The discussions of the historical fiction novel The Shadow King, by Ethiopian-American author Maaza Mengiste, will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the main lounge of Hammond Hall.
Set in Italy’s Veneto region during the last months of the First World War, the film recounts the stories of the sons and daughters of Italian emigrants who returned to volunteer as pilots and nurses in Italy’s struggle against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Visits from Fred Plotkin have become a Fitchburg State tradition, and this virtual event will allow his local fans the opportunity to learn about another treasured cultural export from Italy: the cinema of Federico Fellini.
The Center for Italian Culture continues its 2020-21 virtual book club with Professor Rala Diakite leading a discussion of "Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio" by Italian author, journalist, and anthropologist Amara Lakhous on Thursday, March 25.
Professor Daniel Sarefield will guide a discussion about the mythology represented in Underland’s chapter six, while speleologist Rosario Di Pietro will join the call from Italy to share his knowledge of Italian caves.
Brilliantly researched and vividly written, Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders.