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Celebrating 90 years of Italian Studies at the University of Western Australia

On 20 March, Professor John Kinder will launch a special lecture series to celebrate 90 years of Italian Studies at the University of Western Australia. It was a Venetian, Francesco Vanzetti, who offered the first courses of Italian at the University back in 1929. It should be noted that his was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian at any university anywhere in Australia. Supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies at UWA, the full programme of lectures is available here. Professor Kinder’s lecture is entitled ‘Italians in Nineteenth-Century Western Australia, and how a Venetian Industrial Chemist Came from Kalgoorlie to Teach Italian at the University of Western Australia’. It will be held in the Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA Arts Building, 18:00-19:00 pm.

Professor John Kinder at the University of Western Australia
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Monash ACIS Postdoctoral Fellowship

ACIS and Monash University have established a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, to be held at the Monash Prato Centre, for which applications are now invited. Candidates must have been awarded a PhD from an Australian or New Zealand university after 1 January 2012 in any area of Italian Studies and be either citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand. Graduates currently living in Australia under the Temporary Graduate Visa (485) will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a strong research record at the intersection of Italian studies, migration studies, and/or participatory action research. A focus on transcultural practices, policy-oriented research, and/or community engagement will be an advantage. Full details of the position and application are available here. The now-extended closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 July 2018.


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Position in Italian Studies at Monash

monash-university-logoMonash University is advertising a one-year full-time Assistant Lectureship in Italian Studies at its Clayton campus to be taken up by 1 February 2017. The details of the position and links to the application procedure can be found here. The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 August 2016.

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The Diva in Modern Italian Culture

ITS_150pxThe latest issue (vol.70, no.3, August 2015) of the journal Italian Studies, entitled The Diva in Modern Italian Culture, explores a national case that has been largely overlooked in the extensive scholarship on the phenomenon of the diva in literature, theatre, and opera. It takes a long historical perspective, with the contributors discussing examples all the way from Isabella Andreini (1562-1604) to Anna Magnani (1908-1973) and including Antonia Cavallucci and Eleanora Duse. Recurring themes in the articles include feminine beauty, ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’, self-promotion and marketing, the contradictory image of femininity and its relationship to contemporary values.

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Prof Martin McLaughlin at Monash University: three key events in September and October


Italian Studies and RISM at Monash University are pleased to announce the visit of Prof Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford) who will join us for two weeks at the end of September as Distinguished Visiting Scholar. During his visit Prof McLaughlin will give the following public lecture to which everyone is warmly invited and which will take place at the Monash Caulfield Campus, room S/S230 on TUESDAY OCTOBER 1, at 5.30pm.

Calvino, Eco and the transforming power of world literature

Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco wrote many essays on world literature, so much so that they would both have been major literary critics even if they had not written any novels.

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