Italian Meeting of the 2017-2018 Program Year


By Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018


Our presenter next Wednesday February 28 will be Cecilia Strettoi from the University of Washington.   Cecilia will first outline some crucial events of Italian history during WWII – specifically the events that led to the civil war and to the Partisan Resistance. Secondly, she will explain how the war experience has motivated some authors to write novels on their experience during the Resistance.  Finally she will consider how that period of national struggle is perceived and discussed today in Italy.

Cecilia is an instructor  of Italian language, culture and literature with over two decades of educational experience in Italy and in the US. She joined the University of Washington in 2013 where she has taught language classes for the French and Italian Department. Cecilia also collaborates with the UW Honors program developing interdisciplinary seminars about Italian literature, with a focus on World War II and the Italian Resistance.

As usual, the evening will begin with food and conversation at 6:30.  Please feel free to bring an antipasto, dolce or vino to share.  The presentation will start at 7:30.

The meeting will be in our usual place, Garden House, 2336 15th Avenue South (In the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle).  Directions are on the DAS website:

Feel free to come early to help set up the room and start visiting.  And, in any case, please come.

A presto – 

Dan DeMatteis,
President, Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

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