Assistant Professor of Italian
Ph.D., Italian Studies, Stanford University
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Modern Foreign Languages, Università degli Studi di Genova
Areas of Expertise
- Modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture
- Environmental humanities
- Digital humanities
- Urban soundscapes / The city in literature
- Italian surrealist novels, graphic novels, and short stories
- Literature and mental illness
- Foundations of 20th-century Italian literary canon
Courses Currently Teaching
|IT125 A||Italian I|
|IT125 B||Italian I|
|IT128 A||Italian through Film and Visual Culture|
|IT141 A||Introduction to Italian Literary Studies: Poets, Lovers, Revolutionaries|
|IT297 A||Nature in Italian Literature and Film (in English)|
Other Courses Taught
|IT 126||Italian II|
|IT 127||Italian III|
|IT 255||Modern Classics Italian Style|
|IT 397||City of Water. Mapping Milan's Aquatic Geographies|
-"Audioscan Milano. Exploring Avant-Garde Sound Practices via Digital Humanities." HSDA. 5(1), 2017: 108-115.
-"'Un'oscura sete.' Natura nella Milano di Milo De Angelis. Italica. 94(2), Summer 2017: 217-233.
-Book Review -- Deborah Amberson. Giraffes in the Garden of Italian Literature. Italica. 92(4), Winter 2015: 1010-1013.
- "Water in Milan. A Cultural History of the Navigli." ISLE. 21, 2014: 374-393.
-"Mi ricordo Alda Merini." Testimonianze. Giuliano Grittini ed. Milano: Incisioni Arte, 2010.
-"Alda Merini e Marilyn Monroe. Icone dell'amore perduto." Catalogo Mostra "Marilyn Monroe e l'arte della bellezza." Arona, June 2010.
-"Alda Merini and Marilyn Monroe. Icons of Lost Love." Mantis, 8, 2009: 44-67.
-Book Review -- Franca Pellegrini. La tempesta originale. La vita di Alda Merini in poesia. Italica. 85(2-3), Summer-Autumn 2008:370-372.
-The Other Truth. Diary of An Other. (A translation of Alda Merini's L'altra verita`. Diario di una diversa). Milano: L'Incisione. 2007.
Conferences and Talks
-"City of Water. An Ecocritical Reading of Milan's Aquatic Geographies." Noontime Faculty Forum, Colby College, April 2017.
-"City of Water. Uncovering Milan's Aquatic Geographies. A Digital Humanities Lab." Digital Humanities and Italian Studies roundtable, MLA Convention -- Philadelphia, PA, January 5, 2017.
- "Neo-Avant-Garde Urban Soundscapes." AAIS Conference -- Baton Rouge, LA, April 21-23, 2016.
-"The Voice of the City: Urban Soundscapes of the Italian Neo-Avant-Garde." SCMLA Conference -- Nashville, TN, October 31-November 3, 2015.
-"Deathly Undergrounds in Italy's First Graphic Novel: Dino Buzzati's Poem Strip." ASLE Conference -- Moscow, ID, June 23-27, 2015.
-"'An Obscure Thirst.' Nature in Milo De Angelis's Milan." SCMLA Conference -- Austin, TX, October 2014.
-"Scaffolding in Italian Literature Instruction." ACTFL Conference -- Orland, FL, November 22-24, 2013.
-"Daria Menicanti's Cricket or On Being One with the World." SLSA Postnatural Conference -- University of Notre Dame, October 3-5, 2013.
-"Dino Buzzati's Poem Strip and The City" -- Graphic Narrative Workshop, Stanford University, Professor Ursula Heise, November 2011.
-"Water in Milan. A Cultural History of the Navigli." ASLE Conference -- Indiana, Bloomington, IN, June 21-26, 2011.
-"Acqua nella Milano di Daria Menicanti e Alda Merini." 'Viewing Change/Changing Views' - Harvard-Brown Graduate Student Conference Italian Studies, March 12-13, 2010.
-"Gender and Translation. From the Margins to Visibility." 'Corruption' - Stanford Graduate Student Conference Comparative Literature, April 4-5, 2008.
-"An Italian Poet in the Madhouse: The Life and Works of Alda Merini." AAIS-AATI Convention, Genova, Italy, May 25-28, 2006.
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