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Events - Spring 2022
Center for Italian Studies Annual Essay Contest for Secondary School Students.Due Date: Monday, May, 9th, 2022

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Italian y - Gruppo di Lettura
We are happy to announce the start of the Spring 2022 Reading group. The group will meet once a month in Melville E-4340 to discuss recent Italian books. To start, in preparation for the author’s visit on April 6, we will be discussing “La Straniera” by Claudia Durastanti .
The first meeting is on March 21st, Monday, at 5:00 pm— Center for Italian Studies; Melville E-4340, Stony Brook University. Books can be purchased, in Italian or English, on Amazon or any other bookstore. Prof. Loredana Polezzi will moderate the discussion.

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Valigie Narranti
Prof. Loredana Polezzi and  graduate fellow Antonio Fideleo, interviewed by Valentina Rizzi, discuss the importance of the icono-text and its potential as a teaching tool in Italian language classes.


February 28, Monday, 5:00 p.m.

Melville Library E4340
In Presence Event.

Homage to Monica Vitti: L’avventura di una vita.

A tribute to the life and career of Italian film icon, Monica Vitti (1931-2022) presented by Professors Loredana Polezzi and Giuseppe Gazzola (Stony Brook University)

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March 1, Tuesday, 1:15 p.m.

Melville Library E4340
In Presence Event.

Relief by Design .

Carolina Mangone (Princeton University)

Co-organized with the Department of Art (Stony Brook).

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March 3, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.


In Presence Event

Carrara Marble in Renaissance Spain: Catholic Hegemony, Universal Monarch, and Genoese Network

Gregoire Extermann (University of Madrid) 

Co-organized with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature.

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March 9, Wednesday, 2:40 p.m.


On line event - RICHARD NASTI LECTURE SERIES EVENT

The Art of Excellent Products by Riccardo Illy

Details for joining this zoom meeting will follow

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April 6, Wednesday. 6:00 p.m.

In Presence Event

La straniera by Claudia Durastanti 

Award winning Italian author Claudia Durastanti will discuss her novel (2019), which has
just been published in English as Strangers I Know (2022). The book, shortlisted for the prestigious Premio Strega, narrates a largely autobiographical coming-of-age story set between Italy, New York and London.

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April 7 - 4:45 p.m.

In Presence Event 

From Renaissance letters to Digital Communities: Research and Methods in Digital Humanities

The talk and conversation will provide an introduction to actual textual problems and work-in progress projects in digital humanities. The event is structured around a sent of basic questions, such as: What are the  digital humanities ? How is the  digital  changing the way we read and interpret literary and historical texts? What do we mean when we talk about digital projects? And how do we “make” them? ​​

Co-organized with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature.

April 11, Monday, 5:00 p.m.


In Presence Event - ITALIAN CINE CLUB 

Adolescent liminal heroes in a magic neorealism frame

The first in the series of film screenings of Alice Rorwacher movies, introduced and discussed by Graduate Fellow, Antonio Fideleo. 

Corpo Celeste -  Cl ick here for the trailer

 

April 18, Monday, 5:00 p.m.


In Presence Event - ITALIAN CINE CLUB 

Adolescent liminal heroes in a magic neorealism frame

The seond in the series of film screenings of Alice Rorwacher movies, introduced and discussed by Graduate Fellow, Antonio Fideleo. 

Le Meraviglie -  Click here fot the trailer

April 19, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.


In Presence Event - DR. JOSEPH TROMBA LECTURE SERIES

The ColumbusAffair: Imperatives for an Italian American Agenda by Prof. Tamburri

 Professor Anthony Tamburri (CUNY/Calandra Institute) in conversation with Professor Giuseppe Gazzola.

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April 25, Monday, 5:00 p.m.


In Presence Event - ITALIAN CINE CLUB 

Adolescent liminal heroes in a magic neorealism frame

The third in the series of film screenings of Alice Rorwacher movies, introduced and discussed by Graduate Fellow, Antonio Fideleo. 

Lazzaro Felice -  Click here fot the trailer

 

May 29, Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Online Event 

Writing Brick by Brick: Remembering  Pietro Di Donato

Event celebrating Pietro di Donato, author of the 1939 Bestseller , Christ in Concrete, in commemorationof the 30th Anniversary of his death. Organized by Loredana Polezzi (D’Amato Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies) and Simone Brioni (Department of English).

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EVENT POSTPONED

Fund Raiser Event at Harmony Vineyard, St. James.

A Fund Raiser for the Center for Italian Studies is being planned at Harmony Vineyards, St. James, incollaboration with Stony Brook University’s Alumni Association. The Center’s Director, Giuseppe Gazzola, will present a talk on Italian wines entitled, Ecology of Aging .

May 2, Monday, 5:00 p.m.


In Presence Event - ITALIAN CINE CLUB 

Adolescent liminal heroes in a magic neorealism frame

The last in the series of film screenings of Alice Rorwacher movies, introduced and discussed by Graduate Fellow, Antonio Fideleo. 

Omelia Contadina -  Click here fot the trailer