John Picchione

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S521
Phone: (416) 736-5016 Ext: 88744
Emailjohnp@yorku.ca

Research interests include modern and contemporary Italian poetry and narrative, avant-garde movements, experimental and visual poetry, literary and cultural theory, modern/post-modern aesthetics. He has taught courses on Italian literature from its origins to the present and a variety of courses on modern Italian culture. He has published extensively in books, encyclopedias, and journals with articles on Italian poetry, avant-garde movements, and literary criticism and interpretation. He has written on a number of theoretical topics: structuralism and deconstruction, reader-response criticism, postmodernism, literature and the issue of the subject, literature and new technologies, poetry and cognition, poetic forms and ideology, poetry and the materiality of language.

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John Picchione has been teaching Italian literature and culture at York University since 1975. His research interests include modern and contemporary Italian poetry and narrative, avant-garde movements, literary and cultural theory, modern/post-modern aesthetics. He has published extensively in books, encyclopedias, and journals (such as Novecento, Encyclopaedia of World Literature, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Il Verri, Strumenti critici, The Review of National Literatures, Parol, Studi novecenteschi, Otto/Novecento, Esperienze letterarie, Letteratura italiana contempranea, Forum Italicum,) with articles on Italian poetry, avant-garde movements, and literary criticism and interpretation. He has devoted particular attention to authors of the Italian new avant-garde (Porta, Sanguineti, Giuliani, Balestrini, Pagliarani) and to poets and novelists such as Ungaretti, Palazzeschi, Volponi, Quasimodo, Zanzotto, and Pavese. He has written on a number of theoretical topics: structuralism and deconstruction, reader-response criticism, postmodernism, literature and the issue of the subject, literature and new technologies, poetry and cognition, poetic forms and ideology, poetry and the materiality of language.

He is the author of The New Avant-Garde in Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), for which he has been awarded the 2005 Book Prize of the American Association for Italian Studies, and of Introduzione a Antonio Porta (Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1995). He is the editor of I discorsi della critica in America (Rome: Bulzoni, 1993), essays on Bloom, Frye, Jameson, Fish, Said and others, and the co-editor of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993) and Italian Literature in North America: Pedagogical Strategies (Ottawa: Biblioteca di Quaderni, 1989).

He has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Quaderni d’ italianistica and he is currently the Canadian editor for Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia. He has been an evaluator for publishers (Minnesota University Press, University of Toronto Press, Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and for numerous journals. He is the Canadian representative of the Centre for the Studies on Cesare Pavese (Italy). He has given papers and lectures and conducted seminars at many universities, including: University of Toronto, The City University of New York, Yale, Ottawa, Carleton, Macerata, Bologna, Rome La Sapienza, Trento, Ankara, and Zagreb. He has served as a member of Ph.D. committees and as an external examiner for a number of theses. He has contributed to the Venice Art Biennale and to Performa (New York Performing Arts Biennial). He is the co-founder and co-organizer of York Summer Studies Program (Florence and Rome).

Degrees

Ph.D., Italian Language and Literature, University of Toronto
M.A., Major: Italian Language and Literature; Minor: Spanish, University of Toronto
B.A., Italian and Spanish, University of Western Ontario

Professional Leadership

Member - Editorial Board, Parol: quaderni d'arte e di epistemologia (2002-17). Member - Editorial Board of the literary series "I sensi del testo" [The Meanings of the Text], for the publisher Mimesis, Milan (2017) Member - Canadian representative for the Centre on Studies of Cesare Pavese, Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy, (2002-10). Member - Advisory Board, Quaderni d'italianistica, (2003-10). Member - Editorial Board (Associate Editor), Quaderni d'italianistica, journal of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, (1989-98).

Community Contributions

He has written for various Italian-Canadian newspapers and magazines (Mosaico, Forze Nuove, Corriere Canadese, Nuovo Mondo, Il Giornale di Toronto, Our Times).

He has been interviewed on social, educational, cultural, and political issues related to the Italian-Canadian community and Italian culture: RAI (Italian state television) for its regional programs in Molise, Radio 24 (Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy), Channel 47 for its programs "Incontri," "Agenda," "Noi Oggi," and Radio Uno, 1220 AM.

He has read papers on cultural issues, immigration, education, Italian-Canadian youth, at numerous conferences and events sponsored by Italian-Canadian organizations. He has worked with the Italian-Canadian community and the Italian Cultural Institute to organize events and conferences.

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary Italian poetry and narrative, avant-garde movements, literary criticism and cultural theory, modern/post-modern aesthetics

Current Research Projects

Book Project

All Publications

Books

La scrittura, il cervello, e l’era digitale [Writing, the Brain, and the Digital Age], Macerata: Edizioni Università di Macerata, 2016.

Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde, ed. with Paolo Chirumbolo, Oxford-London: Legenda-Maney Publishing, 2013.

Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura [From Modernism to Postmodernism: Theoretical Reflections and Literary Practices], Macerata: Edizioni Università di Macerata, 2012.

The New Avant-Garde in Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Introduzione a Porta, Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1995.

Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993 (ed. with Lawrence R. Smith).

I discorsi della critica in America (ed.), Rome: Bulzoni, 1993.

Italian Literature in North America: Pedagogical Strategies, Ottawa: Biblioteca di Quaderni d'Italianistica, 1990 (ed. with L. Pietropaolo).

Book Chapters

“Aldo Nove e la narrativa dell’eccesso” [Aldo Nove and the Narrative of Excess], in Studies in Honour of Guido Pugliese, ed. by A. Mollica, Welland: Soleil Publications, 2015.

“I viaggi del self e la polifonia della scrittura” [The Voyages of the Self and the Polyphony of Writing], preface to the novel Il giorno del lungo viaggio alla finestra, by Francesca Vivenza, Milan: Il Faggio, Milan, 2015.

“Foreward”, in La rappresentazione del paesaggio nella letteratura e nel cinema dell’Italia contemporanea / The Representation of Landscape in Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema, ed. by P. Chirumbolo and L. Pocci, Lewiston: Mellen Press, 2013.

“Introduction: Prelude for an Engaging Intellectual”, in Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-garde.

"The Poetry of the New Avant-Garde and the Materiality of Language" in Neoavanguardia: Italian Experimental Literature and the Arts in the 1960s, ed. by P. Chirumbolo, M. Moroni, L. Somigli, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

“Antonio Porta et les langages de la poésie,” Introduction to Yellow by A. Porta, trans. by Francis Catalano, Montreal, Éditions du Noroît, 2009.

"Pavese in Canada: esperienze didattiche," in Un viaggio mitico - Pavese intertestuale: alla ricerca di se stesso e dell’eticità della storia, ed. by A. Catalfamo, Santo Stefano Belbo: I Quaderni di CE.PA.M, 2006.

"Afterword," in Antonio Porta, Dreams and Other Infidelities, trans. by A. Molino, Riverdale: Xenos Books, 1999.

"The Molisani in Canada," in A Monument for Italian-Canadian Immigrants, ed. by G. Scardellato, M. Scarci, Toronto: Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto/Italian-Canadian Commemorative Association, 1999.

"Antonio Porta," in Encyclopedia of World Literature, New York: Ungar, 1999.

"Avanguardia e postmoderno: interrogativi, contraddizioni teoriche, e qualche proposta," in Avanguardia vs. postmodernità, ed. by F. Bettini, M. Carlino, A. Mastropasqua, F. Muzzioli, G. Patrizi, Rome: Bulzoni, 1998.

"Poetry in Revolt: Italian Avant-Garde Movements in the Sixties," in Experimental Visual Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since the 1960s, ed. by K. D. Jackson, E. Vos, J. Drucker, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996.

"Edoardo Sanguineti e la materialità del significante," in Miscellanea d'italianistica in memoria di Mario Santoro, ed. by M. Cataudella, Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1995.

"Edoardo Sanguineti,"in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Twentieth Century Italian Poetry, ed. by G. Wedel De Stasio, G. Cambon, A. Illiano, Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1993.
"Alfredo Giuliani," in Dictionary of Literary Biography.
"Antonio Porta," in Dictionary of Literary Biography.

"Antonio Porta: dalla semantica in frantumi al progetto di comunicazione poetica," in Scrittori, tendenze letterarie e conflitto delle poetiche in Italia (1960-1990), ed. by R. Capozzi, M. Ciavolella, Ravenna: Longo, 1993.

"The Visual Poets," in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, ed. by J. Picchione, L. R. Smith, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
"Antonio Porta," in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry.
"The Poets of the Recent Generation," in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry.

"La poesia di Antonio Porta e i Novissimi," in Il Novecento, vol. XI, Milan: Marzorati, 1989.

"Il primo Palazzeschi e la critica (1968 1983)," in Tra due secoli, ed. by F. Loriggio, Ottawa: The Canadian Society for Italian Studies/Groupe de Recherches International "1900" (Carleton University), 1988.

Journal Articles

“Il modernismo e il tempo: rivolgimenti concettuali identitari e formali, ACME, Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, 2, 2015.

"Pokret talijanskog futurizma: estetska i antropološka revolucija” [“The movement of the Italian Futurism: An aesthetic and anthropological revolution”] trans. into Croatian by Emil Heršak, Forum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, Zagreb, 7-9, 2015.

“La neovanguardia cinquant’anni dopo: a colloquio con Renato Brilli”, Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 24, 2013.

Edited a section (special issue on the New Avant-Garde) of the journal Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 24, 2013 [essays by F. Muzzioli, F. Curi, N. Lorenzini, G. M. Annovi, N. Bouchard, J. C. Stout].

Edited a section (special issue on Futurism) of the journal Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 21, 2012 [essays by J. Schnapp, W. Krysinski, R. Haller, B. Elder, G. Lombardo, L. Chessa].

“Performa e le celebrazioni dei manifesti del Futurismo a New York: A colloquio con RoseLee Goldberg” [Interview], Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 21, 2012.

“Gli accampamenti poetici di Antonio Porta,” in L’Ulisse, 12, 2009, Special issue “Antonio Porta e noi,” online: www.lietocolle.com/ulisse.

Short Excerpts [Reprint from my book on Porta] - “Antonio Porta: da Passi passaggi a Invasioni”, in Antonio Porta, Tutte le poesie, ed. by Niva Lorenzini, Milan: Garzanti, 2009

“L’attività critica di Bruce Elder: cinema, poesia, e avanguardia,” Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 1, 2009.

“Poesia comunicazione e progetto utopico nell’ultimo Porta,” online: www.milanocosa.it 2009.

"Major Trends in Italian Poetry: From The Post-War Years to the Present," The Review of National Literatures, 3, 2001. [Special issue Italy: Fiction, Theater, Poetry, Film Since 1950,ed. by R. Dombroski].

"Avant-garde Poetry and the Ecology of the Word," Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 2000.

"Poetry and the Human Sciences in Italy (the 1970s and 80s)," Forum Italicum, 1, 1999 [Special issue in memory of Gian-Paolo Biasin and Giovanni Cecchetti, ed. by R. Capozzi, L. Somigli].

"Poetry, Science, and the Epistemological Debate," Translators Translations Readings, 1, 1999 [Special issue on Poetry, Cognition, Translation, ed. by A. Brisset].

"La rivolta del lettore: decostruzionismo e reader-response in America," Parol quaderni d'arte, 14, 1998 [online: http://www2.unibo.it/parol/articles/rivolta.htm].

"Avanguardia e postmoderno: contraddizioni teoriche e qualche proposta," Bollettario, 22-23, 1997.

"Soggetto, testo, interpretazione," Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1997.

"Indebolimento, decentramento, e disseminazione dell'io: le poetiche post-novissime," Otto/Novecento, 5, 1993.

"Antonio Porta e l'America," Il Verri, 3-4, 1993.

"Dall'assenza al desiderio: la poesia di Andrea Zanzotto," Letteratura italiana contemporanea, 24, 1988.

"I tragitti del testo: dalla polisemia alla disseminazione," Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1988.

"La dialettica negativa del Gruppo 63," Otto/Novecento, 2, 1987.

"Il nomadismo poetico di Antonio Porta," Esperienze letterarie, 1, 1987.

"A colloquio con Antonio Porta" (Interview), Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1986.

"Il ruolo del lettore di fronte all'aspro stil novo dei Novissimi," Studi novecenteschi, 27, 1984.

"Poesia come provocazione: itinerari espressivi di Antonio Porta," Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1983.

"Le modalità della disperazione apocalittica (Morselli, Volponi, Porta)" (with L. Marchionne Picchione), Otto Novecento, 3-4, 1980.

"L'ipersemanticità del semantico: 'Alla mia terra' di S. Quasimodo" (with L. Marchionne Picchione), Esperienze letterarie, 3, 1980.

"Linguaggio come terapia nell'ultimo Porta," Strumenti critici, 39-40, 1979.

"Le metamorfosi della poesia: gli esperimenti visivi del Gruppo 70," The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Fall 1979.

"Lo stregone della parola: la presenza del magico nella poesia di Giuseppe Ungaretti," Esperienze letterarie, 2, 1979.

"Antonio Porta e le varianti dell'azzeramento," Il Verri, 13-16, 1979.

Conference Proceedings

“Poesia, comunicazione, e progetto utopico nell’ultimo Porta”, in Il giardiniere contro il becchino: memoria e (ri)scoperta di Antonio Porta, ed. by Adam Vaccaro, Milan: Associazione Culturale Milanocosa, 2012.

“Technomorphism and the aesthetics of Futurism,” 2010, online: http//imagearts.ryerson.ca/newparagone/symposium.html

“Letteratura ai margini? Considerazioni teoriche e didattiche,” in What’s Next, ed. by Francesco Guardiani, Ottawa: Legas, 2009.

"Palazzeschi: soggetto in fumo?," in L’arte del saltimbanco: Aldo Palazzeschi tra due avanguardie, ed. by L. Somigli, G. Tellini, Florence: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2008.

“Baroque Poetry in Italy: Deception, Illusion, and Epistemological Shifts,” Proceedings of the international conference Image and Imagery: Disguise, Deception, Trompe l’Oeil – Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti, New York: Peter Lang, 2008.

"Aesthetic Forms and Social Commitment: The Debate of the Italian New Avant-Garde," tr. in Turkish "Estetik Biçimler ve Toplumsal Adanmılik: İtalyan Neo-Avangart’ı Tartışması", in Sanat ve Bilim – Sanat ve Sosyal Adanmışlik [Proceedings of the international conference Art and Social Engagement], ed. by Jale N.Erzen and Pelin Yoncaci, Ankara: Yalçın Matbaacılık, 2007.
[on line: www.sanart.org.tr/artengaged/papers.html].

"Poetry and the Abject: The Case of the Italian New Avant-Garde," Proceedings of the international conference Image and Imagery: Beauty and the Abject - Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti, New York: Peter Lang, 2007.

"Poetry and Visual Practices in Italy: Aesthetic and Ideological Subversions," Proceedings of the international conference Image and Imagery: Frames, Borders, Limits - Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti, New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

"Soggetto, testo, interpretazione," Proceedings of the XVI international conference of AISLLI (Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi della Lingua e della Letteratura Italiana) Prometeo: metamorfosi del testo e testualità della critica, ed. by L. Ballerini, G. Bardin, M. Ciavollella, Fiesole-Florence: Cadmo, 2000.

"Modern and Contemporary Italian Poetry in North America: A Pedagogical Challenge," in Italian Studies in North America, ed. by M. Ciavolella, A. Iannucci, Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, 1994.

"Poesia al femminile (?): rabbia, gioco e terapia," in Donna: Women in Italian Studies, ed. by A. Testaferri, Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, 1989.

"Poetry, Science, and Possible Worlds,"Proceedings of the international conference Sanart /Art and Science, ed.by J. Erzen, Ankara (to appear).

Conference Papers

“From Postmodernism to New/Speculative Realism: Philosophical and Literary Shifts” for the Round Table “Shifting Visions: A Conversation on New Trends in Italian Literature and Culture”, Italian Cultural Institute, March 2014.

“Andrea Zanzotto’s Poetry: An Overview” [book launch Zanzotto: Haiku for a Season], Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, April 2013.

“Dal modernismo al postmodernismo” [book launch and debate with Antonio Bisaccia and Murizio Coccia], Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, May 2013

“Scrittura, cervello ed era digitale”, Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, May 2013.

“Dal modernismo al postmodernismo”[book launch and debate with Filippo Mignini, Carla Carotentuto and Alfredo Luzi], Eum/Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università di Macerata, Macerata, June 2013.

“Dal modernismo al postmodernismo”[book launch and debate with Renato Barilli], Libreria Feltrinelli, Bologna, June 2013.

“The New Avant-Garde and its Precursors”, read at the conference Electric Visions: How Dada and Surrealism Anticipated the Later Avant-Garde, Ryerson University, September 2013.

Giulio Einaudi e l’immaginazione culturale”, talk given at the “Settimana Italiana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo”, Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, October 2012.

La poesia del modernism e la questione del soggetto: alcuni testi-campione, University of Macerata, May 2011.

The movement of the Italian Futurism: An aesthetic and anthropological revolution, University of Zagreb, May 2011.

La letteratura, il cervello, e l’era digitale: riflessioni didattiche, University of Bologna, May 2011.

Lavoratori italiani in Canada: tra passato e presente, Società operaia, Porto San Giorgio, May 2011.

Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: la questione del soggetto nel contesto poetico e narrativo, keynote address at the graduate seminar Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Italian Literature, Language and Culture, University of Toronto, January 2010.

Technomorphism and the Aesthetics of Futurism, read at the conference The New Paragone: The Cinema and the Vanguard Art Movements, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, March 2009.

Edoardo Sanguineti’s Laborintus and the Functions of Plurilinguism, read at the conference Plurilinguismo Letterario, University of Toronto, March 2009.

The Universe Will Be Our Vocabulary: Futurist Film, Music, and Literature, read at Performa 09, New Cooper Union, New York, November 2009.

Futurist Film and Aesthetics, read at Performa 09, Anthology Film Archives, New York, November 2009.

Poesia comunicazione e progetto utopico nell’ultimo Porta, filmed video, shown at the conference Il giardiniere contro il becchino: memoria e (ri)scoperta di Antonio Porta, Milanocosa/Biblioteca Comunale, Milan, December 2009.

Letteratura ai margini? Considerazioni teoriche e didattiche, read at the conference What’s Next, University of Toronto, October 2008.

Moderno, postmoderno, avanguardia: orientamenti teorici europei e americani; Le avanguardie storiche: mitologie, ideologie, e pratiche poetiche; Trasgressione, normalizzazione e postmoderno: neoavanguardia e esperienze poetiche degli ultimi decenni, lectures given at the University of Macerata, Italy, May 2006.

Scrittura visuale in varie culture: dall’antichità all’Ottocento; Scrittura visuale e le avanguardie storiche; Scrittura visuale: concretismo, poesia visiva e ultime esperienze in varie culture, lectures given at Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, Italy, May 2006.

Palazzeschi: soggetto in fumo? read at the conference L’arte del saltimbanco: Aldo Palazzeschi tra due avanguardie, University of Toronto, September, 2006.

Baroque Poetry in Italy: Deception, Illusion, and Epistemological Shifts, read at the conference Image and Imagery: Disguise, Deception, Trompe l’Oeil - Exploring Intersections of Visual, Textual, and Oral Modes of Artistic Expression, Brock University, October 2006.

The New Avant-Garde In Italy: An Overview, read at the lecture series "Humanities at Noon" of the Department of French, German, and Italian, University of Toronto at Mississauga, January 2005.

Poetry and the Abject: The Case of the Italian New Avant-Garde, read at the international conference "Image and Imagery III: Beauty and the Abject," Brock University, October 2004.

Aesthetic Forms and Social Commitment: The Debate of the Italian New Avant-Garde, read at the international conference "Art and Social Engagement," Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey), May, 2002.

Il Novecento e i passaggi del linguaggio poetico, read at University of Ankara (Turkey), May, 2002.

Poetry and Visual Practices in Italy: Aesthetic and Ideological Subversions, read at the international conference "Image and Imagery II: Frames, Borders, Limits," Brock University, October 2002.

Poetry, Science and Possible Worlds, read at the international conference "Sanart/Art and Science," Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey), June, 2000.

Poetry and the Italian New Avant-garde, read at conference "Image Flesh and Thought," Ryerson Polytechnic University, February, 1999.

Avant-garde Poetry and the Ecology of the Word, read at "The Graduate Colloquium in Comparative Literature," The City University of New York, February 1999.

Contemporary Italian Avant-garde Poetry, read at the lecture series ofthe Dept. of European Languages and Literatures, Queens College, The City University of New York, February, 1999.

Poetry, Science, and the Epistemological Debate, read at the international symposium "Poésie, Cognition, Traduction," University of Ottawa, May 1998.

Avant-garde Literature and the Ecology of the Word, read at the Conference "The Power of Words: Literature, Society and the University," held at York University, October 1998.

Experimental and Avant-garde Poetry: Language and Possible Worlds, read at the international conference "Possible Worlds and Virtual Worlds: Crossing the Boundaries in Twentieth Century Italian Literature and Film," University of Toronto, November, 1998.

The Molisani in Canada, read at the conference "A Commemoration of Italian Immigrants," St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, November 1998.

Avanguardia e postmoderno: interrogativi contraddizioni teoriche e qualche proposta, read at the international conference "Avanguardia vs postmodernità," University of Rome ("La Sapienza"), April 1997.

Il ruolo del lettore nell'interpretazione: le prospettive di Harold Bloom e Stanley Fish, read at the University of Bologna (DAMS), April 1997.

La rivolta del lettore: decostruzionismo e reader-response in America, read at the University of Salerno, April 1997.

Il dibattito della critica in America: gli ultimi vent'anni, read at the University of Macerata, April 1997.

Dall'intolleranza all'inclusività: scuola, cultura, e giovani italo-canadesi, Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso, Porto San Giorgio (Italy), April 1997.

Poetry in Revolt: Italian Avant-Garde Movements in the 1960s, read at the international symposium "The End of Language: Experimental, Visual, Concrete Poetry Since 1960," Yale University, April 1995.

Modern and Contemporary Poetry in North America: A Pedagogical Challenge, read at the conference "Italian Studies in North America," University of Toronto, March 1992.

L'emigrazione italo-canadese: aspetti sociali e culturali, read at the Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso, Porto San Giorgio (Italy), May 1992.

Antonio Porta: dalla semantica in frantumi al progetto di comunicazione poetica, read at the international conference "Gli scrittori, le tendenze letterarie e il conflitto delle poetiche in Italia 1960-1990," University of Toronto, April 1991.

Indebolimento, decentramento, e disseminazione dell'io: le poetiche post-novissime, read at the international conference "Refractions: Literary Criticism, Philosophy and the Human Sciences in Contemporary Italy," Carleton University, September 1990.

I tragitti del testo: dalla polisemia alla disseminazione, read at the April 1988 meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, held at Brigham Young University.

La semiotica e la crisi del decostruzionismo, read at the Dante Alighieri Society, Toronto, October 1988.

Poesia al femminile (?): rabbia, gioco e terapia, read at the international symposium "Women in Italian Studies," York University, March 1987.

Dall'assenza al desiderio: la poesia di Andrea Zanzotto, read at the April 1987 meeting of the North-East Modern Language Association, held in Boston.

La dialettica negativa del Gruppo 63, read at the April 1986 meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, held at the University of Toronto.

Andrea Zanzotto e i significanti dell'oblio, read at the Dante Alighieri Society, Toronto, December 1986.

Il ruolo del lettore nella poesia della neo avanguardia, read at the April 1983 meeting of the North East Modern Language Association, held in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Rinnovamento e contestazione della poesia italiana contemporanea, read at the University of Western Ontario, October 1983.

La poesia italiana degli ultimi venti anni, read at the Dante Alighieri Society, Toronto, February 1982.

Intellettuali e società: Elio Vittorini, read at Circolo Culturale Carlo Levi, Toronto, May 1982.

Il magico nella poesia di Giuseppe Ungaretti, read at the May 1979 meeting of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, held at the University of Saskatoon.

Poesia come provocazione: gli itinerari espressivi della neoavanguardia esemplificati attraverso l'opera di Antonio Porta, read at the May 1976 meeting of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, held at Laval University.

Book Reviews

Roberto Esposito, Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics, translated by Rhiannon Noel Welch, with an Introduction by Vanessa Lemm, Fordham University Press, New York, 2013; Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

A. Porta, Tutte le poesie 1956-1989, ed. by Niva Lorenzini, Milan: Garzanti, 2009, Italian Culture, 1, 2011.

A, Catalfamo, La dialettica vitale delle contraddizioni, Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2005; Italian Culture, XXVI, 2008.

G. Pugliese, Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Italian Novels, Ottawa: Dovehouse, 1988; Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1991.

G. Grana, Le avanguardie letterarie, Vols. I, II, III, Milan: Marzorati, 1986; Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1989.

A. Luzi, Introduzione a Sereni, Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1989; "La poesia di Sereni in una lettura di A. Luzi," Rivista di Studi Italiani, 1-2, 1989.

C. M. Conti, L. Pignotti (ed.), Il nuovo in poesia, Udine: Campanotto, 1986; Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1988.

R. Barilli, Giovanni Pascoli, Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1986; Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1987.

S. Ferrari, Psicoanalisi arte e letteratura: bibliografia generale 1900-1983, Parma: Pratiche, 1985; Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1987.

M. Goderecci (ed.), The Empty Set: Five Essays on Twentieth- Century Italian Poetry, Flushing: Queens College Press, 1985; The Canadian Modern Language Review, 1, 1986.

T. De Lauretis, Umberto Eco, Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1982; Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1984.

M. Mincu (ed.), La semiotica letteraria italiana, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1982; Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1984.

A. Fontanella (ed.), Dino Buzzati, Florence: Olschki, 1982; Rivista di studi italiani, 2, 1983.

R. Barilli, Viaggio al termine della parola: la ricerca intraverbale, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1981; Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1982.

B. Cattafi, L'allodola ottobrina, Milan: Mondadori, 1979; The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Spring-Summer 1981.

M. Corti, Il viaggio testuale: le ideologie e le strutture semiotiche, Turin: Einaudi, 1978; Gradiva, 2-3, 1980-1981.

A. Arbasino, Fantasmi italiani, Rome: Cooperativa Scrittori, 1977; The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Summer 1979.

V. Accame, Il segno poetico, Samedan: Munt Press, 1977, The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Winter 1978.

Published Reviews Of Your Work

G. M. Annovi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in L’anello che non tiene –Journal of Modern Italian Literature, 1-2, 2012.

C. Federici, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo,in Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

R. Barilli, “John Picchione: tra moderno e postmoderno” [Dal modernismo al postmodernismo], in L’immaginazione, July -August, 2013.

C. Stifani, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June, 2014.

published reviews of my work

F. Focosi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in I castelli di Yale - Quaderni di filosofia, I, 2014.

B. Cavatorta, Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Annali d’Italianistica, 32, 2014.

F. Mussgnug, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Modern Language Review, 3, January, 2016.

M. Migliozzi, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Forum Italicum,49, May, 2015.

F. Focosi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in I castelli di Yale - Quaderni di filosofia, I, 2014.

M. Masterson, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in Italian Culture, 2, 2014.

C. Stifani, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June, 2014.

R. Barilli, “John Picchione: tra moderno e postmoderno” [Dal modernismo al postmodernismo], in L’immaginazione, July -August, 2013.

C. Federici, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo,in Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

G. M. Annovi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in L’anello che non tiene –Journal of Modern Italian Literature, 1-2, 2012.

F. Mussgnug, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Studies, 2, 2008.

S. Giannini, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIV-XXV, 2006-2007.

R. Capozzi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in The University of Toronto Quarterly, 76, 2007.

B. Cavatorta, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italica, 84, 2007.

V. Berberi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIII, 2005.

R. Barilli, “La cultura italiana a Toronto” [The New Avant-Garde in Italy], in L’Immaginazione, September, 2005.

N. Bouchard, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Annali d’italianistica, 23, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 1, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, “Sulla poesia degli anni sessanta e settanta”, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 1, 2003 [pub. 2005].

C. Federici, The New Avant-Garde In Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices, in Quaderni d’Italianistica, 1, 2005.

V. Tinacci, “Poetry and the Human Sciences in Italy”, in Moderna, 2, 2001.

E. Nerenberg, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1996.

A. Cappello, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Oggi e domani, December, 1996.

P. Carroli, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Journal of the Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association, 85, 1996.

B. Carle, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, in Italica, 3, 1995;

C. Federici, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Rivista di studi italiani, 2, 1995.

M. Vena, I discorsi della critica in America, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

T. Carlevaro, Italian Literature in North America, in Language Problems and Language Planning, 2, 1995.

G. Pugliese, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

F. Loriggio, Italian Literature In North America, in Quaderni d'italianist

F. Mussgnug, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Modern Language Review, 3, January, 2016.

M. Migliozzi, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Forum Italicum,49, May, 2015.

F. Focosi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in I castelli di Yale - Quaderni di filosofia, I, 2014.

M. Masterson, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in Italian Culture, 2, 2014.

C. Stifani, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June, 2014.

R. Barilli, “John Picchione: tra moderno e postmoderno” [Dal modernismo al postmodernismo], in L’immaginazione, July -August, 2013.

C. Federici, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo,in Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

G. M. Annovi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in L’anello che non tiene –Journal of Modern Italian Literature, 1-2, 2012.

F. Mussgnug, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Studies, 2, 2008.

S. Giannini, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIV-XXV, 2006-2007.

R. Capozzi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in The University of Toronto Quarterly, 76, 2007.

B. Cavatorta, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italica, 84, 2007.

V. Berberi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIII, 2005.

R. Barilli, “La cultura italiana a Toronto” [The New Avant-Garde in Italy], in L’Immaginazione, September, 2005.

N. Bouchard, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Annali d’italianistica, 23, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 1, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, “Sulla poesia degli anni sessanta e settanta”, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 1, 2003 [pub. 2005].

C. Federici, The New Avant-Garde In Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices, in Quaderni d’Italianistica, 1, 2005.

V. Tinacci, “Poetry and the Human Sciences in Italy”, in Moderna, 2, 2001.

E. Nerenberg, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1996.

A. Cappello, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Oggi e domani, December, 1996.

P. Carroli, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Journal of the Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association, 85, 1996.

B. Carle, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, in Italica, 3, 1995;

C. Federici, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Rivista di studi italiani, 2, 1995.

M. Vena, I discorsi della critica in America, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

T. Carlevaro, Italian Literature in North America, in Language Problems and Language Planning, 2, 1995.

G. Pugliese, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

F. Loriggio, Italian Literature In North America, in Quaderni d'italianist


Research interests include modern and contemporary Italian poetry and narrative, avant-garde movements, experimental and visual poetry, literary and cultural theory, modern/post-modern aesthetics. He has taught courses on Italian literature from its origins to the present and a variety of courses on modern Italian culture. He has published extensively in books, encyclopedias, and journals with articles on Italian poetry, avant-garde movements, and literary criticism and interpretation. He has written on a number of theoretical topics: structuralism and deconstruction, reader-response criticism, postmodernism, literature and the issue of the subject, literature and new technologies, poetry and cognition, poetic forms and ideology, poetry and the materiality of language.


John Picchione has been teaching Italian literature and culture at York University since 1975. His research interests include modern and contemporary Italian poetry and narrative, avant-garde movements, literary and cultural theory, modern/post-modern aesthetics. He has published extensively in books, encyclopedias, and journals (such as Novecento, Encyclopaedia of World Literature, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Il Verri, Strumenti critici, The Review of National Literatures, Parol, Studi novecenteschi, Otto/Novecento, Esperienze letterarie, Letteratura italiana contempranea, Forum Italicum,) with articles on Italian poetry, avant-garde movements, and literary criticism and interpretation. He has devoted particular attention to authors of the Italian new avant-garde (Porta, Sanguineti, Giuliani, Balestrini, Pagliarani) and to poets and novelists such as Ungaretti, Palazzeschi, Volponi, Quasimodo, Zanzotto, and Pavese. He has written on a number of theoretical topics: structuralism and deconstruction, reader-response criticism, postmodernism, literature and the issue of the subject, literature and new technologies, poetry and cognition, poetic forms and ideology, poetry and the materiality of language.

He is the author of The New Avant-Garde in Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), for which he has been awarded the 2005 Book Prize of the American Association for Italian Studies, and of Introduzione a Antonio Porta (Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1995). He is the editor of I discorsi della critica in America (Rome: Bulzoni, 1993), essays on Bloom, Frye, Jameson, Fish, Said and others, and the co-editor of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993) and Italian Literature in North America: Pedagogical Strategies (Ottawa: Biblioteca di Quaderni, 1989).

He has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Quaderni d’ italianistica and he is currently the Canadian editor for Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia. He has been an evaluator for publishers (Minnesota University Press, University of Toronto Press, Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and for numerous journals. He is the Canadian representative of the Centre for the Studies on Cesare Pavese (Italy). He has given papers and lectures and conducted seminars at many universities, including: University of Toronto, The City University of New York, Yale, Ottawa, Carleton, Macerata, Bologna, Rome La Sapienza, Trento, Ankara, and Zagreb. He has served as a member of Ph.D. committees and as an external examiner for a number of theses. He has contributed to the Venice Art Biennale and to Performa (New York Performing Arts Biennial). He is the co-founder and co-organizer of York Summer Studies Program (Florence and Rome).

Degrees

Ph.D., Italian Language and Literature, University of Toronto
M.A., Major: Italian Language and Literature; Minor: Spanish, University of Toronto
B.A., Italian and Spanish, University of Western Ontario

Professional Leadership

Member - Editorial Board, Parol: quaderni d'arte e di epistemologia (2002-17). Member - Editorial Board of the literary series "I sensi del testo" [The Meanings of the Text], for the publisher Mimesis, Milan (2017) Member - Canadian representative for the Centre on Studies of Cesare Pavese, Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy, (2002-10). Member - Advisory Board, Quaderni d'italianistica, (2003-10). Member - Editorial Board (Associate Editor), Quaderni d'italianistica, journal of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, (1989-98).

Community Contributions

He has written for various Italian-Canadian newspapers and magazines (Mosaico, Forze Nuove, Corriere Canadese, Nuovo Mondo, Il Giornale di Toronto, Our Times).

He has been interviewed on social, educational, cultural, and political issues related to the Italian-Canadian community and Italian culture: RAI (Italian state television) for its regional programs in Molise, Radio 24 (Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy), Channel 47 for its programs "Incontri," "Agenda," "Noi Oggi," and Radio Uno, 1220 AM.

He has read papers on cultural issues, immigration, education, Italian-Canadian youth, at numerous conferences and events sponsored by Italian-Canadian organizations. He has worked with the Italian-Canadian community and the Italian Cultural Institute to organize events and conferences.

Research Interests:

Modern and contemporary Italian poetry and narrative, avant-garde movements, literary criticism and cultural theory, modern/post-modern aesthetics

Current Research Projects

Book Project

All Publications

Books

La scrittura, il cervello, e l’era digitale [Writing, the Brain, and the Digital Age], Macerata: Edizioni Università di Macerata, 2016.

Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde, ed. with Paolo Chirumbolo, Oxford-London: Legenda-Maney Publishing, 2013.

Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura [From Modernism to Postmodernism: Theoretical Reflections and Literary Practices], Macerata: Edizioni Università di Macerata, 2012.

The New Avant-Garde in Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Introduzione a Porta, Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1995.

Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993 (ed. with Lawrence R. Smith).

I discorsi della critica in America (ed.), Rome: Bulzoni, 1993.

Italian Literature in North America: Pedagogical Strategies, Ottawa: Biblioteca di Quaderni d'Italianistica, 1990 (ed. with L. Pietropaolo).

Book Chapters

“Aldo Nove e la narrativa dell’eccesso” [Aldo Nove and the Narrative of Excess], in Studies in Honour of Guido Pugliese, ed. by A. Mollica, Welland: Soleil Publications, 2015.

“I viaggi del self e la polifonia della scrittura” [The Voyages of the Self and the Polyphony of Writing], preface to the novel Il giorno del lungo viaggio alla finestra, by Francesca Vivenza, Milan: Il Faggio, Milan, 2015.

“Foreward”, in La rappresentazione del paesaggio nella letteratura e nel cinema dell’Italia contemporanea / The Representation of Landscape in Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema, ed. by P. Chirumbolo and L. Pocci, Lewiston: Mellen Press, 2013.

“Introduction: Prelude for an Engaging Intellectual”, in Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-garde.

"The Poetry of the New Avant-Garde and the Materiality of Language" in Neoavanguardia: Italian Experimental Literature and the Arts in the 1960s, ed. by P. Chirumbolo, M. Moroni, L. Somigli, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

“Antonio Porta et les langages de la poésie,” Introduction to Yellow by A. Porta, trans. by Francis Catalano, Montreal, Éditions du Noroît, 2009.

"Pavese in Canada: esperienze didattiche," in Un viaggio mitico - Pavese intertestuale: alla ricerca di se stesso e dell’eticità della storia, ed. by A. Catalfamo, Santo Stefano Belbo: I Quaderni di CE.PA.M, 2006.

"Afterword," in Antonio Porta, Dreams and Other Infidelities, trans. by A. Molino, Riverdale: Xenos Books, 1999.

"The Molisani in Canada," in A Monument for Italian-Canadian Immigrants, ed. by G. Scardellato, M. Scarci, Toronto: Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto/Italian-Canadian Commemorative Association, 1999.

"Antonio Porta," in Encyclopedia of World Literature, New York: Ungar, 1999.

"Avanguardia e postmoderno: interrogativi, contraddizioni teoriche, e qualche proposta," in Avanguardia vs. postmodernità, ed. by F. Bettini, M. Carlino, A. Mastropasqua, F. Muzzioli, G. Patrizi, Rome: Bulzoni, 1998.

"Poetry in Revolt: Italian Avant-Garde Movements in the Sixties," in Experimental Visual Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since the 1960s, ed. by K. D. Jackson, E. Vos, J. Drucker, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996.

"Edoardo Sanguineti e la materialità del significante," in Miscellanea d'italianistica in memoria di Mario Santoro, ed. by M. Cataudella, Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1995.

"Edoardo Sanguineti,"in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Twentieth Century Italian Poetry, ed. by G. Wedel De Stasio, G. Cambon, A. Illiano, Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1993.
"Alfredo Giuliani," in Dictionary of Literary Biography.
"Antonio Porta," in Dictionary of Literary Biography.

"Antonio Porta: dalla semantica in frantumi al progetto di comunicazione poetica," in Scrittori, tendenze letterarie e conflitto delle poetiche in Italia (1960-1990), ed. by R. Capozzi, M. Ciavolella, Ravenna: Longo, 1993.

"The Visual Poets," in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, ed. by J. Picchione, L. R. Smith, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
"Antonio Porta," in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry.
"The Poets of the Recent Generation," in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry.

"La poesia di Antonio Porta e i Novissimi," in Il Novecento, vol. XI, Milan: Marzorati, 1989.

"Il primo Palazzeschi e la critica (1968 1983)," in Tra due secoli, ed. by F. Loriggio, Ottawa: The Canadian Society for Italian Studies/Groupe de Recherches International "1900" (Carleton University), 1988.

Journal Articles

“Il modernismo e il tempo: rivolgimenti concettuali identitari e formali, ACME, Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, 2, 2015.

"Pokret talijanskog futurizma: estetska i antropološka revolucija” [“The movement of the Italian Futurism: An aesthetic and anthropological revolution”] trans. into Croatian by Emil Heršak, Forum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, Zagreb, 7-9, 2015.

“La neovanguardia cinquant’anni dopo: a colloquio con Renato Brilli”, Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 24, 2013.

Edited a section (special issue on the New Avant-Garde) of the journal Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 24, 2013 [essays by F. Muzzioli, F. Curi, N. Lorenzini, G. M. Annovi, N. Bouchard, J. C. Stout].

Edited a section (special issue on Futurism) of the journal Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 21, 2012 [essays by J. Schnapp, W. Krysinski, R. Haller, B. Elder, G. Lombardo, L. Chessa].

“Performa e le celebrazioni dei manifesti del Futurismo a New York: A colloquio con RoseLee Goldberg” [Interview], Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 21, 2012.

“Gli accampamenti poetici di Antonio Porta,” in L’Ulisse, 12, 2009, Special issue “Antonio Porta e noi,” online: www.lietocolle.com/ulisse.

Short Excerpts [Reprint from my book on Porta] - “Antonio Porta: da Passi passaggi a Invasioni”, in Antonio Porta, Tutte le poesie, ed. by Niva Lorenzini, Milan: Garzanti, 2009

“L’attività critica di Bruce Elder: cinema, poesia, e avanguardia,” Parol: quaderni d’arte e di epistemologia, 1, 2009.

“Poesia comunicazione e progetto utopico nell’ultimo Porta,” online: www.milanocosa.it 2009.

"Major Trends in Italian Poetry: From The Post-War Years to the Present," The Review of National Literatures, 3, 2001. [Special issue Italy: Fiction, Theater, Poetry, Film Since 1950,ed. by R. Dombroski].

"Avant-garde Poetry and the Ecology of the Word," Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 2000.

"Poetry and the Human Sciences in Italy (the 1970s and 80s)," Forum Italicum, 1, 1999 [Special issue in memory of Gian-Paolo Biasin and Giovanni Cecchetti, ed. by R. Capozzi, L. Somigli].

"Poetry, Science, and the Epistemological Debate," Translators Translations Readings, 1, 1999 [Special issue on Poetry, Cognition, Translation, ed. by A. Brisset].

"La rivolta del lettore: decostruzionismo e reader-response in America," Parol quaderni d'arte, 14, 1998 [online: http://www2.unibo.it/parol/articles/rivolta.htm].

"Avanguardia e postmoderno: contraddizioni teoriche e qualche proposta," Bollettario, 22-23, 1997.

"Soggetto, testo, interpretazione," Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1997.

"Indebolimento, decentramento, e disseminazione dell'io: le poetiche post-novissime," Otto/Novecento, 5, 1993.

"Antonio Porta e l'America," Il Verri, 3-4, 1993.

"Dall'assenza al desiderio: la poesia di Andrea Zanzotto," Letteratura italiana contemporanea, 24, 1988.

"I tragitti del testo: dalla polisemia alla disseminazione," Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1988.

"La dialettica negativa del Gruppo 63," Otto/Novecento, 2, 1987.

"Il nomadismo poetico di Antonio Porta," Esperienze letterarie, 1, 1987.

"A colloquio con Antonio Porta" (Interview), Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1986.

"Il ruolo del lettore di fronte all'aspro stil novo dei Novissimi," Studi novecenteschi, 27, 1984.

"Poesia come provocazione: itinerari espressivi di Antonio Porta," Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1983.

"Le modalità della disperazione apocalittica (Morselli, Volponi, Porta)" (with L. Marchionne Picchione), Otto Novecento, 3-4, 1980.

"L'ipersemanticità del semantico: 'Alla mia terra' di S. Quasimodo" (with L. Marchionne Picchione), Esperienze letterarie, 3, 1980.

"Linguaggio come terapia nell'ultimo Porta," Strumenti critici, 39-40, 1979.

"Le metamorfosi della poesia: gli esperimenti visivi del Gruppo 70," The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Fall 1979.

"Lo stregone della parola: la presenza del magico nella poesia di Giuseppe Ungaretti," Esperienze letterarie, 2, 1979.

"Antonio Porta e le varianti dell'azzeramento," Il Verri, 13-16, 1979.

Conference Proceedings

“Poesia, comunicazione, e progetto utopico nell’ultimo Porta”, in Il giardiniere contro il becchino: memoria e (ri)scoperta di Antonio Porta, ed. by Adam Vaccaro, Milan: Associazione Culturale Milanocosa, 2012.

“Technomorphism and the aesthetics of Futurism,” 2010, online: http//imagearts.ryerson.ca/newparagone/symposium.html

“Letteratura ai margini? Considerazioni teoriche e didattiche,” in What’s Next, ed. by Francesco Guardiani, Ottawa: Legas, 2009.

"Palazzeschi: soggetto in fumo?," in L’arte del saltimbanco: Aldo Palazzeschi tra due avanguardie, ed. by L. Somigli, G. Tellini, Florence: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2008.

“Baroque Poetry in Italy: Deception, Illusion, and Epistemological Shifts,” Proceedings of the international conference Image and Imagery: Disguise, Deception, Trompe l’Oeil – Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti, New York: Peter Lang, 2008.

"Aesthetic Forms and Social Commitment: The Debate of the Italian New Avant-Garde," tr. in Turkish "Estetik Biçimler ve Toplumsal Adanmılik: İtalyan Neo-Avangart’ı Tartışması", in Sanat ve Bilim – Sanat ve Sosyal Adanmışlik [Proceedings of the international conference Art and Social Engagement], ed. by Jale N.Erzen and Pelin Yoncaci, Ankara: Yalçın Matbaacılık, 2007.
[on line: www.sanart.org.tr/artengaged/papers.html].

"Poetry and the Abject: The Case of the Italian New Avant-Garde," Proceedings of the international conference Image and Imagery: Beauty and the Abject - Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti, New York: Peter Lang, 2007.

"Poetry and Visual Practices in Italy: Aesthetic and Ideological Subversions," Proceedings of the international conference Image and Imagery: Frames, Borders, Limits - Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti, New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

"Soggetto, testo, interpretazione," Proceedings of the XVI international conference of AISLLI (Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi della Lingua e della Letteratura Italiana) Prometeo: metamorfosi del testo e testualità della critica, ed. by L. Ballerini, G. Bardin, M. Ciavollella, Fiesole-Florence: Cadmo, 2000.

"Modern and Contemporary Italian Poetry in North America: A Pedagogical Challenge," in Italian Studies in North America, ed. by M. Ciavolella, A. Iannucci, Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, 1994.

"Poesia al femminile (?): rabbia, gioco e terapia," in Donna: Women in Italian Studies, ed. by A. Testaferri, Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, 1989.

"Poetry, Science, and Possible Worlds,"Proceedings of the international conference Sanart /Art and Science, ed.by J. Erzen, Ankara (to appear).

Conference Papers

“From Postmodernism to New/Speculative Realism: Philosophical and Literary Shifts” for the Round Table “Shifting Visions: A Conversation on New Trends in Italian Literature and Culture”, Italian Cultural Institute, March 2014.

“Andrea Zanzotto’s Poetry: An Overview” [book launch Zanzotto: Haiku for a Season], Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, April 2013.

“Dal modernismo al postmodernismo” [book launch and debate with Antonio Bisaccia and Murizio Coccia], Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, May 2013

“Scrittura, cervello ed era digitale”, Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, May 2013.

“Dal modernismo al postmodernismo”[book launch and debate with Filippo Mignini, Carla Carotentuto and Alfredo Luzi], Eum/Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università di Macerata, Macerata, June 2013.

“Dal modernismo al postmodernismo”[book launch and debate with Renato Barilli], Libreria Feltrinelli, Bologna, June 2013.

“The New Avant-Garde and its Precursors”, read at the conference Electric Visions: How Dada and Surrealism Anticipated the Later Avant-Garde, Ryerson University, September 2013.

Giulio Einaudi e l’immaginazione culturale”, talk given at the “Settimana Italiana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo”, Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, October 2012.

La poesia del modernism e la questione del soggetto: alcuni testi-campione, University of Macerata, May 2011.

The movement of the Italian Futurism: An aesthetic and anthropological revolution, University of Zagreb, May 2011.

La letteratura, il cervello, e l’era digitale: riflessioni didattiche, University of Bologna, May 2011.

Lavoratori italiani in Canada: tra passato e presente, Società operaia, Porto San Giorgio, May 2011.

Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: la questione del soggetto nel contesto poetico e narrativo, keynote address at the graduate seminar Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Italian Literature, Language and Culture, University of Toronto, January 2010.

Technomorphism and the Aesthetics of Futurism, read at the conference The New Paragone: The Cinema and the Vanguard Art Movements, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, March 2009.

Edoardo Sanguineti’s Laborintus and the Functions of Plurilinguism, read at the conference Plurilinguismo Letterario, University of Toronto, March 2009.

The Universe Will Be Our Vocabulary: Futurist Film, Music, and Literature, read at Performa 09, New Cooper Union, New York, November 2009.

Futurist Film and Aesthetics, read at Performa 09, Anthology Film Archives, New York, November 2009.

Poesia comunicazione e progetto utopico nell’ultimo Porta, filmed video, shown at the conference Il giardiniere contro il becchino: memoria e (ri)scoperta di Antonio Porta, Milanocosa/Biblioteca Comunale, Milan, December 2009.

Letteratura ai margini? Considerazioni teoriche e didattiche, read at the conference What’s Next, University of Toronto, October 2008.

Moderno, postmoderno, avanguardia: orientamenti teorici europei e americani; Le avanguardie storiche: mitologie, ideologie, e pratiche poetiche; Trasgressione, normalizzazione e postmoderno: neoavanguardia e esperienze poetiche degli ultimi decenni, lectures given at the University of Macerata, Italy, May 2006.

Scrittura visuale in varie culture: dall’antichità all’Ottocento; Scrittura visuale e le avanguardie storiche; Scrittura visuale: concretismo, poesia visiva e ultime esperienze in varie culture, lectures given at Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, Italy, May 2006.

Palazzeschi: soggetto in fumo? read at the conference L’arte del saltimbanco: Aldo Palazzeschi tra due avanguardie, University of Toronto, September, 2006.

Baroque Poetry in Italy: Deception, Illusion, and Epistemological Shifts, read at the conference Image and Imagery: Disguise, Deception, Trompe l’Oeil - Exploring Intersections of Visual, Textual, and Oral Modes of Artistic Expression, Brock University, October 2006.

The New Avant-Garde In Italy: An Overview, read at the lecture series "Humanities at Noon" of the Department of French, German, and Italian, University of Toronto at Mississauga, January 2005.

Poetry and the Abject: The Case of the Italian New Avant-Garde, read at the international conference "Image and Imagery III: Beauty and the Abject," Brock University, October 2004.

Aesthetic Forms and Social Commitment: The Debate of the Italian New Avant-Garde, read at the international conference "Art and Social Engagement," Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey), May, 2002.

Il Novecento e i passaggi del linguaggio poetico, read at University of Ankara (Turkey), May, 2002.

Poetry and Visual Practices in Italy: Aesthetic and Ideological Subversions, read at the international conference "Image and Imagery II: Frames, Borders, Limits," Brock University, October 2002.

Poetry, Science and Possible Worlds, read at the international conference "Sanart/Art and Science," Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey), June, 2000.

Poetry and the Italian New Avant-garde, read at conference "Image Flesh and Thought," Ryerson Polytechnic University, February, 1999.

Avant-garde Poetry and the Ecology of the Word, read at "The Graduate Colloquium in Comparative Literature," The City University of New York, February 1999.

Contemporary Italian Avant-garde Poetry, read at the lecture series ofthe Dept. of European Languages and Literatures, Queens College, The City University of New York, February, 1999.

Poetry, Science, and the Epistemological Debate, read at the international symposium "Poésie, Cognition, Traduction," University of Ottawa, May 1998.

Avant-garde Literature and the Ecology of the Word, read at the Conference "The Power of Words: Literature, Society and the University," held at York University, October 1998.

Experimental and Avant-garde Poetry: Language and Possible Worlds, read at the international conference "Possible Worlds and Virtual Worlds: Crossing the Boundaries in Twentieth Century Italian Literature and Film," University of Toronto, November, 1998.

The Molisani in Canada, read at the conference "A Commemoration of Italian Immigrants," St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, November 1998.

Avanguardia e postmoderno: interrogativi contraddizioni teoriche e qualche proposta, read at the international conference "Avanguardia vs postmodernità," University of Rome ("La Sapienza"), April 1997.

Il ruolo del lettore nell'interpretazione: le prospettive di Harold Bloom e Stanley Fish, read at the University of Bologna (DAMS), April 1997.

La rivolta del lettore: decostruzionismo e reader-response in America, read at the University of Salerno, April 1997.

Il dibattito della critica in America: gli ultimi vent'anni, read at the University of Macerata, April 1997.

Dall'intolleranza all'inclusività: scuola, cultura, e giovani italo-canadesi, Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso, Porto San Giorgio (Italy), April 1997.

Poetry in Revolt: Italian Avant-Garde Movements in the 1960s, read at the international symposium "The End of Language: Experimental, Visual, Concrete Poetry Since 1960," Yale University, April 1995.

Modern and Contemporary Poetry in North America: A Pedagogical Challenge, read at the conference "Italian Studies in North America," University of Toronto, March 1992.

L'emigrazione italo-canadese: aspetti sociali e culturali, read at the Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso, Porto San Giorgio (Italy), May 1992.

Antonio Porta: dalla semantica in frantumi al progetto di comunicazione poetica, read at the international conference "Gli scrittori, le tendenze letterarie e il conflitto delle poetiche in Italia 1960-1990," University of Toronto, April 1991.

Indebolimento, decentramento, e disseminazione dell'io: le poetiche post-novissime, read at the international conference "Refractions: Literary Criticism, Philosophy and the Human Sciences in Contemporary Italy," Carleton University, September 1990.

I tragitti del testo: dalla polisemia alla disseminazione, read at the April 1988 meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, held at Brigham Young University.

La semiotica e la crisi del decostruzionismo, read at the Dante Alighieri Society, Toronto, October 1988.

Poesia al femminile (?): rabbia, gioco e terapia, read at the international symposium "Women in Italian Studies," York University, March 1987.

Dall'assenza al desiderio: la poesia di Andrea Zanzotto, read at the April 1987 meeting of the North-East Modern Language Association, held in Boston.

La dialettica negativa del Gruppo 63, read at the April 1986 meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, held at the University of Toronto.

Andrea Zanzotto e i significanti dell'oblio, read at the Dante Alighieri Society, Toronto, December 1986.

Il ruolo del lettore nella poesia della neo avanguardia, read at the April 1983 meeting of the North East Modern Language Association, held in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Rinnovamento e contestazione della poesia italiana contemporanea, read at the University of Western Ontario, October 1983.

La poesia italiana degli ultimi venti anni, read at the Dante Alighieri Society, Toronto, February 1982.

Intellettuali e società: Elio Vittorini, read at Circolo Culturale Carlo Levi, Toronto, May 1982.

Il magico nella poesia di Giuseppe Ungaretti, read at the May 1979 meeting of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, held at the University of Saskatoon.

Poesia come provocazione: gli itinerari espressivi della neoavanguardia esemplificati attraverso l'opera di Antonio Porta, read at the May 1976 meeting of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, held at Laval University.

Book Reviews

Roberto Esposito, Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics, translated by Rhiannon Noel Welch, with an Introduction by Vanessa Lemm, Fordham University Press, New York, 2013; Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

A. Porta, Tutte le poesie 1956-1989, ed. by Niva Lorenzini, Milan: Garzanti, 2009, Italian Culture, 1, 2011.

A, Catalfamo, La dialettica vitale delle contraddizioni, Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2005; Italian Culture, XXVI, 2008.

G. Pugliese, Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Italian Novels, Ottawa: Dovehouse, 1988; Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1991.

G. Grana, Le avanguardie letterarie, Vols. I, II, III, Milan: Marzorati, 1986; Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1989.

A. Luzi, Introduzione a Sereni, Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1989; "La poesia di Sereni in una lettura di A. Luzi," Rivista di Studi Italiani, 1-2, 1989.

C. M. Conti, L. Pignotti (ed.), Il nuovo in poesia, Udine: Campanotto, 1986; Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1988.

R. Barilli, Giovanni Pascoli, Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1986; Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1987.

S. Ferrari, Psicoanalisi arte e letteratura: bibliografia generale 1900-1983, Parma: Pratiche, 1985; Quaderni d'italianistica, 2, 1987.

M. Goderecci (ed.), The Empty Set: Five Essays on Twentieth- Century Italian Poetry, Flushing: Queens College Press, 1985; The Canadian Modern Language Review, 1, 1986.

T. De Lauretis, Umberto Eco, Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1982; Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1984.

M. Mincu (ed.), La semiotica letteraria italiana, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1982; Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1984.

A. Fontanella (ed.), Dino Buzzati, Florence: Olschki, 1982; Rivista di studi italiani, 2, 1983.

R. Barilli, Viaggio al termine della parola: la ricerca intraverbale, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1981; Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1982.

B. Cattafi, L'allodola ottobrina, Milan: Mondadori, 1979; The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Spring-Summer 1981.

M. Corti, Il viaggio testuale: le ideologie e le strutture semiotiche, Turin: Einaudi, 1978; Gradiva, 2-3, 1980-1981.

A. Arbasino, Fantasmi italiani, Rome: Cooperativa Scrittori, 1977; The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Summer 1979.

V. Accame, Il segno poetico, Samedan: Munt Press, 1977, The Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, Winter 1978.

Published Reviews Of Your Work

G. M. Annovi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in L’anello che non tiene –Journal of Modern Italian Literature, 1-2, 2012.

C. Federici, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo,in Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

R. Barilli, “John Picchione: tra moderno e postmoderno” [Dal modernismo al postmodernismo], in L’immaginazione, July -August, 2013.

C. Stifani, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June, 2014.

published reviews of my work

F. Focosi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in I castelli di Yale - Quaderni di filosofia, I, 2014.

B. Cavatorta, Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Annali d’Italianistica, 32, 2014.

F. Mussgnug, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Modern Language Review, 3, January, 2016.

M. Migliozzi, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Forum Italicum,49, May, 2015.

F. Focosi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in I castelli di Yale - Quaderni di filosofia, I, 2014.

M. Masterson, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in Italian Culture, 2, 2014.

C. Stifani, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June, 2014.

R. Barilli, “John Picchione: tra moderno e postmoderno” [Dal modernismo al postmodernismo], in L’immaginazione, July -August, 2013.

C. Federici, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo,in Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

G. M. Annovi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in L’anello che non tiene –Journal of Modern Italian Literature, 1-2, 2012.

F. Mussgnug, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Studies, 2, 2008.

S. Giannini, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIV-XXV, 2006-2007.

R. Capozzi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in The University of Toronto Quarterly, 76, 2007.

B. Cavatorta, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italica, 84, 2007.

V. Berberi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIII, 2005.

R. Barilli, “La cultura italiana a Toronto” [The New Avant-Garde in Italy], in L’Immaginazione, September, 2005.

N. Bouchard, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Annali d’italianistica, 23, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 1, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, “Sulla poesia degli anni sessanta e settanta”, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 1, 2003 [pub. 2005].

C. Federici, The New Avant-Garde In Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices, in Quaderni d’Italianistica, 1, 2005.

V. Tinacci, “Poetry and the Human Sciences in Italy”, in Moderna, 2, 2001.

E. Nerenberg, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1996.

A. Cappello, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Oggi e domani, December, 1996.

P. Carroli, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Journal of the Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association, 85, 1996.

B. Carle, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, in Italica, 3, 1995;

C. Federici, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Rivista di studi italiani, 2, 1995.

M. Vena, I discorsi della critica in America, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

T. Carlevaro, Italian Literature in North America, in Language Problems and Language Planning, 2, 1995.

G. Pugliese, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

F. Loriggio, Italian Literature In North America, in Quaderni d'italianist

F. Mussgnug, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Modern Language Review, 3, January, 2016.

M. Migliozzi, Edoardo Sanguineti:Literature Ideology and the Avant-garde, Forum Italicum,49, May, 2015.

F. Focosi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in I castelli di Yale - Quaderni di filosofia, I, 2014.

M. Masterson, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura, in Italian Culture, 2, 2014.

C. Stifani, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June, 2014.

R. Barilli, “John Picchione: tra moderno e postmoderno” [Dal modernismo al postmodernismo], in L’immaginazione, July -August, 2013.

C. Federici, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo,in Quaderni d’italianistica, 2, 2013.

G. M. Annovi, Dal modernismo al postmodernismo, in L’anello che non tiene –Journal of Modern Italian Literature, 1-2, 2012.

F. Mussgnug, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Studies, 2, 2008.

S. Giannini, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIV-XXV, 2006-2007.

R. Capozzi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in The University of Toronto Quarterly, 76, 2007.

B. Cavatorta, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italica, 84, 2007.

V. Berberi, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Italian Culture, XXIII, 2005.

R. Barilli, “La cultura italiana a Toronto” [The New Avant-Garde in Italy], in L’Immaginazione, September, 2005.

N. Bouchard, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Annali d’italianistica, 23, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, The New Avant-Garde in Italy, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 1, 2005.

P. Chirumbolo, “Sulla poesia degli anni sessanta e settanta”, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 1, 2003 [pub. 2005].

C. Federici, The New Avant-Garde In Italy: Theoretical Debate and Poetic Practices, in Quaderni d’Italianistica, 1, 2005.

V. Tinacci, “Poetry and the Human Sciences in Italy”, in Moderna, 2, 2001.

E. Nerenberg, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Quaderni d'italianistica, 1, 1996.

A. Cappello, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Oggi e domani, December, 1996.

P. Carroli, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Journal of the Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association, 85, 1996.

B. Carle, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, in Italica, 3, 1995;

C. Federici, Introduzione a Antonio Porta, in Rivista di studi italiani, 2, 1995.

M. Vena, I discorsi della critica in America, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

T. Carlevaro, Italian Literature in North America, in Language Problems and Language Planning, 2, 1995.

G. Pugliese, Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, in Rivista di studi italiani, 1, 1995;

F. Loriggio, Italian Literature In North America, in Quaderni d'italianist