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Mattia Acetoso
Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

romance languages and literatures

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University; Laurea (B.A.) in Italian and Comparative Literature, University of Bologna, Italy

Doctoral Dissertation

“In Two Voices: Opera, Melodrama and Music in Umberto Saba and Eugenio Montale.”

Research Areas

Twentieth Century Italian Literature, Poetry and Poetics, Italian Contemporary Cinema, European Romanticism, History of Opera and Opera Librettos, Theory of Translation Digital Humanities.

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

Come un fulgore azzurro: Umberto Saba and the Verdian Sound of Italy

Come un fulgore azzurro: Umberto Saba and the Verdian Sound of Italy.” California Italian Studies 4.1 (2014): 1-21.

Renato Poggioli’s Intellectual Project and the Psychology of Exile

“Renato Poggioli’s Intellectual Project and the Psychology of Exile.” Renato Poggioli. An Intellectual Biography. Florence: Olschki, 2012, p. 125-143

Joseph Luzzi. Il romanticismo italiano e l’Europa.

(Translation) Joseph Luzzi. Il romanticismo italiano e l’Europa. Fantasia e realtà nell’immaginario occidentale. Rome: Carocci, 2012. Italian translation of: Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy. New Haven: Yale UP, 2008.

Orion

Francesco Cavalli. Orion. English translation of L’orione (1653). Libretto by Francesco Melosio. Eds. Davide Domi and Nicola Usula. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2014. (Forthcoming)

Recent Papers and Presentations

A Brief Introduction to Giuseppe Verdi’s Patriotism and his Political Operas.” Verdi 200th. A Celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s Bicentenary (1813-2013). Boston College, MA. October 2013.

“Daughter of Love: Umberto Saba, Giuseppe Verdi, and National Identity.” Concerts of Words: Italian Literature and Music. American Association of Italian Studies. Eugene, OR. April 2013.

“Frozen Little Hand: Opera as Alternative to the Avant-Garde.” Crises of Mind, Collapsing of Forms: Exploring Audiovisual Art and the Literature of the Avant-Garde, 1920-1940. American Comparative Literature Association. Providence, RI. April 2012.

"The Importance of Teaching Training.” Pedagogy Workshop 2011. Yale Center for Language Study. Yale University. August 2011.

“Drafting your first Syllabus for a Literature or a Film Course.” Advanced Language, Literature and Film Series. Yale Graduate Teaching Center. Yale University. April 2011.

I bambini ci guardano ancora: The Portrayal of Youth in Garrone’s Gomorra.” American Association of Italian Studies. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2011.

“The Double Sided Portrait of Power in Il divo.” Italian Cinema in the Present Tense. American Association of Italian Studies. New York City, NY. May 2009.

“Renato Poggioli and the Timid steps of Russian Poetry in Italy.” Slavic-Italian Colloquium. Yale University. April 2009.

Mattia Acetso

Contact Information

Boston College

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Lyons Hall 307C
140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804

Email: mattia.acetoso@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3238

FAX: 617-552-2064