Events

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Seminar: "Casa Pueblo’s Energy Insurrection in Puerto Rico"

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Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business



Arturo Massol Deya

In the town of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, an award winning organization, Casa Pueblo, is leading an “energy insurrection, an uplifting, a revolution,” according to founder and director Alexis Massol González. Their goal is 50% energy generation at the point of consumption with solar panels and independent microgrids by 2027. Arturo Massol Deyá, son of Alexis and executive director, will tell the story of one town’s fight for energy independence.…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Celebration

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Location: Annenberg Audiitorium

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Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Celebration

Starting at the Annenberg Auditorium in the Snite Museum of Art and ending at the Grotto. Join the Center for Italian Studies for its annual Dante Now! event, dedicated to performing and understanding Dante’s Divine Comedy. This year Professor Christian Moevs will kick off the event with an illustrated public talk that will be broadcast live to participants at Notre Dame’s Global Gateway in Rome.

 

The lecture that gave rise to Dante Now was given over a decade ago and it has been a Game Day event since 2012. For more on Dante Now, see this article published in the Observer on Friday, September 29, 2017, or have a look at the video of the inaugural performance in 2012.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lecture: "Primo Levi and Dante: four cases (more or less known)"

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Location: Special Collections

Dante’s Divina Commedia is one of the most, if not the most quoted book in the works of Primo Levi. In many books or chapters, often across several pages in a row, we find either explicit references or allusions to Dante. Since a systematic approach is impossible, a symptomatic approach will be proposed in this lecture. Professor Franceschini will consider:…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Research Seminar: "Fascist Im/Mobilities: A Decade of Amedeo Nazzari”

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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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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Research Seminar: “Dante's Florentine Intellectual Formation: From Quodlibets to the Vita nuova”

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Location: Special Collections

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..

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Teleconference: "Re-reading Dante's Vita nova" (Chapters 28-34)

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Location: Information Technology Center, Room 121

“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.…

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