Andrea MANGANARO

Associate Professor of Italian literature [L-FIL-LET/10]
Office: Studio n. 109 (I piano del Monastero dei Benedettini)
Email: a.manganaro@unict.it dottorande: milenagiuffrida@gmail.com miryamgrasso@gmail.com pat.darrigo@libero.it lauralupo92@gmail
Phone: 0957102225 (orario ricevimento)
Web Site: unict.academia.edu/AndreaManganaro
Office Hours: Il ricevimento è sospeso, per missione all'estero. Riprenderà il 25/02. Ogni martedì, h.12-13, saranno presenti le dottorande



-Andrea Manganaro is an Associate Professor at the University of Catania, Department of Humanities. In March of 2017, he received unanimous approval as Full Professor of Italian Literature by the Italian National Scientific Qualification Committee. He teaches Italian literature and  History and criticism of Italian literature. In january-february  2019, he will be "Goggio Visiting Professor" at the University of Toronto (Canada), where he will teach a course   (History of Literary Criticism) at the Department of Italian Studies, in graduate program, and public Goggio lectures on Verga and De Sanctis. 

-  His publications and research interests cover several aspects of Italian Literature.  The main focus of his research is the relation among forms, genre and meaning in literature with an emphasis on the Italian short stories, the poetic of the 16th century, critics and historiography of the Italian literature between the 19th and 20th centuries, Ugo Foscolo, Giovanni Verga, Benedetto Croce.  He has also researched and written on the challenges faced by the teacher of Italian Literature.

- He is the author of about hundred scientific publications. Among these, the books: - Significati della letteratura. Scritture e idee da Castelvetro a Timpanaro, (Sciascia, 2007); -Verga (Bonanno, 2011); - Il rappezzo ininterrotto. Benedetto Croce tra scritture e riscritture (Bonanno, 2012); - Tra imitatio e mimesis. Novelle e poetiche del Cinquecento (Rubbettino, 2014);- "Jusque datum sceleri". Foscolo e la memoria dei vinti (Euno Edizioni, 2014);- Partenze senza ritorno. Interpretare Verga (Edizioni del Prisma, 2014). Edited La novella (Rubbettino, «Le forme e la storia», n. s. 2013, 2); - Verga e noi. La critica, il canone, le nuove interpretazioni («Annali della Fondazione Verga», n. s. 9, 2016, with  Riccardo Castellana and  Pierluigi Pellini).   

He is co-editor of the «Annali della Fondazione Verga»  and is part of the board of editors of «Le forme e la storia», both ranked as Fascia A. He is co-director of the collection Scrittori d’Italia (“Writers of Italy”) and director of the collection Insegnare Letterature (“Teaching Literature”) (Bonanno editore). He is part of the scientific committee of the «Archivio Nisseno»  and of the international scientific council of  «Italianistica Debreceniensis».

- He has participated to several national and international conferences both as a presenter and as an organizer.  He is a member of the AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) and has attended AATI conferences both as an organizer of panels and participant. He had held numerous conferences and lectures invited by several Universities such as the University of Paris 8 (France), Turku (Finland),  Murcia (Spain), Liege (Belgium),  Düsseldorf (Germany), Athens (Greece), Debrecen (Hungary), Szombathely-Nyugat Magyarorszagy Egyetem (Hungary), Warszawa (Poland).

- He is a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Catania. He is delegated by the Director of the Department of Humanities in Continuing Education and Ranking Monitoring. 

-  He  is a part  of the directive committee of the Association of Italianists (ADI), of the directive committee of the Association of the Italianists- Didactic section (ADI-SD), of the scientific council of the Fondazione Verga. He is a professor of the PhD program in Interpretation Sciences of the University of Catania and a member of the CINUM (Center for Humanistic Informatic of University of Catania). He is tutor of PhD students and tutor of “Scuola Speriore di Catania” (Higher Education Center of the University of Catania).

- In 1985 he obtained a Laurea degree in Italian Literature at the University of Catania with a dissertation on the Italian literature of the 16th Century.  From 1987 to 1990, he was in charge of the project of the Ministry of Culture to preserve the historical notary records kept in the State Archive in Catania.  In 1996, he  was awarded a PhD in Literature Science and Linguistic during the VII cycle of MIUR (Italian Ministry of Research and Education) with a PhD dissertation on Benedetto Croce. He conducted his research at the University of Catania and defended his Ph.D. dissertation in front of a national committee at the University of Pavia in 1996.

 

30 novembre  2018                                                                                              Andrea Manganaro

 

Academic Year  

  • short story;  
  •  literary criticism in the sixteenth century; 
  • Ugo Foscolo;
  • Giovanni Verga;
  • Benedetto Croce; 
  • literary criticism and   historiography between nineteenth century and twentieth century (De Sanctis, Croce, Gramsci, Lukács, Fortini,  Timpanaro);  
  • reflection on the teaching of literature 

 

 

  - Andrea Manganaro is a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Catania.

-  He  is a part  of the directive committee of the Association of Italianists (ADI), of the directive committee of the Association of the Italianists- Didactic section (ADI-SD), of the scientific council of the Fondazione Verga.