News and Events

 SPRING EVENTS/LECTURES

9th ANNUAL YALE FESTIVAL OF NEW ITALIAN CINEMA
APRIL 10-13, 
2014   

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Thursday, April 10
Reality, Matteo Garrone, 2012
7.30 p.m., WHC Auditorium

Friday, April 11
Le grande bellezza, (The Great Beauty), Paolo Sorrentino, 2013
7.30 p.m., WHC Auditorium

Saturday, April 12
Introduction and Q&A with our special guest, Director, Roberto Ando
Viva la liberta, (Long Live Freedom) Roberto Ando, 2013
7.00 & 9.30 p.m., WHC Auditorium

Sunday, April 13
La pivellina, (The Little Girl) Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, 2009
1.30 p.m., WHC Auditorium

Benvenuto Presidente!, (Welcome President) Riccardo Milani, 2013 
4.00 p.m., WHC Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Unn Falkeid,
Academy Research Fellow
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
University of Stockholm

"The Sublime Realism of Gaspara Stampa"

5.00 p.m. RLL, 82-90 Wall St, 3rd floor

 (Department of Italian)

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April 1-5. 2014
MINI SPRING SEMINAR

Rita Zama
Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione dell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
La relazione tra la parola e il pensiero in Alessandro Manzoni

Friday, April 4, 2014
L’amicizia (affettiva e intellettuale) tra Manzoni e Rosmini

SEMINARS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1-3.00 p.m. RLL, 82-90 Wall St, 3rd floor

(Department of Italian)

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April 10-13, 2014

The 9th Annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema

Thursday, April 10
Reality, Matteo Garrone, 2012
7.30 p.m. WHC Auditorium

Friday, April 11
Le Grande Bellezza, (The Great Beauty), Paolo Sorrentino, 2013
7.30 p.m. WHC Auditorium

Saturday, April 12
Viva La Liberta, Roberto' Ando, 2013
7.00 & 9.30 p.m. WHC Auditorium
Q&A with our special guest, Director, Roberto Ando

Sunday, April 13
La Pivellina, (The Little Girl) Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, 2009
1.00 p.m. WHC Auditorium

Benvenuto Presidente!, Riccardo Milani, 2013 
4.00 p.m., WHC Auditoriuim

 

Past Spring Events

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mary Watt
Associate Professor of Italian
University of Florida

“Per cedere al pastor si fece greco”: Dante, Constantine and the Specter of Sodomy

5.00 p.m. RLL, 82-90 Wall St, 3rd floor

 (Department of Italian)

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fred Kuwornu, Filmmaker

The documentary, 18 IUS SOLI (The Strangle Case of Citizenship in Modern Italy) covers a range of topics related to “diversities and black Italians” while at the same time focusing on the question of citizenship—an issue of universal consequence in today’s world.

5.30 p.m. Luce Auditorium and Common room

(Council of European Studies)

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 PAST FALL LECTURES

 September 12, 2013

Alessia Ricciardi, Professor, Northwestern University

 “Speculating on the Feminine Mystique: Antonioni’s L’eclisse

5.00 p.m. WHC, Room 208

 (Department of Italian and Whitney Humanities Center)

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September 16, 2013

Author Igiaba Scego

"La mia casa è dove sono:  Nuove coordinate per un'identità afro-italiana."

5.30 p.m. RLL, 82-90 Wall St, 3rd floor

 (Department of Italian)

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October 1, 2013

Andreas Kablitz, Professor, University of Cologne

 “The Ethics of Dante’s Commedia”

5.00 p.m. RLL, 82-90 Wall St, 3rd floor

 (Department of Italian)

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
2:30-4:30, WHC Auditorium, 53 Wall Street

Focus on Umberto Eco: Medievalism, Bibliophilia, and the Quest for 'Originals'

Moderator: Giuseppe Mazzotta, Chair, Department of Italian

Speakers include:

Umberto Eco, President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna

Domenico Pietropaolo, Principal, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, "Varieties of Medievalism in Academia"

Walter Stephens, Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies in the Department of German and Romance Languages, Johns Hopkins University, "The Lover of Books: Eco and Bibliophilia"

5-6 pm, Auditorium

Screening of Umberto Eco derrière les portes (France, 2012) 52 minutes, (DVD)
(with English subtitles)

(Department of Italian and Whitney Humanities Center)

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  BOCCACCIO AT YALE, NOVEMBER 1-2, 2013

  CLICK HERE FOR SESSION SCHEDULE

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November 11 & November 13, 2013

Massimo Ciavolella, Director of Medieval Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

November 11: “Francesca de Rimini: A different take”

November 13: “Amor heroicus and Girolamo Cardano’s horoscope on himself.”

 Both lectures will begin at 6.00 p.m. in the RLL, 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd floor

 (Department of Italian)

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November 21, 2013

Annual Dante Lecture
Kristina Olson, Professor, George Mason University

 “Courtesy Lost: Boccaccio as dantista and storico.”

5.00 p.m. RLL, 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd floor

(Department of Italian)