December 5, 2005
John Dizikes to give Emeriti Faculty Lecture
John Dizikes, a professor emeritus of American studies, will
give this year's Emeriti Faculty Lecture on December 8 in the
UCSC Media Theater at 7 p.m. The presentation, which will include
music, is free and open to the public.
Photo: Monica Lee
Dizikes's talk, titled "Nation and Homeland in Nineteenth
Century Italian Opera," is about the response of Italian
opera composers to the rise of nationalism in 19th-century Italy.
The major theme of aspiring to create a unified homeland, found
throughout Italian history and opera, will be his focus.
Dizikes's teaching and research interests range from politics
to history of the arts. He is the author of numerous books and
articles, including Opera in America: A Cultural History
(Yale University Press, 1993), which won the 1993 National Book
Critics Circle Award for criticism, and Yankee Doodle Dandy:
The Life and Times of Tod Sloan (University of Nebraska
Dizikes came to UCSC in 1965. A winner of the UCSC Alumni Association's
Distinguished Teaching Award, Dizikes served as Cowell College
provost, and mentored thousands of students during his career
at UCSC. He continues to be an active member of the campus community.
The Emeriti Faculty Lecture is sponsored by the Office of the
Chancellor. For questions or accommodation requirements, contact
Kristin Palma at (831) 459-5075 or email@example.com.
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