Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Luca Pocci

pocciAssistant Professor, Italian

Ph.D. Toronto
Office: AHB 3G28E
Extension: 86062
Email: lpocci@uwo.ca

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm

Areas of Interest

Literary and Narrative Theory

Utopian Studies

History and Fiction

Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature

Italo Calvino

Publications

BOOKS

(with Paolo Chirumbolo): La rappresentazione del paesaggio nella letteratura e nel cinema dell’Italia contemporanea. Lewiston, NY (USA), Queenston, Ontario (Canada), Lampeter (UK): The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013; v + 415;

(with John Gibson and Wolfgang Huemer, eds.): A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative and Knowledge. New York and London: Routledge, 2007, xiv + 344.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Introduzione.” In La rappresentazione del paesaggio nella letteratura e nel cinema dell’Italia contemporanea. Lewiston, NY (USA), Queenston, Ontario (Canada), Lampeter (UK): The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013, 1-18;

“Saviano e la new Italian po-ethic.” In Negli archivi e per le strade: il ritorno alla realtà nella narrativa d’inizio millennio. Ed. Luca Somigli. Rome: Aracne, 2013, 589-604;

“Discipline e indiscipline d’inizio millennio: note sulla tematica.” In What’s Next. Ed. Francesco Guardiani. Ottawa: Legas, 2009, 429-438;

“Literarische Themen und Erkenntnis” (“Literary Themes and Knowledge”). In Kunst Denken. Edited and translated by Alex Burri and Wolfgang Huemer. Paderborn: Mentis, December 2007, 201-216;

“The Return of the Repressed: Caring about Literature and Its Themes.” In A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative and Knowledge. Ed. John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer and Luca Pocci. New York and London: Routledge, 2007, 89-103.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

“L’utopismo senza utopia di Italo Calvino.” Proceedings of the Jornadas de Estudios Italianos. (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City). Expected 2016.

ARTICLES

“Alla ricerca dell’ordinario: Celati, Arminio e la prosa del paesaggio” Contemporanea 10 (2013): 45-56;

“Ginzburg e Manzoni: Tra la storia e il romanzo.” Italica 89.2 (2012): 220-236;

“Io so: A Reading of Roberto Saviano’s Gomorra.” MLN 126.1 (January 2011): 224-244;

“History, Parahistory and the Uses of Memory in Timothy Findley’s Famous Last Words.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History 38.2 (Spring 2009): 151-172;

“La trilogia sulla città di Giuseppe Culicchia.” Forum Italicum 2 (Fall 2008): 313-334;

“Viaggio al termine dell’Italia: il reportage a tesi di Guido Ceronetti.” The Italianist 28.1 (May 2008): 137-161;

“Il fiume della scrittura: viaggio e romanzo saggio in Danubio di Claudio Magris.” Italian Culture XXIV-XXV (2006-07): 91-112; a translation of this article in Hungarian appears in Árgus 4/5, 2007 (Az írás folyama: Utazás és regény-esszé Claudio Magris Duna címũ könyvében, 102-119); 

“Between the Visible and the Invisible: Calvino’s Cities and Memory.” Quaderni d’italianistica XXVII.1 (2006): 109-23;

“Il signor Palomar, artigiano della meditazione.” Rivista di studi italiani 17.1 (1999): 286-307;

“Lubomír Doležel, Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds.” Literary Research/Recherche Littéraire 31 (Spring-Summer 1999): 97-102.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Jeannet, Angela M. Under the Radiant Sun and the Crescent Moon: Italo Calvino’s Storytelling. Rivista di studi italiani 19.1 (2002): 310-14;

Segre, Cesare. Ritorno alla critica. Literary Research/Recherche Littéraire 18 (Fall-Winter 2001): 510-13;

Belpoliti, Marco. L’occhio di Calvino. Rivista di studi italiani 16.1 (1998): 430-36.

ARTICLES ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

“Violenza e sacrificio nella Decapitazione dei capi di Italo Calvino” (Annali d’italianistica, forthcoming).

TRANSLATIONS

(with Elias Polizoes): “The Jungle and the Niche” by Remo Bodei. Alphabet City 7. Ed. Cornelius Heester & Len Guenther. Toronto: Anansi, 2000, 160-9;

(with Elias Polizoes): “Naples, The Porous City: Massimo Cacciari Interviewed by Claudio Velardi.” Alphabet City 6. Ed. John Knechtel. Toronto: Anansi, 1998, 28-43.

WORK IN PROGRESS

A book on the concept of utopia in Italo Calvino’s fiction and critical essays.

Theses Supervised

Roberta Cauchi Santoro “Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett.” PhD, Comparative Literature, 2013. Co-Supervision with Jonathan Boulter, Department of English, The University of Western Ontario.

Recent and Current Courses

Undergraduate

Graduate

Teaching Awards

2014-2015, Award of Excellence; University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll, The University of Western Ontario;

2010-2011, Award of Excellence; University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll, The University of Western Ontario;

2009-2010, Award of Excellence; University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll, The University of Western Ontario;

2006-2007, Award of Excellence; University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll, The University of Western Ontario;

2005-2006, Award of Excellence; University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll, The University of Western Ontario.