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Luigi Fontanella
Professor of Italian
 
Editor of Gradiva: An International Journal of Italian Poetry
 
President IPA (Italian Poetry in America)

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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”. He has given lectures in more than seventy universities in the United States and in Europe. Selections of his poetry have been included in twenty anthologies, both in Europe and in the United States. As a poet, critic, translator, playwright, and novelist. he has published twenty books (eleven collections of poetry; seven volumes of criticism, two books of narrative), and seventy scholarly articles.
 


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. Firenze: Ed. Le Lettere, 1992
Il filo verde di Ugo Betti. Camerino: Ed. Mierma, 1993
Storia di Bontempelli. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 1997
La Parola Transfuga: Scrittori Italiani Espatriati in America.  Firenze: Cadmo, 2003
I racconti di Murano di Italo Svevo, Roma: Empiria, 2004
Pasolini rilegge Pasolini, Milano: Archinto-Rizzoli, 2005
Giuseppe Berto: Trent'anni dopo, Venezia: Marsilio, 2009
Sovrappensieri di Giuseppe Berto, Torino: Aragno, 2010
Migrating Words. Italian Writers In the Unites States, New York: Bordighera Press, 20012
Paolo Volponi.L'inedito di New York, Torino: Aragno Editore, 2012

Poetry

Simulazione di reato. Manduria: Lacaita, 1979
Stella Saturnina. Roma: Ed. Il Ventaglio, 1989
Round Trip. Udine: Campanotto, 1991 (Ragusa Prize, 1993)
Ceres. Formia: Caramanica Editore, 1996 (Orazio Caputo Prize, 1998)
Terra del Tempo. Bologna: Book Editore, 2000 (Circe Sabaudia Prize, Minturnae Prize, S.Andrea Prize)
Angels of Youth. Riverside, Calif.: Xenos Books, 2001 (Transl. into English by C.Lettieri and I. Marchegiani Jones)
Azul.  Milano: Archinto Ed., 2001.
Land of Time, Edited by Irene Marchegiani, New York: Chelsea Editions, 2006
L'azzurra memoria, Bergamo: Moretti & Vitali, 2007 (Città di Marineo Prize, Laurentum Prize
Oblivion, Milano: Archinto, 2008
Bertgang, Bergamo: Moretti & Vitali, 2012 (Prata Prize, I Murazzi Prize)
Disunita Ombra, Milano: Archinto, 2013

Fiction

Milestone e altre storie (Siena-Roma: Il Messapo, 1983
Hot Dog, Roma: Bulzoni, 1986
Controfigura, Venezia: Marsilio, 2009

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