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Reading Dante at the IIC
Reading Dante at the IICTuesday, January 16, 2018 → Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Italian Institute of Culture is delighted to announce the 2018 Spring season of the series “Reading Dante at the IIC”. Several times throughout the Commedia Dante addresses the lettore with the belief that he will be read by the futura gente – ourselves, and this we shall continue to do with Prof. Corin...

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Comics, what a passion! - Exhibition about the Masters of the Italian comic strip from the 1950s to today
Comics, what a passion! - Exhibition about the Masters of the Italian comic strip from the 1950s to todayThursday, February 01, 2018 → Friday, April 27, 2018

After more than one century from their birth, comic books are still one of the most popular narrative languages in the world. They unite drawing and literature, image and communication. In Italy, comic books and newspapers have enchanted different generations, with diverse education and social background. The exhibition...

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Monday at the Cinema: Padroni di casa
Monday at the Cinema: Padroni di casaMonday, April 23, 2018

Monday at the Cinema is a series of screenings dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema promoted in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Padroni di casa - Director: Edoardo Gabbriellini. Cosimo and Elia are brothers and work as tilers in Rome. They accept a job for the terrace...

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Monday at the Cinema: Terra di TransitoMonday, April 30, 2018

Monday at the Cinema is a series of screenings dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema promoted in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Terra di Transito - Director: Paolo Martino. After a dangerous journey from the Middle East, Rahell arrives in Italy. From there he plans to reach Sweden, the country where his...

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Calvino, Sciascia and Giufà - Lecture by Prof. Joseph Francese
Calvino, Sciascia and Giufà - Lecture by Prof. Joseph Francese Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The careers of Italo Calvino and Leonardo Sciascia intertwined almost from their debuts as writers. Calvino, in his capacity of editor at Einaudi, was one of the first readers of Sciascia’s works, from Gli zii di Sicilia through the late 1970s. An important point of intersection was their divergent readings of the trick...

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Italian Noir Series - A conversation with Carlo Lucarelli
Italian Noir Series - A conversation with Carlo LucarelliThursday, May 03, 2018

Following the event with Massimo Carlotto, our Italian Noir series continues with Carlo Lucarelli. Carlo Lucarelli is an Italian crime-writer, TV presenter and journalist. He was the presenter of a popular Italian crime television programme (Blu notte misteri d’Italia). He has written more than twenty novels and nume...

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Science or Science fiction? “Where is everyone?” with Amedeo Balbi
Science or Science fiction? “Where is everyone?” with Amedeo Balbi Thursday, May 10, 2018

Amedeo Balbi is an astrophysicist and Professor at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata." The author of more than 90 scientific publications, his research interests range from the origin of the universe to the problem of dark matter and energy, to the search of life in the cosmos. He is a columnist for the Italian edition...

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Settimana del Cinema Italiano - The Italian Cinema Audiences Project
Settimana del Cinema Italiano - The Italian Cinema Audiences ProjectMonday, May 14, 2018

The Italian Cinema Audiences project, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, ran for three years and interviewed Italians from all parts of Italy about their memories of cinema-going between 1945-60. This event showcases respondents' memories of particular films, stars, and genres, but also the ways the...

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Una faccenda di cuore - A homage to Daniel O'Connell
Una faccenda di cuore - A homage to Daniel O'ConnellTuesday, May 15, 2018

Patrizia Monaco is a multi-award-winning playwright and critic from Genoa in Italy, whose works have been performed and broadcast in many countries. From 1978 to 1981 she taught Italian at UCD and she is a regular visitor to Ireland. Una faccenda di cuore, an homage to Daniel O’Connell, is a monologue about the en...

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Settimana del Cinema Italiano
Settimana del Cinema ItalianoMonday, May 21, 2018 → Monday, May 28, 2018

The first Settimana del cinema italiano launches in Dublin this year. This celebrates the richness of Italian cinema today: its beauty, its humour, its depth, its acute observations of relationships and of Italian life past and present. During the week (21-28 May), there will be free screenings and a series of events and...

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Words on the Street - A European literature trail
Words on the Street - A European literature trailThursday, May 24, 2018

Crossing political and literary boundaries - Words on the Street will take you on a journey across the cultural landscape in an evening of celebrity readings of translated works by contemporary European authors - in stunning and unusual locations around Dublin. The event will include readings of Don’t Tell Me You&...

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Don't tell me you're aftraid - A conversation with Giuseppe Catozzella
Don't tell me you're aftraid - A conversation with Giuseppe CatozzellaFriday, May 25, 2018

Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid, Catozzella’s third novel, won the Premio Strega Giovani 2014, and was published in over a dozen countries. Based on a remarkable true story, the book is a moving, inspiring novel whose protagonist, Samia Omar, grows up in war-torn Somalia, dreaming of being a world-class s...

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Scienza o fantascienza? Filming the infitinely small - with Massimo Altarelli
Scienza o fantascienza? Filming the infitinely small - with Massimo AltarelliWednesday, May 30, 2018

What do atoms actually look like? Is there a way to see them? What sort of light, microscopes, and physical conditions do we need to explore the smallest conceivable structures of matter? And is there a way to observe, as in a “molecular movie”, chemical reactions, and biochemical processes and transformati...

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 “Genoa-Mediterranean and back: a comics journey through Crêuza de mä” - Exhibition Fabrizio De Andrè
“Genoa-Mediterranean and back: a comics journey through Crêuza de mä” - Exhibition Fabrizio De AndrèMonday, June 11, 2018 → Friday, June 22, 2018

The exhibition “Genoa-Mediterranean and back: a comics journey through Crêuza de mä”, is the outcome of an educational project promoted in 2004 by Coop Liguria and designed by film-maker Matteo Valenti, who, together with six art institutes and one artist, has turned the album’s songs into an...

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An Italian Bloomsday at the National Library of Ireland
An Italian Bloomsday at the National Library of Ireland Friday, June 15, 2018

The “untranslatable” Finnegans Wake finds plenty of Italian voices: from translators to actors, from passionate readers to singers and performers. Translators Fabio Pedone and Enrico Terrinoni will talk with journalist Edoardo Camurri about the joys and sorrows of translating Finnegans Wake into Italian &ndash...

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