Join us for an odyssey back to Gambier as part of a conversation with Sante Matteo '71 and Kenyon professor Simone Dubrovic.

Sante Matteo, now professor emeritus of Italian studies at Miami University, planted a seed when he taught an Italian course for the Gambier Experimental College as a senior at Kenyon during the 1970-71 school year. That seed blossomed into the current Italian program at the College. One of the two professors in that program, Simone Dubrovic, was Sante's teaching assistant at Miami University prior to assuming his position at Kenyon.

During our virtual event for alumni, parents and friends of the College, Sante and Simone will discuss their entangled journeys from and to Gambier, as well as their collaboration on two collections of Sante's essays (translated into Italian, published in Italy and edited by Simone): 

  • "Radici sporadiche: Letteratura, viaggi, migrazioni" (Sporadic Roots: Literature, Voyages, Migrations), 2006
  • "Il secondo occhio di Ulisse: Saggi di letteratura e cultura italiana" (The Second Eye of Ulysses: Essays on Italian Literature and Culture), 2019

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