Rector Elections – University of Wrocław – June 2022

Prof. Gościwit Malinowski is one of the founding members of the Dante Alighieri Society of Wrocław. The headquarters of our committee are located in the prestigious Confucius Institute at the University of Wrocław, directed by Prof. Malinowski himself. This international collaboration is a peaceful example of scientific, cultural and economic cooperation between Europe, the Mediterranean and the East.

Here is the presentation of the programme

Good luck!

Conference inauguration: Dante’s Commedia 2019
Conference inauguration: Dante’s Commedia, 2019

Week of Italian Culture – Italy and the Mediterranean -Wrocław, June 20-25

From 20 to 25 June 2022, the Week of Italian Culture dedicated to Italy and the Mediterranean will take place as part of the international Erasmus+ project European Arts and Traditions in Italian Language Learning – Pastille, in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute in Krakow. On this occasion, the international conference Mediterraneo – Crocevia di racconti, 23-25 June (Thursday to Saturday) at the Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, ulica St. Jadwiga 3/4.

The programme is as follows:
Monday 20, 7 p.m.: film screening (DCF), Adam Kruk presents: Lacci, directed by Daniele Luchetti, 2020
Tuesday 21, 7.30 p.m.: Italian conversation evening (Spanish Library, ulica Szajnochy 5)
Wednesday 22, 6.30 p.m.: culinary workshop, ‘panissa and panissette’, by Prof. Sonia Barillari, chef: Jakub Emanuel Malec (Spanish Library, ulica Szajnochy 5)
Thursday 23, 7 p.m.: music and tradition, concert by Roberto Ruggeri (Spanish Library, ulica Szajnochy 5)
Friday 24, 7 p.m.: Italian literature, artistic reading by Alessandro Curti (Spanish Library, ulica Szajnochy 5)
Saturday 25, 7 p.m.: Italian photography, Genoa, gateway to the Mediterranean, photographs by Gianluca Olcese (Spanish Library, ulica Szajnochy 5)


Welcome!

Tutti gli appassionati di cultura italiana, e non solo, sono i benvenuti 🙂 🙂

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Invitation to the 4th International Conference on Neo-Latin Cultures

Mediterraneo – Crocevia di racconti / Mediterranean – Crossroads of Stories, 23-25 June

University of Wrocław, Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, ulica St. Jadwiga 3/4, room 102.

June, 23, at 9.00

Inauguration, Oratorium Marianum, University of Wrocław, plac Uniwersytecki 1

Welcoming speech

Longue durée

  • Gianluca Olcese (Università di Wroclaw), I viaggi della lingua italiana e la continuità: il progetto European arts and traditions in Italian language learning.
  • Sonia Maura Barillari (Università di Genova), L’iter barcinonense di sant’Antonio Abate: un percorso attraverso il mediterraneo testuale, narrativo e iconografico
  • Paolo Tabacchini (Università Palacký di Olomouc), Requiem, ovvero Delle tentazioni di Antonio (Tabucchi)

Afternoon session, at 13.30

Borders

  • Ewa Tichoniuk-Wawrowicz (Università di Zielona Góra), Labirinti del Mediterraneo
  • Anna Siri, Cinzia Leone (Università di Genova), Corridoi umanitari nella prospettiva storico-antropologica. Il progetto europeo HUMCORE
  • Emilio Quadrelli (Ricercatore indipendente), La “frattura coloniale” attraverso lo sguardo e le parole dei minori richiedenti asilo del Continente africano

June, 24, at 10.00

Medieval Mediterranean

  • Sławomir Torbus (Università di Wroclaw), The references to Paul’s journey to the third heaven (2 Cor. 12:2-4) in Charles Williams’ Arthuriad
  • Błażej M. Stanisławski (Accademia Polacca delle Scienze, Istituto di Etnologia e Archeologia, Wroclaw), Rozwój struktur kościelnych i architektury sakralnej Normandii oraz południowej Italii i Sycylii w świetle aktywności rodów normańskich Grentemensil i Gérei (Lo sviluppo delle strutture ecclesiastiche e dell’architettura ecclesiastica in Normandia e nell’Italia meridionale e in Sicilia alla luce delle attività delle famiglie normanne Grentemensil e Gérei)
  • Fabrizio De Falco (Università di Bologna), Le strade che portano a Roma. Il viaggio dall’Inghilterra all’Italia: racconti, scelte e itinerari tra XII e XIII secolo
  • Simone Briano (Università di Bologna), Il Mediterraneo e gli altri: Gog e Magog dalla Siria al Medioevo europeo

Afternoon session, at 14.30

  • Elena Muzzolon (Università di Genova), Strade perdute. Viaggi estatici nel Lancelot en prose
  • Federico Guariglia (Università di Genova), Canzoni e motivi dalla Catalogna al Veneto: itinerari letterari
  • Ilona Kadys (Scuola Elementare n. 73 W. Anders), La saggezza dei proverbi nell’insegnamento della lingua italiana – dal Veneto alla Sicilia

Mediterranean and Europe, at 16.00

  • Fabio Boni (Università Pedagogica di Cracovia) e Luca Palmarini (Università Jagellonica), Il Mediterraneo tra Italia e Grecia, come rotta verso l’indipendenza della Polonia: gli appunti manoscritti del nobile polacco Zygmunt Mineyko
  • Lucia Ruggieri (Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Fra immagini letterarie e idee politiche: l’Europa e l’Italia attraverso le lettere di Battista Guarini
  • Renato Ricco (Liceo Classico “Pietro Colletta” – Avellino / Università di Salerno), Viaggi, lacrime e dolori su rotte mediterranee: verso una moderna edizione dei Versus de Anna sorore Didonis di Pietro da Moglio

June, 25, at 9.00

Towards the East

  • Angelo Cattaneo e Giulio Vaccaro (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, Roma-Firenze), Dal Mediterraneo al Polo Artico e ritorno: il misterioso viaggio dei fratelli Zen(o)
  • Silvia Tolusso (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), L’Oriente dopo il Medioevo: notizie dalle missioni gesuitiche in Cina e Giappone in età moderna
  • Krzysztof Bekieszczuk (Università di Wroclaw), Missionaries from the Mediterranean region and their contribution to the linguistic research on Indian languages
  • Nina Budziszewska (Università di Wroclaw), L’image du surnaturel indien dans les “Voyages” d’Ibn Baṭṭūṭa

Between lands and languages, at 11.30

  • Marek Dolatowski (Università di Zielona Góra), Le isole linguistiche dei cimbri e dei mòcheni – ospiti germanofoni nel Trentino
  • Monica Mosca (Università di Wroclaw), Il pellegrinaggio di Egeria: tra terre e lingue… in movimento


Organizers: Sonia Maura Barillari, Nina Budziszewska, Ester Fuoco, Gianluca Olcese, Błażej Stanisławski

Film italiani per il XIX Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

Il Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival è il più grande festival di documentari in Polonia. Per la diciannovesima volta vi invitiamo a un viaggio intorno al mondo e all’interno di noi stessi, che si svolgerà dal 13 al 22 maggio, presso il Centro Cinematografico della Bassa Slesia DCF, dove assisteremo all’anteprima in Polonia delle ultime realizzazioni del cinema documentario di tutto il mondo.

Lo slogan del festival di quest’anno, “Rethink Everything”, è tratto dal film “Reinventing the World”, diretto da Richard Dale, Nigel Walk. È un invito a ripensare la nostra visione del mondo di fronte alle decisioni imposte in seguito alla pandemia e alle conseguenze della guerra russo-ucraina. Tra gli oltre 70 film del programma del festival, dodici sono stati selezionati per concorrere al Gran Premio della Bassa Slesia. Vi invitiamo a esplorare il programma dell’edizione di Wrocław del festival su mdag.pl. Oltre al fantastico cinema di non-fiction, troverete incontri con ospiti invitati, registi uomini e donne, laboratori, eventi musicali nel club Tender is the Night e dibattiti!

Tra il ricco programma ci sono quattro film italiani consigliati dalla Società Dante Alighieri:

The cultural space of the European Middle Ages: comparing Romance and Germanic literatures

Advanced five-day course at the University of Genoa Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne

The course combines theory with practical application and includes a well-designed approach to monitoring and assessment with clear feedback to participants. It aims at triggering reflection and at disclosing new perspectives to each participant. It will be engaging and interactive, facilitating sharing and productive dialogue between participants. The contents of the course draw on the most recent research and practice in the field. Online learning activities will be carried out with an appropriate learning management system in order to blend both synchronous and asynchronous learning.

The venue of the course will be suitable to the number of participants involved, it will comply with relevant health and safety standards, and will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Course providers will offer their services in an inclusive way, without any type of discrimination. Particular attention will be paid to allow equal access to participants with special educational needs. Participants will have the opportunity to provide an assessment of the course and feedback about their experience. This feedback should be used to improve the future sessions. The course provider will also offer the possibility of complaints. Submitted complaints will be addressed in a timely, efficient, fair, and constructive manner.

Certification of learning outcomes will be provided to the participants. The certificate will include the name of the participant, a short description of the course and its learning outcomes, its dates and venue(s), the name of the course provider and the course instructors.

Minimum number of participants for course activation: 4
Course duration: five days, five hours per day. Languages: English and Italian Inscription fee: 400 €

Participation in the course (except for those belonging to Italian institutions) can be financed with funds from the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals.

In case of changes in fees, content, dates, location or schedule of the activities, participants will be offered the possibility to cancel their participation at no extra costs and with a reasonable advance notice. Cancelation of the participation and reimbursement in case of events outside of participant’s and course provider’s control (such as natural disasters or serious transport disruptions) must be included in the terms and conditions of the course.

Course providers:
Sonia Maura Barillari (professor of Romance Philology at the University of Genoa) Chiara Benati (professor of Germanic Philology at the University of Genoa) Claudia Händl (professor of Germanic Philology at the University of Genoa)

For information and registration: maurasonia.barillari@unige.it

Course programme Monday 17 October 2022

Germanic literatures: Medieval German Heroic Epic

This module deals with medieval heroic epic in the German language area. The texts of this genre are rich in themes and motifs, and diverse in emphases, while at the same time retaining a number of archetypal elements. Particular attention will be paid to the Nibelung tradition and the Dietrich epics which draw their origins in remote events related to the Germanic Migration Period.

Germanic literatures: Medieval German Courtly Romance

This module focuses on the emergence of medieval verse romances in the German language area. On the basis of a series of significant examples from the works of Hartmann con Aue, Wolfram von Eschenbach and Gottfried von Straßburg, the features of this genre, its relationship to the Romanic sources and its relationship with other medieval German literary genres will be taken into consideration.

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Germanic literatures: Medieval German Lyric (1150-1300)

This module deals with the main aspects of the medieval German Lyric tradition from its beginnings in the mid twelfth century to the early years of the fourteenth century, a distinct period delimited by the main manuscript collections which embrace poems on the theme of love as well as those on didactic, political, and religious subjects. Particular attention will be paid to the nature of the manuscript transmission, to the manuscript illustrations and to the relationship to Old Provençal and Old French lyric.

Germanic literatures: The reception of courtly romance and heroic epic in Scandinavia (sagas and ballads)
The aim of this module is to show how some of the most popular themes and characters of both courtly romance ad heroic epic (e.g. Yvain, Percival, Charlemagne and the Paladins) are transformed and adapted to two of the most characteristic genres of medieval and post-medieval Scandinavian literature: the saga and the ballad.

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Romance literatures: Romance literatures and popular culture

This module analyses the relationship between popular culture, often rife with pre-Christian heritage, and ‘high’ culture. The effects of this dialogical and osmotic relationship can only be understood through the analysis of the literary texts that preserve more or less explicit traces of myths, beliefs, legends, and traditions which lived exclusively in orality.

Romance literatures: Romance literatures and popular culture – Narratio brevis. Case study: barbeoire and papeoire
This module proposes the analysis of two adiaphorous variants of a fabliau by Jean Bodel, Le vilain de Farbu. The aim is to study in depth, on the basis of historical semantics, the relationships existing between the mask (understood as an artefact), the names attributed to it and its uses in war, magic and ritual contexts.

Thursday 20 October 2022

Romance literatures: The text/image relationship

This module deals with the problems connected to the multiple relationships possibly existing between text and image and to the relations established between two language codes, which are distinct (in one case predominantly discursive, in the other predominantly iconic) but, from a semiotic point of view, not too different. The different forms of relationship in praesentia (coexistence of text and images) and in absentia (images that refer to a pre-text) will be investigated.

Romance literatures: The text/image relationship – Epic poem. Case study: Cruet’s pictorial cycle
This module analyses the transposition of an epic poem into images. The pictorial cycle of the Château de Verdon-Dessous near Cruet, the residence of the Lords of Verdon (early 14th century) and its relationship with its source: the Girart de Vienne by Bertrand de Bar-sur-Aube, composed between 1190 and 1224, will be analyzed.

Romance literatures: The text/image relationship – Romance. Case study: the Siedlęcin painting cycle
This module analyses the transposition of a novel into images. The painting cycle of the residential tower of Siedlęcin on the Bóbr (Silesia), possibly built by Henry I, Duke of Jawor, around 1313-1314, and its relationship with Lancelot en prose (first half of the 13th century) will be analyzed.

Friday 21 October 2022

Romance literatures: The Mediterranean Space

This module explores the role of the Mediterranean as a privileged point of contact of cultures and traditions: on its shores and along its routes, stories of different origins and nature meet, have a dialectic relationship, mix and hybridize, becoming the lifeblood of the future ‘European’ literatures.

Romance literatures: The Mediterranean Space. Case study: the Legenda mirabilis
This module is devoted to an apocryphal Life of St Anthony Abbot of which Alfonsus Bonihominis translated six excerpta from Arabic into Latin in 1342. The second one, «S. Antonii iter barcinonense» is particularly interesting, since it exposes in explicit terms the dynamics of narrative reworking of the links which continued to exist between the two shores of the Mediterranean.

Medievalia Shakespeariana 5 – Richard III

Conference programme

May, 4 – 14.30

  • Maura Sonia Barillari (Università di Genova) – L’ombra del diavolo: il paradigma demoniaco e il corpo del re
  • Martina Di Febo (Università di Macerata) – Seneca in Purgatorio: gli spettri nel Riccardo III
  • Elena Muzzolon (Università di Padova) – Riccardo III e il mito del guerriero empio
  • Federico Guariglia (Università di Verona – Università di Genova) – David Garrick: vita e imprese di un Riccardo III 
  • Paolo Aldo Rossi (Università di Genova) – I sogni reali e il soprannaturale in Riccardo III
  • Brutti e cattivi. Piccola antologia di haters teatrali a cura de il Falcone – Teatro Universitario di Genova

May, 5 – 9.00

  • Roberto Cuppone (Università di Genova) – La crudeltà, che spettacolo!
  • Maria Dolores Pesce (dramma.it) – Riccardo III: il coro delle regine
  • Fabio Contu (Universidad de Sevilla) – Un americano alla corte di Riccardo III
  • Gianluca Olcese (Uniwersytet Wrocławski) – Riccardo III: povero re, e povero anche il cavallo
  • Oscar Meo (Università di Genova) – Interpretazioni filosofiche del Riccardo III: da Lessing ad Arendt

Brochure

Durante il convegno verrà inoltre presentato il progetto Erasmus Plus European Arts and Traditions in Italian Language Learning – PASTILLE (2019-1-PL01-KA203-065078), dedicato alla costruzione di strumenti didattici innovativi per l’insegnamento della lingua italiana.

4 e 5 maggio 2022 

4 maggio ore 14.30 – 19.00
5 maggio ore 9.00 – 13.00
Il convegno ha valore di Corso di Aggiornamento per insegnanti di ogni ordine e grado.
Ai partecipanti verrà rilasciato regolare attestato di partecipazione.
Per gli insegnati è prevista l’autorizzazione alla partecipazione in orario di servizio.

Direzione del corso:
Martina Di Febo: mdifebo68@gmail.com
Aula Magna, Via Balbi 2 – Genova
Per maggiori informazioni: maurasonia.barillari@unige.it 
Promotore: Maura Sonia Barillari – Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne

Selection results for the project „Generations in Contact in Intercultural Education”

The Board of the Dante Alighieri Association in Wroclaw announces a call for mobility within the project “Generations in Contact in Intercultural Education. All members, employees and volunteers of the Association with cooperation experience longer than 3 years can apply.

Project No. 2021-1-PL01-KA122-ADU-000019595 is implemented through the Erasmus+ Programme Knowledge Education Development, Adult Education, within the project “Mobility for learners and staff in adult education” Co-funded by the European Union.
The Recruitment Committee composed of: Jakub Żary (man of the Audit Committee of the Societa Dante Alighieri Association, hereinafter referred to as the “Association”, Ewa Śmiechowska (treasurer of the Association), Nina Budziszewska (member of the Association) and Elisa Pierandrei (member of the Association), appointed to select participants for the project No. 2021-1-PL01-KA122-ADU-000019595, The project is implemented through the Erasmus+ Action K1 – Mobility of adult learners and adult education staff and is co-financed from the European Union funds, and after formal and content-related verification of submitted applications, has qualified the following persons to participate in mobility within the project “Generations in Contact in Intercultural Education”: Lech Moliński, Adam Kruk, Joanna Mołek, Gianluca Olcese, Vittoria Rubini. On the reserve list were: Malwina Tuchendler, Tommaso Soriani.
The detailed rules of recruitment and the minutes of the Selection Committee meeting are attached.

Attachments:

Rules for the application

Minutes of the Selection Board meeting

Rector of the University of Wrocław – Elections 2022

Prof. Gościwit Malinowski is one of the founding members of the Dante Alighieri Society of Wrocław. The headquarters of our committee are located in the prestigious Confucius Institute at the University of Wrocław, directed by Prof. Malinowski himself. This international collaboration is a peaceful example of scientific, cultural and economic cooperation between Europe, the Mediterranean and the East.

Here is the presentation of the programme

Good luck!

Dante opening ceremony at the University of Wroclaw, 2013

Deadline extension – Scholarships in Gargnano, on Lake Garda 2022

“Chiara e Giuseppe Feltrinelli” University Centre
University of Milan

The deadline to apply for the International courses of Italian language and culture has been extended until 5 May for the summer of 2022, with regard to Italian language and culture courses for foreigners, we have numerous scholarships available for deserving students.

International Courses of Italian Language and Culture (July/August):

Location: Gargnano (Lake Garda), at Palazzo Feltrinelli (University of Milan).
– Duration: 2 courses of 3 weeks each (Morning: Italian language lessons; Afternoon: Italian culture lectures (art, music, theatre, cinema…)
– All our teachers are specialised in teaching Italian to foreigners and the lecturers are university professors.
– Minimum level of knowledge of Italian: B1 of the CEFR.

The courses have a reduced cost of only 550 euros to cover all expenses: course, meals and for the first 17 students in the ranking of each course, accommodation is also included.

We will assign up to 50 places to foreign citizens who have a minimum level of knowledge of Italian language of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The course issues a final certificate with the recognition of 3 ECTS university credits.

The courses are held at Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano, a beautiful and historic villa overlooking Lake Garda, which is a branch of the University of Milan. Cultural activities are also planned, including a visit to Verona with a show at the Arena and a guided tour of the “Il Vittoriale degli Italiani” Foundation, the house-museum of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio.

Enrolments for the courses are open until 5 May 2022.

All information is available at: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/corsi-di-lingua-e-cultura-italiana-gargnano

A video showing the international and suggestive atmosphere of our courses is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ZXLNYMOiU

We are available for further detailed information which you can also find on our website: http://www.calcif.unimi.it

Stefania Scarpetta
University Centre for the Promotion of Italian Language and Culture “Chiara e Giuseppe Feltrinelli”.
University of Milan
Via Santa Sofia 9/1
20121 Milan, Italy
Tel. 02.50321559 (morning)
www.calcif.unimi.it
https://www.facebook.com/Calcif.Unimi

Call for IV International Conference of Neo-Latin Cultures – Mediterranean crossroads of tales – Wrocław, June 23-25

Mediterranean crossroads of tales

IV International Conference of Neo-Latin Cultures

University of Wrocław, Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies June 23-25, 2022

The Mediterranean has always been a crucial commercial hub, a privileged point of contact of cultures and traditions: along the routes that ran through it, throughout the Middle Ages, memories of distant places travelled along men and goods: those of the remotest mysterious and charming East or of an unknown North, which gave news of itself through the ‘streets of amber’ that converged on Byzantium. The con- ference is intended as an opportunity to cover a broad spectrum of issues also related to the concept of pilgrimage, both of a religious and academic type, with particular attention the social and political aspects, and the impact on the formation of the unitary image of culture and politics in Europe. We expect to indicate, in addition to the dynamics of a journey that pilgrims made in sacred places, the characteristics of the travelers, the crossroads of tales in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance. In the heart of the Mediterranean, stories of different origins and nature met, dialectized, mingled and hybridized to become the lifeblood of future ‘European’ literatures.

Research areas

– The medieval Mediterranean and its relations with the East (texts, images, traditions) – manuscript tradition and associated iconography
– archaeological sites and finds
– linguistic contaminations
– philosophical and cultural contaminations
– sociological problematics
– language teaching through authentic material.

Scientific Committee: Sonia Maura Barillari (University of Genoa), Nina Budziszewska (University of Wro- claw), Ester Fuoco (Santa Giulia Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia), Gianluca Olcese (Wroclaw University), Blazej Stanislawski (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Project ‘European Arts and Traditions in Italian Language Learning’ – PASTILLE. Number: 2019-1-PL01-KA203-065078

Participation proposal

name and surname: 

university / affiliate study center: 

mailing address:

email address: 

phone number: 

proposal title: 

abstract (max. 300 words): 

Participation proposals must be received in WORD (.docx) format by May 15, 2022 at the address:  gianluca.olcese@uwr.edu.pl

The conference will be held in attendance.

Call for the project „Generations in Contact in Intercultural Education”

The Board of the Dante Alighieri Association in Wroclaw announces a call for mobility within the project “Generations in Contact in Intercultural Education. All members, employees and volunteers of the Association with cooperation experience longer than 3 years can apply.

Project No. 2021-1-PL01-KA122-ADU-000019595 is implemented through the Erasmus+ Programme Knowledge Education Development, Adult Education, within the project “Mobility for learners and staff in adult education” Co-funded by the European Union.

Detailed recruitment regulations and application form can be downloaded from the website or collected from the Society’s office. The documents should be submitted from 07.04.2022 to 21.04.2022 at the Society’s headquarter or sent to: dante.wroclaw@gmail.com.

Attachments:

Rules for the application

Application form

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