Eugenio Montale and Italian poetry in 20th century. International Conference
A great master of Italian poetry, the Nobel laureate Eugenio Montale is a poet of truly universal standing. His noble poetic language, rooted into the Italian tradition but also open to European and American stimuli, modern and profound, expresses in an astonishingly rich and diverse texture the condition of modernity, swinging between life and death, anguish and compassion. On February 15th, selected poems by Montale will be read by distinguished poets and literary critics. On February 16th, an International Conference, with panelists from Italy and the US, will focus on the lasting influence of Montale on Italian and American poetry.
Stefano Albertini, Director, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
Giuseppe Conte, Writer
Gian Luigi Beccaria, Professor of the History of the Italian Language, University of Turin
Giorgio Ficara, Professor of Italian Literature, University of Turin
Fabio Finotti, Mariano DiVito Professor of Italian Studies; Graduate Chair, Italian; Director, Center for Italian Studies; Chair, Italian Section; Director, Penn in Florence, University of Pennsylvania
Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and Professor of Italian & Italian American Studies
Rebecca West, FAAR'79, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
Reservation required / Seated is limited by 11 February 2011