Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian, presented a paper at the conference, "Boccaccio in Washington, DC" on October 5.
Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and DMLL Chair, wrote an essay that is included in the recently published volume,Approaches to Teaching Italo Calvino, edited by Franco Ricci, which is part of a series of books on teaching literature produced by the Modern Language Association of America. The article is titled, "Reading, Writing, Desire and Closure: Teaching Calvino to Undergraduates in Italian.”
Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented a paper titled "Between Reality and Symbol: Fierce Dogs and Ferocious Wolves in the Decameron" at the Boccaccio at 700: Medieval Contexts and Global Intertexts conference. The paper examined the role of animals in the writings of Giovanni Boccaccio within the context of a presumed shift from the allegorical models of the Middle Ages to the more naturalistic approaches of the early Italian Renaissance. The study examined the topic using Dante's Commedia as a point of comparison.
A tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Spain or Latin America. If you are a student of Spanish, speak Spanish at home and miss speaking it on campus, or you are looking to meet others who are passionate about the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures, then this is your chance! Tertulias are forming, and you should come join the fun!
Every year, Modern Languages and Literatures hosts "Multicultural Voices." This celebratory event honors our outstanding seniors and gives all IC students an opportunity to express their passion for languages and cultures through various performances: songs, poetry readings, one-act plays, and/or other creative activities. Performances in English will be considered, provided that they are connected with a language offered by the DMLL.