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July 15, 2016

Sicily - Historical Essays ... index

Tom Verso

Over the years there have been a number of random essays posted on this blog about the history and culture of Sicily. The purpose of this posting is to provide an aggregated...

June 23, 2016

“Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture”
 - University of Pennsylvania - February 2016 -- { Senza Storici }

Tom Verso

How excited and proud all Sicilian Americans can feel about an international conference about Sicily being held at a crème de la crème Ivy League University (see: https://www..

March 21, 2016

Arnold J. Toynbee: “The Creation of a Literature in Latin on the Pattern of the Literature in Greek”

Tom Verso

Professor Cory Crawford of Brigham Young University writes in his paper “A Brief History of the Italian Language”: “We could write tomes on the changes [from Latin to...

March 2, 2016

Professor Cosetta Seno’s asks: …“Who Did It? The Mysterious Murder of the History of Italian Literature” … [part 2 of 2]

Tom Verso

In my first blog commentary on University of Colorado Italian Studies Professor Cosetta Seno’s 2014 “Italica” article (“Who Did It?

January 15, 2016

“Italy – Modern Architectures in History” … Senza il Sud o Sicilia (Surprise!)

Tom Verso

Unlike most architectural history books, filled predominately with pictures and aesthetic narratives in terms of genre (Neo-Classical, Baroque, etc.) and noting how the pictured...