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The Life and Legend of Catterina Vizzani

Thursday, February 17 – Join Prof. Clorinda Donato for a free webinar lecture on the fascinating life of Catterina Vizzani, alias Giovanni Bordoni (1719–1743), who was an Italian woman that became famous after her death for living life as man.

The event will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 6:00 PM PST


Prof. Clorinda Donato is the Director of the Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies and a Professor of Italian and French at CSU, Long Beach. Prof. Donato is an eighteenth-century scholar who studies the transfer of knowledge through the translation of encyclopedic compilations. She also concentrates her research on gender in medical and literary accounts, on Catholic and Protestant Enlightenment, Italian Diaspora Studies, and the history of the book.