Italian News & Announcements Archive


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 […]


Gendered Mobilities on Italian Screens: Nov. 26

Gendered Mobilities on Italian Screens: Nation, Migration, and Biopolitics. A lecture by Professor Aine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount). November 26, 2018 | Gilman 479, 5:15 pm. Since the early 21st century Italian filmmakers have increasingly concerned themselves with narratives of female migration both from the former Eastern bloc and the global South. Investigating cinematic stories of immigration […]


Female Collusion in the Decameron: November 14

Female Collusion in the Decameron: Reflection on Power, Knowledge, and Truth. A lecture by Professor Marilyn Migiel (Cornell University). November 14, 2018 | Gilman 479, 5:15pm Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron offers four novellas that involve female collusion. In this paper, I focus on the first of these, Dioneo’s story about the wife of Mazzeo della Montagna. Setting the baseline for […]


Noa Steimatsky to lecture on Cinecittà film studios

Noa Steimatsky, professor of film history at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Italian Locations (U Minnesota, 2008) and the award-winning The Face on Film (Oxford, 2017), will present a talk on new research about the troubling history of the Cinecittà film studios during and immediately after World War II. Her research powerfully speaks to the intersections of race and representation, transnational history and cinema theory. This lecture is co-sponsored by The […]


“Digitizing Early Modern Music and Poetry.” March 13, 5:30 pm, Gilman 479

The Italian Program presents: “Digitizing Early Modern Music and Poetry: The Tasso in Music Project,” a lecture by Professor Emiliano Ricciardi. Emiliano Ricciardi is Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, which he completed in 2013 with the support of an ACLS/Mellon fellowship, and […]


Not Forgiving, Not Forgetting: Narrating Contemporary Taranto on February 14

This spring, our series of events opens with a lecture by Professor Monica Seger (College of William & Mary), entitled Not Forgiving, Not Forgetting: Narrating Contemporary Taranto. This event takes place in Gilman 479, starting a 5:15 pm. The southern port city of Taranto has developed over the past 60+ years as one of contemporary Italy’s […]


Director Alina Marazzi at Hopkins (November 27-30, 2017)

The Italian Program, CAMS, Film and Media, and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality are very proud to host critically acclaimed Italian filmmaker Alina Marazzi from November 27- 30, for a series of screenings and conversations with the Hopkins and Baltimore communities. Alina Marazzi is one of the most compelling independent […]


La comédie à l’époque d’Henri III (1580-1589)

The volume is part of the series Theatre Français de la Renaissance. It includes the annotated editions of six plays from the period 1580-1589. Each play is introduced by a critical essay. Eugenio Refini has edited the comic play Frére Fecisti (1589); he is also the author of the essay that introduces the play. Co-authors for this volume […]