Liberty meets Italian Grace (SAVE THE DATE -first come, first served)
Conversations around the timeless work of Grazia Deledda. The 150-year-commemorative tour dedicated to Grazia Deledda is landing in NYC.
About this event
November 30 – December 1, 2022, a two-day conference dedicated to the work and legacy of Grazia Deledda, the first and only Italian woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1926).
A collaboration between NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the Istituto Italiana di Cultura, New York, this jubilant celebration of the 150th birthday of Grazia Deledda with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in New York.
Kicking off on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò – NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011), the first seminar session will be dedicated to Deledda’s legacy in the United States.
On December 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021), the second day’s seminar will consider the innovative and revolutionary figure of Deledda as our contemporary, concluding with a screening of the documentary film Grazia Deledda, La Rivoluzionaria (in Italian with English subtitles), by Cecilia Mangini and Paolo Pisanelli.
On the morning of December 1 at 11 a.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute, a unique program will be dedicated to secondary school instructors and students, featuring Alexa, “Parole di Grazia,” with audio segments revealing the life of Grazia Deledda and the settings of her novels, including taped readings of selections from her work.
The Institutional Committee programmed the NY seminars for the 150th Anniversary of Grazia Deledda (Province of Nuoro, Municipality of Nuoro, MAN Museum, UniNuoro, and the Fondazione Banco di Sardegna).