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Professor John Dickie explains what the criminal underworld is really like

As a former Sicilian Mafia boss living in west London waits to hear if he’ll be extradited to Italy, Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian) explains what the criminal underworld is really like... More...

Published: Nov 3, 2014 1:07:45 PM

book Michelangelo Buonarroti. Forme del sapere tra letteratura e arte nel Rinascimento

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

John Dickie

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


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

The Many Lives of Inspector Montalbano

No Italian detective figure has been so popular, both at home and beyond the national borders, as Inspector Montalbano, the widely-acclaimed literary creation of Sicilian crime writer Andrea Camilleri. Camilleri has sold millions of copies of his Montalbano novels in Italy and abroad; they have been translated in more than 30 languages, and the rights of the TV adaptations have been acquired by networks all around the world. This talk, while contextualizing the Sicilian author’s controversial success, aims to explore the reasons behind the ‘Montalbano phenomenon’, to examine its intriguing incarnations but, especially, to discuss the (problematic) cultural ramifications of its reception/perception in Italy and abroad. More...

Starts: Dec 3, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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

Letteratura italiana e Riforma protestante: un incontro impossibile?

DAVIDE DALMAS (Università di Torino) More...

Starts: Mar 11, 2015 6:00:00 PM