When: Starting Sept. 12, 2012
Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts — 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA [map]The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts presents “The Great Italian Novel — 5 Books, 5 Evenings Off the Beaten Path,” a series of lectures led by Prof. Vetri Nathan, Ph.D.
This new cultural appreciation salon is open to the public from all walks of life. The format will be that of an engaged discussion instead of a lecture style setting. Professor Nathan will begin the meeting with a presentation on the novel that has been read in advance by the participants and elaborate upon the historical and cultural setting.
Typically, participants will then be divided into discussion groups for a short time and
then we will regroup and have a lively discussion and debate.
Bio of Prof. Nathan: http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/faculty/vetri_nathan/
Vetri Nathan is Assistant Professor of Italian in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian studies from Stanford University in 2009, and has also taught at the University of Denver before joining the faculty at UMass in 2011. Vetri’s specialization is in Italian immigration literature, postcolonial theory and Italian cinema, and is currently working on a book on contemporary Italian cinema and immigration.
Limited to 15 persons only, so please reserve your spot now!
Payment of the $200 fee is due upon reservation.
For more information, contact the Dante Alighieri Society via email or by calling 617-876-5160.