23, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Green Hall 0-S-9

Venetian Air and the Avatars of Disegno in Sixteenth-Century Art Theory

Lorenzo Buonanno, University of Massachusetts Boston

Program in Italian Studies

September 19, 2022 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Leonardo Sciascia: The Man and the Writer

Joseph Farrell, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Program in Italian Studies

November 13, 2019 · 1:30 pm4:20 pm · 023 East Pyne

Rileggere il Cortegiano

Andrea Baldi, Rutgers University

Department of French and Italian
Cortegiano Flyer_1200s

April 3, 2019 · 7:30 pm8:50 pm · A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz

Faber Lecture: Only In Naples

Katherine Wilson, Author, Actress, and Television Commentator

Department of French and Italian

February 28, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick Hall

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED…Dealing with ingratitude in Early Modern Italian Culture (Leonardo, Machiavelli, Ariosto)

Matteo Residori, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Program in Italian Studies

February 20, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick Hall

Orlando Furioso as Paradoxical Source of Early Italian Epic Theory

Daniel Javitch, New York University

Program in Italian Studies
Illustration from Canto 11

November 27, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Ghetto Urbanism in Early Modern Venice

Dana Katz, Reed College

Program in Italian Studies, Co-sponsored with the Program in Judaic Studies and the Renaissance Program
Detail of the Venetian ghetto from Giovanni Merlo’s 1676 map, Novacco 4F 288.

October 17, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Queer Filiation from Virgil to Dante

Gary Cestaro, DePaul University

Department of French and Italian, Program in Italian Studies, Program in Medieval Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Comparative Literature

April 6, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 205 East Pyne

Homer is a vague, and hence poetic, idea. Leopardi and the Homeric Question.

Martina Piperno, Alberto Italian Studies Visiting Fellow, Seton Hall

Program in Italian Studies

February 24, 2017 · 2:30 pm4:00 pm · 106 McCormick Hall

The Third Science: Chivalry as Conduct, Honor, and Choice

Francesco Erspamer, Harvard University

Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities and Italian Studies

December 12, 2016 · 4:30 pm5:30 pm · 106 Woolworth

“Singing” and “Speaking” in Monteverdi’s Operas

Tim Carter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Music and Italian Studies Program

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