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Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting

We are happy to announce that the 12th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting (CIDSM) will take place in the Department of Italian of the University of Cambridge on Monday 3rd July - Wednesday 5th July 2017
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Cambridge Workshop on Voice

The Cambridge Workshop on Voice will take place on May 22-24 in Cambridge, UK. It will be hosted by the Italian Department, University of Cambridge, and funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project Aromanian Syntax (AROSYN), awarded to Dr. Marios Mavrogiorgos (researcher) in collaboration with Professor Adam Ledgeway (PI). The theme of the workshop is voice and voice-related phenomena, and how these inform current theoretical, typological and/or experimental work.
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Antony and Cleopatra and Cavafy

Upcoming Greek Event This presentation examines C. P. Cavafy's interest in Shakespeare (which perhaps dates from Cavafy's early teenage years in England) and focusses on the Alexandrian Greek poet's adaptations, in several poems, of elements of Shakespeare's Alexandrian play, Antony and Cleopatra.
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Romance Linguistics Seminar

Romance Linguistics Seminar 2017
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The Fortunes of the Orlando Furioso, 1516-2016

Clare College, Cambridge At the closing of a year that marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and which has seen a number of events and conferences taking place all over the world, this event will be Cambridge’s contribution to celebrate this masterpiece of Italian Renaissance literature.
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Literature, Retellings and the true Waste Land

T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is famous for, among other things, the self-conscious appropriation of the works of other poets. But what about the poem itself, as a whole? Was it Eliot’s invention or did it exist before he wrote it, perhaps in Socrates’ “place beyond heaven” (topos huperouranios) where archetypes are said to dwell? Saturday 22 October, 4.30 - 5.30pm Faculty of Law Sidgwick Site
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Taster Session in Modern Greek

Don’t get lost for words in Greece! Join Dr Regina Karousou-Fokas for this enjoyable and welcoming introduction to the Modern Greek language where you will have the opportunity to learn about the language and develop basic language skills. Saturday 22 October, 12.30-1.30pm Faculty of MML, Sidgwick Site
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Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian

A number of new postgraduate studentships in Italian have been announced. Please follow the link for further details.
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Conference: Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard and Psychoanalysis

Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard and Psychoanalysis - a conferenced organised by Dr Pierpaolo Antonello and Dr Alessandra Diazzi to be held on 11-12 November, 2016.
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From Mothers to Citizens: Italian Women from Unification to the Republic.

The Department of Italian is hosting an upcoming conference entitled 'From Mothers to Citizens: Italian Women from Unification to the Republic. '
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Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting

3 July 2017

We are happy to announce that the 12th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting (CIDSM) will take place in the Department of Italian of the University of Cambridge on Monday 3rd July - Wednesday 5th July 2017

Cambridge Workshop on Voice

22 May 2017

The Cambridge Workshop on Voice will take place on May 22-24 in Cambridge, UK. It will be hosted by the Italian Department, University of Cambridge, and funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project Aromanian Syntax (AROSYN), awarded to Dr. Marios Mavrogiorgos (researcher) in collaboration with Professor Adam Ledgeway (PI). The theme of the workshop is voice and voice-related phenomena, and how these inform current theoretical, typological and/or experimental work.

Antony and Cleopatra and Cavafy

28 February 2017

Upcoming Greek Event This presentation examines C. P. Cavafy's interest in Shakespeare (which perhaps dates from Cavafy's early teenage years in England) and focusses on the Alexandrian Greek poet's adaptations, in several poems, of elements of Shakespeare's Alexandrian play, Antony and Cleopatra.