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.…
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall is proud to announce "Divining the Lake" — an exhibition of photographs by Will Connally. The exhibition is open now and will run until November 9, 2018.
The Photography Gallery is located on the 2nd floor in Riley Hall.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.
Christina Wolbrecht, Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The John Quincy Adams Society (JQAS) will host Paul Pillar to speak on “Why America Misunderstands the Middle East.” Pillar is Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Studies and a former CIA analyst.
The event is free and open to the public.
Originally published at ndisc.nd.edu…
Monday, November 26, 2018
Rowan Williams, renowned theologian and former Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver a keynote lecture as part of the 2018-19 Notre Dame Forum.
Co-sponsored by “Religion & Literature,” a Notre Dame journal housed in the Department of English, Williams will present a talk titled, “Relieved by Prayer: Power, Shame and Redemption in Shakespeare’s Drama.” A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.…
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Lorenzo Dell’Oso is pursuing a Ph.D. in Italian at Notre Dame with a dissertation on Dante. Please join us for his lecture on Dante’s intellectual background in Special Collections, Hesburgh Library..
Hana Morgenstern is a scholar, writer and translator. She is University Lecturer in Postcolonial and Middle East Literature at Cambridge University and a Senior Fellow at Newnham College. Morgenstern is co-director of the Documents of the Arab Left Project. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled, A Literature for All Its Citizens: Aesthetics of Coexistence in Israel/Palestine.…
Friday, December 7, 2018
“Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova” is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick.…
Friday, February 15, 2019
Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with assistant teaching professor and assistant director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Theology, Anthony Pagliarini. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Lunch is free, but you must register.
Originally published at mcgrath.nd.edu…
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