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Danila Cannamela

Assistant Professor - Italian/Section coordinator
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
OEC 320K
MW: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm.
(651) 962-5185
(651) 962-5266

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. 

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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ITAL 211 - L01 Intermediate Italian I M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 313

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1215 - 1320


OEC 313

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41003 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


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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