$10 ICCC Members/Students and $15 Non-members
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Join us at the ICCC for an interesting lecture on the artistic influence and cultural impact that regional dialects imposed on Italian music tradition during the 1900's.
While the use of regional languages in literary works, plays and cinema are often highlighted as a distinctive trait of Italian tradition, this lecture will explore the importance of the most widely used dialects in popular music and how these have impacted this artistic area of the rich Italian culture. Reception to follow lecture.
Lecture by Mario Mossa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston.
Meet the presenter (Mario G. Mossa):
Mario Gerolamo Mossa, a native of Tempio Pausania in Sardinia, Italy, is a liberal arts graduate from the University of Pisa currently seeking a Master’s Degree in European philology and literature. Mario’s longtime interest in music and poetry has led him to participate as a speaker in several conferences and workshops, with Italian songwriting and contemporary poetry as his main focuses.
A portrait artist and a songwriter, Mario has published essays and articles on Soglie, an Italian peer-reviewed journal of poetry and literary criticism. He is attending the University of Houston as a visiting scholar, where he is currently conducting research in cooperation with his mentor, Director of Italian Studies and Professor Alessandro Carrera.
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