Monash 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.
The 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.
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.