Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture Begins Spring Lecture Series February 15

Ara Merjian of NYU Will Discuss Italian Poet, Writer, and Director Pier Paolo Pasolini

Hartford, Connecticut, February 11, 2016 – The Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture at Trinity College is sponsoring a series of five lectures during the Spring 2016 academic semester. Renowned scholars and professors will share their work on various aspects of Italian studies. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

The series begins on Monday, February 15, when Ara Merjian, a professor of Italian and art history at New York University, will present the lecture, “Pier Paolo Pasolini.” Pasolini was an Italian poet, writer, and director who remains an influential and controversial figure in Italian history. Merjian’s lecture will be presented at 4:15 p.m. in the Life Sciences Center’s Boyer Auditorium.

The second lecture, “Migration Maelstrom” by John Alcorn, Trinity College, is scheduled for Monday, February 29, at 4:15 p.m. in the Life Sciences Center’s Boyer Auditorium.

“Medicine as Storytelling in Bulgakov and Svevo” by Elena Fratto, Harvard University, is scheduled for Monday, March 21, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rittenberg Lounge in Mather Hall.

“Edible Plants of Italy” by Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer, is scheduled for Monday, April 4, at 4:15 p.m. in the Life Sciences Center’s Boyer Auditorium.

The series will conclude with a lecture titled “The War, on Film: 1916-1918” by Anthony Martire from the University of Arizona on Monday, April 18, at 4:15 p.m. in the McCook Auditorium.

For more information about the Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture or its lecture series, please visit www.cbendowment.org.