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Films, comic exhibitions and teaching Italian: Norway celebrates Dante and the Italian language.
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To commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of the great poet, and for the XXI Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of Oslo holds the public exhibition ‘E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette. Dante nei fumetti’ (And thence we came out, and saw again the speech bubbles: Dante in comics): an exploration of how Dante’s work has shaped the imagery of Italian comics.

To open the exhibition on 18 October, Jon Rognlien, Dante expert, translator and Italian comics enthusiast, will give a talk with Giuliano D’Amico on Dante’s work and the comics that have that have been inspired by it.

On 21 October, there will be a screening of the Swiss-Italian film ‘Atlas’ by Niccolò Castelli. The screening, in Italian with English subtitles, is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Norway.

From 22 to 23 October, during the Festival, the Institute has organized a refresher course for teachers of Italian in Norway, held by Professor Giorgio Massei, director of EduLingua. The course will be dedicated to strategies for teaching Italian as a foreign language in an engaging manner in person, following the period of Distance Learning.

On 26 October, the Institute will host the lecture ‘La Firenze di Dante. L’uomo, la città, l’epoca e la società’ (Dante’s Florence: the man, the city, the era and society), in Norwegian and led by the art historian Camilla Sinding-Larsen. The lecture will be streamed live on the Institute’s Facebook page.

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