Associate Professor of Italian
Graduate Program Director
Echoes of Opera in Modern Italian Poetry: Eros, Tragedy, and National Identity. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2020. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030460907
“Renato Poggioli Beyond Exile.” In Exile and Creativity. New York: CPL Editions, 2020.
“Misteriose vicende di un tempo diverso: L’Orologio tra viaggio, sogno e magia” Forum Italicum 50.2 (2016): 484-493.
“Dove poesia e verità coincidono.” Introduction to L’Orologio by Carlo Levi. Turin: Einaudi, 2015: v-xvi.
“Come un fulgore azzurro: Umberto Saba and the Verdian Sound of Italy.” California Italian Studies 4.1 (2013): 1-21. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8nh1s4c1
“Renato Poggioli’s Intellectual Project and the Psychology of Exile.” In Renato Poggioli. An Intellectual Biography. Eds. Lino Pertile, Massimo Riva, and Roberto Ludovico. Florence: Olschki, 2012: 125-143.
“A Thin Horizon: Antonio Tabucchi’s Existential Fantastic.” Through the Looking Glass: Spaces of the Fantastic as Reflections on the Present. Northeast Modern Language Association. Boston University (Boston, MA) - March 2020
“The Baritone’s Dream: Montale, Manrico, and Other Prisoners (of Poetry).” Annual Homecoming Lecture Series. Yale University (New Haven CT) - October 2019
“Renato Poggioli Beyond the Exile.” Lecture series “Esilio e creatività.” Italian Cultural Institution of New York (New York, NY) - December 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rG8ZkoViQk&feature=youtu.be&t=3247
“From Bayreuth to Fiume: D’Annunzio’s Visions of an Italian Tragic Theater.” Histories and Border Crossings. Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities. Listening to Soundscapes of Italianità. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Conference (New York, NY) - April 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Vg9uT3xMM
“A Deafening Silence: Eugenio Montale’s Poetry, Between Music and Words.” Intertwining Muses? A Comparative Approach to Literature and Music. American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). March 2016
“Saba’s Ernesto as a Coming-of-Age Story Told Through Music.” Coming of Age in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature. Northeast Modern Language Association. University of Connecticut (Hartford, CT). March 2016
“Fantasmi dell’opera nel Novecento italiano.” Public presentation for the “Circolo Italiano di Boston.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA). April 2015
“Strange Mercy: Montale’s Storm and other Tragic Dreams.” Campus Visit during the application process for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Italian at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA). January 2015
“Renato Poggioli’s (Unending) Exile and the Problem of Return.” A Forgotten Generation: The Exile of Italian Intellectuals to the United States During the Interwar Years. Italian American Studies Association. University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada). October 2014
“Hands of Time Over the City: Reflections on Italo Calvino and the Temporality of the Urban Experience.” Capitals of Culture and the Immeasurable Wealth of Passing Time. American Comparative Literature Association. New York University (New York, NY). April 2014.
“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.
“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.
Francesco Cavalli. Orion. English translation of L’orione (1653). Libretto by Francesco Melosio. Eds. Davide Daolmi and Nicola Usula. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2015: XXXIX-LXXXVI.
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: YUP, 2008.