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Enrico Minardi

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Lecturer Sr, MY, Italian
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

In the recent years, Enrico Minardi's research interests have developed toward a more comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of Italian culture and society. In his essays on modern poetry, he has paid a particular attention to gender-related issues when focusing on female authorship, and he has edited (with Cristina Caracchini) a volume of essays on the intersection of cognitive theory and poetry.

However, the success enjoyed by his Italian and French Popular Culture class made him realize that other expressions of Italian culture (such as television, popular music, and magazines) can also be investigated in order to obtain a better understating of how Italian society has recently changed. He is currently working on a book-length study on the reception of rock music in Italy throughout the 1980s. He is a contributing editor in Italian Studies for The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies. He is also at the early stages of an additional follow-up project on his essay on Annie Vivanti, regarding an extensive study on female poetry in the second half of 19th century. 

Minardi is a senior lecturer of Italian and French at Arizona State University. Prior to ASU, he taught at Truman State University, MO; University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI; University of Indiana; Elon University, NC; and Duke University, NC. 

Education
  • Ph.D in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2009
  • These de Doctorat, Universite' de Paris 4 La Sorbonne, Paris, France 2002
  • Diplome d'etudes approfondies, Universite' de Paris 4 La Sorbonne, Paris, France 1995
  • Bachelor's degree. Literature, University of Florence, Florence, Italy 1994
  • Classical High-School "Dante Alighieri", Ravenna, Italy 1987
Research Interests

In the recent years, Enrico Minardi's research interests have developed toward a more comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of Italian culture and society. In his essays on modern poetry, he has paid a particular attention to gender-related issues when focusing on female authorship, and he has edited (with Cristina Caracchini) a volume of essays on the intersection of cognitive theory and poetry, scheduled to come out by the Spring of 2017. However, the success enjoyed by his Italian and French Popular Culture class on the last two Spring semesters made him realize that other expressions of Italian culture (such as television, popular music, and magazines) can also be investigated in order to obtain a better understating of how Italian society has recently changed. For instance, he is currently working on a book-length study on the reception of rock music in Italy throughout the Eighties. Nonetheless, his long-lasting interest for poetry has not faded, and he has recently become contributing editor in Italian Studies for The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies. He is also at the early stages of an additional follow-up project of his essay on Annie Vivanti, regarding an extensive study on female poetry in the second half of 19th century.

Research Group

Migration Studies (SILC/ASU)

Publications

Books

•           Il Pensiero della Poesia. Perché leggere poesia oggi?, eds. E. Minardi and C. Caracchini (Florence: Florence University Press, 2017. Final contract, 1/12/2017).

Crime Story and International Feminism: the Influence of Sara Paretsky on Crime Fiction around the world, eds. E. Minardi and J. Byron (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).

•           Enrico Palandri, with Monica Francioso. Firenze: Cadmo, 2010. 1-214.

•           Generazioni in movimento. Viaggio nella narrativa di Enrico Palandri, eds. E. Minardi and M. Francioso. Ravenna: Longo, 2010. 1-166.

•           Pier Vittorio Tondelli. Firenze: Cadmo, 2003. 1-155.

Articles, articles in volumes, and Entries

"San Antonio et les anni Settanta. Quelques aspects sur la réception de l’œuvre de Frédéric Dard en Italie," in San Antonio et l’Europe, ed. Dominique Jeannerod. Limoges : Presse Universitaire de Limoges. (Accepted, reviewed, and forthcoming 2017).
"Lirica by Annie Vivanti," in Annie Chartres Vivanti: Transnational Politics, Identity, and Culture, eds. Sharon Wood and Erica Moretti. Madison, NJ:  Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2016. 177-93.
"The Broken language of High Poetry: Teresino (1981) by Vivian Lamarque," in Writing and Performing Female Identity in Italian Culture, eds. V. Picchietti and L. Salsini. London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2016. 19-41.
"La Paura e Il Mondo. Presentazione della poesia di Riccardo Held," NeMLA Italian Studies (NIS). XXXV 2013. Eds. G. Spani and S. Wright. 131-149.
"Desire in Antonia Pozzi’s Canto della mia nudità," The Fire Within: Desire in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, ed. Elena Borelli. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 212-228.
"Pier Pasolini e l’ossimoro. Questioni di prospettiva. Prime prospezioni: Le ceneri di Gramsci," Le Bandiere. L’italia cinematografica e letteraria dal secondo Novecento ai giorni nostri, ed. by G. Spani e P. Balma. Cuneo: Nerosubianco, 2012. 92-111.
"Questioni di “genere:” per la poesia di Emma Pretti e Vera Lúcia de Oliveira," Italian Poetry Review, Issue 2010. 333-352

•           "Giovanni Raboni e Milano: l’avvenimento di una poesia," Quaderni del ‘900, Issue 9, 2010. 71-86.

•           "Riflessioni sulla narrativa di Sandro Veronesi: gli esempi di “La forza del passato” (2000) e “Caos calmo” (2005)," Nuova prosa, 53-54, Ottobre 2010.

•           "Valore esemplare della narrativa di Enrico Palandri," Generazioni in movimento. Viaggio nella narrativa di Enrico Palandri, ed. by E. Minardi and M. Francioso. Ravenna: Longo, 2010. 29-38.

•           Entry Rambaldis, Benvenutus de’, in “Encyclopaedia of the Medieval Chronicle,” ed. Graeme Dunphy, vol. II. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2010. 1255.

•           "Il movimento autonomo della parola. L’idea di letteratura in Palandri: saggio su La deriva romantica. Ipotesi sulla letteratura e sulla scrittura (2002)," Nuova Prosa, 45, sett.-dic. 2006. 139-164.

"L’ultimo tempo della poesia di Raffaello Baldini, " Studi Italiani, Firenze, Cadmo, anno XVII, fascicolo 1, ottobre-dicembre 2004. 226-236.
"Su Ogni terzo pensiero (1993) di Giovanni Raboni," Nuova Corrente, Genova, Gennaio-Giugno, 1996. 73-82.

Research Activity

A book on the reception of rock music in Italian society between the 1970s and the 1980s and its cultual impact. 

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 102Elementary French II
FRE 312Oral and Written Expression II
ITA 315Italian Culture:Good,Bad&Ugly
SLC 414French&Italian Popular Culture
ITA 414French&Italian Popular Culture
FRE 414French&Italian Popular Culture
ITA 484Internship
ITA 492Honors Directed Study
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 202Intermediate French II
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
FRE 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 202Intermediate French II
SLC 294Special Topics
HST 294Special Topics
ITA 322Modern Italian Culture
FRE 415French Civilization I
FRE 484Internship
ITA 484Internship
ITA 493Honors Thesis
FRE 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 312Oral and Written Expression II
ITA 420Italian Cinema
ITA 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 494Special Topics
ITA 494Special Topics
FRE 494Special Topics
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 598Special Topics
FRE 598Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
FRE 202Intermediate French II
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 312Oral and Written Expression II
ITA 312Write Italy:Lang,People,Cultr
FRE 415French Civilization I
ITA 484Internship
ITA 493Honors Thesis
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
FRE 312Oral and Written Expression II
FRE 416French Civilization II
ITA 492Honors Directed Study
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
FRE 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
FRE 202Intermediate French II
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 201Intermediate French I
ITA 312Italian Composition
ITA 484Internship
ITA 494Special Topics
FRE 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 598Special Topics
FRE 598Special Topics
ITA 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 102Elementary French
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
FRE 312Oral and Written Expression II
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 202Intermediate French II
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
ITA 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 102Elementary French
ITA 312Italian Composition
ITA 484Internship
SLC 494Special Topics
ITA 494Special Topics
FRE 494Special Topics
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 598Special Topics
FRE 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
FRE 202Intermediate French II
ITA 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FRE 202Intermediate French II
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
ITA 312Italian Composition
ITA 484Internship
Presentations

2010-Present Senior Lecturer of Italian and French, SILC (School of International Letters and Cultures) Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. Taught: several sections of elementary ITA 101 and 102, intermediate ITA 201 and 202, online and in presence Italian Composition ITA312, Italian for Reading Knowledge ITA550 online; one section of “Media, Myth and Society (Modernism in France and Italy, 1848-1939);”several sections of elementary FRE101 (online and in presence), FRE 102, intermediate FRE 201 and 202, French Composition FRE 312,  French civilization I & II, FRE 415, 416; several sections of SLC 202 Literary and Cultural Theory; two sections of “French and Italian Popular Culture.” Supervised: several independent studies and students’ internship, and two capstone Barrett Honor thesis (Spring 2013, and Spring 2017).

2009-2010    Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, Truman State University, Kirskville, MO, USA

2001-2004    Lecturer of Italian, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

 

RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016-19      Contributing Editor in Italian Studies for The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies

2011               Teacher of Italian, Middlebury-Monterrey Language Academy, Summer Language full immersion Camp for High-School students, at the Roger Williams University campus, Rhode Island.

2006-2008    Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

2007-2008    Visiting Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI, USA

2006             Visiting Instructor, Bologna Consortial Studies Program (BCSP), Indiana                                     University, Bloomington, IN, USA

2004            Adjunct Instructor of Italian (Spring semester), Elon University (Elon, NC)

 

Honors / Awards

Fondazione della Banca del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna (Italy): 4000 Euros fellowship for funding cultural events (2010).

•           NeMLA Summer Fellowship to pursue scholarly activity at the Gahom (Centre d’Anthropologie Historique de l’Occident Médiéval), Paris (2011).

•           Summer Research Grant, Truman State University (2010).

•           Graduated “Très bien avec les félicitations du jury” on “Thèse d’Etat”       examination, Sorbonne University, Paris, June, 2002.

•           Graduated “Très bien” “Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies” examination, Sorbonne University, Paris, June, 1995.

•           Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Laurea examination, University of Florence, July, 1994.

Editorships

Contributing Editor in Italian Studies for The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies published by the Modern Humanities Research Association (Brill)

Professional Associations

MLA Modern Language Association AZLA Arizona Language Association

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Directing two capstone Barrett Honor thesis (Spring 2013, and Spring 2017).

Work History

2010-Present Senior Lecturer of Italian and French, SILC (School of International Letters and Cultures) Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. Taught: several sections of elementary ITA 101 and 102, intermediate ITA 201 and 202, online and in presence Italian Composition ITA312, Italian for Reading Knowledge ITA550 online; one section of “Media, Myth and Society (Modernism in France and Italy, 1848-1939);”several sections of elementary FRE101 (online and in presence), FRE 102, intermediate FRE 201 and 202, French Composition FRE 312, French civilization I & II, FRE 415, 416; several sections of SLC 202 Literary and Cultural Theory; two sections of “French and Italian Popular Culture.” Supervised: several independent studies and students’ internship, and two capstone Barrett Honor thesis (Spring 2013, and Spring 2017). 2009-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, Truman State University, Kirskville, MO, USA 2001-2004 Lecturer of Italian, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2016-19 Contributing Editor in Italian Studies for The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies 2011 Teacher of Italian, Middlebury-Monterrey Language Academy, Summer Language full immersion Camp for High-School students, at the Roger Williams University campus, Rhode Island. 2006-2008 Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA 2007-2008 Visiting Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI, USA 2006 Visiting Instructor, Bologna Consortial Studies Program (BCSP), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 2004 Adjunct Instructor of Italian (Spring semester), Elon University (Elon, NC)

Service

2010-Present

  • 2015-16: Committee “Transfer Matters” (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences);
  • 2012-14: Committee for the Quality of Instruction (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences);
  • University Homecoming (2012-15);
  • SILC Cup, International soccer tournament (2011-17);
  • Night of the Open Doors (mini-lessons of Italian) (2014, 2017);
  • High School Language Fair (International Dancing demonstration, and mini-lessons of Italian) (2012-16).
  • Italian Picnic (2011-16);
  • Guest Lectures: of writers, Enrico Palandri (2011), Rosetta Caponetto (Auburn, University, Al, 2012), Gabriella Ghermandi (2012), Sandow Birk (exhibit on Dante’s Inferno at Hayden Library, ASU) (2013), Marina Spada (2013), Paola Tiberii (2014), Grazia Verasani (2014), Alina Marazzi (2015), and Anna Negri (2016);
  • Phoenix edition of Italian Film Festival USA (2014, 2015, and 2016);
  • Italian Festival, Scottsdale (2016-17).
  • Presentation on ‘The Ninth Arts. History and Characters of the French BD,” Discovery French series, 2017 (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts).
  • Contribution to Italian events at the Phoenix Art Museum (2016: Gianfranco Ferré white shirts exhibit, presentation of Desert Rosso/Red Desert, presentation of Il conformista/The conformist).
  • Lectures at the Spirit of The Sense/The Salons series (on Dante Alighieri, 2012; Florence, 2013, Venice, 2014).
  • Italian Movie series on campus (2010);
  • Supervision of enrichment classes of Italian taught by Italian majors at Broadmor Elementary school, Tempe (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), and at Tempe Preparatory Academy (2015); enrichment classes of Italian taught at Tempe Academy of International Studies, Tempe (2014, 2015, 2017), Escalante Multi-Generational Community Center (2015).
  • Assisting the Cave School District in implementing a dual immersion French program at Desert Sun Academy (2015-16).
  • 2009-2010   Committee for the technological improvement of the classrooms; Coordinator of the tutors of Italian (Truman State University)
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