Conference: Leopardi: The Poet and the Thinker (Stanford University)

1:15-3:15: Session 1 – Plenary Session
Franco d’Intino (University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Birmingham), Margaret Brose (UC Santa Cruz), and Sabrina Ferri (University of Notre Dame)

3:30-4:30: Session 2 – Was Leopardi a Great Thinker?
Roundtable with Hayden White (Stanford, UC Santa Cruz), Inga Pierson (Sacred Heart) and Thomas Harrison (UCLA)

4:45-5:45: Session 3 – The Sacred in Leopardi
Debate between Robert Pogue Harrison and Franco d’Intino.

A conference organized by the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University and co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.

For further information, contact Vittoria Mollo at, Christine Onorato at, or (650)725-9225