In West Springfield, people of all ages are coming together to play the sport of bocce. At the Dante Club in West Springfield, teams are set and the balls are rolling. The group is playing bocce, an Italian ball sport. “We’ve been playing since the 90s here, when we built the indoor bocce court, and we have anywhere between eight and 12 teams,” sai...

The second instalment of this column continues with another great classic of Italian literature, a foundation of our cultural heritage and language, a work studied in schools and repeatedly analysed, a masterpiece that captivated our literary history: the Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio.  The Decameron was written between 1349 and 1351 and it cons...

Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, will initiate the University of Alabama's five-part seminar series "Comic Relief: Making the Best of Things in the Italian Tradition." D'Eugenio's talk, titled "The Hopeless Tricked and the Clever Trickster from Boccaccio to Basile," will take place via Zoom at 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 18. For info...

Tuesday March 26 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. Free Admission. Donations are accepted and tax-deductible, as we are a registered section 501c3 nonprofit organization. This presentation will be given by Christina McGrath, a PhD candidate in Italian and Comparative Literature...

19 April 2017, 5:30 pm. Cherpack Seminar Room, 543 Williams Hall - 255 S. 36th St. - Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss two moments in time, just before and after World War II, when Boccaccio enjoyed much less respect than today as a European writer, and as an Italian imm...

by Charlene Giannetti The Decameron by 14th century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio is a collection of novellas containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men hoping to escape the Black Death by isolating themselves in a secluded villa outside Florence.   So what could be more fitting than to see three of th...

Conference on digital projects directed by Prof. Massimo Riva (Brown University), about the Decameron Web (Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio), the Project Pico (a few masterpieces by Giovanni Pico – Mirandola) and the Panorama Garibaldi May 3, 2013New BrunswickRutgers University conference starting at 4.30 pm

The ABA is happy to announce "The Giuseppe Velli Prize" of two hundred and fifty dollars for the best essay on Boccaccio written by a graduate student pursuing the degree in any American or Canadian University. All submissions must be made by email attachment in Word and sent to the secretary of the American Boccaccio Association:elsa.filosa@vande...

BOCCACCIO IN WASHINGTON DC CONFERENCE DATES: OCTOBER 4 - 6, 2013 An international, interdisciplinary conference on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio's birth, to be held at Georgetown University and the Italian Embassy. We invite proposals for papers or panels on Boccaccio's life, thoughts and works (in English or Italian). Abst...

By Laura Caparrotti Diceva Eduardo: gli esami non finiscono mai. Lavorando nel teatro sembra doppiamente vero e mi chiedo se Eduardo non l'avesse pensato alla vigilia di qualche suo debutto.   Gli esami non finiscono mai e in questi giorni di esami ne sto passando molti, a partire dal nuovo esperimento messo in atto con la compagnia giovani...