Saturday, March 2nd, 2:00-4:30 pm
“Romanzi gialli”, or Italian detective stories, are a genre with a specific Italian flavor. They are set in different regions and include a wide range of “ispettori”, “commissari” e “poliziotti”, some of whom have become heroes of famous TV series, like Andrea Camilleri’s commissario Montalbano. From the literary thrillers of great writers such as Gadda and Sciascia to contemporary authors such as Manzini, Lucarelli, Di Giovanni, and De Cataldo, we’ll take a look at the most popular literary genre in Italy today.
The class is intended for high intermediate and advanced students.
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:30-4:00pm
Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.
Saturday, December 8th, 2:00-4:30 pm
After her memorable performance in Roma Città Aperta, actress Anna Magnani irrupted into international stardom. Her interpretative intensity, admired all over the world, was able to represent Italy’s post war suffering and its dream of future happiness. Through the screening of selected scenes from her most important films, we will analyze the unique stardom status of Magnani and how she became identified with Rome and the Italian nation.