Interests

Academic Interests

* The culture of the Italian Baroque (Bernini, Caravaggio, still life painting, Marino and the Marinisti, Monteverdi and the Birth of Opera, Vico, Commedia dell’Arte)

* Italian Literary Romanticism (Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi)

* Italian Travel Literature (Ricci, De Amicis, Gozzano)

* Italian Modernism (D’Annunzio, Pirandello, Marinetti’s Futurism, Papini, Palazzeschi, the culture of the avant-gardes, De Chirico, Morandi, Fellini)

* WWII Literature: Calvino, Fenoglio, Pavese, Corti

* Italian visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries: early photography (Primoli, Sommer, Pia, WWI repertoires), the silent era of cinema

* The birth of Italian advertising, the history of Italian industrialization, and the early culture of industrial design