Andrea Ciccarelli

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Provost Professor of Italian Studies
Dean, Hutton Honors College

aciccare@indiana.edu | GA 3147

Research Areas:

  • History of culture (visual and literary)
  • Migration studies
  • Politics & Culture in modern & contemporary Italy

Education:

  • PhD, Italian Studies, Columbia University, 1990
  • MA, Italian and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1986
  • Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza," 1984

Background:

My current interests focus on the concepts of migration, exile and borders in Italian literature and culture, as well as on the historical, artistic and cultural effects of 1968 on Italy. I have written on modern classics such as Manzoni, Foscolo, Pirandello, and Montale, as well as on contemporary authors (Pressburger, Claudio Magris, etc.). At IU, I have the pleasure to serve as Dean of the Hutton Honors College, the academic unit of the most gifted undergraduate students (about 15% of the entire ~7,500 freshman class is accepted annually by the HHC). I also direct the Overseas Studies Summer Program in Florence.

Selected Publications:

Books and editions:

  • Musica Pop e testi in Italia dal 1960 a oggi. Eds. Andrea Ciccarelli et als. Ravenna: Longo, 2015.
  • The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel. Eds. Peter Bondanella and Andrea Ciccarelli. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • The People's Voice: Essays on Romanticism. Eds. Andrea Ciccarelli et als. Melbourne: Monash Romance Studies, 1999, pp. 150.
  • L’esilio come certezza. La ricerca d’identità culturale in Italia dalla Rivoluzione francese ai nostri giorni. Eds. Andrea Ciccarelli and Paolo Giordano. Italiana, vol. VII, 1998, pp. 307.
  • Manzoni: la coscienza della letteratura. Rome: Bulzoni, "Strumenti di Ricerca", 1996.

Articles:

  • “Nota sulla follia d’Orlando in Ariosto,” forthcoming in Italica.
  • “Abroad and Beyond: Paolo Valesio and the Empty Nest,” in Discourse Boundary Creation, Italiana (2013): 72-86.
  • “Crossing Borders: The Case of Fleur Jaeggy,’” in Esperienze letterarie 2 (2013): 37-53.
  • "Crossing Borders: Claudio Magris and the Aesthetic of the Other Side," in Journal of European Studies 4 (2012): 341-361.
  • "Fra viaggio e stasi: considerazioni sul cinema italiano contemporaneo," in Incontri cinematografici e culturali tra due mondi. Ed. Antonio Vitti, Pesaro: Metauro, 2012: 161-171.
  • "L'italiano degli altri: brevi considerazioni dagli USA," in L'italiano degli altri. Firenze: Accademia della Crusca, 2011: 355-364.
  • "I classici italiani dell'800 nel mondo di lingua inglese: ragioni di un'assenza," in Studi (e testi) italiani (2009): 249-265.
  • "Journey as Stasis: a Reading of Montale's Early Poetics," in Modern Language Notes 1 (2009): 213-235.
  • "I 'guai' fra romanzo e storia: dal romanzo alla Colonna infame", in Manzoni e il romanzo storico. Ed. Salvatore Bancheri. Toronto: Legas, 2009. 145-163.
  • "Fra viaggio e stasi: riflessioni su Ungaretti e Montale," Esperienze Letterarie 3 (2008): 23-51.
  • "Fra (neo)realismo e sogno," Ripensare il Neorealismo. Ed. A. Vitti. Pesaro: Metauro, 2008. 81-99.
  • "Comico e tragico in Manzoni e Gadda," Giornale storico della letteratura italiana, vol. CLXXXIV, fasc. 607 (2007): 329-367.
  • "Fra libro e film: 'Io non ho paura,'" Esperienze letterarie, 4 (2006).
  • "Appunti su Manzoni e il sacro," Giornale storico della letteratura italiana, vol. CLXXXII, fasc. 600 (2005).
  • "Esilio, migrazione, frontiera nell'opera di Magris e Pressburger," Intersezioni, 3 (2004).
  • "Fuoricasa: scrittori italiani in America, oggi," Esperienze letterarie, 1 (2003).
  • "Dante and Italian Culture from the Risorgimento to World War I," Dante Studies, vol. CXIX (2001-02).
  • "Writing (from) Abroad: Italian Writing in the United States," Italica, 2 (2001).
  • “L’italianistica negli Stati Uniti: vent’anni di studi sul Sette-Ottocento,” Esperienze letterarie, 3-4 (2000): 247-261

Recent courses taught:

Graduate:

  • Exile in Italian Culture: from Dante to Francis Ford Coppola
  • Poetry of Nature in Italian Culture: from Similitude to Metaphor
  • Politics and History in Italian Culture from the French Revolution to WWI
  • Exile, Migration and Border in Italian Culture
  • Contemporary Italian Drama
  • 1968: Politics, Society and Artistic Movements in Italy after the “Spring" Revolution

Undergraduate:

  • Exile: Politics, Gender, Migration, Art and Culture in the Western World
  • The Political and Cultural Legacy of the Great War
  • Renaissance Florence: Perspective as a Revolution
  • The Myth of Rome in Western Culture: History, Art, Literature and Politics

Honors, Fellowships, and Awards:

  • Editorial Board: Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana; Esperienze Letterarie; Italica.
  • Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Fellowship
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award from the IU Trustees
  • Eric Maria Remarque Fellowship for European Studies
  • Mellon Fellowship Travel Grant
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