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Paola Scrolavezza

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-OR/22 Japanese and Korean Languages and Literatures

Curriculum vitae

 

Born on 24 Dec 1965 at Mondovì (Cuneo), Italy.

Address: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna

Via Cartoleria 5

40124 Bologna

Italy

Mobile phone. +39 349 507 14 06

e-mail: paola.scrolavezza@unibo.it

 

Current Job and Teaching activity

  • Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (since September 2014)
  • Delegate for Teaching and Education (Delegata alla Didattica) of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna (since February 2021)
  • President of the Language Teaching Commission (Commissione Insegnamenti Linguistici) of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna (since December 2019)
  • Member of the Executive Committee (Giunta) of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna (since 2015)
  • Member of the Executive Committee (Comitato di gestione) of the DIVE-IN Departmental Project of Excellence in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Bologna (since 2018)
  • Supervisor of the work and research group “incubatori di idee” as part of the DIVE-IN Departmental Project of Excellence in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Bologna (2018-2020)
  • Member of the Executive Committee (Collegio) of the PhD course in “Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures”, Department of Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Bologna (since 2019)
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Commission of the First Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Languages, Markets and Cultures of Asia and Mediterranean Africa at the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the University of Bologna (since 2012)
  • Member of the International Excellence Master Erasmus+ GEMMA (Women’s and Gender Studies), Department LILEC, Bologna University (since March 2020)
  • Member of the Class of Far Eastern Studies of the Accademia Ambrosiana (since October 2013)

Previous Job and Teaching Activity

  • Full-time Researcher (class L-OR-22, Languages and literature of Japan and Korea) at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from December 30th 2011 to September 15th 2014)
  • Research fellow at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the research project: “Gender e Genre: donne e scrittura nel Giappone moderno e contemporaneo” (from June 2009 to December 2011)
  • Adjunct professor at the Department of East Asian Studies of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (from 2007-08 to 2012-13: Modern and contemporary Japanese literature; Japanese language; Literary Translation/Japan; Cultural Studies of East Asian Countries/Japan)
  • Adjunct professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2007-08 to 2011-12: Japanese Literature and Culture; Japanese Philology)
  • Curator of the seminar Bodytracing: la traccia del femminile nel corpo della metropoli (Bodytracing: traces of feminine in the body of the metropolis, in collaboration with the Associazione culturale Serendipità) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2009 to 2010)
  • Curator for the seminar Giappone: cinema e letteratura (Japan: cinema and literature) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2009 to 2010)

Previous institutional appointments

  • Coordinator of the Bachelor’s degree course in Languages, Markets and Cultures of Asia at the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2013 to 2019)
  • Member of the Council (Consiglio) of the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2015 to 2018)
  • Delegate to internship activities of the Bachelor’s degree course in Languages, Markets and Cultures of Asia at the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2012 to 2013)
  • Member of the Committee Commissione Paritetica of the the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Vice-Presidency of Bologna (from 2012 to 2015)

Organisation of conferences and events

  • Organiser and Curator (with Veronica De Pieri) of “Vivere a Fukushima, Vivere Fukushima”, with poet and performer Wagō Ryōichi, in collaboration with Associazione Orizzontiinternazionali, March 13th 2021 (live streaming)
  • Organiser and Curator ((with Veronica De Pieri) of the online exhibition DALLA DEVASTAZIONE ALLA RICOSTRUZIONE. TESTIMONIANZE FOTO-LETTERARIE DEL 3.11, in collaboration with Associazione Orizzontiinternazionali and Marco Panzetti (photographer and filmmaker), opening March 13th 2021
  • Organiser and curator (with Antonio Fiori) of the Summer Workshop “Current issues and challenges in Japanese law and society”, in collaboration with the University of Nagoya and the China Association College, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Bologna, September 24th-25th 2019
  • Organiser and curator of the seminar “Writing Pregnancy and Motherhood in Contemporary Japan”, with Amanda C. Seaman (University of Massachusets Amherst – Visiting Professor), within the activities of the PhD course of Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, University of Bologna, November 8th 2018
  • Organiser and curator of the seminar “Japan Through Its Afflictions/Illness Writing”, with Amanda C. Seaman (University of Massachusets Amherst – Visiting Professor), in collaboration with the Gemma Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, University of Bologna, November 9th 2018
  • Organiser and curator of “Blossoming into a Family – Hayashi Hiroki e il suo cinema”', with Giampiero Raganelli e Hayashi Hiroki, Cineteca di Bologna, October 2nd 2018
  • Member of the scientific board of the international conference “Bande à Part 2 - Fumetto e transmedialità”, Bologna, Accademia di Belle Arti, Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, Université Paris Nanterre, November 22nd-23rd 2017
  • Organiser and curator of the yearly seminar “Lavorare in Giappone: come muoversi nel settore turistico – alberghiero per non perdere la bussola”, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, University of Bologna, since November 2016.
  • Organiser and curator of the seminar “Contemporary Japan Facing Social Issues and Natural Disasters” with Masaharu Sudo, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, University of Bologna, October-November 2018
  • Organiser and curator of “Emotion for Change – per Fukushima - 7 anni dopo”, in collaboration with Teatro del Baraccano, Associazione Orizzontiinternazionali, Associazione Orto dei sogni; Teatro del Baraccano, March 10th 2018
  • Organiser and curator, with Gino Scatasta, of the “Waiting for NipPop” series of conferences, talks with authors, and screenings, in collaboration with ONO Contemporary Art Gallery, La Confraternita dell’Uva, and Teatro del Baraccano, since 2016
  • Organiser and curator of the “Immagini dal Giappone” series of conferences, School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture of the University of Bologna, since 2008-09
  • Organiser and curator of the “Working with Japan” series of seminars, School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture of the University of Bologna, since 2012-13.
  • Supervisor and Curator for the Annual Conference on Japanese Contemporary Pop Cultures and Sub-cultures NipPop, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, since 2010-11. Sponsored by Consulate-General of Japan in Milan, the Japan Foundation, and the Comune di Bologna.
  • Sponsor of the Permanent Research Seminar “IN-DIALOGO: Trauma, Memoria, Post-memoria”, a transcultural project by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture of the University of Bologna, since 2012-13
  • Organiser and moderator of ‘This is what you want, this is what you get’: Yamazaki Mari presenta PIL, with Yamazaki Mari (artist and writer), Keiko Ichiguchi (artist and writer), Francesca Scotti (writer), ONO Contemporary Art Gallery, Bologna, December 14th 2014
  • Organiser and moderator of the panel discussion The Tentacle Master:l’immaginario erotico di Toshio Maeda, with Toshio Maeda (artist), Marco Benoît Carbone (UCL, London), Christian Gangitano (indipendent curator), Francesca Scotti (writer), Massimo Soumaré (indipendent researcher and writer), Elena Zanzi (writer, comic book artist, and editor), Quartiere Santo Stefano –Bologna, November 7th 2014. Sponsored by the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.
  • Organiser and moderator of La cicala dell’ottavo giorno: incontro con Kakuta Mitsuyo, with Kakuta Mitsuyo (writer), Francesca Scotti (writer), Massimo Soumaré (independent researcher and writer), School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, October 29th 2014.
  • Curator and organiser of 'EASTant Metropolis' (conferences, talks and screenings), focusing on contemporary Japan, ONO Contemporary Art Gallery, Bologna, February-May 2014. Sponsored by the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.
  • Member of the scientific board of the conference "L'Università per il multilinguismo: politiche per le lingue straniere, politiche per l'italiano", School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, May 23rd-24th 2013
  • Curator and organiser of the series of events 'SognandoIncubo' (conferences and screenings), focusing on contemporary Japan, ONO Contemporary Art Gallery, Bologna, March-June 2013. Sponsored by the School of Languages, Translation, and Interpreting of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.
  • Curator and organiser (with Matteo Casari) of the XXXV Congress of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (Aistugia), ex-Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, September 15th-17th 2011
  • Curator of Embodied: segni e scritture di periferie urbane, workshop with writer Shimada Masahiko, in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale Serendipità, sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and University of Bologna, Auditorium dell'Urban Center, Bologna, May 25th 2010
  • Curator of Bodytracing: la traccia del femminile nel corpo della città, a series off 7 events focusing on Contemporary Japanese Women’s Literature, in collaboration with Serendipità editrice, sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and University of Bologna, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, October-December 2009

Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Women’s Literature, Genre Literature (noir, SF, light novel)
  • Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature
  • Intersections between cinema, literature and urban space
  • Transmediality in Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • Literary translation
  • Cultural processes related to the transformations and circulation of fiction, manga, and other cultural products in the age of new media in the context of globalization
  • Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Pop Culture

Research Groups

  • Founding member of the NuR (Research group) “Power to the Pop - Observatory on Contemporary Pop Cultures”, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (since 2018)
  • Member of the Research group “Utopia”, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (since 2018)
  • Ideator and responsible with Gino Scatasta of the NuR (Research group) “Power to the Pop - Observatory on Contemporary Pop Cultures”, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (from 2016 to 2018)

Scientific responsibilities

  • Member of the Permanent Committee of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA) (2019-)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Association “Asia Institute. Centro per la Cooperazione con l’Asia, sulla ricerca, formazione, cultura e sviluppo d’impresa” (2021-)

Education, Research Activities and Qualifications

1989/1990: BA Degree in Classical Literature at Urbino University, with dissertation on “Plutarco, De Herodoti malignitate - traduzione e commento storico” (marks: 110/110 magna cum laude)

2000/2001: BA Degree in Oriental Languages and Literature, at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with dissertation on “Inazuma – Naruse Mikio legge Hayashi Fumiko” (marks: 110/110 magna cum laude)

2007: PhD in Civilizations of India and Eastern Asia (XVIII cycle) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with dissertation on “Il testo nomade: Hōrōki di Hayashi Fumiko”

2009-2011: Research fellow at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the research project: “Gender e Genre: donne e scrittura nel Giappone moderno e contemporaneo”

Fellowships

  • 2019: Visiting Professor at Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • 2018: Visiting Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2017-2018: Responsible of the Winter School ITALY /JAPAN: CROSS-CULTURAL LEGAL COMMUNICATION, in collaboration with the University of Nagoya [fellowship University of Bologna]
  • 2010-2011: Erasmus-Teaching Staff Mobility awarded from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN, May 23rd-29th 2011
  • 2008-2009: Erasmus-Teaching Staff Mobility awarded from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Freie Universitat Berlin, June 15th-21st 2009
  • 2004-2005: Exchange Researcher at Tokyo Waseda University. Research field: Japanese Literature, Modern and Contemporary Women Literature, Gender Studies

Membership

  • Member of the board of The Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA)
  • Member of The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
  • Member of The Association for Studies of Theory and Compared Literature (COMPALIT)
  • Member of The Association for Japanese Literary Studies (AJLS)
  • Member of The Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association (PAMLA)
  • Member of The International Girls Studies Association (IGSA)
  • Member of the Accademia Ambrosiana (Accademico della Classe di studi sull'Estremo Oriente)

Scientific Boards and Other Appointments (selection):

  • Member of the scientific board for the literary series ‘Asiasphere’, Atmosphere Libri Publishing, Rome
  • Peer reviewer for the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA) volumes
  • Peer reviewer for Japanese Studies
  • Peer reviewer for FLORIENTALIA
  • Peer reviewer for Il Giappone. Studi e Ricerche

Conferences and Lectures

2003: “Alle origini della letteratura femminile moderna: Hayashi Fumiko”, XXVII Congress of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (Aistugia), University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), September 18th-20th (Topic: “Il Giappone che cambia”)

2004: “Naruse Mikio: ritratti di donne verso la modernità”, XXVIII Congress of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (Aistugia), University of Milan, Milan, September 16th-18th (in memory of Mario Scalise)

2007: “Il testo nomade: Hōrōki di Hayashi Fumiko”, XXXI Congress of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (Aistugia), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice, September 20th-22nd

2008: “After All, Muses are Women: Murasaki Shikibu, Marguerite Yourcenar”, Conference “La formazione e la ricezione del Genji monogatari: le illustrazioni e il testo”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice – Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, September 11th -12th (invited speaker)

2008: “Dopo tutto le Muse sono donne: Murasaki Shikibu, Marguerite Yourcenar”, Workshop “Alle origini della letteratura giapponese: I mille anni del Genji monogatari”, Gabinetto Scientifico-Letterario G.P. Vieusseux, Vieusseux-Asia, Firenze, September 13th (invited speaker)

2008: “A Woman’s Voice on Women: Hayashi Fumiko’s Hōrōki”, 12th EAJS International Conference, Università del Salento, Lecce, September 20th-23rd

2009: “Pornografia e potere: il noir secondo Kirino Natsuo”, conference, University of Catania, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, Ragusa Campus, January 28th

2009: Speaker in the panel discussion of the Workshop Translating Wor(l)ds - Translation and Transcultural Dialogue in the Literary Experience of Ma Jian and Tawada Yoko, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Eastern Asian Studies, May 28th

2009: “At the Roots of Modern Women's Literature: Hayashi Fumiko”, Seminar held at Freie Universitaet di Berlino, as a part of the Erasmus-Teaching Staff Mobility project of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, June 15th-21st

2009: “Virtualizing Identities: Hypermedia and Hyperreality in Taguchi Randy's Mosaic”, The 18th Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, July 6th-8th

2009: “Migrating Texts, Migrating Subjects: Hayashi Fumiko's Hōrōki”, Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Department of Languages and Cultures - Asian Studies Seminar Series, July 14th

2009: Panel convenor “Fra trans-linguismo e trans-culturalismo: l'identità migrante nell'opera di Tawada Yoko”; Individual paper: ‘Uno spazio fra Asia e Europa: la ri-scrittura della tradizione giapponese', National Congress of the Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura - Frontiere Confini Limiti, University of Cagliari, October 15th -17th

2009: Panel convenor: “Writing as Performative Reproduction: Gender, Genre and Literary Models in Ōba Minako's Work”; Individual paper: ‘Recreating Woman's Identity in a Trans-cultural In-between Space: Ōba Minako's Oregon yume jūya'. The 18th Annual Meeting of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies, Rutgers University, New York, November 6th-8th

2009:Cosplay, la maschera che rivela: travestitismo e giochi di ruolo nelle strade di Tokyo”, conference at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, December 4th

2009: “Silenzio a colori: la solitudine degli hikikomori”, conference at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, December 11th

2010: "Sprawling Identities: Digital Ego in Contemporary Japanese Fiction", 8º Congresso Internacional de Estudos Japoneses no Brasil, Universidade de Brasília, August 26th-27th (invited speaker).

2010: "Oltre le onde: ipermedia e iperrealtà in Mosaico di Taguchi Randy", XXXIV Congress of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (Aistugia), University of Naples "L'Orientale", September 16-17-18

2010: "Digito Ergo Sum: Hypermedia and Hyperreality in Taguchi Randy's Mozaiku", The 19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies, Yale University, New Haven, October 15-16-17.

2010: "Bad Girls: la sottile linea rosa del noir giapponese contemporaneo", Seminar Latitudini del Giallo: esplorazioni tra delitti e indagini in letterature diverse (curated by Ikuko Sagiyama), Gabinetto Scientifico-Letterario G.P. Vieusseux, Vieusseux-Asia, Firenze, October 5th and 12th (invited speaker).

2010: "Donne senza fissa dimora: scrittura e libertà secondo Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951)", International Congress Al di là del cliché: rappresentazioni altre del femminile, University of Milan – Department of Contemporary Languages and Cultures, October 26th -27th (invited speaker).

2010: "P/Ink Noir: le nuove signore in nero del Giappone contemporaneo", conference, part of Akitsushima - L'isola delle libellule (Incontri con la Cultura Giapponese, curated by Angela Verdini e Stella Gallas), Doozo - Art Books and Sushi, Roma, October 30th

2010: "Broken Dreams: Indochina Paradise and Post-War Hell in Floating Clouds of Hayashi Fumiko", 108th PAMLA International Conference, Chaminade University of Honolulu, November 13th-14th

2011: Panel Convenor: “Strategies of Women’s Empowerment: Joryūbungaku, Occidentalism, Transculturality”; Individual paper: ‘Becoming a Literary Icon: Hayashi Fumiko’. 13th EAJS International Conference, Tallinn University, Tallinn-Estonia, August 24th-27th

2011:Kirino Natsuo, The Grotesque Double Life of a Business Woman”, The 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies, Tufts University, Boston-Medford, November 4-5-6

2012: "Interni giapponesi: nuove narrative per scenari famigliari in trasformazione", International Congress La famiglia nelle culture e nelle società dell’Asia, Dies Academicus of the Class of Far Eastern Studies of the Accademia Ambrosiana, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, October 19th-20th (invited speaker)

2012: “Contaminazioni incrociate: immaginario filmico e universi letterari”, conference, part of the event series Il Giappone: tra tradizione e modernità, organized by the CARC (Contemporary Asia Research Centre) and the Department of Sciences of Linguistic Mediation and Intercultural Studies of University of Milan, November 13th

2012: “In ‘genere’: volti e voci di donne nel '900 giapponese”, conference, part of the project “Fosco Maraini e il Giappone”, Immagimondo festival, Lecco, Palazzo delle Paure, November 23th

2013: "Il corpo legato: istantanee dal mercato globalizzato del porno giapponese", VI Congress of the Italian Association of Women Historians, Padua - Venice, February 14th -16th

2013: Organiser and speaker, with Lucia Perrone Capano, of the talk with author Tawada Yoko, Incroci di civiltà 2013 – Venice International Literature Festival, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, April 12th

2013: Organiser with Gabriella Imposti of the panel discussion "Per una retorica della sovversione: corpi in trasformazione nel Giappone e nella Russia contemporanei"; Individual presentation: 'Figure della senescenza: corpo, tempo, genere', National Congress of the Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura - Poteri della retorica, University of Parma, December 11th -13th

2014: “Neo Tokyo impact: fotogrammi della post apocalissi”, conference, part of the 2014 edition of the Future Film Festival, Cineteca di Bologna, April 3rd

2014: Senbonzakura: la sottile linea rosa dal Genji monogatari a Hatsune Miku”, conference, part of Sakura: Incontro tra Trentino e Giappone, Rovereto, April 4th-5th

2014: Organiser with Gabriella Imposti of the panel discussion "Looking East, Looking West. Il dialogo Russia – Giappone – Germania fra tradizione e innovazione"; Individual presentation: ‘Il motivo delle ‘tre sorelle’ in Salmonberry Bay di Ōba Minako', International Congress Tradition, Translation, Transformation - Tradizione, Traduzione, Trasformazione, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and TUFS Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Bologna, May 5th-6th

2014: Organiser of the panel discussion “Writing Food, Eating Words: Food and Identity in Japanese Contemporary Literature”; Individual presentation: ‘Lost&Found Identity in Japanese Food Culture: The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ogawa Ito’, International conference FACT 2014: Food and Culture in Translation, Bertinoro (Forlì), May 22nd-24th

2014: Mocking age: corpi reali e immagini di corpi in My Grandmothers di Miwa Yanagi”, Workshop ‘Wabi Sabi Cyber 5. Culture e subculture del Giappone contemporaneo - Body&Robot edition’, Bologna, November 6th. In collaboration with Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and University of Naples “L'Orientale”

2015: "March is made of yarn: reframing nuclear crisis after 11/03/201", International Conference 'LITERATURE AND CRISIS', Florida International University, Miami, April 9th-10th

2015: "Immagini di un’idea: metamorfosi identitarie nell’obiettivo dei fotografi Meiji", International Conference Arte e Letteratura nelle società in Asia: Aspetti tradizionale e "Renaissance Orientale", Dies Academicus of the Class of Far Eastern Studies of the Accademia Ambrosiana, Milano, October 22nd-24th (invited speaker)

2016: "Tawada Yōko: passaggio a Est", Workshop 'Il testo letterario nell’apprendimento linguistico: esperienze a confronto', Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, May 13th

2016: "Piaceri di sete, lacche e bambù: dalle Grandi Esposizioni a via Condotti, il sogno dannunziano del Sol Levante", Conference 'L’immagine del Giappone nella cultura italiana fra Otto e Novecento', Insubria University, Como, October 6th (invited speaker)

2016: "Localizing Global Desires. The Japanese Light Novel Market in Italy", International Conference 'Lost in Translation? Japan in Italian Cultural Life', Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, October 13rd-15th (invited speaker)

2016: "Oltre Murakami: la letteratura giapponese in Italia oggi", International Conference 'Italia-Giappone, influenze e scambi dalla storia alla letteratura dal cibo alla moda all'arte', Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, October 24th -25th

2016: "Bodily Memories: The Language of Love in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms", 'Love & the Word' – The Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, December 7th-9th

2017: 'Nuove forme e ibridazioni letterarie: il Light Novel in Giappone', Workshop at Turin University - PhD in Digital Humanities, December 2nd (invited speaker)

2017: Organizer of the panel 'L’influenza del manga e del fumetto orientale sul mercato italiano,
dalle autoproduzioni degli anni ’80 ad oggi', International Conference 'Bande à Part 2. Fumetto e transmedialità', Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna, November 22nd-23rd (invited speaker)

2018: “Translating Family Violence in Contemporary Japanese Literature: Dynamics of (Cruel) Affectivity in Zangyakuki by Kirino Natsuo”, The Association for Japanese Literary Studies Annual Conference - 'Justice, & Honor in Japan’s Literary Culture', Oberlin College, February 16th-17th

2018: “Fari nella tempesta: il richiamo del mare secondo Mishima”, Workshop 'Fari e patrimonio costiero', Department of History, Cultures and Civilizations of University of Bologna, April 18th

2018: "Yoshiya Nobuko e l’emergere della shōjo bunka", conference, part of NipPop 2019 - BorderLands: A-tipico Giappone, Bologna, May 18-19-20

2018: “Light novel. New narrative genres and transculturation processes in the global age”, with Giuliana Benvenuti, International Conference 'Approches critiques des fictions médiatiques: enjeux, outils, méthodes', Université Paris Nanterre e Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, October 11th -13th

2018: ‘Woman’s Hand. La letteratura femminile in Giappone: genere, scrittura, potere’, conference, part of the activities of the PhD Course of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna, November 7th

2018: ‘Il Giappone tradotto: la letteratura dagli anni ’70 ad oggi’, with Andrea Maurizi, conference, part of the series of events ‘I mille volti del Giappone tra storia e immaginario - Bbetween 2018 Writing’, University of Milano-Bicocca, November 15th

2018: 'The Age of Precarity: Global Trends in New Japanese Literature', International Conference 'Global F(r)ictions', Università di Bologna e Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, December 6th-7th

2019: 'La letteratura giapponese nell’era della globalizzazione', conference held at the Associazione Centro di Cultura Giapponese di Milano, April 12th

2019: "Girls between Education and Emerging Awareness in Early Twentieth-Century Japan", International Conference 'IGSA@ND19 International Girls Studies Association Gender Studies Conference', University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, February 28th – March 2nd

2019: Organizer of the panel "From Russia with Pop: Icons and Global Markets"; paper: 'Ritorno al passato: i ciliegi di Sorokin', International Conference 'Kul’t-tovary/Oggetti culturali. La commercializzazione della Storia nella cultura e nella letteratura di massa in Russia e nel mondo',
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture – Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, May 29th -31st

2019: 'Italians do it better: da Don Matteo a Montalbano, il fascino discreto del noir all’italiana alla conquista del Sol Levante', International Conference 'Global F(r)ictions2: Immagini e narrazioni dell'Italia nel contesto globale', University of Bologna, June 24th -25th

2019: ‘Re-Imaging the South Through Global F(r)ictions: Farewell, My Orange by Iwaki Kei’, ‘World Literatures and the Global South Conference’, University of Sydney (Australia), August 23rd-25th

2019: Organizer of the panel "Hana monogatari di Yoshiya Nobuko: dalle pagine di Shojo gahō o al manga yuri"; Paper: 'Yoshiya Nobuko, il dōseiai e l’emergere della shojo bunka nel Giappone Taishō', XLIII Congress of the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (Aistugia), University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Naples, September 26th-28th

2019: "Wilde Japan: l'isola che non c'è", International Conference 'Wilde World', Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, October 11th

2019: "Discover Japan: la riscoperta del paesaggio nella narrativa giapponese a cavallo del terzo millennio", International Conference Forme della diversità nell’uomo e nella natura, Accademia Ambrosiana, Milano, October 17th -18th (invited speaker)

2019: Participation to the panel discussion "The Past, Present, and Future of Otaku Culture", part of the OTAKU SUMMIT Preview - "The Road to OTAKU SUMMIT 2020", Barcellona, Salon del Manga, October 31st-November 3rd 2019 (invited speaker)

2019: Conference, part of the series of events "VIVA DANTE - Ravenna 1321-2021 - Letture Classensi 2019 – Dante e le guerre: tra biografia e letteratura", curated by Alberto Casadei, Biblioteca Classense / Sala Dantesca, Ravenna, November 23rd; topic: "Dall’orrore del reale all’incubo della distopia: gli inferni di Dante in Giappone tra romanzi e manga"

2020: "Light Novel in Italy: from Translation to Transculturation", Workshop 'Translation and Modernity in Japan', The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, March 6th-7th (invited speaker)

2020: “Prigionieri di se stessi: gli hikikomori e il circolo vizioso della solitudine”, Online seminar ‘Spazi chiusi. Prigioni, manicomi, confinamenti, eremitaggi, stanze’, Unversity of Cagliari, May 22nd – June 12th

2020: “Lost&Found Identity in Japanese Food Culture: The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ogawa Ito”, 2nd Joint Meeting of Agriculture-oriented PhD Programs (UniCT, UniFG, and UniUD) September 14th-16th (keynote speaker)

2021: “Menus for the Soul: Changing Food Landscapes in Contemporary Japan”, VENICE / JAPAN INTERNATIONAL FOOD+ SYMPOSIUM, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Consulate-General of Japan in Milan, Venice (online), March 18th-20th (invited speaker)

2021: "Yoshiya Nobuko and the Emergence of Shōjo bunka in Taishō Japan", The 6th Russian Comics Conference “THE WORLD OF COMICS”, National Research University Higher School of Economics - Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, Moscow (online), March 18th-20th

Consulting and Collaborations

· Collaboration with Alias-domenica, insert on culture and literature of Italian newspaper il manifesto, and with L'indice dei Libri del Mese

· Collaboration with Demetra Formazione as a consultant and supervisor of didactic planning for the “Higher Training Course in Multimedia Translation and Subtitling”, organized annually since 2017 with funding from Regione Emilia-Romagna.