Did you miss Professor Portelli’s lecture in October? Watch the full lecture here.
Professor Alessandro Portelli, world renowned and highly influential oral historian and musicologist, discusses the role of migrant sounds from Afghanistan, China, Ecuador, Philippines, India, Kurdistan, Romania, Senegal, and Somalia in Italian folk music. Can the migrant music we hear in Italian cities and rural areas be recognizied as the new folk music of a multietnic and multicultural country?
In 2015, Professor Portelli was awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize for his extraordinary work over the last three decades in linking oral history and collective memory, completely changing and enriching the way we look at history and the past. With his research, Professor Portelli has transformed the way subjectivity and history coalesce to form meaning. He has been a pivotal figure in the investigation of history and society via eyewitness testimony.
PhD candidate Andrea Privitera uses role-playing video games to teach Italian Renaissance Epic poetry because he wants to show how Early Modern literature can be just as exciting as modern-day pop culture.
The Italian program at Western is pleased to invite you to our second Serata Italiana, an evening or art and fun with students of Italian, on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 pm in Conron Hall, UC 224.
Students from our courses will delight us once again with their original poetry written in Italian, Italian poetry readings, excerpts from an Italian-Canadian play, and Italian songs with music by Mozart and Bellini.
We all know that Western has talent; but did you know that Western has Italian talent as well? Yes, on Thursday March 26th, at 6:30 pm, come see the talent of Western’s Italian students. This Italian evening, also known as Serata Italiana, will take place in Conron Hall, also known as UC 224.
We hope you can join this evening of art and fun! See you Thursday!