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WHAT: Sixth Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture:
“What is European Literature?”



Thursday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Aquinas Hall, Room 102
620 Michigan Ave, N.E.
Washington D.C.

CUA’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will present its sixth annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture. The lecture will be presented by Roberto Dainotto, professor of romance studies at Duke University, and is titled “What is European Literature?"

Dainotto, a native of Italy and an expert in modern and contemporary Italian culture, is widely published. His most recent work, Europe (In Theory), won the 2010 Laura Shannon Prize for best book in European contemporary studies.

The late CUA alumnus Frank Mastrangelo, B.A. 1953, and his wife, Catherine, funded the lecture series to support the Italian Studies Program at CUA.

A reception will follow the lecture, which is open to the public. For more information, call Professor Stefania Lucamante at 202-319-5240 or e-mail her at

SPONSOR: CUA’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Italian Studies Program


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