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New York Meets Italian Grace Seminar - Part 1



New York Meets Italian Grace Seminar - Part 1

Liberty meets Italian Grace -

Conversations around the timeless work of Grazia Deledda

Seminar part.1 


A two-day conference dedicated to the work and legacy of Grazia Deledda, the first and only Italian woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1926). A collaboration between Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New York, and Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò @NYU, this jubilant celebration marks also the 150th birthday of Grazia Deledda.

With the support of the Consulate General of Italy in New York.


November 30, 6:30PM

NYU – Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò

24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011


Free entrance




(Event in English)

Institutional greetings and introduction by Anthony Muroni, Journalist and writer.

Artistic Director Institutional Committee Deledda 150-anniversary

and NYU Casa Italiana Director Stefano Albertini


  • Sardegna, land of myth and space of absolute existence. Grazia’s World between conflicting codes and concrete universals.

Dino Manca, Professor of Linguistics and Italian Philology, Department of Humanistic and Social Science - University of Sassari

  • Grazia Deledda in America: the myth reborn. From memory of the past to the challenge of a new book.

Angela Guiso, Essayist, Literary Critic, Columnist

  1. Ivy

Excerpt read by Delissa Reynolds

  • Translating Deledda.

Martha Witt, Author, Professor of creative writing at William Paterson University.

Mary Ann Witt, Professor Emerita North Carolina State University

  • Around the dinner table with Grazia

Excerpt read by Delissa Reynolds.

  • Knowledge, Crisis, Resolution: Grazia Deledda, a well-rounded learning experience.

Simonetta Milli Konewko, Associate Professor and Director of the Italian Program Department of Global Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Q&A moderated by NYU Casa Italiana Director Stefano Albertini


loghi deledda


Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

In collaboration with : Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò e Valeria Orani

Entrance : Free


Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò- NYU 24 W 12th St, N