Tag: Italy

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

Sustainability of Ethical Fashion in our Brave New World

Dialogues in Languages and Humanities is a new initiative from the NYUSPS Division of Language and Humanities. The DIalogues’ mission is to host events that engage the NYU community and public in provocative conversations on timely and meaningful topics that...

/ April 5, 2017

Changing Subject: The New York Literature of European Migrants, 1880-1940

A lecture by Martino Marazzi (University of Milan). Professor Marazzi will offer a critical presentation of his most recent research, which will be a part of the forthcoming edited volume The History of New York City Literature (Cambridge University Press). The...

/ March 28, 2017

Symposium: Alberto Tallone Editore

Perpetuating the Tradition of Excellence of the Aldine Press and Bodoni.

/ March 27, 2017