Renata Giuseppa GAMBINO

Associate Professor of German literature [L-LIN/13]
Office: stanza 303
Phone: 0957102587
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Office Hours: Monday from 12:00 to 13:30 skype contatto: renata gambino | Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 skype contatto: renata gambino

Renata Gambino, Dr. phil., is professor for German Studies of the Department of Humanities at the University Catania.She is director of the Course for European, Extraeuropean and Oriental Languages and Literature at DISUM. She is member of the interdepartmental research centre NEWHUMS - Neurocognitive and Humanities Studies. Project Leader of the research group NeuroHumanities Studies. MC member of the european project E-READ financed by COST, about the reading process on digital and paper. She has also taught at the Palermo University and at the Cosenza University. She has given lectures and seminars on her main research fields at Italian as well as foreign universities. Cooperative member of several international associations: GSNA Goethe Society of North America, IVG Internationales Verein der Germanisten, AIG Associazione Italiana Germanisti, NEMLA Northeast Modern Language Association. She was coordinator of a section of the Jean Monnet Module of the Catania University titled New Skills for new Challenges (2009-2013). She is staff member of the Internationalization Committee of the Department of Humanities of Catania. Erasmus Partner with the Bochum University (Germany) and the Warschaw University (Poland). Invited stays and visiting professorships: Bochum University.

Publications in recent years (a selection): Italienerfahrung und Antikenrezeption bei Karl Philipp Moritz, in Veit Rosemberger (ed. by), Die Ideale der Alten. Antikenrezeption um 1800, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2008, pp. 29-38; Arcipelaghi culturali: le donne nella letteratura tedesca tra settecento e ottocento, in. «BAIG» I, suppl. giugno 2008; Meraviglie della visione. Una fiaba di Friedrich de la Motte Fouquè, in Valeria Cammarata (ed. by), La finestra del testo. Letteratura e dispositivi della visione tra Settecento e Novecento, Meltemi, Roma, 2008, pp. 165-186; Auf dem Weg zum “Mittelpunkt des Schönen”. Das pädagogische Konzept von Karl Philipp Moritz’ italienischer Reisebeschreibung. In: KRUPP, ANTHONY A CURA DI. Karl Philipp Moritz. Signaturen des Denkens. vol. 77, p. 255-276, AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, NEW YORK:rodopi 2010; Vedute e Visioni. Teorie estiche e dimensione onirica nelle opere “italiane” di Karl Philipp Moritz, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2010.

Academic Year  

Neurocognitive literary criticism, German literature of the ‘Goethezeit’ and of the Romanticism (Karl Philip Moritz, Friedrich de la Motte Fouquè), German travellers (Philipp Joseph von Rehfues, Kurt Schwitters), gender studies in the German romanticism (Elise Sommer, Sophie Bernhardi, Charlotte von Ahlefeld, Luise Hensel), visual studies, cultural studies, intermediality, literary anthropology.