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A Giant Among Books

You all know that I’m a big fan of Venice (obviously!), but I’m also a big fan of Laura Morelli and her books set in Venice. Her newest book has just come out, and, though it’s set in Florence (gasp!), … 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 González. 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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Casanova in Place: Well Received!

I’ve been silent–but not sleeping! No, I’ve been in Venice and have successfully brought to fruition the Casanova in Place Symposium. I’ll break it up into a few posts (rather than one long one) to share some highlights with you. … 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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Filling a Vacancy

The Casanova in Place Symposium is only two weeks away! If you’ve been following along for the past few weeks, you’ve seen the abstracts and biographies for the papers that will be presented. But on Sunday 30 June, we also … Continue reading

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Casanova in the Light and in the Dark

Much work has been done to organize Casanova’s papers, translate his memoirs and other works, and research the people and places he writes about. But the critical analysis of his impact, his place in literature, his place in the 18th … Continue reading

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Appassionata!

Taken by passion: Appassionata! This is the theme that flows through Dianne Hales’ new book La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World. In her Introduction, one of Dianne’s Roman friends says, “There is a passion that you take to bed, … Continue reading

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Radio Spritz

Exciting news–I’ve been interviewed for the radio show “Eye on Travel” with Peter Greenberg! He somehow learned about my book First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts and decided to interview me. (Thanks, Laura Morelli, for helping to connect us!) The show will … Continue reading

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Casanova In Place: A Symposium in Venice, June 2019

I am thrilled to announce an upcoming symposium for the study of Giacomo Casanova! I’ve been working on this since last summer, and registration is now open. The symposium runs from 28-30 June, with optional excursions on the 27th and … Continue reading

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