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Roberto Ludovico

Director for the Program in Italian Studies, Associate Professor

Roberto Ludovico, Professor and Director of the Italian Studies Program, UMass Amherst

ludovico@frital.umass.edu

(413) 545-6548

312 Herter Hall

MA, Italian Studies, McGill University
PhD, Italian Studies, Brown University

  • Italian Scheduling Officer
  • Program Liaison to the Italian Consulate in Boston
  • Director of Forlì Exchange Program
  • Director of Internships in Lombardy Program

Selected Public Appearance

Culinary Luminaries: Pellegrino Artusi, The First Italian Cookbook Author. A discussion about the life and work of the legendary Italian cookbook author Pellegrino Artusi on the 100th anniversary of his death. With Michele Scicolone, cookbook author; Roberto Ludovico, professor of Italian literature, UMass Amherst; Mitchell Davis, vice president, James Beard Foundation; and chef Cesare Casella, dean of the Italian Culinary Academy. Moderated by Fabio Parasecoli, coordinator, New School Food Studies Program. Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00 p.m. The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Watch Video »

Research Areas

  • Italian and European Modernism
  • Literature and periodicals of the fascist era
  • Italo Calvino
  • the culture and literature of Trieste
  • Literature and tradition of Italian gastronomy.

Publications

Books

  • «Una farfalla chiamata Solaria» tra l'Europa e il romanzo. Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2010.
  • Editor, with L. Pertile and M. Riva, of Renato Poggioli. An Intellectual Biography. Florence: Olschki, 2012. Introduction by Roberto Ludovico.

Articles

  • "Franco Antonicelli e Cesare Pavese." Italica 88.3 (2011): 309-34. (IncludesRitratto di Pavese, a 1950 unpublished essay by Franco Antonicelli on Pavese edited by Roberto Ludovico.)
  • Introduzione. Cesare Pavese e Renato Poggioli. «A meeting of minds» Carteggio 1947-1950. Silvia Savioli, ed. Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, 2010, pp. 1-32.
  • "Da Parigi a Trieste: «Solaria» tra centro e periferia," Otto-Novecento 31.1 (2007): 41-59.
  • "Decentralizing Modernism: the Decline of the 'Myth of Paris' and the Peripheral Alternative of Trieste." In Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean World, D. Pietropaolo and L. Somigli, Eds. Ottawa: Legas, 2006, pp. 91-101.
  • "«Solaria» e la cultura europea degli anni Trenta." Rivista di Letteratura italiana 23.1-2 (2005): 311-14 (monographic issue: Letteratura e riviste, vol. II, Giorgio Baroni, ed.).
  • "Tra l'Europa e il romanzo: «Solaria» e il fantasma di James Joyce." In Frammenti di Europa. Riviste e traduttori del Novecento, Carla Gubert, ed. Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2003, pp. 39-59.
  • "Lettera aperta a Francesco Guccini intorno ad alcuni apetti dei suoi romanzi" (con una risposta di Francesco Guccini). In In Search of ... Italia(R. Morosini and A. Vitti, eds). Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2003, pp. 119-38.
  • "Dal granito all'arcobaleno: Cinque secoli di 'vite' di Paolo Uccello, pittore fiorentino," Quaderni d'italianistica 22.1 (2001): 121-42.
  • "Dietro Le città invisibili: Vicktor Sklovskij, narratore," Quaderni d'italianistica 20.1-2 (1999): 216-26.