Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Maria Laura Mosco

moscoAssistant 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
Extension: 80576
Email:mmosco@uwo.ca

Office Hours: TBA

Areas of Interest:

Awards and Recognition:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities 2015 Teaching Excellence Award

University Student Council’s Honour Roll: 2013 – 2014

Selected Publications

“Era digitale e democratizzazione dell’intellettuale. Note sul dibattito culturale in Italia oggi” in Dalla vecchia alla nuova Europa. Dalla stampa all’era digitale. Edited by Francesco Guardiani. Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore, 2015 (forthcoming)

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)

- Re-Thinking Italian Resistance: Now and Then (Tentative Title)
Co-edited with Dr Pietro Pirani

Recent Presentations

20 March 2015 - The Italian Resistance: of a Literary “Path” and a Cinematic
“Stratagem”, Rethinking Italian Resistance: a Symposium; Western University, London,
ON

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 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 (Middle Ages to the XX cent.)
Italian Cinema