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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–The House of M. Poletti

You may remember in Walk #2 that I told you about the yellow house next door, here on the Piazza di Spagna, where Casanova took his French lessons in 1744. But he lived here, in #32, when he returned to … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #3

One of my students, who was here for the year from Germany, tried to help me translate and decipher this postcard, but some of the handwriting is beyond us.   This group wrote the postcard on a Monday, that is … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Burchiello Tour

Okay, so I’ve told you about the scholarly days at the Casanova in Place Symposium, but that’s not all we did! The event included optional excursions before and after the weekend events. On Thursday, June 27, some of us took … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Ballet

No, I did not dance at the Casanova in Place Symposium. Nor did the others (though that might have been a fun activity!) Instead, on Sunday June 30th we viewed the Casanova Ballet produced by Northern Ballet and filmed by … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Author Panel

As part of the Sunday June 30 program for the Casanova in Place Symposium, Malina Stefanovska moderated a panel of authors who have written about Casanova. Authors included Michelle Lovric, Barbara Lynn-Davis, Ian Kelly, and myself, Kathleen Gonz├ílez. Michelle and … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Papers

A symposium is defined as a conference to discuss a particular topic, but the secondary definition is “a collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.” On Saturday June 29, our eight presenters shared … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustiniana Wynne

I’m here to set the record straight about Giustiniana Wynne. Previously, I wrote and spoke about her affair with Casanova, in which I relate a pretty funny and maybe even bawdy story about their assignation in a garret. But after … Continue reading

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