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Reading and Illustrating the Divine Comedy, Oct. 3rd – Gilman 479 – 5.15 PM

The copy of the Divine Comedy with the commentary by Cristoforo Landino, published in Venice by Pietro Piasi in 1491 and preserved in the House of Dante in Rome, presents a rich apparatus of annotations and painted figures that illustrate the salient passages of the poem. The dense mystery that has surrounded for a long […]


A Cognitive Scientific Approach to Italian Cinema, Sep. 25th Gilman 479 5.15 PM

This presentation was inspired by recent findings in neuro-aesthetics—the study of the impact of the arts on the nervous system.  Cinema has been found to have a particularly strong effect on the part of the brain housing mirror neurons, origin of such psychic processes as identification and empathy. Using clips from Gomorra and Io non […]


Special MLN Italian 2021: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

The board of MLN Italian is delighted to announce that its 2021 issue will be devoted to the work of Elena Ferrante. Guest editors: Professors Tiziana De Rogatis, Stiliana Milkova, and Katrin Wehling Giorgi The global success of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels has firmly established the author as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary World […]

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