Italian News & Announcements Archive


“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 […]


Naples and the Camorra in the National Cinematic Gaze. A lecture by Ruth Glynn, Nov. 1, 2017, Gilman 479, 6:00 pm.

The third installment of our events series is a lecture by Professor Ruth Glynn (University of Bristol) entitled: Naples and the Camorra in the National Cinematic Gaze. Since the effective dissolution of the New Neapolitan Cinema in the early 2000s, the conventions of the national film industry have come to dominate the cinematic construction of […]


Aristotele Fatto Volgare: Tradizione aristotelica e cultura volgare nel Rinascimento

The volume, edited by Eugenio Refini in collaboration with David A. Lines (University of Warwick), explores the ways in which the Aristotelian corpus was received, translated and reshaped in the vernacular in the later Middle Ages and the early modern period. From the philological issues of the medieval translations of Aristotle to the critical reflection […]


The Italian Conference & Symposium 24-25 April 2015

The Italian Conference & Symposium GRLL Department at Johns Hopkins University The Many Forms Of The Decameron: Interpretations, Translations, and Adaptations Baltimore MD – 24-25 April 2015 Email: jhu.boccaccio@gmail.com Accommodation and Transportation The conference will take place at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. The only hotel nearby is the Inn at the Colonnade. There are […]


Italian Graduate Conference Call for Papers

The Many Forms of the Decameron: Interpretations, Translations, and Adaptations April 24-26, 2015 Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2015. View more information here.


The Body in Early Modern Italy

The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian society from the 14th through the 17th centuries.