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The Comparative Literature Department and the Italian Specialization at the Graduate Center, CUNY, the Department of Italian Studies at NYU and the Department of Italian at Columbia University are happy to present a week-long series of events to celebrate the fifth centenary of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.

The event, entitled “Ariosto After 500 Years,” will take place from October 17 to October 21, 2016, at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Morgan Library and Museum, PrPh Rare Books, and The Graduate Center, CUNY. The event is publicized in the website dedicated to Ariosto’s celebrations by the Comitato Nazionale per il Quinto Centenario dell’Orlando furioso: http://www.furioso16.it/ariosto-500-years/ and at #Ariosto500.

A special thanks to the sponsors of the events: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU; Medieval and Renaissance Center, NYU; Office of the Dean of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU; Department of Italian, Columbia University; Italian Cultural Institute, New York; Renaissance Society of America; Renaissance Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY; The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY; Doctoral Students’ Council at the Graduate Center, CUNY; Sonia Raiziss Giop Foundation; Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College, CUNY; the Department of European Languages and Literatures at Queens College, CUNY.

A grateful thank you to all the students of the Italian Specialization and the Department of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, in particular Anna Chichi, Salvatore Conte, Sarah Anne Denaci, Alberto Gelmi, Dario Marcucci, Iuri Moscardi, Nicole Paronzini, Paolo Pellecchia, Carol Pierce, Francesca Silva, Luca Zamparini, Katherine Volkmer, Victor Zarour; to Melissa Alexander, Humberto Gonzalez, Melissa Swain, and Anne Wolff-Lawson at NYU; to Gabriela Pedreros at Hunter College.

Conference organized by Prof. Monica Calabritto (Hunter College & The Graduate Center, CUNY), Prof. Virginia Cox (NYU), Daniela D’Eugenio (The Graduate Center, CUNY), and Stefania Porcelli (The Graduate Center, CUNY). Website designed by Melissa Swain; booklet designed by Melissa Alexander; flyers designed by Paul Greene.



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