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Buonissimo! Understanding Italy through Food



Buonissimo! Understanding Italy through Food

Italy’s culinary tradition is one of the most celebrated aspects of its culture. It is however partly a victim of its own success. This talk examines the various unique and misunderstood aspects of Italy’s food culture, and discusses the material and cultural causes and effects of the commercialization of Italy’s food on a global scale. We will examine the cultural and culinary history and tackle stereotypes, thus engaging with Italy’s diverse identities through a discussion of its culinary traditions.
Dr. Vetri Nathan is Assistant Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Born in Mumbai, he left at the age of 16 to attend the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. Dr. Nathan went on to receive a B.A. in Italian from Connecticut College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian from Stanford University.
Dr. Nathan’s research interests include immigrant cultures and globalization in contemporary Italy, colonialism and postcoloniality, and Italian cinema. He has published various articles on these topics and is currently preparing a book manuscript on immigration in contemporary Italian cinema.


Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: At 2:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Mumbai

In collaboration with : In collaborazione con (terza lingua)

Entrance : Free


Marshall Hall, J. Nehru Library - University of Mumbai