Tag: Italy

Screening: “Pecore in erba”

Trastevere, the historic district of the Italian capital is put into turmoil by a sensational news story: Leonardo Zulliani has disappeared. The case becomes a true national emergency, but who’s Leonardo? And what really happened? This screening is part of...

/ April 26, 2017

Exhibition Opening: Landscapes (Photographs by Giuseppe Di Piazza)

Landscapes: An exhibition of photographs by Giuseppe Di Piazza. On view through June 16, 2017 Mon-Fri 10-5 Observing these photographs, the perceptions of touch and vision are one and the same. The choice of a particular location and that of...

/ April 20, 2017

Lecture: Dante and English Romanticism. Voicing Freedoms

A lecture by Diego Saglia (Università di Parma). Between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, British culture saw a surge in the interest in Dante and his Divina Commedia. Writers, artists, translators and critics engaged with his figure and work with...

/ April 18, 2017

Book Presentation: The Works of Elena Ferrante. Reconfiguring the Margins – Separating Fad from Substance

On the occasion of the publication of The Works of Elena Ferrante. Reconfiguring the Margins (2016, Palgrave Macmillan). Edited by Grace Russo Bullaro and Stephanie V. Love. Editor Grace Russo Bullaro in conversation with Rebecca Falkoff (NYU). The first collection of its...

/ April 13, 2017

The Human Sense of Smell – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

There are many myths about the human sense of smell. Most persistent are the views that our olfactory abilities are underdeveloped, declining, and lacking cognitive significance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Historically, the spice trade and the ongoing...

/ April 13, 2017

Italy as a Muse: A Conversation with Novelist André Aciman

A Bogliasco Foundation Special Event: André Aciman, novelist and 2016 Bogliasco Fellow, will join professor Giancarlo Lombardi to discuss his latest book, Enigma Variations, and the new film based on his 2007 novel Call Me By Your Name directed by...

/ April 12, 2017

Vital Subjects: Race and Biopolitics in Italy

Book presentation: Vital Subjects. Race and Biopolitics in Italy (1860-1920) (2016, Liverpool University Press) by Rhiannon Noel Welch (Rutgers University). The author in conversation with David Forgacs (NYU) and Ann Morning (NYU). Moderated by Ara Merjian (NYU) and Rebecca Falkoff (NYU) Since...

/ April 10, 2017

Analysis: Will Italian judges be the champions of LGBT rights?

While the Italian Parliament continues to pretend that same-sex families don’t exist in Italy, the courts may have a (partial) solution to the problem.

/ April 10, 2017

Symposium: De Vulgari Eloquentia: Dante’s Laboratory of Vernacular Speech

The Global Dante Project of New York. Directors: Maria Luisa Ardizzone (NYU) and Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia University). A one-day international symposium by The Global Dante Project of New York on Dante’s De vulgari eloquentia. Presented by NYU’s Department of Italian Studies, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Medieval and Renaissance Center....

/ April 7, 2017

The Shallow and the Sickly Coast: A History of Menace and Reassurance On An Italian Seashore

A lecture by Sean Cocco, Trinity College, CT. Introduced by Karl Appuhn, NYU. Changes along Italy’s southern Adriatic coast five centuries ago created human and ecological conditions that endured for centuries. Menaces born of people and of the sea worked their...

/ April 6, 2017