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Andrea Baldi

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Professor

Ph.D., UCLA, Los Angeles, 1992
Laurea Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Firenze, Italy, April 1988
Joined Rutgers in 1996
Address: AB 5112 - 15 Seminary Place
Phone: 848-932-5013
Email: abaldi@rci.rutgers.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Early Modern Italian Literature, Italian Women's Writing, Relationships between Italian Literature and Film, Urban Studies

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate courses

  • Italian Literature of the Renaissance
  • Italian Women's Writing in the 19th and 20th Centuries, I and II
  • Love and Power in the Italian Renaissance (in English)
  • The Civilization of Italy, II
  • Walking in the Metropolis (in English)
  • Walking in the Modern and Postmodern Italian City
  • Women's Lives and Literature (in English)

 

Graduate courses

  • Writing History and Politics in Early Modern Italy
  • Fashioning the Court and Constructing Gender in Early Modern Italy
  • Italian Women's Writing in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Walking in the City

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books    

  • La meraviglia e il disincanto: studi sulla narrativa breve di Anna Maria Ortese. Naples: Loffredo Editore, 2010.
  • Co-editor, with Monica Farnetti and Filippo Secchieri, of Anna Maria Ortese, Romanzi, Vol. II. Milan: Edizioni Adelphi, 2005.
  • Co-editor, with L. Sanguineti White and K. Phillips, Essays in Honor of Marga Cottino-Jones. Florence: Edizioni Cadmo, 2003
  • Tradizione e parodia in Alessandro Piccolomini. Lucca: Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore, 2001.

Book Chapters and Articles                     

  • “Trame intertestuali in Renzo e Luciana: da Calvino a Monicelli,” L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes 1 (2016): 57-76.
  • "Cities 'Paves with Casualties': Ortese's Journeys through Urban Modernity," in Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies, edited by Gian Maria Annovi and Flora Ghezzo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015, 78-111.
  • "Anna Maria Ortese e il disagio della modernità," in La mela proibita. Saggi e pensieri di scrittrici del Novecento, edited by Maria Belén Hernàndez Gonzàlez and Maria Gloria Ríos Guardiola. Ariccia: Aracne editrice, 2015, 249-267.
  • “Anna Maria Ortese tra giornalismo e letteratura,” in Media allo specchio. Letteratura e giornalismo, edited by Eny Di Iorio and Franco Zangrilli. Caltanissetta-Roma: Salvatore Sciascia Editore, 2014, 77-91.
  • "Le lenti stregate di Elsa Morante e Anna Maria Ortese," Un altro mondo. Omaggio a Elsa Morante (1912-2012), edited by Antonio Motta, Il Giannone, 10, nn. 19-20 (Jan.-Dec. 2011): 255-264.
  • "Presenze e suggestioni nordiche nella narrativa di Anna Banti," in Il mito e la rappresentazione del Nord nella tradizione letteraria. Proceedings of the International Conference (Padova, October 23-25, 2006). Rome: Salerno Editrice, 2008, 321-344.
  • “‘Un segreto lamento di perduti’: la voce degli oppressi nella narrativa ortesiana,” Nuova Prosa 45 (2007), Issue on “Il testo, la voce,” edited by Giorgio Rimondi, 51-67.
  • Introduction to and edition of Anna Maria Ortese, L’Iguana, Romanzi, Vol. II (Milan: Edizioni Adelphi, 2005): 915-1040.
  • “‘La inspiegabilità tenera delle cose’: Anna Maria Ortese e Katherine Mansfield,” in Lingue e letterature in contatto. Atti del XV Congresso dell’A.I.P.I. (Brunico, 24-27 agosto 2002). Florence: Franco Cesati Editore, 2004. Vol. II: 219-227.
  • “Storie di ordinaria agonia: i racconti napoletani di Anna Maria Ortese,” Narrativa, Issue on Napoli e dintorni (March 2003): 55-83.
  • “‘A guisa di eco’: strategie di costrizione del femminile nel Dialogo della cura familiare di Sperone Speroni,” in Essays in Honor of Marga Cottino-Jones, edited by A. Baldi, L. Sanguineti White and K. Phillips (Florence: Edizioni Cadmo, 2003): 63-84.
  • “Ortese’s Naples: Urban Malaise through a Visionary Gaze,” in Italian Women and the City, edited by Janet Smarr and Daria Valentini (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002): 215-238.
  • “La metropoli matrigna: Silenzio a Milano di Anna Maria Ortese,” Studi Novecenteschi 59 (2000): 203-225.
  • “Infelicità senza desideri: Il mare non bagna Napoli di Anna Maria Ortese,” Italica 77.1 (2000): 81-104.
  • “Letteratura e mito in Kaos,” Modern Language Notes 114.1 (1999): 172-195.
  • “La retorica dell’exemplum in Decameron, V, 8,” Italian Quarterly 32 (1995): 17-28.

AWARDS
Academic Ambassador of the University of Urbino (Italy), Summer 2015
University Council Grant, Rutgers University, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006
Grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fall 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Association for Italian Studies, American Association of Teachers of Italian, Modern Language Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America

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