Friday, May 6, 2016
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute, in collaboration with the East Central European Center, the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture, and LeitmotivArts, for a conversation with Mario Liguori, author of Prva ljubav (The First Love.)
Professor Liguori, who moved from Italy to Serbia a decade ago, will speak in Serbian about literature and his experiences as a writer, and about his recent books of short stories and his writing in general.
Mario Liguori (Sarno, Italy, 1976) holds a BA in Comparative Languages and Cultures from the University L’Orientale of Naples, and MA and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. He writes in Italian and Serbian languages, and speaks Italian, English, Slovenian, Swedish and Serbian. He has been published in the anthology Buket za Staru Damu (Protego, 2008), and he penned travel essays Snatrenja (Official Gazette, 2010), a bilingual collection Sette storie autunnali/Sedam jesenjih priča (Academic Book, 2013), book of short stories Prva ljubav (Laguna, 2014) and the monograph Vedi Napoli e poi muori: Napulj u srpskim putopisima od 1851. do 1951. godine (Official Gazette, 2015). Liguori also published articles and papers in Italian, Serbian and Bosnian dailies and magazines. He translated papers and catalogs for the Gallery of Matica srpska, and has worked as a simultaneous interpreter at conferences in Italy and Serbia. From 2007 to 2009 he lived in Sweden, where, among other things, he taught Italian language at the Center for languages Kävlinge Lärcentrum. As a passionate traveler, he visited more than thirty countries. He teaches Italian in the School of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad and at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. Mario Liguori is presently one of the most popular writers in Serbia.