"Buongiorno" and "ciao" may be the preferred greetings of the week in Eugene, as the University of Oregon hosts the 33rd annual conference of the American Association for Italian Studies from April 10 to April 14.
The international conference was also held at the UO in 1999.
This year's conference will involve nearly 400 speakers, more than 100 panels and four keynote addresses. All sessions will be held at the Valley River Inn and are open to those registered for the conference. Registration for conference events is free to all affiliated with the University of Oregon.
Additional conference-related events are being held on the UO campus, and are open to the general public free of charge and without registration requirements. On-campus events include two talks, a film screening and two exhibitions.
The 2013 Singer Family Lecture, sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judiac Studies, will be presented by Kenneth Stow, a professor at the University of Haifa. His talk, “Anxieties in Conflict: The Diary of Anna Del Monte,” will be in the Knight Library Browsing Room at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
UO Professor Kate Mondloch will introduce an art exhibition, “Piero Dorazio and the Reponsive Eye,” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12.
The Dorazio exhibition itself, consisting of op-art color aquatints and lithographs, will run from April 9 to June 7, also at the Schnitzer Museum.
Antonioni’s movie, "Blow-Up," will be projected from a 16mm print at 7 p.m. on Friday in Prince Lucien Cambell Hall, room 180. The screening will be introduced by Angelo Restivo, a professor at Georgia State University.
A collection of rare Italian books and manuscripts from University Libraries – organized by Marc Schachter, a visiting assistant professor of romance languages at the UO – will be on display during regular business hours from April 11 to April 30, just outside Special Collections on the second floor of Knight Library.
- from the UO Department of Romance Languages