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Italian Ecologies: Italo Calvino and the Biosphere of the Anthropocene

“Italian Ecologies: Italo Calvino and the Biosphere of the Anthropocene.” A lecture by Professor Serenella Iovino (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). March 26, Gilman 130G, 5:15 pm. When we imagine life in the Anthropocene, almost inevitably, images of faraway places appear:  dead albatrosses on a Pacific island whose dying bodies are filled […]


What Do Emotions Have To Do With a Will? February 26, Gilman 130G, 5:15 pm

What Do Emotions Have To Do With a Will? The Last Testament of Aurelio Barbieri (Bologna, 1597). A lecture by Professor Monica Calabritto (The Graduate Center, CUNY). February 26, Gilman 130G, 5:15 pm.  In 1588 Paolo Barbieri, a wealthy Bolognese aristocrat, brutally murdered his young wife, Isabella Caccianemici, stabbing her seven times. As she lay […]


Translating Italian Ecocinema: A Collaborative Project

In the spring of 2017, I designed a new undergraduate film class as part of my research in environmental humanities:  Ecocinema: Framing Italy’s Environmental Crisis.  I assembled a substantial collection of Italian films dealing with environmental issues from the 1960s to the present, but, as usual, I had to exclude several good films because they […]

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