Elihu Burritt Library

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The Elihu Burritt Library
The Italian Resource Center
at Central Connecticut State University
2013 The Year of Italian Culture Symposium
October 7, 15-16, 2013

Elihu Burritt Library
"Not 'Frankie Satin': An Exhibit of Sinatra Memorabilia"
Exhibit curated by Prof. Gilbert Gigliotti

2013 The Year of Italian Culture in the United States is an initiative that promotes Italy and its rich history and culture. Central Connecticut State University is a natural place to join the celebration because Connecticut has a very large Italian American community. The Elihu Burritt Library and the Italian Resource Center (IRC) have extensive holdings of materials that promote and support the teaching of Italian history and language. This symposium is the result of collaboration among the Burritt Library, the IRC, and professors of Italian History and Culture from various universities and colleges of the state.

The symposium is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Welte Society and Italian Studies Fund, CCSU Foundation, the Italian Resource Center, Modern Languages, West European Studies, the Italian Club and the Center for International Education.

Events will take place in the Rare Book Room in Elihu Burritt Library and Torp Theatre in Davidson Hall. The symposium is open to both the campus and the local community.

Free parking available on campus. For directions go to: http://www.ccsu.edu/visit

For more information please contact Renata Vickrey, Outreach Librarian at vickreyr@ccsu.edu or call 860-832-2085

Schedule of Events
Davidson Hall
Torp Theatre 6:00 - 7:00 PM
"Finding Joseph Tusiani: The Poet of Two Lands"
Film screening and poetry reading.
Presented by Prof. Maria Passaro (CCSU, Modern Languages)
7:30 - 8:00 PM
Davidson Hall
Room # 207 3:00 - 3:45 PM
"Why Study Italian Today"
by Dr. Carlo Davoli
Director, Education Office, Consulate General of Italy in NY
Torp Theatre 4:00 - 6:30 PM
"A Woman Like That: An Afternoon with Artemisia Gentileschi"
Documentary screening and discussion with filmmakers Ellen Weissbrod and Melissa Powell
Introduced and chaired by Prof. Carmela Pesca (CCSU Modern Languages)
6:30 - 7:00 PM
Torp Theatre 7:00 PM
Movie Showing:
The Big Night
Introduction by Shane Engstrom

Co-Director of Out Film CT
Burritt Library
Rare Book Room 1:00 - 1:30 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Carl Antonucci
Dr. Carl Lovitt
The Director of Burritt Library Services and the Provost.
Rare Book Room 1:30 - 2:30 PM
"My Leopardi"
Presentation by Prof. David Cappella (CCSU, English)
Professor of Modern American Poetry and Creative Writing
Rare Book Room 2:30 - 3:30 PM
"Boccaccio's Decameron: Reflections on the First Three Novellas"
Presentation by Prof. Maria E. Frank (University of Hartford)
Professor of Italian and Renaissance Studies, University of Hartford
Rare Book Room 3:30 - 3:45 PM
Coffee Break
Rare Book Room 3:45 - 4:30 PM
"Giuseppe Bonaviri - Tailor of the Word"
Brief overview of the Sicilian writer's life and work and a reading of selected poetry translations by Stephen Campiglio (MCC)
Program Associate, Continuing Education, Manchester Community College
Rare Book Room 4:30 - 5:30 PM
"Carnevali, Barone, and Quatrocelli: One Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry"
Presenters: Prof. Dennis Barone (USJ) and Stephanie Quatrocelli (Senior English Major at USJ)
Dennis Barone is Professor of English and American Studies at University of St. Joseph
Rare Book Room 5:30 - 6:15 PM
"When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Revisiting An Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian-American Cultural Narrative"
Presentation by Dr. Carl Antonucci (CCSU) and Prof. Ken DiMaggio (CCC)
Ken DiMaggio is Professor of Humanities at Capital Community College
Rare Book Room 6:15 - 7:30 PM
Favorite Italian arias and songs
Reception - Italian Table
Monika Krajewska, Mezzosoprano
Davidson Hall Torp Theatre 7:30 - 9:00 PM
"Italy's Troubled Unity - the Risorgimento 150 Years On"
Lecture by Prof. John Davis (UConn)
Introduction by Prof. Katherine Hermes (CCSU, History)