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Adriana Baranello

Lecturer/Instructor

I was awarded my doctorate by the Department of Italian at the University of California, Los Angeles in June 2014. My dissertation is titled Fillia’s Futurism: Writing, Politics, Gender and Art after the First World War, and it focuses on the Futurist Fillia (Luigi Colombo, 1904-1936), an understudied but vital member in the movement’s later years. My primary research and teaching interests lie in 19th and 20th century literature, film, the visual arts. I take particular interest in the historic avant-garde, and the experimental literature and art from the 50s to the 70s. Female authorship and Italian feminism are primary interests, as are the dynamics and poetics of political engagement.

Since receiving my doctorate, I have taught at UCSB during summer session, 2014, I was a visiting scholar to the Department of Romance Languages at Cornell University for the 2014-2015 academic year, and I have been a lecturer of Italian at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, since Spring 2015.

Publications

Baranello, Adriana M.(2014). Arte sacra futurista: Fillia Between Conformity and Subversion. California Italian Studies, 5(1). http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0kr4x53g

“(Re)Constructing the Futurist Universe: Toward a More Careful and Complete Historiography.” The International Yearbook of Futurism. Vol. 4 (2015). 502-512. Review Article of Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Guggenheim Museum, February 21 – Spetember 1, 2014.

Baranello, Adriana. “Poetry Made Image and Images Made Poetry: Fillia’s Verbal and Visual Self-Portraiture.” La Fusta, Volume 21 (Fall 2013). Peer reviewed publication. http://italian.rutgers.edu/images/PDFs/LaFusta-article1.pdf

“Giovanni Pascoli’s ‘La grande proletaria si e’ mossa’: A Translation and Critical Introduction.” California Italian Studies Journal 2.1 (2011). http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/6jh07474

“The Deus (ex) Macchina: the Legacy of the Futurist Obsession with Speed”. Carte Italiane 2.6 (2010). http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/0m97c2j5

Baranello, Adriana, trans. Emilio Isgrò. Selected Poems. Those Who From Afar Look Like Flies: An Anthology of Italian Poetry from Officina to the Present. Eds. Luigi Ballerini and Beppe Cavatorta. Vol. 4,1. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 600-605. Forthcoming.

Baranello, Adriana, trans. Pier Paolo Pasolini. “Notes on Amelia Rosselli.” Those Who From Afar Look Like Flies: An Anthology of Italian Poetry from Officina to the Present. Eds. Luigi Ballerini and Beppe Cavatorta. Vol. 4. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 359-360. Forthcoming.

Baranello, Adriana, trans. Amelia Rosselli. “Metric Spaces.” Those Who From Afar Look Like Flies: An Anthology of Italian Poetry from Officina to the Present. Eds. Luigi Ballerini and Beppe Cavatorta. Vol. 4. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 360-361. Forthcoming.

Baranello, Adriana, trans. Giorgio Barberi Squarotti. “L’età della ginnastica.” Those Who From Afar Look Like Files: An Anthology of Italian Poetry from Officina to the Present. Eds. Luigi Ballerini and Beppe Cavatorta. Vol. 4. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 704-705. Forthcoming.