|This course will examine some of the major forms of folklore, including folktales, proverbs and film. It will investigate the ways in which Italians communicate with each other not only through narratives but also through displays of the body, of house and street, the exchange of food, and the performance of music during festivals and processions.
Presenter: Simonetta Milli Konewko is Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She earned a Laurea degree of Doctor in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Urbino, Italy and a doctorate in Modern Studies at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a dissertation titled: Fictions of Compassion in Italian Neorealist Literature and Film. Her articles appeared in Forum Italicum and Rivista di Studi Italiani. She presented her work at international conferences in Italy, Poland, England and USA.