Italian Language and Literature

Multiculturalism in Italian Literature

With special guest writer Kossi Komla-Ebri A discussion with acclaimed writer Kossi Komla Ebri who will join online friends of “Caffe Culturale in Portland” directly from Italy. The event will be in the format of an interview with an opportunity for Q&A afterwards.  In Italian with simultaneous English translation. Born in Togo, Kossi Amékowoyoa Komla-Ebri […]

Italian Language and Literature

Italy’s Many Voices: 50 Shades of Latin, by Italian Portland

This month prof. Angela Zagarella (Portland State University) will be presenting a brief overview of the history of Italian language and the complex linguistic landscape of regional languages, aka ‘dialects’. Angela’s vast knowledge and love of the Italian language will shine in her presentation. The event is organized by Italian Portland. When someone studies the […]

Italian Language and Literature

Dante 700: avvio celebrazioni

Nei giorni 5 e 13 settembre p.v. la citta’ di Ravenna accogliera’ una serie di manifestazioni in occasione dell’imminente settecentesimo anniversario della morte di Dante Alighieri.  Il 5 settembre, alla presenza del Signor Presidente della Repubblica, le celebrazioni prenderanno avvi’o alle 20.30 con la riapertura solenne della tomba del Poeta e del vicino quadrarco di […]

Italian Language and Literature

The Daily Decameron: tales to connect us in troubled times, by Institute of Culture SF

 Ten stories from Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, The Decameron, read in English and Italian. Written in a time of plague, these tales still have the power to lift the spirits and comfort the soul. Episodes will be released weekly, starting June 30, on the YouTube channel of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. A production of the […]

Italian Language and Literature

Certification of Italian Language at San Francisco – 2020 exam dates UPDATE

Certification of Italian Language at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco offers, twice a year, the opportunity to take the official exams for the Certification of Italian Language (CELI) managed by the Università per Stanieri di Perugia at the headquarters of the Institute itself. Exam dates for […]

Italian Language and Literature

What two great Italian writers can teach us about coronavirus – online, May 9

A Conversation in English with Angela Zagarella, by Associazione Culturale Italiana. The plague is a central element in two of the greatest works of Italian literature, Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century prose work “The Decameron,” and Alessandro Manzoni’s 19th-century novel “The Betrothed”. A close look at these two masterpiece as a key to interpret our difficult present. […]

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Italian Cultural Institute in SF presents: Favole al telefono – STILL ON AIR!

 Favole al telefono: Lettura di fiabe dal libro di Gianni Rodari per i piccini dai 4 ai 10 anni, in italiano o in inglese. Come fare? Semplice: chiama i numeri WhatsApp qui di seguito tra le 18 e le 19 di martedì e giovedì per ascoltare dal vivo la lettura di una fiaba. Favole al telefono: […]

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“Our brilliant friends”: Book Club & Watch party – May 4

Join Elena Ferrante’s translator Ann Goldstein, writer and educator Darcey Steinke (Flash Count Diary, Sister Golden Hair), writer and literary critic John Freeman (Freeman’s), writer and feminist activist Jamia Wilson (Road Map for Revolutionaries, The ABCs of AOC), journalist and author Elizabeth Mitchell (Lincoln’s Lie, forthcoming in October), and Europa’s Editor in Chief Michael Reynolds for an informal online conversation about Ferrante’s novels and the HBO adaption of My Brilliant Friend. This conversation […]