La Civetta December 2017
28 February 2018
The overarching theme of issue #11 of La Civetta is 'togetherness', and was inspired by the recent visit of the Italian Ambassador to the Department (covered in detail). In the context of Brexit, he chose the word 'insieme' as a gesture of hope and inclusiveness, but living together brings its challenges, and this issue explores a range of such tensions specifically relevant to Italy: from the obvious political demands of the Lega Nord, to the intercultural difficulties of cohabitation (for foreign female students, for immigrants, etc.).
There is a lot more, including sections on culture (Dante and Gramsci), travel, music, art, sport (the shameful exit of the Azzurri from the football world cup qualifiers), tv, food (veganism). This issue features a new Creative Writing section too, and our students' creativity is in evidence everywhere, starting from the striking cover by Kathryn Moses.