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Culture courses

4Do you want to discover Italian culture through its history, arts, literature, civilization, cinema or gastronomy?  Why don’t you apply for our language courses.

For the fall session from September 24th to December 12th, 2024, we offer 3 culture courses:


  • Donne dietro la macchina da presa

Italian female directors are few in number. Those who achieve success today are all the more celebrated: we can think of the recent success of Paola Cortellesi, the perspective of Paola Randi, and the critical acclaim of Alice Rohrwacher. The course will show how female filmmakers have reshaped the way we approach Italian cinema. The films proposed will allow for reflection on power relations between sexes, genders, and classes. In addition to contemporary directors, the course will present the works of pioneers such as Cecilia Mangini, Lina Wertmuller, Liliana Cavani, and Wilma Labate.

Period: September 24th  → December 12th, 2024

Frequency: Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on zoom

By Roberto Viviani

After obtaining his degree and master’s in Law from the University of Macerata, he completed his studies in philosophy at the University of Montreal in 2022. A specialist in Pasolini, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Italian Studies at McGill University

  • Alla scoperta dell’Emilia Romagna

This course will highlight the history, art, and traditions of the Emilia-Romagna region. From Bologna to the entire province, you will have the opportunity to discover the specificities of this beautiful region and the richness of its cultural heritage from the Middle Ages to today.

Period: September 26th  → December 12th, 2024

Frequency: Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; in person

By Claudia Polledri

Graduated in Literature and Philosophy from the Catholic University of Milan, Claudia Polledri obtained a Master’s in International Cultural Management from the University of Genoa. After her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Montreal, she is currently a research associate at the CinéMédias laboratory, Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Montreal, and a lecturer in the Department of Art History at Concordia University and UQAM.

  • Le rivoluzionarie

This course will introduce you to the major contributions of some of the most fascinating Italian female figures of the first half of the 20th century. The extraordinary talent of actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), the revolutionary pedagogical approach of Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the realism depicted by Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the autobiographical and denunciatory writing of Sibilla Aleramo (1876-1960), and the introspective and militant photography of Tina Modotti (1896-1942) will be highlighted and will provide keys to understanding the socio-historical changes in Italy at the dawn of the 20th century.

Period: September 26th  → December 12th, 2024

Frequency: Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; in person

By Lucia Baroni

A graduate in Foreign Languages and Literature, Lucia Baroni obtained a doctorate in Linguistic and Literary Studies at the University of Udine, specializing in Slavic philology and carrying out periods of research at the Universities of Sofia and Belgrade. Currently, she holds the position of Senior Teaching Assistant at Ca’Foscari University of Venice.


$275/24 hours – once a week

$185/16 hours – once a week

Classes will be with a minimum of 6 participants.


Discounts only apply:

  • 10% if you register and pay before August 30th, 2024;

$275/24 hours—-$248 (with discount)

$185/16 hours—-$166 (with discount)

  • 40% youth rate (under 25 years old) at all times.

$275/24 hours—-$165 (with discount)

$185/16 hours—-$111 (with discount)

Reductions cannot be combined.

For further information consult our brochure.

To register.