World Languages and Literatures
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Laurea, Universitá di Roma "La Sapienza"
MA, Cornell University
PhD, Cornell University
Biography / Academic Interests
Giancarlo Lombardi conducted his undergraduate studies in Italy, where he began his investigation of contemporary world literature. He came to the United States in 1990, and obtained a Ph.D. in Romance Studies at Cornell University, where he pursued his interests in 19th and 20th century Italian, French, English, and American literature, literary theory, film studies, and cultural studies. He taught Italian cinema at the University of Rochester, and then spent four years at Smith College, where he taught Italian language and literature. Since 1999, he has been working at the College of Staten Island, where he coordinates the Italian program as well as teaching courses in Italian, Film Studies, American Studies, Women’s Studies as well as Science, Letters and Society. In 2002, he received an appointment in the Comparative Literature program at the Graduate Center, where he has taught courses on Italian Cinema, Italian Women Writers, the Decadent Movement, and Gender Studies.
Scholarship / Publications
Giancarlo Lombardi’s research has followed several paths over the past fifteen years. His first articles on contemporary European and American women writers eventually led to the publication, in 2002, of a book on feminist fictional journals entitled “Rooms With a View: Feminist Diary Fiction” (Fairleigh Dickinson UP). Since the mid 90’s he has also been very active in the field of Italian film studies, publishing several articles on contemporary Italian cinema. He is currently at work on a study of cinematic representations of Italian political terrorism, and he is also co-editing two collections of essays on the same subject. His research is strongly inflected by a Cultural Studies approach, combined with textual analysis informed by Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis.