Farewell lecture of Prof. Corrado Bologna entitled Don Quixote halved and multiplied


Institutional Communication Service

29 April 2022

On Wednesday 11 May, at 6.30 p.m., in the auditorium, Prof. Corrado Bologna will give a farewell lecture entitled Don Quixote halved and multiplied.

One of the founders of the Institute of Italian Studies, Corrado Bologna has animated with wisdom and inexhaustible energy its teaching and reading support activities, research, and the many cultural events that in recent years have made the IIS and the l’Università della Svizzera italiana known outside Ticino.

A scholar of medieval literature (Dante, the Liber monstrorum), of Romance Philology and its great interpreters (Curtius, Spitzer), of Renaissance literature (Ariosto, Angelo Colocci), of the textual tradition of the classics and the relationship between text and image (Giulio Camillo, Aby Warburg), Corrado Bologna has also written important papers on authors such as Apollinaire, Pessoa and Cervantes, on whom the farewell lecture will focus. He has dedicated several essays to this author, also editing the edition of Miguel de Unamuno's Life of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

The event will give faculty colleagues, as well as students, the opportunity to pay their respects to Prof. Bologna and share with him the passion for research that has characterised his presence at USI.


Participation is open to the public, please register your attendance to the ISI Secretariat [email protected]