Italian Studies Faculty
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Visiting Assistant Professor of ItalianOffice: Seymour 206
Office hours: Tues. 2:30 - 4:30 and by appt.
Laurea in Lettere Moderne, Università degli Studi di Bologna; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. Author of Il cerchio di gesso. Primo Levi narratore e testimone (Bologna: Pendragon, 2007); articles and book chapters including “Angelic Butterfly and the Gorgon. On Lightness in Primo Levi’s Writing,” inInterpreting Primo Levi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives; “The Other as the Judge: Testimony and Rhetoric in Primo Levi’s Se questo è un uomo,” Modern Language Notes; and “Weightless Flight: Primo Levi and the ‘Break of Civilization,’” NeMLA Italian Studies. Interviews and reviews have appeared in such publications as Quaderni d’Italianistica, Context, NeMLA Italian Studies, and Poetiche. Recipient of numerous research and travel grants, and fellowships including the Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, Remarque Institute Doctoral Fellowship, and MacCracken Fellowship. He has made presentations at conferences throughout Europe and the United States, most recently at the ASMI (Association for the Study of Modern Italy) annual conference in London on “The Italian Crisis: Twenty Years On.” He previously taught Italian literature and Italian language courses at NYU and led a graduate seminar on reading and interpreting Primo Levi at Università degli Studi di Bologna. At Bard: 2015–16.
Professor of Comparative LiteratureOffice: Seymour 204
Joseph Luzzi (PhD, Yale) is associate professor of Italian and co-director of First-Year Seminar. He is the author of Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy (Yale Univ. Press), which received the MLA’s Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies and was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice.
Forthcoming books include:
- My Two Italies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a memoir and cultural history of Italy, especially during the turbulent years under Silvio Berlusconi.
- A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film, Neorealism and Beyond(Johns Hopkins Univ. Press), a study of how films produced during Italy’s cinematic golden age influenced longstanding debates in aesthetic history, particularly in literature.
- Voyage to Italy (British Film Institute), a monograph on Robert Rossellini’s classic film from 1954.
- editor, The Total Art: Italian Cinema from Silent Screen to Digital Image(Bloomsbury), an anthology of essays by leading scholars on issues and themes in Italian film history.
- Dante’s “Divine Comedy”: A Biography (Princeton Univ. Press), a consideration of this epic poem’s afterlife for the Press’s Lives of Great Religious Books series.
He has published articles in PMLA, Modern Language Notes, Comparative Literature, Dante Studies, Italica, Adaptation, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, and many others, and he has co-edited special volumes on translation for the Yale Journal of Criticism and on literary value for the Modern Language Quarterly. An active critic, Luzzi’s essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, American Scholar, Cineaste, and Bookforum. His teaching and research interests include Dante and medieval poetry; comparative literary studies; the Enlightenment; Italian and European Romanticism; cinema and adaptation studies; and modern Italian culture and society.
Visiting Associate Professor of Music
Office: Edith C. Blum Institute, 203 Blum
Diploma in Musicology, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Program annotator, Cleveland Orchestra (1990– ); editor, Bartók and His World (Princeton University Press, 1995); contributor,Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra and Cambridge Companion to Bartók;articles in Orbis Musicae, International Journal of Musicology, Institute for Canadian Music Newsletter, Hungarian Quarterly, others. Visiting assistant professor, Oberlin College (2003– ); has also taught at Case Western Reserve University, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, John Carroll University, Kent State University. At Bard since 2007.
Diana H. DePardo-Minsky
Assistant Professor of Art History
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B.A., Yale University; M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University. Awards and honors include Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize recipient); Whiting Fellow; visiting scholar at American Academy in Rome; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Robert H. Lehman Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in the History of Art; Fulbright Fellow. At Bard since 2001.
Research Interests: The city of Rome, especially the response to and reuse of ruins. Michelangelo's works and mentors.
Teaching Interests: In addition to the above, local villa architecture.
Other Interests: Architecture in literature (especially Edith Wharton).
2008-09-12 — Award
Awards include the Rome Prize and Fulbright, Kress, and Whiting Fellowships.
Associate Professor of History; Director, Historical Studies; Codirector, Science, Technology, and SocietyE-mail: email@example.com
B.A., Wesleyan University; graduate studies, Humboldt University, Berlin; M.A., D.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Recipient, Bundeskanzler, DAAD, Charlotte W. Newcombe, and Foreign Language Area Studies (Czech) fellowships. Specialization in modern European intellectual and cultural history and the history of technology. Research interests include history of theoretical biology, systems theory, and "scientific" racism and political history of computing and cybernetics in the two Germanys. Articles in Science in Context, Simmel Studies, and Qui Parle. At Bard since 2001.
Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Cultures and Literature; Director, Medieval Studies
Karen Sullivan is a specialist in comparative literature of the Middle Ages. She is the author of three books--"The Interrogation of Joan of Arc"; "Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature"; and "The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors"--as well as numerous articles on medieval French and Provençal literature and history. She is currently writing a book entitled "The Danger of Romance, or Why Literature is Better than Life." She regularly teaches medieval and Renaissance Italian authors (such as Francis of Assisi, Dante, Aquinas, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Castiglione, Ariosto, and Tasso) in her courses "Comparative Literature I," "Scholasticism vs. Humanism," "The Danger of Romance," and "Florence."