Niva Lorenzini is Full Professor in the Department of Italian
Studies at the University of Bologna since October 1st, 2003. She
teaches Italian Contemporary Literature in D.A.M.S. (Undergraduate
Course of Fine Arts, Music and Performing Arts) and Italian Poetry
of the Twentieth Century in the “Laurea Magistrale” Italian
Studies, European Literary Cultures and Linguistics (Second Level
Niva Lorenzini has been President of D.A.M.S. from 2004 to 2007,
and Head of the Department of Italian Studies from 2008 to 2011.
She taught as Visiting Professor in many Universities in USA
(Brown, Yale, Harvard), and in Europe: Trinity College of Dublin,
as well as Universities of Glasgow, London, Oxford, Paris III,
Pécs, Bruxelles, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Gand, Lyon, Lausanne, Ascona.
She is a member of the steering committee of the Gramsci Institute
of Bologna. She is a
Professor of the PhD of Italian Studies as well as she is editor of
many reviews, like “il verri”.
She specialises in two interconnected fields of research: the first
one regards issues about theory and history of literature, in
particular about the changing of literary categories and research
methodologies both in the poetical language of the
Nineteenth-Twentieth centuries and in its relationship with the
European history of thoughts; the second one concerns textual and
intertextual analysis both in poetry and in fiction.
Regarding the first issue, going from the Seventies to nowadays,
her publications concern textual criticism, the methods of irony in
literature, the issue of perception («il verri» 1990), the poetry
of Novissimi (Il laboratorio della poesia, Roma, 1978), the
cultural changes from the Aestheticism of the Nineteenth century to
the Avant-garde of the early Twentieth century (Il frammento
infinito, Milano 1988), the Italian poetry of the Twentieth
century (Il presente della poesia, Bologna 1991; La
poesia italiana del Novecento, Bologna 1999 and 2005; Le
parole esposte, Milano 2002; La poesia: tecniche di ascolto
(Ungaretti, Rosselli, Sereni, Porta, Zanzotto, Sanguineti),
Lecce 2003; Corpo e poesia nel Novecento italiano, Milan
2009; Sanguineti e il teatro della scrittura (la pratica del
travestimento da Dante a Durer), Milan, 2011; Giuseppe
Ungaretti, Milan 2012 (in collaboration with S. Colangelo).
Besides, she mainly specialized in Gabriele d'Annunzio's works
within the European overview (Il segno del corpo, Roma 1984;
D'Annunzio, Palermo 1993 - with three DVD attached - and the
edition of Versi d'amore e di gloria, I, 1982 e Prose di
romanzi, II, 1989, included in the collection “I Meridiani”
Her works about the second issue have been published in many
miscellanea (the conferences D'Annunzio a Yale and The
Mouth of Poetry, in Italian in America –1998, Yale;
Italian Poetry since 1956 - 1993, Oxford; A Cosmic Poet
and His Testament: the Bicentenary of Giacomo Leopardi's Birth
– 1998, Dublin; Poetry in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s –
2001, London; Secondo Novecento: Italian Poetry (1945-2000)
- 2002, Glasgow).
Furthermore, she has been promoting many conferences and debates as
well as editing several issues of works about contemporary poetry,
especially poems and translations by Edoardo Sanguineti (Faust.
Un travestimento, Carocci 2003; Commedia dell'Inferno. Un
travestimento dantesco, Carocci 2005), by Amelia Rosselli
(Sonno-Sleep, Genova 2003), by Antonio Porta (Poesie
1956-1988, Milano 1987, Yellow, Milano 2002; Tutte le
poesie, Garzanti, Milano 2008); she has been also the editor of
Andrea Zanzotto's essays (dirti "Zanzotto", Varese, 2013,
in collaboration with F. Carbognin) and poems (an article, among
many others, about the relationship between poetry and silence was
published in 2006 both in the review “Quaderns de Filologia.
Estudis Literaris”, Universitat de Valéncia, and on the review
“Po&sie” in French translation) and she has generally worked
upon Italian poetry of Twentieth century (projecting and editing,
for instance, the anthology Poesia del Novecento italiano,
Rome, 2002) and the book (edited in collaboration with S.
Colangelo) Poesia e Storia, Milan, 2013.