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Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz (University of Toronto)

September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto
The Italian Cultural Institute
The Goggio Chair in Italian Studies
in collaboration with
The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto

Pirandello 150
Film and Lecture Series
University College Media Theatre
UC 179
PIRANDELLO 150  (Click here to all the events)


Dir. Piero Messina, 2015

Starring Juliette Binoche

Italian and French with English Subtitles, Colour, 110 min.

L’attesa (The Wait) tells the story of a Sicilian mother who lives with her son’s fiancée, and refrains from telling the fiancée that her son will not return. It is loosely based on two works by Luigi Pirandello: La vita che ti diedi and La camera in attesa.

Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz is retired professor of Italian (University of Toronto). She has published The Uses of Myth in Ippolito Nievo and Dialogues for Practice in Idiomatic Italian.  She has co-edited the proceedings of conferences: Pirandello and the Modern TheatreLe fonti di Pirandello and Theatre and the Visual Arts. She has co-edited a collection of essays on Natalia Ginzburg: Natalia Ginzburg A Voice of the Twentieth Century. She has translated (with Anne Urbancic) three novels and two plays from Italian to English. She has published numerous articles on various authors and filmmakers, in particular studies on Pirandello as screenwriter and on his influence on Truffaut, Woody Allen and Antonioni. More recently, she has written an article on the relationship between Fellini’s dreams and his films. Much of her work applies psychoanalytic theory to literature, theatre and film.


September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm