Gaetano Rando

Gaetano Rando

Event date: 23/09/2015
Palace Cinemas, cinema #1, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW Australia
6.30pm for 7.00pm
entry fee is $5.00 at the door

Born in Rome (Italy) in 1942, Professor Rando gained tertiary qualifications in Italian literature and linguistics at Australian and Italian Universities and has taught at the University of Western Australia, Griffith and Wollongong universities, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and universities in Perugia, Macerata, Florence, Lecce, Reggio Calabria and Catania in Italy.

He is a world authority on Italian-Australian studies and has published extensively on the language, literature and history of Italians in Australia. A recent book length publication is a study on Giorgio Mangiamele Italian Australian film maker and he has also recently published an extensive journal article on Sydney’s Aeolian community from 1900-1930. A NAATI accredited Advanced Translator in Italian to English and in English to Italian, he has also translated a number of literary and non-literary works of Italian Australian interest. His main teaching areas are Italian language and civilisation and in English Language and Linguistics. Professor Rando has successfully supervised and examined honours and higher degree theses in Italian Australian literature, Italian Australian language, socio-historical aspects of the Italian presence in Australia, contemporary Italian narrative, the sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian, translation.

His event topic will focus on recent projects that relate to the recovery and representation of cultural and linguistic heritage both as related to the traditions of the past and in terms of its development in a contemporary setting.


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