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Ferdinando Amigoni

Associate Professor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Academic discipline: L-FIL-LET/14 Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature

Curriculum vitae

Degrees

Bachelor's Degree in Humanities (first class honours), received at the University of  Bologna with a final dissertation on Modern Literature entitled Lo stile della «Commedia» negli scritti del Pascoli (The Style of the «Divine Comedy» in Pascoli's Writings). Supervisor: Professor E. Raimondi (academic year 1987). 

1994: PhD in Italian Studies issued by the Department of University and Research with a dissertation entitled La più semplice macchina. Lettura freudiana del «Pasticciaccio» (The Most Simple Machine. Freudian Reading of «That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana»). Tutors: Professor A. Battistini and Professor M. Lavagetto.

Post-doctoral scholarship at the University of Bologna concerning Humanities, in particular the research area of 20th Century prose writing.

Qualifications

1998: Appointed Research Professor in Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna.

2001: Appointed Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and Literary Criticism at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna.

2007: Appointed Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and Literary Criticism at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Bologna.

Other qualifications

Member of the «Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies» editorial board (University of Edinburgh).

2000: Teaching Tutor in the Summer School “Synapsis – European School for Comparative Studies”.

Coordinator of the series of conferences «Il sogno raccontato in letteratura» promoted by the Department of Italian Studies, University of Bologna (february-november 2000).

2008. Member of the jury de thèse at the University Paris 8 (Vincennes-Saint-Denis) for the Phd thesis in French and Comparative Literature of Dr. Susi Pietri (under the direction of Prof. M. Lavagetto and Prof. J. Neefs).

He held a workshop at the European School for Comparative Studies - Synapsis 2009 / "Shadows" - in Bertinoro, on September 6th-13th 2009.

Member of the Scientific Commitee of the "Centro Studi Sara Valesio (CSSV)".

Lectures

Lecture on Gadda lettore di Freud at the conference “Per una storia della polifonia di Gadda. Giornate di studio” organized at the Department of Italian language studies, University of Bologna (March 1994).

Lecture on Neo-Fantastic Literature in Italy: 1920-1950, at the French and Italian Department, University of Washington – Seattle (December 1998).

Lecture on Il fantastico italiano at the conference “Lo specchio dei mondi impossibili. Il fantastico nella letteratura e nel cinema”, organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and by the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna (March 1999).

Lecture on L'ombre du corps: Belmoro de Corrado Alvaro, at the conference Les ombres et l'au-delà dans les arts aux XIX et XX siècles, organized by the Centre de recherche en Littérature Comparée de l'Université de Provence (October 2002).

Lecture on Gli strani grovigli del vedere: Celati, Ghirri, Herzog, at the conference “Cultura visuale in Italia. Prospettive per la comparatistica letteraria”, organized by the University of Palermo (September 2006).

Lecture on Carlo Emilio Gadda e la psicoanalisi, at the conference “Psichè-Paideia. 1º Seminario di Psicoanalisi ed Educazione. Letture contemporanee della psicoanalisi a 150 anni dalla nascita di Sigmund Freud” organized by the Liceo Classico Statale “Francesco Stelluti” in Fabriano (October 2006). 

Lecture on Guardando la prosa del mondo: Luigi Ghirri e Gianni Celati, at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh (March 2010).

Lecture on "Imparare a sopravvivere?": la vita, istruzioni perechiane per l'uso, at the International Seminar organized by "Psicoterapie e Scienze Umane" (February 2011).

Lecture on Le milan et les mésanges: une photo de W ou le souvenir d'enfance (The Kite and the Great Tits: a photo in W or the Memory of Childhood), at the International Seminar "La pensée sur l'art dans le roman du XXe et XXIe siècles", organized by the Université Paris-Sorbonne (November 2014).

Lecture on Istruzioni per sopravvivere: Georges Perec (1936 - 1982) (Instructions to Survive: Georges Perec 1936 - 1982): at Museo Ebraico Bologna (May 2015).

Lecture on NEL NOME DEL PADRE. Franz Kafka, Georges Perec, Philip Roth e Paul Auster (In the Name of the Father. Franz Kafka, Georges Perec, Philip Roth e Paul Auster): at Museo Ebraico Bologna (May 2016).

Lecture on Il padre nella letteratura occidentale (The Father in Western Literature), at the International Seminar La psicoterapia psicoanalitica per l'infanzia e l'adolescenza nei contesti socio-culturali attuali, organized by Centro Italiano di Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica per l'Infanzia e l'Adolescenza (Bologna, May 2016).

Lecture on "Lascia una traccia del tuo passaggio": spettri nel photomatic ("Leave a Trace of Your Fleeting Visit": Spectres in the Photomatic), at the International Travelling Seminar 2016/2017 Beyond the Spectre / Al di là dello spettro - Theory and History of Contemporary Spectrality / Teoria e storia della fantasmaticità contemporanea - Spectres of (Post-)Modernity, organized by the Universities of Bologna, L'Aquila, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne (23 settembre 2016).

- Chairman of the third session of the International Conference Scrittori fra più mondi / Writers Between Worlds (24 novembre 2017), organized by the Centro Studi Sara Valesio (CSSV), in collaboration with several european and american institution (among which: Genus Bononiae. Musei della città, Europa-Universität Flensburg, University of Edinburgh, Université de Haute-Alsace, Université de Liège, Università degli Studi di Ferrara).