Grazia PULVIRENTI

Professor of German literature [L-LIN/13]
Office: stanza 303, Diseur
Email: grapulvir@gmail.com pulvigra@unict.it
Web Site: www.neurohumanitiestudies.eu/
Office Hours: Friday from 10:00 to 12:00



Grazia Pulvirenti, Dr. phil., is full professor for German Studies at the Department of Humanities (University of Catania). Director of the NewHums Research Center. Project Leader of the Neuro Humanities Research Group (www.neurohumanitiestudies.eu). Coordinator of the PhD Course in Cultural Heritage at the University of Catania. President of the Lamberto Puggelli Foundation. She is President of the refounded “Goethe-Gesellschaft – Italien” and founder and editor of the German Book Series “Wunderkammer” (since 2005); Co-editor of the journals «Osservatorio critico della germanistica», «Ariel». She has given lectures and seminars on her main research fields at Italian as well as foreign universities. She is member of the Goethe Society of North America, of the IVG, AIG, Italian Society for the 18th Century Studies.

She has recently published Storie menti mondi. Approccio Neuermeneutico alla Letteratura (Mimesis, 2018) and La mente narrativa di Heinrich von Kleist (Mimesis, 2018) with professor Renata Gambino. 

Books published in recent years (selection): Oltre la scrittura. Frammento e totalità nella letteratura austriaca moderna (Udine, Campanotto, 2002); Le Muse inquiete. Sinergie artistiche nel Novecento tedesco (ed. with R. Gambino, V. Scuderi) (Firenze, Olschki, 2003); Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, Viaggio in Sicilia (ed.) (La Spezia, Olschki, 2003); FragmentenSchrift. Über die Zersplitterung der Totalität in der Moderne (Würzburg, Königshausen und Neumann 2008); I linguaggi dell’invisibile. Sulla poetica di Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Acireale – Roma, Bonanno 2008); Kafkaeskes. Metamorfosi di parole (ed. with V. Scuderi) (Acireale-Roma, Bonanno, 2008); La farfalla accecata. Strutture dell’immaginario nell’opera di Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2008); Recitazione di Siddharta. Una rappresentazione di Lamberto Puggelli del libro di Hermann Hesse (ed. with E. B. Licciardi, R. Gambino) (Acireale-Roma, Bonanno, 2010); Wolfgang von Goethe, Ifigenia in Tauride (ed.), Venezia, Marsilio, 2011; Icone dell’antico. Trasformazioni del mito nell’opera di Goethe (ed. with L. Bosco, E. B. Licciardi, R. Gambino) (Acireale-Roma, Bonanno, 2011. 

Academic Year  

Neurocognitive literary studies, literature and performativity, visual theory, interculturality, austrian culture. She has published about Austrian literature of the Twentieth century (Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Georg Trakl, Albert Ehrenstein, Thomas Bernhard, Erich Fried) especially modern poetry. She also researches in melodrama and eighteenth century drama.