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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

Director of First Cycle Degree of Asian Languages, Markets and Cultures

Curriculum vitae

 

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

 

Address:         Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne – LILEC

                       via Cartoleria, 5

                       40124 Bologna

                       Italia

                       Mobile phone. +39 349 507 14 06

                        e-mail: paola.scrolavezza@unibo.it

 

 

 

Current Position:

 Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (since 30 Dec 2011)

Accademico della Classe di studi sull'Estremo Oriente dell'Accademia Ambrosiana

Teaching Positions:

Research Fellow at Ca' Foscari University of Venice for the research project: “Gender and Genre: Women and Writing in Modern and Contemporary Japan” (June 2009 - December 2011)

Adjunct Professor at the Department of Eastern Asia Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (since 2007-08: Japanese Modern and Contemporary Literature; Japanese Language; Literary Translation/Japan)

Courses:

2007-2008:     Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature (Japanese Literature mod 2, mod. 3)

2008-2009:     Japanese Language(Japanese1 mod1; mod.2 - Grammar curriculum LISAO/LICAO)

2009-2010:     Japanese Language(Japanese1, mod.1 - Grammar curriculum LISAO/LICAO)

                        Modern Japanese Literature (Japanese Literature 2, mod.1)

2010-2011:     Japanese Language (Japanese1, mod.1 - Grammar)

                        Modern Japanese Literature (Japanese Literature 2, mod.1)

                        Literary Translation (Japan)

2011-2012:     Eastern Asia Countries Cultural Studies (Japan); Literary Translation (Japan)

 

Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (since  2007-08: Japanese Literature; Japanese Philology)

Courses:

2007-2008:     Japanese Culture and Literature (Japanese Culture and Literature A/B/C mod.1, mod.2; Japanese Literature A/B/C mod.1, mod.2)

                        Japanese Philology (Philology and History of Japanese)

2008-2009:     Japanese Culture and Literature (Japanese Culture and Literature B/C mod.1, mod.2; Japanese Literature A/B/C mod.1, mod.2; Japanese Literature1)

                        Japanese Philology (Philology and History of Japanese)

2009-2010:     Japanese Culture and Literature (Japanese Culture and Literature C mod.1, mod.2; Japanese Literature B/C mod.1, mod.2; Japanese Literature1, 2; Japanese Culture and Literature 1)

                        Japanese Philology (Philology and History of Japanese; Japanese Philology 1)

2010-2011:     Japanese Culture and Literature (Japanese Literature1, 2, 3; Japanese Culture and Literature 1, 2)

                        Japanese Philology (Japanese Philology 1)

2011-2012:     Japanese Philology (Japanese Philology 1)

 

Responsible for the alternative activity to internship, Bodytracing: the Trace of Feminine in the Body of the Metropolis (in cooperation with Associazione Culturale Serendipità) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (2009-2010)

Responsible for the alternative activity to internship, Japan: Cinema and Literature at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (2010-2011)

University Services:

2011-present: member of the Board of the School of Modern Languages and Literature, Translation and Interpreting

2013-present: program director of the first cycle Degree in “Asian Languages, Markets and Cultures”

 Research

Modern and Contemporary Women Literature

Birth and Achievement of the Concept of Joryūbungaku (“Women Literature”) as Critical Category

Noir and SF

Gender Studies

 

 

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”

 

2007: Training Seminar The Conference, the Academic Lesson. Being Able to Communicate in Public, organised by Centro di Eccellenza per la ricerca didattica e la formazione avanzata (Centre of intercultural communication studies, Director: Prof. Paolo Balboni)

 

Fellowships

 

2010-2011: Erasmus-Teaching Staff Mobility, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

 

2008-2009:Erasmus-Teaching Staff Mobility, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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2004-2005: Exchange Researcher at Tokyo Waseda University. Research field: Japanese Literature, Modern and Contemporary Women Literature, Gender Studies

 

 

Membership

 

Member 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)

 

Conferences and Lectures

 

2003: “At the Origins of Modern Women Literature:: Hayashi Fumiko”, 27th Aistugia Conference, Calabria University, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy.

 

2004: “Naruse Mikio: Portraits of Women Towards Modernity”, 28th Aistugia Conference, Milan University, Milan, Italy

 

2006: “Trends, Moods and Consumption in Contemporary Japan”, Incontri con l'autore, Toblach/Dobbiaco (Bozen), Italy, 24 Aug 2006

 

2007: “The Nomadic Text: Hōrōki di Hayashi Fumiko”, 31st Aistugia Conference, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy

 

2008: Invited speaker at Calendidonna 2008: Geisha, No geisha – Focus 21t Century Japan, Udine, Italy 4-8 March 2008.

 

2008: “After All, Muses are Women: Murasaki Shikibu, Marguerite Yourcenar”, Conference “The Formation and the Reception of Genji Monogatari: Pictures and Text”, Ca' Foscari, University of Venice – Tokyo Kokugakuin University

 

2008: “After All, Muses are Women: Murasaki Shikibu, Marguerite Yourcenar”, Workshop “At the Origins of Japanese Literature: the Thousand Years of Genji Monogatari”, Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux, Vieusseux-Asia, Florence, Italy, 13 Sep 2008

 

2008: “A Woman's Voice on Women: Hayashi Fumiko's Hōrōki”, 12th EAJS International Conference, Salento University, Lecce, Italy

 

2009: “Pornography and Power: the Noir in Kirino Natsuo”, Seminar at Catania University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ragusa, Italy, 28 Jan 2009

 

2009: Chairman at the Conference Genji monogatari e-maki. Illustrated History of Genji, by Dr Hideki Yotsutsuji, Assistant Director of Tokugawa Art Museum, Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux, Vieusseux-Asia, Florence, Italy, 23 Feb 2009

 

2009: Chairman at the presentation of the book 100% Cosplay, Jar Edizioni, Bologna 2008, Biblioteca Borges, Bologna, Italy, 23 May 2009 (in cooperation with Serendipità and Jar Edizioni)

 

2009: Invited speaker at the panel discussion during 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 Asia Studies, 28 May 2009

 

2009: “Approaching Japan Through the Literary Word”, Presentation at the bookshop Archivi del ‘900, Milan, Italy, 11 Jun 2009

 

2009: “At the Roots of Modern Women's Literature: Hayashi Fumiko”, Seminar at Freie Universitaet Berlin, within the project Erasmus-Teaching Staff Mobility of Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 15-21 Jun 2009, Berlin, FRG.

 

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, 6-8 Jul 2009

 

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

 

2009: Panel Convenor: “Between Trans-Lingualism and Trans-Culturalism: Migrant Identity in the Work of Tawada Yoko”; Individual paper: ‘A Space Between Asia and Europe: the Rewriting of Japanese Tradition', National Conference of Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura - Frontiere Confini Limiti, Cagliari University, Italy, 15-17 Oct 2009

 

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, 6-8 Nov 2009.

 

2009: Curator of Bodytracing: the Trace of Feminine in the Body of the City, cycle of 7 meetings with Contemporary Women Japanese Literature, in cooperation with Serendipità editrice, sponsored by Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, Italy, October-December 2009.

 

2009: “Silhouettes in black: the Shadow of Crime Story in Women Writing of Contemporary Japan”, Lecture at Biblioteca Ilaria Alpi, Parma, Italy, 22 Oct 2009.

 

2009: “Cosplay, the Revealing Masquerade: Transvestitism and Role Playing in Tokyo's Streets”, Lecture at Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum University, 4 Dec 2009

 

2009: “Coloured Silence: the Loneliness of the Hikikomori”, Lecture at Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 11 Dec 2009

 

2010: Curator with Barbara Catterina of Aperifilm: Gazes on Real and Imaginary Contemporaneity, show of cinema and anime, at Associazione Culturale Serendipità, Bologna, Italy, January-May 2010

 

2010: “EFFE - Palindromes of Woman. The Image of Woman in Contemporary Japanese Literature”, Lecture at Biblioteca Casa di Khaoula, Bologna, Italy, 6 Mar 2010 (in cooperation with Serendipità editrice)

 

2010: Moderator at the meeting with Antonietta Pastore, for the presentation of her book Leggero il passo sui tatami, Einaudi, Turin 2010, Associazione culturale Serendipità, Bologna, Italy 8 Mar 2010

 

2010: Speaker at the presentation of the book by Fabienne Kanor, Humus (translation from French by Licia Reggiani), Morellini, Milano 2010, Associazione culturale Serendipità, Bologna, Italy, 23 Apr 2010

 

2010: Curator of Embodied: Signs and Writings of Urban Peripheries, workshop with the writer Shimada Masahiko, in cooperation with Associazione culturale Serendipità, sponsored by Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Urban Center Auditorium, Bologna, Italy, 25 May 2010

 

2010: "Sprawling Identities: Digital Ego in Contemporary Japanese Fiction", 8th International Congress on Japanese Studies in Brasil, Brasília University, Brasil, 26-27 Aug 2010 (invited speaker)

 

2010: "Beyond Waves: Hypermedia and Hyperreality in Taguchi Randy's Mozaiku ", 34th Aistugia Conference, Neaples "L'Orientale" University, 16-17-18 Sep 2010.

 

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, 15-16-17 Oct 2010.

 

2010: "Bad Girls: the Subtle Pink Line of Contemporary Japanese Noir ", Seminar Latitudes of Crime Story: Exploration among Crimes and Investigations in Different Literatures (curator Ikuko Sagiyama), Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux, Vieusseux-Asia, Florence, Italy, 5 and 12 Oct 2010.

 

2010: "Women Without Fixed Address: Writing and Freedom in Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951)", International Conference Beyond Cliché: Other Representation of Feminine, Milan University – Department of Contemporary Languages and Cultures, 26-27 Oct 2010.

 

2010: "P/Ink Noir: the New Women in Black of Contemporary Japan ", Lecture, Akitsushima – The Isle of Dragonflies (Meetings with Japanese Culture, curators Angela Verdini and Stella Gallas), Doozo - Art Books and Sushi, Rome, 30 Oct 2010.

 

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

 

2011: Curator of NipPop: Words and Frames from Tokyo to Bologna, workshop on cultures and subcultures of contemporary Japan, sponsored by Consulate of Japan in Italy and AISTUGIA (Italian Association for Japanese Studies), Bologna, 10 June 2011.

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, 24-27 Aug 2011.

2011: “Cyborg Projection: Metaphors of Women in Post-Atomic Era”, Lecture at the cultural event La Sicilia abbraccia il Giappone – 5th edition, Palermo, Italy, 21-23 Oct 2011

2011: “Lost in the Web: Identitarian Drifting in Contemporary Metropolis”, Lecture at the cultural event La Sicilia abbraccia il Giappone – 5th edition, Palermo, Italy, 21-23 Oct 2011

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, 4-6 Nov 2011.

 

2012:  “Women's silences and voices in Contemporary Japan”, Lecture at the cultural event Haru no Kaze – Il Giappone a Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy, 28 March 2012

2012: Curator of NipPop 2012: Words and Frames from Tokyo to Bologna, workshop on cultures and subcultures of contemporary Japan, sponsored by Consulate of Japan in Italy and AISTUGIA (Italian Association for Japanese Studies), Bologna, 7-8 June 2012.

2012: "Japanese Interiors: New Narratives for Changing Family Settings", International Conference The Family in the Cultures and Societies of Asia, Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan, 19-20 Oct 2012.

 

2012: “Cross-contaminations: film imagery and literary worlds”, Lecture, Il Giappone: tra tradizione e modernità, CARC (Contemporary Asia Research Centre) and  Dipartimento di Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica e di Studi Interculturali dell'Università degli Studi di Milano, November 13 

2012: “In ‘genere': portraits and voices of women in XX century Japan”, Lecture,  “Fosco Maraini e il Giappone”, Immagimondo, Lecco, Palazzo delle Paure, November 23

2013: Curator of 'DreamingNightmore' (Lectures and screenings), on Contemporary Japan, Galleria ONO Arte, Bologna, March-June 2013

2013: Curator and speaker in occasion of the workshop with  Tawada Yoko,  'Incroci di civiltà',  Ca' Foscari University of Venice, April 12

2013: Curator of NipPop 2013: Words and Pictures from Tokyo to Bologna, workshop on cultures and subcultures of contemporary Japan, sponsored by Consulate of Japan in Italy and AISTUGIA (Italian Association for Japanese Studies), Bologna, 20-21 June

2013: Panel Convenor: "Per una retorica della sovversione: corpi in trasformazione nel Giappone e nella Russia contemporanei"; Individual paper: ‘Figure della senescenza: corpo, tempo, genere'.   COMPALIT Annual Conference - “The Powers of Rhetoric”, Università di Parma, 11-13 December 

2014: Curator of 'EASTant Metropolis' (Talks, screenings), on Contemporary Japan, Galleria ONO Arte, Bologna, February-May 2014