Italian News & Announcements Archive


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 […]


“Ferocity: Author and Editor in Conversation” on October 25

The Italian Program of the Department of German and Romance Languages & Literature and the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute are delighted to announce “Ferocity: Author and Editor in Conversation.” Nicola Lagioia, the critically acclaimed Italian writer, will present the just-released English-translation of his novel Ferocity while engaging in conversation with Michael Reynolds, editor-in-chief of his […]


Lectures by Eva Del Soldato and Kevin Brownlee coming October 13

This fall, our series of events opens with a double-bill of back to back lectures: Galileo, the Jesuits and the Errors of Aristotle. How to Justify (and Exploit) the Philosopher by Professor Eva Del Soldato and The Concealed and the Revealed. Dantean Subtexts and Petrarchan Identity in the Africa by Professor Kevin Brownlee, both from […]