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Professor Alessandro Portelli. lecture Oct 9.2015. UWO

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.

 

MLL presents a lecture by Prof. Alessandro Portelli – “Memory as Event: Imagination and Meaning in Oral History”

Greetings to All.

Join us for a talk by Professor Alessandro Portelli, world renowned and highly influential oral historian and musicologist, who will discuss the role of migrant sounds from Afghanistan, China, Ecuador, Philippines, India, Kurdistan, Romania, Senegal, and Somalia in Italian folk music.

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.

All Welcome.

Friday, October 9th, at 3 pm

AHB 3B02

Alessandro Portelli

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

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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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Italian 3300 (Fall/Winter): Advanced Italian

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Do you want to become better acquainted with a more sophisticated use of the Italian language? In Advanced Italian we will expand and consolidate your ability to comprehend Italian in a variety of social situations and refine your understanding and appreciation of both the history and the contemporary culture of Italy.

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