Conferences

Boccaccio’s Teseida: Epic, Romance, and Vernacular Translatio. Annual Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies, Ohio State University, April 20-22, 2017.


Mapping Dante: A Study of Places in the Commedia. Winter 2017 Workshop of the Delaware Valley Medieval Association, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, February 25, 2017.


Mapping Dante’s Comedy through Its Place-Names: An Experiment in Literary Geovisualization. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2017.


How (Not) to Start an Epic: Teseida 1. Third Triennial Conference of the American Boccaccio Association, Duke University, September 30-October 2, 2016.


Alter-Native Stories: African writers on African immigrants in Italy. Colloquium Stories Untold: African Migrants in Italy and Our Role in the Migration Crisis, Villanova University, April 23, 2016.


Exploring, Journaling, Connecting: Google Maps in the Language Classroom. Annual NEALLT Conference, Gettysburg College, March 18-20, 2016.


Scores for a Particular Chemical Orchestra: Reading Dante with Osip Mandelstam. Conference Dante and Music, University of Pennsylvania, November 5-6, 2015.


Teaching (with) the Literature of Migration in Italian. Pedagogical Seminar Italian Culture and Language from Beginning to End: Towards Curricular Revision, Saint Joseph’s University, November 14, 2015.


Digital Pedagogy/Critical Pedagogy. Colloquium Digital Humanities In and Beyond the Classroom, University of Pennsylvania, October 28, 2015.


Ventriloquizing the Statian Epic: On the First Italian Translation of the Thebaid (1570). Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 9-11, 2015.


The Commedia and the Epic: Patterns of Revision. Annual AAIS Conference, University of Colorado, March 26-29, 2015.


Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Accattone. The College of New Jersey, March 9, 2015.


I Found Myself in a Dark Digital Wood: Italian Studies and Digital Humanities Resources. Colloquium Italian Books, Authors and Readers in the Digital Era, University of Pennsylvania, October 22, 2014.


Twice Migrant Text? Italophone Migrant Writers Translated into English. Conference Littératures migrantes et traduction, University of Aix-Marseille, June 18-20, 2014.


Voce, testo, operazione: Carmelo Bene e i Canti Orfici di Dino Campana. Annual AAIS Conference, University of Zurich, May 23-25, 2014.


Operation and Repertoire: The Textuality of Commedia dell’Arte Scenarios. Salvatori Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, April 16, 2014.


Migrant Poetry in Italy: Multiple Identities and the Memory of a Literary Form. 21st AISLLI Conference Italicity: The Languages of Italy in the United States between Tradition and Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, April 3-5, 2013.


A Controversial Identity: Italy and Its Literary Images. Tour the World Lecture Series, Portland State University, July 20, 2011.


Through the Oumfô of Creolization, and What Kamau Brathwaite Found There. Conference Vodou & Créolité, Franklin College, Lugano, April 7-9, 2011.


Divenire-migrante della scrittura: Gëzim Hajdari. Colloquium Pour une poésie de l’utopie: écriture, frontière, migration, University of Montpellier III, March 16-17, 2011.


Due decenni di poetiche della relazione attraverso Gëzim Hajdari. Conference: Leggere il testo e il mondo. Vent’anni di letteratura della migrazione in Italia, University of Bologna, October 14-15, 2010.


Migrant storytelling: trauma, history, stories and restoration in contemporary multicultural literature in Italy. Conference: 21st Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends, University of St. Andrews, September 15-17, 2010.


Literature of Migration in Contemporary Italy. Portland State University, February 22, 2010.


Migrant Writings in Italian: An Outline of Themes, Practices, Trends and Questions. University of Oregon, February 17, 2010.


La Musa della Storia e la Provincia della Pietà. Colloquium The Migrants di Derek Walcott: poesia, traduzione, immagini, University of Siena, April 29, 2009.


Pietà per le rovine. Un commento a “Ruins of a Great House” di Derek Walcott. Graduate Conference Rovine, macerie, frammenti, University of Bologna, June 10, 2008.


Il circolo e l’incrocio: sulla temporalità non-lineare di Omeros. Annual Conference of Associazione per gli studi di Teoria Letteraria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura, University of Lecce, October 24-26, 2006.


I re-entered my reversible world. Il personaggio in Omeros. Colloquium Il personaggio: prospettive teoriche e metodologiche, Graduate Colloquium, University of Siena, May 28-29, 2007.