Delectable Venice

Feb 28, 2019 446

Thursday 03/07/2019 - 6:30pm - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. Desiring and Encountering La Serenissima Through Cuisine and Cinema. This event is organized and presented by Save Venice. A lecture by Pellegrino D’Acierno. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, Hofstra University. 

The talk, dedicated to learning from Venice, will treat Venice as a cultural text in which food and cinema are central to how we encounter and desire it. Addressed to food and wine lovers, to cinephiles, and, above all, to travelers who wish to question their touristic identity and to stage profound encounters with La Serenissima, the talk will take the form of a “celluloid feast” in which scenes of Italians and Venetians at table will be screened and closely analyzed with attention to the “food operas” through which Italians stage their family life and use food as a language with which to create community and to perform their cultural identity.

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