2023 Week of Italian Language in the World: Italo Calvino’s Animals

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Conversation with Serenella Iovino. Friday, October 6 at 5:00pm CT. DePaul Art Museum - 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italo Calvino (1923-1985), the IIC Chicago, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages, Italian Program, at DePaul University, presents a series of lectures on exemplary and less known themes, from the vast body of work of the italian author, between fantastic elements and historical issues.

Italo Calvino’s Animals: Anthropocene Stories. What are the Anthropocene, an invasive alien species, and a superorganism? When and where did writer Italo Calvino encounter the ants and the gorilla that inspired his fiction? Why did Calvino dedicate essays to cats and goats?

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