If you are passionate about Art, Literature, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Music, Fashion, Romance and Food you should study Italian. It is only through learning the Italian language that you can truly understand its incredible culture … and what better place to learn Italian if not at Dante Alighieri, one of Italy’s greatest Poets … also known as the Father of the Italian language.
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In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.
Francesco Vanzetti was also one of the first presidents of Dante Alighieri Society of WA.
This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.
The lectures are free and more info can be found here.
“Dante and his Comedy: From the Past to the Present” by Irene Guidotti
The event will deal with a historical literary itinerary dedicated to some of the passages and the most famous characters of Dante’s Divine Comedy. We will travel the places known to Dante during the exile and what is still visible today.
About the speaker
Irene Guidotti holds a BA from the University of Florence in Literature and Communication Science and an MA in Librarianship from Monash University (Melbourne).
In the past, she collaborated with the Manuscript Collection at the State Library of Victoria and is currently Digitisation Coordinator and Research Repository Librarian at Monash University. As an ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) associate member and social media coordinator, she is involved in events and activities in Victoria.
She specialises in archival research and in the study of 18th and 19th-century documents, with a particular focus on manuscripts of archaeological interest.
Irene presented the outcomes of her research at International conferences in Europe and published in peer-reviewed publications.
In 2008, she participated in the organisation of the exhibition “Mugello, the cradle of the Renaissance: Giotto, Beato Angelico, Donatello e i Medici” and worked at the Tourist Office of Unione Montana dei Comuni del Mugello between 2008 and 2009.
Members Free – Visitors Donation
Venue: Dante Alighieri Society Western Australia, Unit 3/239 Fitzgerald Street, Perth, WA 6005
Date and Time: 26/04/2019 at 7.30pm
Bagaglio in eccesso. Duration: 4:00 mins (2015)
“This short film talks about a young couple that is about to take a flight to Paris, but his luggage has an excess weight. The only way to take that flight is therefore to lighten it, but the seemingly simple operation will prove to be a difficult task, because the man has something to hide.”
Domani smetto. Duration: 10:30 mins (2016)
“An actress’s audition becomes the way to retrace in an amusing and melancholic way the meaning of the choices of an entire career.”
Gaiwan. Duration: 3:00 mins
“A cemetery. Two men. An unusual ritual in front of a tomb will arouse judgment, a sarcastic preconception in the first instance, then wonder and reflection. A parable about the hope that men have in common beyond their prejudices.”
Lila. Duration: 8:30 mins (2014)
“The protagonist of this short film is Lila, a girl who has the ability to “adjust” reality through her drawings. The short film is very beautiful, as well as for the music and the colors also for the ability to excite. I confess that every time I look at it it touches me a little.”
Ammazziamo tutti gli avvocati. Duration: 5:30 mins
“Created for the Shakespeare Fest Globe Theater, Rome and directed by Gigi Proietti.”