Five College Consortium

Elizabeth Mazzocco memorial events explore broad impact of language

Five College Roundtable, April 12, 4 p.m., South College, UMass Amherst

Mazzocco Memorial Lecture, April 13, 4:30 p.m., South College, UMass Amherst

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Looking Forward: The Study of Languages and Cultures for All, a Roundtable
April 12, 2017 4 p.m.
Room E470, South College, UMass Amherst

  Michael Ash, Economics Professor and Chair, UMass
  Rob DeConto, Geosciences Professor, UMass
  Rob Dorit, Biological Sciences Professor, Smith 
  Gary Gillis, Biological Studies Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty, Mount Holyoke 
  Bosiljka Glumac, Geosciences Professor and Chair, Smith 
  Eva Paus, Economics Professor and Director of McCulloch Center For Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke 
  Jutta Sperling, History Professor, Dean of the School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire 
  Jacqueline Urla, Anthropology Professor and Chair, UMass
  Closing remarks by Dennis Looney, Director, ADFL


The Second Annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture

Dennis Looney
The Flight from Racism: Dante Alighieri, Allen Tate, and Other Freedom Readers
Thursday, April 13, 4:30 PM
Room E470, South College, UMass Amherst

Dennis Looney
Dennis Looney is director of the Office of Programs and director of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages at the Modern Language Association of America. From 1986 to 2013, he taught Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was chair of the Department of French and Italian for 11 years, and assistant dean of the humanities for three years. His most recent book is Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy, which received the American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize in 2011.

Elizabeth Mazzocco
Elizabeth Mazzocco was director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages and professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1990 until her death in 2014. She was a specialist of language teaching methodology and a scholar of the Italian Renaissance.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Five Colleges, in collaboration with the UMass Italian Studies Program.