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Student Oscar Schiavone wins Giuseppe Giusti literary prize

Oscar Schiavone, a postgraduate student in the Italian Department, supervised by Professor Dilwyn Knox has won the 2013 Giuseppe Giusti literary prize for non-fiction books for his book Michelangelo Buonarroti. Forme del sapere tra letteratura e arte nel Rinascimento (Polistampa). Other editions have awarded books of fiction and poetry. The prize was announced in various regional newspapers. More...

Published: Oct 8, 2014 2:51:24 PM

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Professor John Dickie comments on Pope meeting mafia victims' families

Commenting on the pope meeting with mafia victims' families for the first time, Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian) said: More...

Published: Apr 1, 2014 11:24:26 AM

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Italian affiliate student premiers new play

A play about the Battle of Culloden in 1746, La ballata del drago e del leone - Alba gu bràth (‘The Ballad of the Dragon and the Lion - Scotland Forever’) was written by Valerio Bruner, an affiliate student in the Italian Department 2009-10. More...

Published: Jan 23, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Book Release - Entering the Frame: Cinema & History in the Films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

Professor Robert Lumley has published his study of two protagonists of contemporary art and avant-garde cinema in Italian. More...

Published: Jan 23, 2014 9:56:53 AM

Italian Events

Combating Ransom Kidnapping in Modern Italy: Magistrates, Memoirs, Media

ALESSANDRA MONTALBANO (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) More...

Starts: Oct 22, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Lampedusa: Migratory Space, Memory and Aesthetics

The spatial dimension of Lampedusa and the Mediterranean has never been of greater political relevance than it is today. While boat migrants and refugees approaching Lampedusa are de-individualised by the media, detained by law enforcement, or find their anonymous resting place in the waters of the Mediterranean, recent documentaries, festivals, video-art and heritage sites - on and beyond the island - have attempted, in different ways, to put a face on the migrant and review the Mediterranean passage. More...

Starts: Oct 23, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Poesia e omosessualità nel Novecento italiano

Luca Baldoni, dopo la laurea in Tedesco e Storia dell'arte presso il Trinity College di Dublino, si e' specializzato a UCL in poesia italiana del Novecento con una tesi di dottorato su Umberto Saba. Attualmente e' Adjunct Professor of Italian Studies presso la James Madison University (Florence Program). Si occupa di poesia moderna e gay studies, e ha pubblicato numerosi saggi e traduzioni in questo ambito in riviste specializzate in Italia e all'estero. Poesia: Sensi diversi (2005 - "Premio Camaiore" per l'opera prima); Territori d'oltremare 1998-2007 (Premio Sandro Penna per l'inedito). Curatele e traduzioni: Christina Rossetti, Donne in amore, Selected Poems (2011); J. W. Goethe, Elegie romane (2012); Le parole tra gli uomini. Antologia di poesia gay italiana dal Novecento al presente (2012). More...

Starts: Oct 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM

From the Grotesque to the Galilean: Margherita Costa and the Spectacle of Baroque Female Dramaturgy

JESSICA GOETHALS (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University) More...

Starts: Nov 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Le epigrafi di Poggio Mirteto: la scoperta di una lauda di inizio Trecento

GIULIA AMMANNATI  (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) e FRANCESCO GIANCANE (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) More...

Starts: Jan 21, 2015 6:00:00 PM