Ph.D. Theses

Current Theses in Progress ǀ Past Ph.D Theses

Current Theses in Progress:

Arancibia, Pamela: Text-image relationship in Italian vernacular Bibles from 1490 to 1641.  Committee:  F. Pierno (supervisor), E. Brilli, K. Eisenbichler

Bernardini, Paola:  Il feuilleton di Luigi Natoli: dal codice linguistico letterario ai nuovi media
Committee:  F. Guardiani (supervisor), S. Bancheri, M. Lettieri

Carraro, Elisabetta:  A Jungian Literary Analysis of the Works of Philip K. Dick and Valerio Evangelisti
Committee:  l. Somigli (supervisor),  N. Dolan, A. Zambenedetti

De Luca, Davide: The Present Perfect Tense in Cosenza
Committee:  M. Danesi (supervisor), M. Lettieri, D. Pietropaolo

Facchi, Francesca:  The Origins of Italian Crime Fiction
Committee:  L. Somigli (supervisor), F. Foni, F. Pierno

Frascà, Paolo:  Oblique Genealogies: A Queer Analysis of the Life, Work, and Thought of Mario Mieli (1952-1983)
Committee: L. Somigli (Supervisor), K. Eisenbichler, F. Guardiani

Galli, Sara: Dante Alighieri’s Didactic Project and Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana
Committee: E. Brilli (Co-Supervisor), F. Pierno (Co-Supervisor), W. Robins

Gaspari, Sylvia:  The Rhetoric of Invocation & Prayer in the Divine Comedy
Committee: D. Pietropaolo (Supervisor), M. Lettieri, W. Robins

Lamanna, Benedetta: Creating the Female Subject: Gender Existentialism in Veronica Franco
Committee: K. Eisenbichler (supervisor), F. Pierno, E. Brilli

Laudadio, Daniele: A Seat at the Table: Food, Identity and Postcoloniality in Italy
Committee: L. Somigli (Co-Supervisor), A. Zambenedetti (Co-Supervisor), D. Gabaccia

Lettieri, Marcogildo:  Word and Image in Alfonso d’Aragona’s Manuscript Edition of the Divina Commedia
Committee:  D. Pietropaolo (supervisor), E. Brilli, S. Bancheri

Logan, Katharina:  Pola addio! Exile in the literature of Italian-Canadian writers from Istria
Committee:  K. Eisenbichler (supervisor), M. Lettieri, A. Zambenedetti

Martignoni, Alice: La langue italienne en Provence au début de l’époque moderne. Etude, analyse linguistique et édition critique du Livre de prières à l’usage des Augustins de Brignoles (Béziers, CIRDOC, ms. 913).
Committee:  F. Pierno (supervisor), E. Brilli, D. Kullmann

Pigini, Valentina:  Nature and Progress. Leopardi’s influence on Italo Calvino and Dino Buzzati
Committee: L. Somigli (Supervisor), E. Morra, S. Scharper

Ruangsri, Nattapol:  Giorgio Bassani’s Environmental Consciousness: From Early Literary Works to Civil Writings (1930s-1980s)
Committee: L. Somigli (Supervisor), E. Morra, A. Zambenedetti

Scontrino, Maurizio: Circoscrivere il disagio: crisi esistenziale, binarismo di genere e percezione colletiva nel cinema italiano LGBTQ del XXI secolo
Committee: M. Lettieri (Supervisor), A. Zambenedetti

Selepiuc,Tatiana:  Pietro Aretino and the Chivalric Tradition
Committee: M. Lettieri (Supervisor), F. Guardiani, S. Bancheri

Tesi, Letizia:  The Fin de siècle Cultural Watershed in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Novels  Committee:  F. Guardiani (Supervisor), M. Lettieri, L. Somigli