• Italian language

    Nicola Gardini, talking with the ancients

    Nicola Gardini is a professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Keble College. As a distinguished Latinist, he is a teacher, writer, and painter. Immediately after graduating with a focus in classical studies, he moved to the United States and became a visiting professor at New York University (NYU) in Florence and at Columbia University in New York.

    “Italy has this beauty: it is a multilingual country, where Italian as a norm, has slowly spread. Up to advent of radio and television, it is not yet possible to speak of a common Italian. In my opinion, this is a feature of the great Italian irony: the awareness that there is always another language.”

    (Image credits: @Mauro Balletti)

    Here you find my interview.