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Loredana Polezzi, Alfonse M. D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies.

                    Loredana Polezzi joined Stony Brook as Alfonse M. D’Amato Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies in September 2020. She studied in Italy, at the University of Siena, and in the UK, where she obtained her MA and PhD at the University of Warwick and where she worked, first at Warwick and then at Cardiff University. She has written on contemporary Italian travel writing, colonial and postcolonial literature, migrant and diasporic cultures, translingualism and self-translation. She is one of the founding editors of the ‘Transnational Modern Languages’ book series, published by Liverpool University Press, and co-editor of Transnational Italian Studies (2020) and Transcultural Italies: Mobility, Memory and Translation (forthcoming).

                    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Loredana Polezzi to Stony Brook University and the Center for Italian Studies.

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Dear Friends,

     Our usual way of keeping you  informed of the activities, programs and news about the Center for Italian Studies has been affected by how the University has had to address the Coronavirus pandemic.  

     We will try to keep our web page up to date so that you are informed about how we are actively developing  the programs you have come to expect from the Center. 

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The Dante Series: Lectures Celebrating the 700th Anniversary of his  Death.  February-April. 2021

Richard Nasti Presentation,  April 29 2021,  A Musical and Visual Journey  with Gianfranco Cabiddu : In conversation with D'Amato Chair Professor, Loredana Polezzi

Italian Classes for the Community - Special Spring Summer Session 2021:  Classes on the Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Levels will each be offered in  a session of eight (8) one-hour classes.   Click here for more information.

Remembering Festa della Repubblica - Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day and Republic Day) celebrated on June 2 each year, with the main celebration taking place in Rome. Learn more.

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In Memoriam

mario-mignoneArrivederci Professore!

                    Dr. Mario B. Mignone, a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Director of the Center for Italian Studies, and Professor of Italian American Studies in the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, passed away on Sept. 9, 2019. Mario joined Stony Brook University in 1970 as an instructor of Italian, later becoming a tenure-track faculty member in 1973.

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