Teaching

 

Harvard University

  • Cultural Migrations Between Africa and Italy (Fall 2013; Fall 2010)
  • On the Road:  Journeys in Italian Cinema (Fall 2013; Fall 2010; Spring 2007)
  • Italian Pop:  Comics, Mass media, Folk Culture (Spring 2013; Fall 2011; Fall 2009)
  • Picturing Place: Landscape, Literature, and Cinema from the Eighteenth through the Twentieth Century (Spring 2013; Fall 2009)
  • Cinema for a Changing Earth: The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni (Fall 2012) 
  • The Marvelous, Fantastic, Magic, and Uncanny in Italian Culture (Spring 2012)
  • The Modern Image: Intersections of Photography and Literature (Freshman Seminar, Fall 2012; Spring 2010; Fall 2007)
  • Modernismi Italiani: D’Annunzio, Svevo, Pirandello e oltre (Spring 2012; Fall 2008)
  • Italy in Motion:  Cinema, History and National Identity (Fall 2011)
  • Intimate Architectures: Dwelling and Subjectivity in the Works of Italian Women Writers (Spring 2010; Spring 2007)
  • The Fantastic from Dante to Calvino and Beyond (Fall 2007)
  • Between Africa and Italy: Literature, Film and Cartoons (Spring 2006)
  • Literary Cityscapes: Italian Urban Life and Cultural Change, 1904-2004 (Fall 2006)
  • After History: Fable, Myth and Nature in Italian Post-War Literature (Fall 2006; Spring 2003)
  • Italian Theory and Literary Criticism (Fall 2005)
  • Svevo e i Triestini: Scrivere la città e esserne scritti (Spring 2005)
  • Italo Calvino and the Place of Literature (Spring 2005)
  • Italian Feminisms:  Culture, theory and Narratives of Difference (Fall 2002)

University of Colorado, Boulder 

  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Italian Romanticism: From Vico to the Scapigliatura
    • Italian Feminisms: Theory, Culture and Narratives of Difference
    • Readings in Italian Literature I and II
  • Graduate Seminars 
    • Introduction to Literary Theory
    • Writing Through the City: Literature and the Urban Experience
    • Rereading Freud 
    • Cultural Utopias: The Poetics and Politics of Space

University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Italian Literature in Translation—Existentialism, Fascism and Resistance
  • Intermediate and Advanced Language