Foundation for Italian Studies Events 2021/22

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The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through travellers’ eyes: Italian perspectives on the courtly life, women and customs (1650-1700)

3rd March 2021, 6.30pm
Dr Trzeciak–Cygan will guide us in a journey to the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as experienced by Italian travellers.

Improbable and impossible landscapes in Italian fantastic fiction

7th April 2021, 6.30pm, a talk by Dr Matthew Reza
Studies in fantastic literature often focus on objects, such as mirrors or portraits, figures such as the vampire, and the fantastic world such as parallel universes or distorted realities, but an area of less attention is the focus on the landscapes, settings and physical parameters which generate the fantastic.

Italy and the Influencer and Canadian Culture

20th April 2021, 6.30pm, a talk by Dr Giulia De Gasperi

This talk explores literary and cultural relationships between Italy and Canada and the influence il Bel Paese has on Canadian writing. From helping create multilingual and multidisciplinary academic fields to the writing of Italian-Canadians to Italian writers, books, artists and places found in Canadian literary works, this lecture will bring to life the cultural bridges built and strengthened by the movement of people and ideas between Italy and Canada.

Dublin Dante Summer School 2021



As part of the N.I.C.E (New Italian Cinema Events) Film Fe stival, the Italian Institute of Culture Dublin and the UCD Foundation for Italian Studies organised a free screening of the documentary Ennio (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2021).

Ennio is a well-rounded portrait of Ennio Morricone, the most popular and prolific film composer of the 20th century, the one most loved by the international public, a two-time Oscar winner and the author of over five hundred unforgettable scores