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Thurs., March 28 at UMass Dartmouth: Prof. explores depiction of Italian American girls and women in literature

Prof. Clorinda Donato to deliver Esposito lecture, "Queen of Her Own Big Time: Adriana Trigiani Reimagines Italian American Women's Fiction"

UMass Dartmouth will welcome Dr. Clorinda Donato, author of Discourses of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Eighteenth Century and a nationally renowned educator, on Thursday, March 28.

Donato will present the 2013 Esposito Lecture, "Queen of Her Own Big Time: Adriana Trigiani Reimagines Italian American Women's Fiction," which explores the portrayal of Italian American girls and women in literature. Donato examines how, through Trigiani's work, Italian American literature has become mainstream.

Donato is the George L. Graziadio Chair of Italian Studies and Professor of French and Italian at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She has received a number of awards, including the 2012-13 Scholarly and Creative Activity Award from CSULB, as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for "French and Italian for Spanish Speakers."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Louisa Medeiros at 508.999.8352 and lmedeiros@umassd.edu.

WHAT
2013 Esposito Lecture by Clorinda Donato
"Queen of Her Own Big Time: Adriana Trigiani Reimagines Italian American Women's Fiction"

WHERE
Board of Trustees Room, 3rd Floor
Foster Administration Building
UMass Dartmouth Main Campus
North Dartmouth, Mass.

WHEN
Thursday, March 28, 2013
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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More about the Esposito Visiting Faculty Fellowship lecture
The Esposito Visiting Faculty Fellowship was established by former Provost Louis Esposito to "support visiting faculty members who will make presentations and lead discussions in undergraduate courses that include either the study of the Italian-American experience or Italian history and culture. In addition, the visiting faculty fellow will present a public lecture on the social, cultural, psychological, historical or esthetic dimensions of the Italian American experience or on Italian-American achievements in the arts, literature, science, and industry."
 

Author:  "Robert Lamontagne [Contact]"
Date:  26-Mar-2013
Department:   College of Arts & Sciences

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