Welcome to the Department of Italian Studies
Saturday - November 23,2013
The Boccaccio AfterLife Award. A multimedia event celebrating the great Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio's 700th birthday and Brown's Decameron Web.
2-6pm, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Arts (directions).
Two Stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, performed by Elitropia Theatre of Certaldo, Italy.
Award Ceremony and round-table discussion with R. Martinez (Brown U.), E. Menetti (U. Modena and Reggio Emilia), M. Papio (U. Mass, Amherst), M. Riva (Brown U.)
Made possible by the Elana Horwich Italian Arts and Culture Fund and
Italian Studies at Brown not only teaches language and literature to students but guides their research toward problems that are cross-disciplinary in both content and method, rather than merely confirming a fixed canon or predetermined field of study. To investigate these problems, we can draw at Brown on traditional alliances with Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, Musicology, and Philosophy, but we also join forces with disciplines such as History of Science, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies. Since the mid-1990s our department has been at the forefront of experimentation in Humanities Computing (see Virtual Humanities Lab).