Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Maria Laura Mosco

moscoAssistant Professor, Italian

Ph.D. University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
Laurea cum Laude, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Office: AHB 3G28B
Extension: 80576
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30 to 12:30pm
Email:mmosco@uwo.ca

Areas of Interest:

Publications

PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed) 
“I Racconti romani di Alberto Moravia. Roma tra topos e spazio psicologico” in AA. VV., 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. (conference proceedings)

“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.

Conference Presentations

18 March 2013            “City as Text: Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Il Piacere”, Language and Literatures Open Forum Lecture Series 2013, Wilfrid Laurier University

15 March 2012            “Lorenzo Da Ponte and the Genre of the Opera Libretto” 
Le Nozze di Figaro - La Folle Journée Symposium, Wilfrid Laurier University

22-25 May 2009          “Spazio e spazialità in Racconti romani di Alberto Moravia”
Canadian Society for Italian Studies Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa

22-25 May 2008         “Spazio urbano e identità. Roma, tra visioni e illusioni all’inizio del XXI secolo”
American Association of Italian Studies Annual Conference, Taormina, Italy

26 October 2007         “I Racconti Romani di Alberto Moravia. Roma, tra  topos e spazio psicologico”  
VII Jornadas Internacionales de Estudios Italianos, UNAM, Mexico City

29 April 2004              “Paolo Volponi and the Allegory of the Industrial City: An Italian Perspective” 
Annual Convention of the American Association of Italian Studies, University of Ottawa

15 May 2003“Scrittura e memoria: una questione d’identità. Navigazioni nell'opera di Sandra Petrignani”
Annual Convention of the American Association of Italian Studies, Georgetown University

29 May 2003“La memoria, l’identità e gli oggetti in Sei personaggi in cerca d’autoreEnrico IV e Quando si è qualcuno
Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference, Dalhousie University

11 April 2002“Letteratura, pittura e musica: echi intertestuali in La strategia del ragno di Bernardo Bertolucci”
Annual Convention of the North Eastern Modern Language AssociationToronto

3 November 2001“La figura di Lucrezia in Livio e Ovidio e nella burlesca fantasia di Machiavelli”
Studies Graduate Students Conference ‘Transitions’: Perspectives on Shifts in Italian Literature and Linguistics, University of Toronto

Courses recently taught

The University of Western Ontario, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, 
IT 1030 Beginning Italian 
IT 2220 Italian Conversation

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
Beginning Italian
Intermediate Italian    
Advanced Italian
Syntax and Translation
Composition and Translation
Survey of Italian Literature (fMiddle Ages to the XX cent.)
Italian Cinema