Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Andrea Ciccarelli

Andrea Ciccarelli

Professor of Italian
Chair, Department of French and Italian
Dean, Hutton Honors College

Chair's Office: Ballantine Hall 642
Office Phone: 855-5458
fritchratindiana.edu

Office: Ballantine Hall 622
Office phone: 855-6029
aciccareatindiana.edu

Research Areas

Nineteenth and twentieth-century poetry, narrative and theatre; literary criticism and theory; contemporary Italian literature, and culture

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 research focus is twofold. I am working on twentieth-century poetry as well as on the related concepts of migration, boundaries, and frontiers in contemporary and 20th-century Italian literature. I have written extensively on Manzoni and more recently on the writings of contemporary author Claudio Magris. At IU, I serve as Chair of the Department of French and Italian. I direct the Summer Program in Florence, and have published articles on modern and contemporary Italian culture in journals in Italy as well as in the US. I am the editor of Italica, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian.

Selected Publications

Books

  • 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.
  • Manzoni: la coscienza della letteratura. Rome: Bulzoni, "Strumenti di Ricerca", 1996.

Articles

  • "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).
  • "Dante and the Culture of Risorgimento," in Making and Unmaking of Italy. Eds. Albert R. Ascoli and als. London: Berg (2000).

Courses

  • Borders, Migration and Exile
  • The Italian Novel
  • Poetiche del novecento
  • Seminar in Italian Poetry
  • Il tema della frontiera
  • Rome: The City & The Myth

Honors, Fellowships, and Awards

  • 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