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Film Screening: Dante's Inferno directed by Sandow Birk

Stevenson, Room 150

Free and open to the public (English dialogue) Melding the seemingly disparate traditions of apocalyptic live-action graphic novel and charming Victorian-era toy theater, Dante’s Inferno is a subversive, darkly satirical update of the original 14th-century literary classic, Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Retold with the use of intricately hand-drawn paper puppets and miniature sets, and without […]

Carol Lynn McKibben: "Gender and Italian Immigration in California: A Monterey Case Study"

Humanities 1, Room 202

Regional context is of critical importance in understanding processes of migration. As well, gender analysis complicates group migration experiences. Dr. McKibben's talk will focus both on the economic and social environment of California and on the role of women in families that made for a migration experience for Sicilians that counters the usual narratives of […]

Robert Davis: “The Socio-Economy of Head Hunting in Late Renaissance Italy”

A distinguished professor of Early Modern Italy, Venice, and the Mediterranean, Professor Robert Davis has written or co-authored eight books and many articles that deal with a variety of topics, including slavery in the Mediterranean, Venetian shipbuilding, masculinity and the rituals of public violence, and Venice as a modern tourist city. His broad interests are […]

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A Dramatic Reading of Dacia Maraini's Play "Norma '44"

Cowell Provost House Cowell Provost House, Cowell Service Rd‎ University of California Santa Cruz, Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA

The Italian Studies Program Presents: A Dramatic Reading of Dacia Maraini's Play Norma '44 Adapted for the stage from the translation by Monica Streifer and Lucia Re Directed by Kimberly Jannarone (UCSC Theater Arts) Set in an unnamed concentration camp in 1944 Germany, Norma '44 tells the story of the perverse bond that grows between […]

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An Evening with Italian Writer: Dacia Maraini

Cowell, Room 131 Cowell College 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Cowell College Provost, Italian Studies Program, Languages & Applied Linguistics Department present: An Evening with Italian Writer, Dacia Maraini Preceded by Screening of 2013 Irish Braschi’s documentary film IO SONO NATA VIAGGIANDO: I was born travelling: A travel in Dacia Maraini’s memories. Dacia Maraini is an influential writer, social critic and iconic figure in Italian […]

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