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Danila Cannamela

Assistant Professor - Italian/Section coordinator
Degree
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Master Universitario Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy
M.A. Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
B.A. Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Office
OEC 320K
Hours
M: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. TR: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Phone
(651) 962-5185
Fax
(651) 962-5266
Mail
#5027

I teach Italian language, literature, and culture. My classes have a particular emphasis on authentic materials and experiential learning, including Skype conversations, interviews with native Italian speakers, films, songs, team games, and micro-blogging. In addition, I serve as the adviser of the St. Thomas Italian club.

My research interests include Modernism and Avant-Garde, posthumanism, and eco-noir fiction. I have published articles on Crepuscular poetry and I am contributing to a volume on women’s writing and eating disorders. Currently, I am working on a book project that explores how the Italian Avant-Garde envisioned and redefined human-nonhuman relations in the early twentieth century. 

Selected publications: 

What is a ‘Little Thing’?: Crepuscular Still Life as a Modernist Bridge to Avant-Garde Italian Poetry,” Modernism/modernity (forthcoming, November 2017)
 
“A Farewell to Youth: The Slippery Modernity of Rapsodia Satanica and Addio Giovinezza,” Journal of Italian Media and Cinema Studies 5.3 (forthcoming, July 2017).
 
“From Si sbarca a New York, by Fausto Maria Martini,” Italica 93.1 (2016): 147-64.
 
“The Song of the ‘Tubercular Muse’: Rereading Crepuscular Poetry through and beyond the Experience of Disease,” Mosaici. Learned Online Journal of Italian Poetry 4 (2015). Web. 
 
La ghirlanda di stelle di Raoul dal Molin Ferenzona: un’antologia neo-alessandrina tra le opere dei corazziniani poeti ‘fuori della legge,’” Otto/Novecento 2 (2014): 45-64. 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ITAL 111 - 01 Elementary Italian I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 206
CRN: 40898 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Danila Cannamela Pronunciation, essentials of grammatical structures, aural-oral practice, writing, reading of simple Italian prose, introduction to the cultures of the Italian-speaking world.

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ITAL 112 - 01 Elementary Italian II M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 319
CRN: 41200 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Danila Cannamela Continuation of ITAL 111. Emphasis on grammatical structures , aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Italian culture. Prerequisite: ITAL 111 or its equivalent completed with a C- or better.

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ITAL 211 - L01 Intermediate Italian I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 319
CRN: 41030 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Danila Cannamela Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Reinforcement and expansion of grammatical structures of Elementary Italian I and II. Continued exposure to Italian culture. Prerequisite: ITAL 112 or its equivalent completed with a C- or better.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ITAL 111 - 01 Elementary Italian I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 302
CRN: 20967 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Danila Cannamela Pronunciation, essentials of grammatical structures, aural-oral practice, writing, reading of simple Italian prose, introduction to the cultures of the Italian-speaking world.

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ITAL 112 - 01 Elementary Italian II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 302
CRN: 20746 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Danila Cannamela Continuation of ITAL 111. Emphasis on grammatical structures , aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Italian culture. Prerequisite: ITAL 111 or its equivalent completed with a C- or better.

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ITAL 211 - L01 Intermediate Italian I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 302
CRN: 21093 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Danila Cannamela Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Reinforcement and expansion of grammatical structures of Elementary Italian I and II. Continued exposure to Italian culture. Prerequisite: ITAL 112 or its equivalent completed with a C- or better.

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