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Mariella Lorusso

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-LIN/12 Language and Translation - English

Curriculum vitae

Mariella Lorusso is Associate Professor of English language and translation (Academic Discipline: L-LIN/12), Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Rimini campus. 

 

Education:

 

2006 PhD in Literatures and Cultures of English Speaking Countries – specialization in Native Canadian Literature - from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bologna, Italy. The title of the doctoral thesis is: “Fighting Terrorism since 1492: resistenza, armonia e spiritualità nella comunità delle donne aborigene canadesi nelle opere di Kateri Akewenzie-Damm, Jeannette Armstrong e Ruby Slipperjack”.



1991  MA in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and German) from the Faculty of Foreign Languages ad Literature, IULM University of Milan, Italy.

 

1980-85  University Diploma, School for Interpreters and Translators, Bologna. Languages studied: English and German. Specialisation: conference interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive and written translation).

 

1980 Diploma from Liceo Scientifico “Einstein”, Rimini, RN, Scientific High School.

 

October 1984-May 1985 Training course for conference interpreters organized by the European Social Fund and the Region Emilia-Romagna at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Bologna

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Department of Arts and Humanities:

 

2016-1999.  Lecturer in English for the Fashion Industry (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto' until 2013) at Fashion Studies, Scuola di Lettere e Beni Culturali (School of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage), Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Rimini satellite campus

 

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures:

 

2011-12 Lecturer of Community Interpreting (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), Second Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Italian Culture and Language for Foreigners (LCIS), Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna

 

2011-12 Lecturer of Community Interpreting (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), Second Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Language, Society and Communication (LSC), Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna

 

2010-11 Lecturer of Community Interpreting (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), Second Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Italian Culture and Language for Foreigners (LCIS), Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna

 

2010-11 Lecturer of Community Interpreting (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), Second Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Language, Society and Communication (LSC), Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna

 

Cliro (now CLA), University of Bologna:

 

2011-2012 Lecturer in English at Cliro (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), University of Bologna, at the Faculties of Farmacia and Scienze Motorie

 

2011-2010 Lecturer in English at Cliro (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), University of Bologna, at the Faculty of Medicina e Chirurgia

 

2009-2010. Lecturer in English at Cliro (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto'), University of Bologna, at the Faculties of Farmacia, Medicina e Chirurgia, Scienze Motorie and Economia

 

Department of Medicine:

 

2010-2008. Lecturer in Scientific English  (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto') for the Faculty of Medicine, Bologna, Rimini satellite campus

 

2004-1998.  Lecturer in Scientific English  (sessional teacher - professore ‘a contratto') for the Faculty of Medicine, Bologna, Bologna and Rimini

 

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2001-1997. Managing Director of “Artes” (“Crossroads” and “First Aid”, “Artes”' branches), a translation company which also organizes courses of English, Bologna

 

2001-1993.  Lecturer in Financial and Business English for masters and graduate courses in Ferrara (only 1993), Bologna and Ravenna financed by the EU. The titles of the courses are: Logistics, Project Manager, Quality Standards, Health and Environment, Information Technology, Finance, Marketing

 

1997-1994.  Teaching English at the Italian Red Cross Training School for Nurses, Bologna

 

1992. Temporary teaching at the Professional Training Center Palace, Rimini

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and LECTURES

2019, 26 September. Lecture at CUNY, City University of New York, entitled “The Language of Fashion and its Wordrobe”, on invitation by prof. Eugenia Paulicelli, PhD, Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies, Coordinator of the Concentration in Fashion Studies, Queens College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

 

2019  May 16-18. ZoneModa Conference 2019 “Be Cool! Aesthetic Imperatives and Social Practices”, Università di Bologna, Rimini Campus. Has chaired Panel 4: Culture//gender, and Panel 9: Communication //identity, (May 17).

 

2018, 9 April. Lecture presenting Dizionario della Moda “Le parole della moda e il loro wordrobe”, at Dipartimento di Interpretazione e Traduzione –DIT, Università di Bologna, sede di Forlì.http://www.dit.unibo.it/it/eventi/le-parole-della-moda-e-il-loro-wordrobe

 

2017. May 3-5. Conference presentation entitled “Bikini, Burkini, Fatkini: the Size of Fashion Words” at the international conference “ZoneModa Conference 2017- S,M,L,XL –SIZING”, organized by the International Research Center CFC (Culture Fashion Communication), Università di Bologna, Rimini campus.

 

 2017, 7 December. Lecture  “Le parole della moda”, with Introduzione by Carla Comellini, at Centro canadese “Alfredo Rizzardi” (Università di Bologna), under the auspices of ’Ambasciata del Canada in Italia', in collaboration with "Associazione Italo-Britannica" Bologna.

 

2012. June 15th. Lecture entitled "Louise Halfe e il linguaggio della natura" for the Seminar of Canadian Literature "Migration and Identity" at  "Centro di Studi Canadesi "Alfredo Rizzardi"", Universty of Bologna, Sala Convegni D.L.L.S.M.

 

2011. September 7-10. Conference presentation entitled “The End And The Beginning”: il linguaggio della natura nella poetica di Louise Halfe” at the International Conference “Green Canada/Vert Canada/Verde Canada”, organized by prof. Oriana Palusci, Università di Napoli “L'Orientale” and Università di Salerno.

 

2011. May 19-26. “Il Porto dei Poeti”, 4th edition, directed by Stefano Simoncelli and Walter Valeri in collaboration with International Theatre Center of New England, Canada Council for the Arts, The Boston Conservatory, Università di Bologna, satellite campuses of Ravenna and Rimini, Centro Studi Canadesi “Alfredo Rizzardi”, Bologna, Associazione Atti Unici, Associazione Teatro Aenigma. Organization and translation of the poems and all the following lectures by the Aboriginal Canadian poet Louise Halfe (cree): 

May 19 –  translation of press conference and presentation of the 4th edition of “Il Porto dei Poeti” with Louise Halfe, Stefano Simoncelli and Walter Valeri, Cesenatico

May 19 – translation and presentation of lecture entitled “Sky Dancer: la fine e l'inizio”, Biblioteca Universitaria, Polo Scientifico Didattico di Rimini.

May 20 – translation and introduction of lecture at Liceo Scientifico Enzo Ferrari di Cesenatico

May 20 – translation and presentation of poetry reading by Louise Halfe, Museo della Marineria, Cesenatico

May 21-22– International Laboratory of Writing (I), “Poesia Aborigena Canadese”, Museo della Marineria, Cesenatico.

May 24 – translation and presentation of lecture entitled “The Rolling Head”, Centro Studi Canadesi “A.Rizzardi”, Università di Bologna, sede di Ravenna

May 25-26 - International Laboratory of Writing (II), “Poesia Aborigena Canadese”, Università di Urbino.

 

2010, November 5th. Lecture entitled "Le Native Americane e Canadesi", as part of the event Segnali di Pace 2010, Fiori d'Acciaio, organized by the Province of Bologna, Associazione Il Ventaglio and Centro di Documentazione delle Donne, Bologna

 

2010, October 27-29. Conference presentation entitled "The Experience of Residential Schools in Canada: Trauma and Memory" at the international conference entitled “Memory and Forgetting”, organized by Prof. Carla Comellini, University of Bologna and Canadian Studies Centre “Alfredo Rizzardi”.

 

2010, June 11. Translation of press conference and presentation of “Il Porto dei Poeti”, 3rd edition, June 6-13, Cesenatico. Poetry reading with Sam Cornish (USA), Walter Valeri and Lance Henson (Cheyenne).

 

2009, June 10th. Organization and presentation of the seminar entitled “Alexandra Palmer: La Moda al Museo, curating and creating the new Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume at ROM”, University of Bologna, Rimini campus.

 

2009, May 4. Organization of the conference entitled “Aboriginal Fashion in Canada: Identification and Contact Zones”, University of Bologna, Rimini campus.

Guests: Dorothy Grant (Haida fashion designer), Sherry Farrell Racette (Métis visual artist and Art professor at Concordia University, Montreal), Dr. Nicoletta Barbarito (Academic Relations, Embassy of Canada), Carla Comellini (Associate Professor, University of Bologna), Giovanna Franci (Full Professor, University of Bologna).

Conference presentation entitled "Aboriginal Women: Fascinating the West".

 

2008, May 21-22. Aboriginal Languages in Canada, at the Seconde Giornate dei Diritti Linguistici conference, University of Teramo.

 

2008, March 25-29. Fighting Terrorism since 1492: Aboriginal Women Writing in Canada, at the Try Freedom, EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) conference, Venice.

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ABROAD

 

CANADA

 

2008 – July and August. Government of Canada Faculty Research Grant

2004 – 3-month scholarship (“Marco Polo” Grant, from the University of Bologna)

2003 - 15-day visit

Toronto and Thunder Bay visiting libraries and contacting universities to do research on Native Canadian Women authors.

 2002 -  one week visit

Research on Aboriginal Canadian cultures at UBC libraries and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.

 

USA

 

2019 - 24 Sept-4 Oct  - research on fashion decolonization at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Fordham University, Fashion Law Institute.

 

2009 - 10-day visit

 New York visiting libraries and universities to research on Native American Literature and Fashion

 

2005 – 3-month stay

 Scholarship for research at Brown University, Providence, R.I. Research in the libraries of Providence,

Harvard, Princeton and New York

 

2001, 2002 -2-month stay

 San Diego and Seattle visiting libraries and universities to research on Native American Literature

 

1998 - 15-day visit

 Native American Writers Conference held at Greyhills Academy, Tuba City, Arizona. Among the writers invited were Simon Ortiz, Lance Henson, Barney Bush, Gloria Miguel. Research studies on Native Literature and Culture at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

 

1991 - 4-month stay

 Visiting California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and New York State contacting universities to develop research on Native American literature and culture (Main sponsors: Native American Studies Center, University of New Mexico; Department of Native American Studies, University of Santa Fe).