Maria Laura Mosco
Assistant Professor, Italian
Beginning Italian Coordinator
Ph.D. University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
Post-Laurea Specialization, Literary Translation, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy Laurea cum Laude, Università di Roma "La Sapenza", Italy
Office: AHB 3G28B
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm or by appointment
Areas of Interest:
- XIX and XX century Italian Literature and Intersections with the arts (esp. painting, architecture, photography)
- Second Language Teaching and Learning and Multimedia
- Italian Opera Libretti
- Literary Translation
Awards and Recognition:
2016-17 Faculty Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Award
Faculty of Arts and Humanities 2015 Teaching Excellence Award
University Student Council’s Honour Roll: 2013-14 and 2014-15
"The Italian Resistance: of a Literary “Path” and a Cinematic “Stratagem” in The Concept of Resistance in Italy: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Maria Laura Mosco and Pietro Pirani, eds.; Rowman & Littlefield International UK. Forthcoming, May 2017, http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/the-concept-of-resistance-in-italy
"Era digitale e democratizzazione dell’intellettuale. Note sul dibattito culturale in Italia oggi" in Dalla stampa al digitale: aspetti di un disagio culturale. / Print to Digital: Aspects of a Cultural Discomfort. Edited by Francesco Guardiani. Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore. 2017. pp. 45-56.
Broggiato, Tiziano. Against the Light. Transl. by Maria Laura Mosco and Patricia Hanley, Guernica Editions, Toronto, 2012.
“I Racconti romani di Alberto Moravia. Roma tra topos e spazio psicologico” in Italia y la generación 1900-1910. Edited by Mariapia Lamberti and Franca Bizzoni. Ciudad de México: Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2009, pp. 129-136.
“Le mosche del capitale: allegoria e fallimento dell’ordine industriale”, Campi Immaginabili 32 (2006): 193- 208.
“Italo Calvino” in Italian Literature and Its Times. Edited by Joyce Moss, Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005, pp. 341- 349.
“La figura di Lucrezia in Livio e Ovidio e nella burlesca fantasia di Machiavelli” in Transitions: Perspectives on Shifts in Italian Literature and Linguistics. Edited by Dario Brancato, Paolo Chirumbolo, Fabio Calabrese and Kevin Raynolds,Firenze: Cadmo, 2004, pp. 123-132.
Current Book Projects:
- Roma letteraria e percezione estetica dello spazio urbano in D’Annunzio, Moravia e Pasolini. (Tentative Title)
- The Concept of Resistance in Italy: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Co-edited with Dr. Pietro Pirani. Peer-reviewed. Under contract with Rowman & Littlefield International.
20 March 2015 - The Italian Resistance: of a Literary “Path” and a Cinematic
“Stratagem”, Rethinking Italian Resistance: a Symposium; Western University, London,
24 October 2014 - “Digital Age and Democratization of the Intellectual. Reflections on the
Cultural Debate in Italy Today”; Conference: Europe from the Old to the New: from the
Age of Print to the Digital Era, University of Toronto.
15 March 2012 - “Lorenzo Da Ponte and the Genre of the Opera Libretto”; Le Nozze di
Figaro - La Folle Journée Symposium, Wilfrid Laurier University
Courses recently taught
The University of Western Ontario, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
IT 1030 Beginning Italian
IT 2200 - Intermediate Italian
IT 2220 - Italian Conversation
IT 2243 - Italian Opera: Words and Music
Wilfrid Laurier University, Languages and Literatures Department
IT 101/102 Beginning Italian
IT 201/202- Intermediate Italian
Queen’s University, Department of Spanish and Italian
Syntax and Translation
Composition and Translation
Survey of Italian Literature (Middle Ages to the XX cent.)