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Faculty

Annachiara Mariani

Assistant Professor of Italian
605 McClung Tower

Phone: (732) 763-9837
E-Mail: amariani@utk.edu


  • Ph.D. in Italian Language and Literatures at Rutgers University, 2010
  • M.A. and B.A. in Spanish at the University of Bologna, Italy

Books

  • Il teatro frammentato. Luigi Pirandello, Luigi Antonelli e i grotteschi. (The Fragmented Theatre. Luigi Pirandello, Luigi Antonelli e The Italian Grotesque Playwrights.) Pescara: Cassandra, 2013: 143 pp.

Edited Journal – Guest Editor

  • Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Special Number on Paolo Sorrentino’s Cinema. Vol. 7:3. Bristol UK, Intellect Publishers, 2019. Forthcoming.

Book Chapters

  • “The Empty Heterotopic (Non-)Space of Sorrentino’s Female Characters inThe Great Beauty and The Consequences of Love.” in Female Identity and Its Representations in the Arts and Humanities, edited by S. Byer and F. Cecchini. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017: 168-184.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “The Antithetical Coherence in Sorrentino’s Youth: Visual (Ab)Use and Male Dominance,” in South Central Review 32.5, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Summer 2018: 117-132.
  • “New Existentialism: the Literary Inept as a Reemerging Prototype in Twenty-First Century Cinema,” in Journal and Literature Art Studies. David Publishing Company. May 2016, Vol. 6, No. 5: 512-522.
  • “The Catastrophic Modernity and the Uncivilized Civilization in Luigi Pirandello and Luigi Antonelli,” in Romance Notes 53.3, Fall 2013: 251-262.
  • “Dimensione mitica della morte romantica,” (“Mythical Dimension of Romantic Death”) in La fusta, Rutgers University Press, Vol. 14, Fall 2006: 19-28.

Book Introduction   

  • Vena, Michael. Modern Italian Theater: Text and Context. Bloomington IN: Xlibris LLC, 2014: 12-16.

Journal Editorial

  • Paolo Sorrentino: A Trans-Cultural and Post-National Auteur, in Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 7:3. Bristol UK, Intellect Publishers, 2019. Forthcoming.

Book Review

  • Mariani, Umberto. La donna in Pirandello. L’estrema vittima. In Pirandello Society of America. Volume XXVI. New York, 2013: 147-150.
  • Mori, Guido. Del desiderio e del godimento: viaggio al termine dell'ideologia ne La grande bellezza di Paolo Sorrentino,  in Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 7:3. Bristol UK, Intellect Publishers, 2019. Forthcoming.
  • Vigni, Franco. La maschera, il potere, la solitudine: il cinema di Paolo Sorrentino, in Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 7:3. Bristol UK, Intellect Publishers, 2019. Forthcoming.

Film Reviews

  • Loro 1 and Loro 2, Paolo Sorrentino, Indigo Films, 2018. in Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 7:3. Bristol UK, Intellect Publishers, 2019. Forthcoming.

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