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Italian 3351A (Fall 2015): Renaissance Epic


Breathtaking duels and battles! Mighty warriors! Inescapable romances! Interplanetary journeys! The engaging stories coming straight from the Italian Renaissance are every bit as exciting as the latest Marvel movie or the next Star Wars episode. Join us in September, as we will explore the amazing worlds created by Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso – just like you’d explore the world of your favourite videogame!

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Italian 3328F (Fall 2015): Masterpieces of Contemporary Italian Culture


You can’t build a thorough understanding of today’s global culture if you don’t have any familiarity with the literary treasures of modern and contemporary Italy. In this course you will be introduced to a number of Italian writers who have contributed to shape the way in which we have come to think of ourselves and the world in the past one hundred years or so.  The works of Luigi Pirandello, Eugenio Montale, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, Roberto Saviano, among others, will provide us with the literary platform to explore such topics as national and personal identity, memory, love, justice, crime. Discussion of a variety of novels, short stories, memoirs, plays and poems will allow us to reflect on the often fuzzy boundary between fiction and reality, as well as on the role of Italian writers in the evolution of literary genres and styles.

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We Cordially Invite You to Serata Italiana!

Hello Everyone!

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 welcome all to join us!

We hope you can make it!
We hope you can make it!

70th Anniversary of the Liberation Symposium

The Italian program at Western University is pleased to invite you to the one-day symposium entitled “Re-think Italian Resistance: History, Literature, Music, and Cinema.” This event will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 10 am in AHB 3B02.

Find the program at https://westernuitalian.wordpress.com/symposium/

The day will end with the last screening of Cineclub Italiano, L’uomo che verrà, directed by Giorgio Diritti, at 5 pm in AHB 3B02 (please note the new date, time, and location).

Martina is a child growing up during World War Two Marzabotto, close to Bologna, in northern Italy. As the war gets closer to home, people in her village are forced to choose between the support for the partisan brigades or the fear of Nazis reprisal. Eventually, this little girl is forced to experience the Marzabotto Massacre, an infamous event that killed 770 people.

The trailer is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8D7Coxba4 

For the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation, we are pleased to invite you to this special event. All are welcome!