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LUIGI FONTANELLA

Professor of Italian

 

Editor of Gradiva: An International Journal of Italian Poetry

President IPA (Italian Poetry in America)

Member of the Board of Poesia 

luigi.fontanella@stonybrook.edu

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Luigi Fontanella studied at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” (Laurea in Lettere), and at Harvard University (Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures). He was a Fulbright Fellow at Princeton University, 1976-1978. Currently he is Professor of Italian in the Dept. of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, at Stony Brook University. Fontanella  is Founder and President of IPA (Italian Poetry in America). and the editor of Gradiva and Gradiva Publications, which was recently awarded the prestigious Prize for Translation by the “Ministero dei Beni Culturali”, and Catullus Prize. He has given lectures and seminars in more than seventy universities in the United States and in Europe. Selections of his poetry have been included in twenty-five  anthologies, both in Europe and in the United States. As a poet, critic, translator, playwright, and novelist, he has published thirty books (fourteen collections of poetry; thirteen volumes of criticism, three books of narrative), and ninety scholarly articles. In 2005 President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi nominated Luigi Fontanella "Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana". 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Multidisciplinary European Romanticism

History and Theory of the European Avant-Garde Movements

Historical and Stylistic Evolution of Modern and Contemporary Italian Poetry

Italian and European Decadentism

Italian Immigration and Migration Experience

Italian Film and Fiction

Theory and Practice of Translation

 

LANGUAGES: ITALIAN (native), ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, LATIN

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Literary Criticism

I campi magnetici di A.-Breton-P. Soupault (traduzione, introduzione e note) Roma: Newton Compton, 1979

Il Surrealismo Italiano. Roma: Bulzoni, 1983

Tozzi in America. Roma: Bulzoni, 1986

La Parola Aleatoria. Avanguardia e sperimentalismo nel Novecento italiano. Firenze: Ed. Le Lettere, 1992. ISBN 88-7166-079-X

Il filo verde di Ugo Betti. Camerino: Ed. Mierma, 1993

Storia di Bontempelli. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 1997. ISBN 88-8063-121-7

La Parola Transfuga: Scrittori Italiani in America.  Firenze: Cadmo, 2003. ISBN 88-7923-282-7 (Emigrazione Prize, Pratola P. Regione Abruzzo)

I racconti di Murano di Italo Svevo, Roma: Empiria, 2004. ISBN 88-87450-47-1

Pasolini rilegge Pasolini. Milano: Archinto-Rizzoli, 2005. ISBN 88-7768-448-8. French Tr. by Anne Bourguignon, L'Inédit de New York, Paris: Arléa, 2008. ISBN 9782869598072 

Giuseppe Berto: Trent'anni dopo, Venezia: Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 978-88-317-9903

Soprappensieri di Giuseppe Berto. Torino: Aragno, 2010. ISBN 978-88-8419-433-6

Migrating Words. Italian Writers In the Unites States, New York: Bordighera Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-59954-041-2

Paolo Volponi.L'inedito di New York, Torino: Aragno Editore, 2012. ISBN 978-88-8419-565-4

 

Poetry

La vita trasparente. Venezia: Rebellato Editore, 1978

Simulazione di reato. Manduria: Lacaita Editore, 1979

Stella Saturnina. Roma: Ed. Il Ventaglio, 1989, Prefazione di Giuliano Manacorda

Round Trip. Udine: Campanotto, 1991 (Ragusa Prize, 1993)

Ceres. Formia: Caramanica Editore, 1996. ISBN 88-86261-36-5 (Orazio Caputo Prize, 1998)

Terra del Tempo. Bologna: Book Editore, 2000. ISBN 88-7232-357-6 (Circe Sabaudia Prize, Minturnae Prize, S. Andrea Prize, 2000)

Angels of Youth. Riverside, Calif.: Xenos Books, 2001. ISBN 1-879378-43-4 (Transl. into English by C.Lettieri and I. Marchegiani Jones)

Azul.  Milano: Archinto Ed., RCS, 2001. ISBN 88-7768-388-0

Land of Time. Selected Poems 1972-2003, Edited by Irene Marchegiani, Introduction by Dante Della Terza. New York: Chelsea Editions, 2006. ISBN0-9725271-3-3

L'azzurra memoria. Poesie 1970-2005, a cura di Giancarlo Pontiggia. Bergamo: Moretti & Vitali, 2007. ISBN 978-887186-339-9 (Città di Marineo Prize, Laurentum Prize)

Oblivion, Note by Giovanni Raboni. Milano: Archinto, RCS, 2008. ISBN 978-88-7768-501-8

Bertgang, Prefazione di Giancarlo Pontiggia, Postafzione di Carla Stroppa. Bergamo: Moretti & Vitali, 2012. ISBN 978-88-7186-510-2 (Prata Prize, I Murazzi Prize)

Disunita Ombra, Prefazione di Sebastiano Aglieco. Milano: Archinto, RCS, 2013. ISBN 978-88-7768-611-4 (Premio Nazionale Frascati Poesia alla Carriera)

 L'adolescenza e la notte, Prefazione di Paolo Lagazzi. Firenze: Passigli, 2015. ISBN 978-88-368-1482-4 (Pascoli Prize, Giuria-Viareggio Prize)

 

Fiction

Milestone e altre storie (Siena-Roma: Il Messapo, 1983

Hot Dog, Roma: Bulzoni, 1986; English translation by Justin Vitiello, Preface by Giose Rimanelli, Welland, Ontario: Ed. Soleil, 1998. ISBN 0-921831-52-8

Controfigura, Venezia: Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 978-88-317-9887 

 

 

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