2013 The Year of Italian Culture Symposium – October 16 events

Today is the second day of the symposium with presentations, lectures, poetry reading and Italian arias!
Please join us for some or all events!

Events are held in the Burritt Library, 2nd floor starting at 1:00 p.m. Evening lecture in Torp Theatre at 7:30 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Dr. Carl Antonucci and Dr. Carl Lovitt
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. “My Leopardi” Presentation by Prof. David Cappella (CCSU, English)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. “Boccaccio’s Decameron: Reflections on the First Three Novellas” Presentation by Prof. Maria E. Frank (UofH)
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Coffee break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. “Giuseppe Bonaviri – Tailor of the Word” by Stephen Campiglio (MCC)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. “Carnevali, Barone, and Quatrocelli: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry” Presenters: Prof. Dennis Barone
(USJ) and Stephanie Quatrocelli (Senior English major at USJ)
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. “When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Re-Visiting an Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian American Cultural
Narrative” Presentation by Dr. Carl Antonucci (CCSU) and Prof. Ken DiMaggio (CCC)
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. “Favorite Italian arias and songs”
Reception – Italian Table
Davidson Hall Torp Theatre
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. ‘Italy’s Troubled Unity – the Risorgimento 150 Years On’Lecture by Prof. John Davis (UCONN)