Academic Events

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Award-winning filmmaker Marco Tullio Giordana (center) with Professors James McMenamin (left) and Nicoletta Marini-Maio (right), Fall 2009.

Past Events

Spring 2017. Delphine Dall’Agata ‘17, Thera Dal Prà Iversen ‘17, Natalie McNeill ‘17, Honors Italian Students and Recipients of the William G. and Elke F. Durden International Initiative Fund. Selected to present their research conducted in Italy at the Global Education Symposium.

Spring 2017. Thera Dal Prà Iversen ’17, Honors Italian Student. Presented and discussed her Italian honors thesis entitled Retracing Naples at the ROWGS (Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality by Students) Symposium.

Spring 2017. Carlo Lavagna, Italian filmmaker. Presented and discussed his film “Arianna” (2015). Co-sponsored with Film Studies.

Fall 2016. Neal McTighe '00 discussed his experiences while studying at Dickinson and in Bologna that led to his career as an entrepreneur, as the Founder & CEO of American Pasta Sauce Company and of Nellino's Sauce - the first U.S.-grown, U.S.-crafted biodynamic tomato sauce. Neal's lecture was entitled "Containing my Passion: How I Used My Italian After Dickinson."

Fall 2016. Fred Kuwornu, Italian filmmaker. Presented and discussed his film Blaxploitalian (2016). Co-Sponsored with CPC, Film Studies, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and American Studies.

Spring 2016. Amara Lakhous, author, journalist, and anthropologist read from his novel entitled Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio (2006). 

Spring 2016. Mario Moroni, poet and associate professor of Italian at Binghamton University (State University of New York) performs a poetry recital entitled "Recitare le ceneri." 

Fall 2015. Edoardo Dal Santo. A lecture entitled “My Career in the Italian Food Business."   

Fall 2015. Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italian filmmaker. Presented and discussed her film Cosmonauta (2009). Co-sponsored with Film Studies.

Spring 2015. Fred Kuwornu (Filmmaker) and Giovanna Faleschini (Associate Professor of Italian from Franklin & Marshall) introduce and discuss the documentary film “18 Ius Soli: The Strange Case of Citizenship in Modern Italy.”   

Fall 2014. Edoardo Dal Santo. A lecture entitled “My Career in the Italian Food Business."   

Spring 2014. Alessandra Montalbano, PhD from New York University. A lecture entitled “In the Hands of the ‘Ndrangheta: Italian Ransom Kidnapping,” about the Calabrian ’Ndrangheta and the darkest pages of Italy’s recent past in the context of our Senior Seminar (IT400).

Spring 2014. Giuseppe Sofo, University of Avignone. A lecture entitled "Translating Wor(l)ds: Re-reading the Misreading".

Spring 2014. The Sopranos Marathon. Campus Screening of Series 6 (Part II), open classes, lectures, and delicious Italian food.

Spring 2014. Giancarlo Lombardi, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at CUNY. A lecture entitled “The Sopranos and The Ethics of Quality Television” in the context of The Sopranos Marathon (a screening of Series 6, Part II). 

Spring 2014. Letizia Modena, Associate Professor of Italian at Vanderbilt University. A lecture entitled "History's Ghost through the Streets of Rome: Carrie Mae Weems Italian Photographs".

Spring 2014. David Kertzer, Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University. A presentation on Prof. Kertzer's latest book entitled The Pope and Mussolini which took place at Franklin and Marshall (organized by Franklin and Marshall and Dickinson College).

Spring 2014. Robert T. Valgenti, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. A lecture entitled “Territorio: Thinking, Eating, and Metabolizing our Notion of Place” in the context of our Italian Food and Wine course. 

Fall 2013. Marina Spada, Italian filmmaker. Presented and discussed her film “My Tomorrow” (2011). Co-sponsored with Film Studies.

Spring 2013. Elena Past, Associate Professor of Italian at Wayne University. Seminar on Italian “giallo” held via Skype.

Spring 2013. Cristina Gragnani. Assistant Professor of Italian at Temple University. A lecture entitled “Before Sibilla: The Hidden World of Late Nineteenth Century Italian Women Writers”.

Spring 2013. Steve White, Professor of European History at Mount St. Mary’s College.  A lecture on the Italian statesman Alcide De Gasperi and the Founding of the Italian Republic.

Spring 2013. Dennis Looney, Professor of Italian at University of Pittsburgh. A lecture on his book Freedom Readers concerning the reception of Dante's Comedy by African American writers.

Fall 2012. Gianfranco Pasquino, Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna and Dickinson Center in Bologna. A roundtable discussion entitled "Italy After Berlusconi".

Fall 2012. Ellen Nerenberg, Hollis Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures (Italian Studies) and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. Lecture entitled “Assassine” on the media treatment of recent Italian criminal cases.

Fall 2012. Ernesto Livorni. Poet and Professor of Italian at the University of Madison, Wisconsin presented his poetry at the Dickinson International poetry festival (Semana Poética).  

Spring 2012. Giuseppe Gazzola, Assistant Professor of Italian at Stony Brook University. A lecture entitled “Marinetti's (French) Anxiety of Influence”.

Fall 2011.  Barbara Zakzek, Professor of Italian at Clemson Univesrity and Rosetta D’Angelo, Professor of Italian at Ramapo College of New Jersey presented their book Resisting Bodies.  Narrative of Italian Partisan Women.

Spring 2011. Paola Severgnini and Giuseppe Strada, Italian directors of the SITE program, visited Dickinson to discuss the international coordination of the SITE, which is led by Dickinson.

Fall 2010. F. Regina Psaki, The Giustina Family Professor of Italian Language and Literature at University of Oregon. A lecture entitled “Giving Them the Bird in Boccaccio’s Decameron”.

Fall 2010. Mario Moroni, poet and associate professor of Italian at Binghamton University (State University of New York) presented his poetry at the Dickinson International poetry festival (Semana Poética).

Spring 2009. Marco Baliani and Maria Maglietta (three-day residency), authors, actors, and theater director. Staged Body of State, an Italian piece on the Aldo Moro affair, and held seminars and meetings on theater in education and his experimental work “Black Pinocchio” in Kenya (Africa) with Italian, French, and Africana Studies classes.  Sponsored by Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

Spring 2009. Alan Perry, Associate professor of Italian at Gettysburg College. A lecture entitled “Italian Women in the Resistance.”  Sponsored by Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

Spring 2009. Danielle Goonan, Fulbright Scholar and Dickinson Alumna. A lecture entitled “Hip-Hop in Bologna: A Scholarly View.”

Fall 2009. Marco Tullio Giordana, award-winning Italian filmmaker who presented his work to the students of Dickinson College. Sponsored by Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

Fall 2008. Dennis Looney, Professor of Italian at University of Pittsburgh. A lecture entitled “Dante in African American Culture”.

Fall 2008. Alessandro Carrera, poet and critic, presented his poetry for the Dickinson International poetry festival (Semana Poética).  Sponsored by several departments and the Dean’s office.

Spring 2008. Tahar Lamri, Algeria-Italy for the conference on Transnational Mediterranean, sponsored by the Clarke Center at Dickinsonn College.

Fall 2007. Sandow Birk, artist and filmmaker, author of an animated movie based on Dante’s Divine Comedy.  Co-sponsored by Film Studies, Central Pennsylvania Consortium, MEMS, and Art and Art History.

Fall 2006. Fred Gardaphé, Professor of Italian American Studies at Stony Brook University and author of the book: From Wise Guys to Wise men (2006).  Sponsored by the Clarke Center, Learning Community, French and Italian, Film Studies and Anthropology.

Fall 2005. Suzanne Branciforte. Author, Educational Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Genoa, Italy.

Fall 2004. Elisa Biagini (Italy) and Robert Viscusi (USA), poets invited to present their poetry at the Dickinson International poetry festival (Semana Poética). Sponsored by several departments and the Dean’s Office.

Fall 2003. Millicent Marcus, Professor of Italian Studies at Yale University. Co-sponsored by Clarke Center, Film Studies, Judaic Studies, Religion, French and Italian and German departments.

Spring 2003. Tiziana Jacopone, Professor of Italian at the University of Paris VIII.  Funded by Global Education.

Spring 2003. Umberto Mazzone, Professor of History at the University of Bologna.  Funded by Global Education.

Fall 2002. F. Regina Psaki, Dickinson alumna and Associate Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon.  Funded by the Clarke Center.

Fall 2002. Pierluigi Pellini, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Siena.  Funded by Global Education.

Spring 2002. Cosetta Gaudenzi, Assistant Professor of Italian at Gettysburg College.  Funded by French and Italian department and Global Education

Fall 2001. Remo Ceserani, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Bologna.  Funded by Global Education.

Spring 2000. Maria Rosa Cutrufelli,  Italian Writer.  (one-week residency) Funded by Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

Spring 1999. Dacia Maraini, Internationally known Italian writer. Funded by Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

Fall 1998. Anthony Tamburri, Chair of Modern Languages, Florida Atlantic University.  Funded by Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

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Renowned author Dacia Maraini and Prof. Tullio Pagano on the porch of the Hartman House, Spring 1999.