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Donata Meneghelli

Professoressa associata confermata

Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica

Settore scientifico disciplinare: L-FIL-LET/14 CRITICA LETTERARIA E LETTERATURE COMPARATE

Curriculum vitae

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family name, First name: Meneghelli, Donata

Date of birth: 20/08/1962

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

via Zamboni, 32, 40126 Bologna, ITALY

tel. (+39)051 2098578 / cell. (+39)3406015967

e-mail: <donata.meneghelli3@unibo.it>

URL for web site: <https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/donata.meneghelli3>

  • ▪EDUCATION

1995 PhD in Literatures and Cultures of English-Speaking Countries, University of Bologna

Dissertation: A miniature Ozymandias. Text, Author, and Reader in Henry James’s New York Edition

1989 Bachelor (four years degree) in Literary Theory, University of Bologna

Thesis: Henry James’s own adaptations of his novels and tales: the case of Daisy Miller, grade 110/110 cum laude

  • ▪CURRENT POSITION

2002 to date Associate Professor of Comparative Literature (tenure)

School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna, Italy

  • ▪FELLOWSHIP

    1993 Four-months grant by University of Bologna in the United States (Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Virginia) for extended research on Henry James’s manuscripts

  • ▪ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2009 to date Coordinator, for the University of Bologna, of the Joint Degree in Comparative Literature, Etudes Romanes and Littérature Comparée with the Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense

2008 to date Coordinator of the Erasmus Exchange Programmes between the University of Bologna and the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense, the University of Lisbon, the University of Groningen, the University of Tartu, the University Carlos III of Madrid

2003-2007 Coordinator of the Overseas Exchange Programme between the University of Bologna and the University of Washington (Seattle, USA)

2003-2006 Member of the Erasmus Intensive Programme LITEVA (Literary Text in the Visual Age), international and interdisciplinary course for European graduate students, funded by the European Community (IP 27945-IC-2-2004-1BE-Erasmus-IPUC-1), coordinated by the Catholic University of Leuven

  • ▪VISITING POSITIONS

    2013 Visiting Professor at the Deparment of Etudes Romanes of the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense (1 month)

    2008 Visiting Professor at the Department of English of the Université d’Orléans, lecturing on Narratology and Henry James (1 month)

  • ▪TEACHING ACTIVITIES

B.A. and Master

2013 to date Literature and Visual Studies (MA), School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna

2011 to date Teaching in the e-learning MA course LACE (Literature and Change in Europe), module 4: “Negotiating High Culture and Low Colture at the Threshold of Modernism: Literature and Magazine, Literature and Illustration” < http://drupal.arts.kuleuven.be/lace/>

2007 to date Comparative Literature, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna

2006-2008 History of Literary Criticism (MA), School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna

2005 Seminar on “Henry James and photography: the James-Coburn dossier”, M.A. European Intensive Program LITEVA (Literary Text in the Visual Age), Bologna

2002-2013 Theory and History of Literary Genres, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna

1997-2001 Adjunct Professor of Theory and History of Literary Genres, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna

1997-2000 Adjunct Professor in Italian Language and Linguistic for Translators, University of Udine

Graduate seminars

2015 to date Seminars for PhD students of the PhD Program in Comparative Literature (International FCT PhD Programme in Comparative Studies PHDCOMP) at the University of Lisbon, University of KU Leuven, University of Bologna: funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), “Foundation for Science and Technology” <http://phdcomp.net/>

2009 to date Seminars for PhD students of the PhD Program in Modern, Comparative and Post-Colonial Literatures of the University of Bologna (from 2013: University of Bologna and University of L’Aquila)
  • ▪MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

    2004-2007 Member of the board of the Italian Society of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (Compalit) <http://www.compalit.it>

  • ▪PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    2009 to date Member of the European Network LACE (Literature and Change in Europe) between the Universities of Aarhus, Bologna, Granada, Groningen, Leuven, Lisbon and Tartu, coordinated by the Catholic University of Leuven

  • ▪RESEARCH GROUPS

    2010 to date Coordinator of the Ce.Telc, “Centro dipartimentale di Teoria e letterature comparate”, University of Bologna

    2012-2015 Member of the project Figures de l’anomalie: la construction du personnage du delinquent, de l’étranger et de l’excentrique entre littérature, droit et sciences médicales, funded by the Université franco-italienne (Bando Vinci) : University of Bologna and University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense

    2005-2007 Member of the National Research Project Team (PRIN) on literature and visual culture (“Letteratura e cultura visuale”), coordinated by Prof. Michele Cometa, University of Palermo

  • ▪MAIN EDITORIAL AND ADVISORY BOARDS

2013 to date Consultant at Nonostante Editions (Trieste, Italy)

2011 to date Member of the editorial board of the international and multilingual on line review TransPostCross, published by the University of Bologna

2010 to date Co-Editor of the series of critical and comparative studies Tracciati, published by Morellini, Milano (with Giuliana Benvenuti e Lucia Quaquarelli)

2009 to date Member of the editorial board of the review Inchiesta (Bari, Italy)

2004 to date Member of the editorial board of the international on line review Image [&] Narrative, published by the University of Brussels

  • ▪SUPERVISING, MENTORING ACTIVITIES

    2014 to date Member of the PhD Program in Comparative Literature (International FCT PhD Programme in Comparative Studies PHDCOMP), University of Lisbon, University of KU Leuven, University of Bologna: funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), “Foundation for Science and Technology” <http://phdcomp.net>

    2009 to 2012 Coordinator of the Comparative Literature area of the PhD Program in Modern, Comparative and Post-Colonial Literatures of the University of Bologna

    2003 to date Member of the academic staff of the PhD Program in Modern, Comparative and Post-Colonial Literatures of the University of Bologna (from 2013: University of Bologna and University of L’Aquila)

    2012 Member of the jury de thèse at the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense for the doctoral thesis in Italian Literature of Mrs. Estelle Paint, under the direction of Professor Silvia Contarini (14.12.2012)

    2010 Member of the jury de thèse at the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense, as rapporteur, for the doctoral thesis in Italian Literature of Mrs. Marchais-David, under the direction of Professor Silvia Contarini (13.12.2010)

    2007 Member of the jury de thèse at the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) for the doctoral thesis in Comparative Literature of Miss Elisabetta Ruffini, under the direction of Professor Philippe Hamon (13.06.2007)

    2003 Member of the jury de thèse at the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), as rapporteur, for the doctoral thesis in Comparative Literature of Mrs. Lucia Quaquarelli, under the direction of Professor Philippe Daros (24.09.2003)

  • ▪PUBLICATIONS

    Authored, Edited, and Co-edited Books

    5. Storie proprio così. Il racconto nell’era della narratività totale (Milano: Morellini, 2012), 239 pp.

    4. Eds. (with Francesco Cattani), La rappresentazione allo specchio. Testo letterario e testo pittorico (Roma: Meltemi, 2008), pp. 263

    3. Eds. (with Giovanna Mochi), “Opere e vite. Biografia, testi e interpretazione letteraria”, special issue of Inchiesta letteratura, n. 130, October-December 2000 ISBN <9788822082275>

    2. Ed., Teorie del punto di vista, (Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1998), xxxiv + 254 pp.

    1. Una forma che include tutto. Henry James e la teoria del romanzo (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1997), 336 pp.

    Articles in peer-reviewed journals

    12. ‘Thinking Litereature, Thinking Narrative: Liaisons dangereuses’, L’Esprit créateur, “The Idea of Literature / La pensée littéraire”, 54.3 (2014), 40-52.

    11. ‘Jane Austen: tra brand e desiderio’, Between Journal, “Tecnologia, immaginazione e forme del narrare”, 4.8 (2014), <http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/1358>

    10. ‘Quanto è modernista il “modernismo italiano”? Letteratura mondiale, storia letteraria, periodizzazione’, Narrativa, n.s., “La letteratura italiana al tempo della globalizzazione”, 35-36 (2013-2014), 77-92.

    9. ‘Periodization, Comparative Literature, and Italian Modernism’, CLCweb: Comparative Literature and Culture, “New Work in Comparative Literature in Europe”, 15.7 (2013) <http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1481-4374.2386>

    8. ‘Liberamente tratto da… Storie, codici, tragitti, mediazioni tra letteratura e cinema’, Between Journal, “L’adattamento: le trasformazioni delle storie nei passaggi di codice”, 2.4 (2012) <http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/691>

    7. ‘“I have everything to unlearn’: Henry James, Cultural Studies, and Mass Culture”, TransPostCross 1 (2012) <www.transpostcross.it>

    6. ‘Il diritto all’opacità. Autori, contesti, generi nella letteratura italiana della migrazione’, Scritture migranti 5 (2011): 57-80.

    5. ‘Le texte et son ombre ou le lecteur supplicié dans Projet pour une révolution à New York’, Interférences littéraires / Literary interferencies 6 (2011): 185-196.

    4. ‘Gli operai hanno ancora pochi anni di tempo? Morte e vitalità della fabbrica’, Narrativa, n.s., 32-33 (2010): 61-74.

    3. ‘La tension entre la forme et l’informe dans le roman du XXe siècle’, Formules, “Forme et informe dans la création moderne et contemporaine” 13 (2009): 329-341.

    2. ‘Finzioni dell’io nella letteratura italiana dell’immigrazione’, Narrativa, n.s., 28 (2006): 39-51.

    1. ‘What Can a Film Make of a Book? Seeing Literature through Apocalypse Now and Barry Lyndon’, Image [&] Narrative, “Mélanges-Miscellaneous”, 8 (2004):

    <www.imageandnarrative.be/>

    Articles in magazines and non peer-reviewed journals

    8. “Metaromanzo per signorine impertinenti”, Leggendaria, n. 97-98, 2013, 28-31.

    7. “William Faulkner: calendari, orologi e altri disperati tentativi di dominare il tempo”, Impossibilia, n. 4, 2012, 262-276.

    6. “Per la letteratura. Qualche riflessione a partire dalla crisi degli studi letterari”, Inchiesta, 177, luglio-settembre 2012, pp. 60-67.

    5. “Fabbrica: andata e ritorno”, Letteraria. Rivista semestrale di letteratura sociale, n. 2, novembre 2009, pp. 17-21.

    4. “Così vicino, così lontano. L’ambigua nozione di ‘fedeltà’ nell'adattamento cinematografico”, Bollettino 900, n. 2, 2001 <http://www.boll900.it/>

    3. “Vita quasi immaginaria di uomini illustri. Henry James e la biografia”, Inchiesta letteratura, special issue, n. 130, October-December 2000, 29-37

    2. “La dote di Bertha Mason. Jean Rhys e Jane Eyre”, Inchiesta letteratura, n. 114, October-December 1996, 67-73.

    1. “Libri diversi dagli altri”, Inchiesta letteratura, n. 110, October-December 1995, 30-34.

    Book chapters and articles in Collective Works

    10. “Dickens secondo Ejsenšejn: montaggio e racconto”, in Gino Scatasta, Federica Zullo (eds.), The Invention(s) of Charles Dickens. Riletture, revisioni e riscritture (Bononia UP, 2014), 243-259.

    9. “Les ‘écits de la vie littéraire’ d’Henry James: une lecture politique, in Carlo Alberto Arcuri, Andréas Pfersmann (eds.), L’interprétation politique des œuvres littéraires (Paris: Kimé, 2014), 205-222.

    8. “Sophie Calle. Tra fotografia e parola”, in Silvia Albertazzi, Ferdinando Amigoni (eds.), Guardare oltre. Letteratura, fotografia e altri territori (Roma: Meltemi, 2008), 161-176

    7. “Narrazione”, in Remo Ceserani, Mario Domenichelli, Pino Fasano (eds.), Dizionario tematico della letteratura, vol. III (Torino: UTET, 2007), 1588-1597.

    6. “Quadri senza cornici, cornici senza quadri. Il realismo nello specchio della pittura”, in Federico Bertoni, Margherita Versari (eds.), La cornice (Bologna: Clueb, 2006), 109-139.

    5. “Chiodi, bulloni, binocoli e un manuale di navigazione. La tecnica alla prova delle tenebre”, in Pierluigi Pellini (ed.), Studi di letterature comparate in onore di Remo Ceserani, vol. II, Letteratura e tecnologia (Manziana: Vecchiarelli, 2003), 177-208.

    4. “Progetto per una rivoluzione a New York: 1970”, in Franco Moretti (ed.), Il romanzo, III, Storia e geografia, (Torino: Einaudi, 2002), 741-749.

    3. (With Remo Ceserani) “La letteratura inglese e americana e l’Italia: l’Ottocento”, in Enrico Malato (ed.), Storia della letteratura italiana, vol. XII (Roma: Salerno editrice, 2002), 681-741.

    2. “Il paese di cuccagna (1891)”, in Federico Bertoni, Daniele Giglioli (eds.), Quindici episodi del romanzo italiano (1881- 1923) (Bologna: Pendragon, 1999), 121-148.

    1. “A Certain High Lucidity. Le storie di Henry James”, in Fausto Curi (ed.), Studi sulla modernità (Bologna: Printer, 1993), 241-286.

    Prefaces and introductions (selection)

    5. “Mathias, c’est moi?”: Alain Robbe-Grillet, Il Voyeur (Trieste: nonostante, 2013), vii-xxxvi.

    4. “Bolognini, Svevo e l’adattamento cinematografico”: Valentina Baldelli, Il romanzo allo specchio. Senilità da Italo Svevo a Mauro Bolognini (Pistoia: Centro Mauro Bolognini, 2011), 7-19.

    3. “Introduzione”: Donata Meneghelli, Francesco Cattani (eds.), La rappresentazione allo specchio. Testo letterario e testo pittorico (Roma: Meltemi, 2008), 9-15.

    2. “Introduzione”: Donata Meneghelli (ed.), Teorie del punto di vista (Firenze: La nuova Italia, 1998),

    1. “Introduzione”: Henry James, Daisy Miller (Torino: Einaudi, 1999), Bilingual edition (IT/EN), v-xxxii.

    Book reviews (selection)

    10. “Il luogo abitato dalle differenze”, review of Giovanni Bottiroli, Che cos’è la teoria della letteratura? (Torino: Einaudi, 2006), L’Indice, October 2006.

    9. “Adulterio sperimentale”, review of Michel Butor, La modificazione (Roma: Fandango, 2006), Il Manifesto / Alias, July 2006.

    8. “Fin dove arriva l’esotico?”, review of Fabienne Kanor, D’acque dolci, and Marie ‘Ndiaye, Rosie Carpe (Milano: Morellini, 2005), L’Indice, January 2006.

    7. “Dalle Etiopiche al feuilleton, da Chrétien a Gertrude Stein”, review of Il romanzo, II, Le forme, ed. by Franco Moretti (Torino: Einaudi, 2002), L’Indice, January 2003.

    6. “Il cerchio si chiude”, review of Alain Robbe-Grillet, La ripresa (Torino: Testo&Immagine, 2001), L’Indice, June 2002.

    5. “Cosa bisogna leggere”, review of Il giudizio di valore e il canone letterario, ed. by Loretta Innocenti (Roma: Bulzoni, 2000), L’Indice, May 2001.

    4. “Scriveva come un pazzo”, review of Giovanni Cacciavillani, Una lucida Follia. Il “caso” Gérard de Nerval (Rimini: Panozzo, 1999), L’Indice, May 2000.

    3. “Tagli non cicatrizzati sul corpo del testo”, review of Alain Robbe-Grillet, Progetto per una rivoluzione a New York (Torino: Testo & Immagine, 1999), L’Indice, July/August 2000.

    2. “Trollope, kit per lettori scaltri”, review of Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm (Palerno: Sellerio, 1999), Il Manifesto / Alias, February 26, 2000.

    1. “Un amore di Eco. L’effetto nebbia secondo Nerval”, review of Gérard de Nerval, Sylvie , trans. ed. by Umberto Eco (Torino: Einaudi, 1998), L’Indice, July/August 1999.

    Translations (FR/EN->IT)

    4. Nathalie Sarraute, L’età del sospetto (Trieste: nonostante, 2016) [forthcoming].

    3. Abdourahman A. Waberi, Gli Stati Uniti d’Africa (Milano: Morellini editore, 2007; 2nd ed. Milano: Feltrinelli, 2009), 165 pp.

    2. Henry James, Daisy Miller/Daisy Miller, Bi-lingual edition, with chronology and critical bibliography (Torino: Einaudi, 1999), 264 pp.

    1. Abdelfattah Kilito, L’occhio e l’ago. Saggio sulle Mille e una notte (Genova: Il Melangolo, 1994, 139 pp.

  • ▪CONFERENCES

    Main conferences organized

    2015 Commitee Member of the international convention Bande à part: Graphic novel, fumetto e letteratura, University of Bologna.

    2015 Commitee Member of the international convention Figure dell’anomalia, University of Bologna.

    2014 Commitee Member of the annual meeting L’immaginario politico. Impegno, resistenza, ideologia, Compalit (Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura), University of Bologna.

    2011 Committee Member of the conference Crisi delle letterature nazionali e storia letteraria within the framework of the PhD Program in Modern, Comparative and Postcolonial Literatures, University of Bologna.

    2011 Committee Member of the conference La funzione sociale della letteratura e i metodi dell’indagine letteraria within the framework of the PhD Program in Modern, Comparative and Postcolonial Literatures, University of Bologna.

    2011 Committee Member of Synapsis. European School for Comparative Studies, “Krisis”, Bertinoro.

    2009 Committee Member of Synapsis. European School for Comparative Studies, “Shadows”, Bertinoro: seminar with Federico Bertoni on “Life’s but a walking shadow: novels beyond the shadow line” (on Faulkner, Woolf, Gadda, Nabokov and Robbe-Grillet.

    2007 Committee Member of Synapsis. European School for Comparative Studies, “Scandal”, Bertinoro.

    2006 Commitee Member of the annual meeting Il personaggio: figure della permanenza e della dissolvenza, Compalit (Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura), University of Torino.

    2005 Committee Member of Synapsis. European School for Comparative Studies, “The Five Senses (not to mention the sixth)”, Bertinoro.

    2005 Round table on “Problems of translation in the writing of migration” at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bologna.

    2003 Synapsis, European School for Comparative Studies, “Contamination”, Bertinoro.

    Conference invitations

    2015 “Narrative, Identity and Literature in the Age of the ‘Narrative Turn’: Some Problems and an Appeal”, Winter School Uses of Narrative: New Developments in Narrative Theory, University of Groningen.

    2014 “Nuovo realismo, realtà e fine del postmoderno: relazioni pericolose”, Les nouveaux réalismes dans la culture italienne à l’aube du troisième millénaire. Définitions et mises en perspective, Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle.

    2014 “Que reste-t-il de nos amours ? Modernism: its discontents and its posterity” L’expérience de la contingence historique dans la littérature et les arts (1914-2014), Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

    2013 “Fictional Characters: A Challenge to Literary Theory”, Conference La construction du personnage, organized by Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in the framework of the project Figures de l’anomalie: la construction du personnage du delinquent, de l’étranger et de l’excentrique entre literature, droit et sciences médicales, funded by the Université franco-italienne (Bando Vinci 2012-2015).

    2013 “Dickens, Eisenstein and the montage theory”, Conference The Invention(s) of Charles Dickens, organized by the University of Bologna and the ISA (Istituto di Studi Avanzati), Bologna.

    2012 “Recent Theories of Fictional Character”, Conference Lo statuto del personaggio letterario dall’Unità al secondo Novecento, organized by the University of Bologna, in the framework of the project Figures de l’anomalie: la construction du personnage du delinquent, de l’étranger et de l’excentrique entre literature, droit et sciences médicales, funded by the Université franco-italienne (Bando Vinci 2012-2015).

    2012 “Les récits de la vie littéraire d’Henry James: une lecture politique”, Conference L’interprétation politique des œuvres littéraires, organized by Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, July 3-5.

    2009 “Italian Industrial Literature in the Post-Industrial Era”, Conference Letteratura e azienda, organized by the CRIX (Centre de Recherches Italiennes), University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

    2009 “First-person Narrative and Migration”, Conference on first-person narrative in postcolonial and migrant literature Rappresentazioni dell’io nelle scritture migranti e postcoloniali / Représentations du moi dans les écritures migrantes et postcoloniales, fostered by the University of Bologna and the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Bologna.

    2008 “La tension entre la forme et l’informe dans le roman du XXe siècle”, Conference La forme et l’informe dans la création moderne et contemporaine organized by the Centre Culturel de Cerisy-La-Salle.

    2006 “First-person narrative in contemporary Italian literature of migration”, Conference Altri italiani, organized by the CRIX (Centre de Recherches Italiennes), University of Paris X – Nanterre.

    2006 Talking on and reading from my translation of A. Waberi’s Aux États-Unis d’Afrique at “Babel”, Bellinzona Encounters on Literature and Translation, Bellinzona.

    2006 “Photography and verbal text in the works of Sophie Calle”, Conference on Cultura Visuale in Italia: prospettive per la comparatistica, organized by the University of Palermo.

    2005 Lecture on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw at Synapsis, European School for Comparative Studies, Bertinoro.

    2003 “Il realismo nello specchio della pittura”, Conference La cornice organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bologna

    2000 Lecture on theatrical adaptation at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA), in the framework of the Overseas Exchange Program between the University of Bologna and the University of Washington.

    1998 Respondent in a seminar on Henry James organized by Professor Mario Corona at the University of Bergamo.

    Conference presentations (selections)

    • 2012“Narrative, Literature, and Identity in the Age of the Narrative Turn: the liaisons dangereuses”, Conference Narrative Matters: Life and Narrative, organized by The American University of Paris.

      2002 “James’s deconstruction of the Comédie humaine: from the Cathedral to the House of Fiction”, Conference Henry James Today organized by The American University of Paris.

      2001 “What can of film make of a book? Apocalypse now and Barry Lyndon”, 2001 MLA Annual Convention, New Orleans.

  • ▪RESEARCH DISSEMINATION
2015-16 Presentations of several cinematic adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels at the Cineteca di Bologna within the framework of the film festival “Jane Austen Book Club in Cineteca” 2014 Discussing the book by Lucia Quaquarelli, Certi confini at the Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica 2011 Discussing the book by Valentina Baldelli, Il romanzo allo specchio. Senilità da Italo Svevo a Mauro Bolognini and cinematic adaptation at the Centro Mauro Bolognini, Pistoia.

1999 Presentation of my book entitled Teorie del punto di vista on a radio broadcasting Radio Tre with Professor Cesare Segre.

Date: 31 January 2016