Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

Dr. Pacchioni speaks at Italian Studies international symposium in Florence

This past week Dr. Pacchioni presented a paper titled “Weaving Present and Past in Contemporary Italian Drama” at the symposium Intersections: Italy in Music, Art, Literature, and Cinema in Florence.

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Integrating theory and practice: a glimpse into our advanced spring courses

In the advanced course “The forms of Italian Theater: History and Practice,” students engage in a study of various forms of Italian theater from the Renaissance till the Twentieth century, including Commedia dell’Arte, and the work of playwrights such as: … Continue reading

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Breaking new ground: the first Italian Studies laureati at Chapman University

Melissa Marino and Marco Saglimbeni are the first students completing a B.A. in Italian Studies in the history of Chapman University. They inaugurate a new and growing path of study at the university. Their professors thank them for their sincere devotion … Continue reading

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Marco Saglimbeni Awarded Outstanding Italian Studies Major

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University selected Marco Saglimbeni as Outstanding Italian Major. “Marco Saglimbeni is graduating with a double major: a B.S. Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Italian Language & Culture, as well as with a minor … Continue reading

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Sara Delucchi and Cristina McKeever receive the Outstanding Italian Studies Minor Award

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University awards Cristina McKeever and Sara Delucchi as Outstanding Italian Studies Minors. “Sara Delucchi is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Minor in Italian Studies. Sara brings a rare level of … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the American Association for Italian Studies and the Canadian Society for Italian Studies Joint Conference in Columbus, Ohio

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Italian Studies major Marco Saglimbeni takes Sicilian Pupi across disciplines at Honors conference

Marco Saglimbeni (B.S. Biological Sciences, B.A. Italian Studies, and University Honors minor) successfully delivered a presentation titled “The Sicilian Pupi: Conveyors of Myth” at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon for the Western Regional Honors Conference on Saturday, April 8. … Continue reading

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Italian Studies & Film Studies join to bring a restored Italian cult silent film to campus

Satan’s Rhapsody (1915) is a Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. The film, directed by Nino Oxilia and starring Lyda Borelli, is one of the finest … Continue reading

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Italian poet Giuseppe Conte visits Chapman

Giuseppe Conte, one of Italy’s most accomplished poets, will be reading and discussing his recent work at Chapman University on Monday, March 13, at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404.

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Listening to Italy: A Memorable Morning of Learning and Music Appreciation

On Saturday, February 11th over 200 guests attended the Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective in the Musco Center for the Arts. This celebratory symposium, exploring the complexity of Italy’s cultural and artistic import, brought together faculty, staff and students … Continue reading

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Italian for All! A New Partnership between Chapman Italian Studies & Fondazione Italia

Fondazione Italia has now opened its Orange County Italian Language Center offering courses for children and adults on the Chapman University campus. The Italian Studies program is delighted to support the teaching of Italian to the larger Orange community and is … Continue reading

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Estrellita Uribe begins internship with Pacific Symphony

Estrellita Uribe (Strategic and Corporate Communication/Italian Studies 2017) has just started an internship with Pacific Symphony. Below she describes her new role and how the study of Italian language and culture is helping her to advance professionally. “I am the public relations intern at … Continue reading

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Join us for “Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective”

The many pathways of Italy’s music, art and culture come together in a single event! Appreciate the harmony that inspired Dante’s immortal masterpieces, and explore the diverse voices of Italian music, from the Renaissance to the age-old melodies of folk … Continue reading

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Blending creativity and scholarship in Italian Studies: A glimpse into our advanced fall courses

The fall semester has come to a close. We are grateful to the students for all of the energy that they have put into their classes. In the upper-level class “Short Narrative in Italian Culture: Oral Tradition, Literature and Cinema” … Continue reading

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Dancing Sardinian Style

The fall semester ended with a taste of Sardinia at La Serata. Professor Luisa Spanu, originally from Cagliari, wearing one of Sardinia’s traditional dresses, shared photographs, food, and music from this fascinating region. Students and faculty had even a chance … Continue reading

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