Michele Monserrati

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Comparative Literature

413-597-2628
Hollander Hall
At Williams since 2017

Education

M.A. Rutgers University, Italian (2009)
Ph.D. Rutgers University, Italian (2012)

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Italian culture
  • Italian transnational cultures
  • Postcolonial theory in the Mediterranean region
  • Environmental Studies and Italian colonies abroad

Scholarship/Creative Work

Books

Forthcoming in February 2020: Searching for Japan. 20th Century Italy’s Fascination with Japanese Culture. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2020.

Searching for Japan. 20th Century Italy’s Fascination with Japanese Culture

Edited Benedetto Croce-Guido Mazzoni. Carteggio (1893-1942). Florence: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2007

Carteggio 1893-1942

«Le cognizioni inutili». Saggio su «Lo Spettatore fiorentino» di Leopardi (“Useless Cognitions”. Essay on the Journal “Lo Spettatore Fiorentino” by Giacomo Leopardi). Florence: Firenze University Press, 2005

«Le cognizioni inutili». Saggio su «Lo Spettatore fiorentino» di Leopardi (“Useless Cognitions”. Essay on the Journal “Lo Spettatore Fiorentino” by Giacomo Leopardi). Florence: Firenze University Press, 2005

Articles

Forthcoming in February 2020: “Fascist Samurais: Transnational Networks of Italian-Japanese Nationalism”. Modern Italy, vol. 24 (2020), 1.

“The Atomic Fear: Translating (Post)Marxist Phantasies About the End of Times”. Italian Cultural Studies. Vol. 71, n. 4, November 2016, pp. 1-20.

“Psicologia e religione: una lettura di «Passeri a sera» di Giovanni Pascoli”. Studi  Italiani,  n. 55. Vol. 27, n. 1, January-June, 2015, pp. 83-94.

“Little Italy, Big Japan: Patterns of Continuity and Displacements”, in Italian Studies in Southern Africa. Vol. 25, n. 1 (2012): 9-18.

“Aldo Palazzeschi. Una riscoperta”, in Il Veltro, L, 5-6, September-December 2006, pp. 517- 522.

“Leopardi giornalista: Lo Spettatore fiorentino e i giornali di Addison e Gozzi”. In Il Veltro, XLVII, 5-6, September-December 2003, pp. 375-399.

Book Chapters

“Poesia e pittura nel «Paulo Ucello» di Giovanni Pascoli” in a Festschrift for Professor Gino Tellini (Univ. of Florence, Italy) on the occasion of his retirement. Florence: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2018, pp. 112-133.

“Cosmopolitan possibilities in translation. Luigi Barzini’s Views from the Russo-Japanese War”. Proceedings of the international conference Italia e Giappone a confronto: cultura, psicologia, arti (Florence: December 13-14, 2016). Florence: Pontecorboli, 2017, pp. 129-149.

“L’America protestante incontra Fogazzaro”. In conference volume “Antonio Fogazzaro nel mondo”. Vicenza: Poligrafo, 2014, pp. 279-293.

“Melancholy Marriage: The Portrait of Giovanni Pascoli in his Wedding Pamphlets”. Book chapter: About Face: Depicting the Self in the Written and Visual Arts. Edited by Lindsay Eufusia, Elena Bellina and Paola Ugolini. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2009, pp. 125-142.

“Nell’officina dei Canti di Castelvecchio: il «ciclo dell’Avemaria»”, in conference volume: Letteratura Italiana a Congresso. Bilanci e prospettive del decennale (1996-2006). Vol. 3. Edited by Raffaele Cavalluzzi, Walter De Nunzio, et al. Lecce: Pensa MultiMedia, 2008, pp. 913-924.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

National Library of Australia Fellowship in Japan Studies supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust (three- month funded fellowship, May-July 2017).

Research grant offered by the Committee on Faculty Awards and Grants, Bryn Mawr College, Summer 2015.

Research grant “Friends of the University of Wisconsin Madison Library”, Summer 2011.

Special study award of Rutgers University for attending a Summer seminar in Italy, Summer 2011.

Scholarship University of Notre Dame, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, for participation in the international Rome Summer Seminar: “Italia “Glocale”/ “Glocal” Italy”, (13 June – 1 July, 2011).

Joseph Sr. and Clementina Coccia Summer Scholarship, 2010 Rutgers University TA Fellowship, 2007-2011.

Fellowship “Centro di Studi Natalino Sapegno” for participation in the Seminar The Art of Comedy between Ottocento and Novecento (Aosta, Italy, 13-18 September 2004)

University of Florence, “Aldo Palazzeschi” Honor Thesis Award, 2003