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Faculty Profile

Francesco Samarini

(he/him/his)Visiting International Scholar in Italian & Italian Studies (2021)

Contact Information

samarinf@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room M3

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

ITAL 232 Reading/Performing Ital Texts
Additional Time Slot: Students are required to attend one of the following weekly labs: Wed 10:30-11:20 or Wed 11:30-12:20 in Bosler 208.

FDST 250 Hunger & Abundance
Cross-listed with ITAL 323-01. “Food is Culture.” We will take as a point of departure Massimo Montanari’s thought-provoking statement to understand the formation of a multifaceted Italian food identity, starting from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present. We will look at the many factors that influenced this process, including global conflicts, class divisions, religious rituals, and the emergence of modern capitalism. We will analyze historical and sociological essays, films, fiction, and recipe books from different historical periods.The class is taught in English with an additional weekly FLIC session in Italian for Italian Studies majors, Italian minors, and INBM/IS majors.

ITAL 323 Hunger & Abundance
Cross-listed with FDST 250-01. “Food is Culture.” We will take as a point of departure Massimo Montanari’s thought-provoking statement to understand the formation of a multifaceted Italian food identity, starting from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present. We will look at the many factors that influenced this process, including global conflicts, class divisions, religious rituals, and the emergence of modern capitalism. We will analyze historical and sociological essays, films, fiction, and recipe books from different historical periods.The class is taught in English with an additional weekly FLIC session in Italian for Italian Studies majors, Italian minors, and INBM/IS majors.