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Patrizio Ceccagnoli

Assistant Professor of Italian
Primary office:
785-864-9063
Wescoe Hall
Room 2062
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Patrizio Ceccagnoli is currently an Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Kansas, where he has taught since 2014. Previously, he taught Italian at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fordham University, and Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2011. Ceccagnoli is the editor of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s previously unpublished poem, Il Poema di Fiume, as well as of the first edition of Marinetti’s novel Venezianella e Studentaccio, in collaboration with Paolo Valesio, a project for which Ceccagnoli was nominated for the Marino Moretti Award. He has also translated two books of Milo de Angelis’ poetry in collaboration with Susan Stewart, Theme of Farewell and After-Poems, published together with the University of Chicago Press in 2013. For this translation, Ceccagnoli was nominated for the American Literary Translator’s Association Annual Award in 2014. He is a managing editor of Italian Poetry Review.

Education

PhD, Italian, Columbia University, 2011

MA, Italian, Columbia University, 2006 


Certification of Secondary Teaching, (Italian and Classics), Università degli Studi di Perugia - S.I.S.S. (School of Specialization for Secondary Teaching), 2003 


Laurea, magna cum laude, Italian and Classics, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, 2001 


 

Selected Publications

Books:

  • Co-Translator (with Susan Stewart). Milo De Angelis. Theme of Farewell and After-Poems. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • Co-Editor (with Paolo Valesio). Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Venezianella e Studentaccio. Milan: Oscar Mondadori, 2013.

 

Articles:

  • Dalle pantofole all’infilascarpe. Preistoria di uno degli altri Xenia di Montale,” in Italian Poetry Review, X-XI, 2015-16, pp. 305-313, 2017.
  • “La bellezza di Anne Carson,” in Poesia, 325, April 2017, pp. 3-5. 
  • “Anne Carson: Dalla parte di Lesbia (e del fratello),” in Poesia, 307, September 2015, pp. 2-5.
  • “Platone e gli ‘scambiati oggetti.’ Per un Leopardi feticista,” in Leopardi: immaginazione e realtà. Edited by Alessandra Mirra. Introduction by Fabio Finotti. Marsilio, Venezia, 2015, pp. 77- 88.
  • “Anniversari, date e alfabeto in libertà: Marinetti 70 anni dopo” in Marinetti 70, edited by Antonio Saccoccio, Armando Editore, Rome, 2014, pp. 87-90.
  • "'Il Poema di Fiume.' Un inedito marinettiano" (critical edition). L'Ellisse 5 (2010): 209-39.
  • "'Necrofilia e prosopopea della materia: La personificazione in Marinetti" (essay). Annali di Italianistica 27 (2009): 309-31.
  • Co-Editor (with Paolo Valesio), Canoni assenti. Proceedings of "Absent Canons," A Comparative Conference on Contemporary Italian Poetry, in Semicerchio - Rivista di poesia comparata, 38.1 (2008), with a Preface, pp. 3-4.

 

Translations:

  • From The Beauty of the Husband, poems by Anne Carson, in Poesia, 325, April 2017, pp. 6-13.
  • From Men in the Off Hours and Nox, poems by Anne Carson, in Poesia, 307, September 2015, pp. 6-11.

  • From Here and Now, poems of Stephen Dunn, in Poesia, 263, May 2014, pp. 3-13 [with a critical preface: After Pavese: la “poesia-racconto” di Stephen Dunn].
  • With Susan Stewart. "New Poems," translations of Milo De Angelis. Gradiva 37-38 (2010): 160-71.
  • With Susan Stewart. From Theme of Farewell, poems of Milo De Angelis. Poetry 3 (2007): 222-23.
  • With Susan Stewart. "Contemporary Italian Poetry." TriQuarterly 127 (2007): From Theme of Farewell, poems of Milo De Angelis, pp. 74-83; from Cose, poems of Edoardo Sanguineti, pp. 182-95; from Il cuore del girasole, poems of Paolo Valesio, pp. 204-13.

 

Recent Undergraduate Courses Taught

“Down with Professors!” Italian Futurism and Other Avant-garde Follies.  

Twentieth-Century Italian Theatre.

The Pursuit of Happiness: Giacomo Leopardi.

Sex, Wit, and Gender in the Middle-Ages: Boccaccio’s Decameron.

Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Introduction to Italian Literature I and II.

Italy and the Italians.

Advanced Composition and Conversation.

 

Research Interests

19th- and 20th-century Italian Literature and Culture

Italian and European Avant-garde of the 20th century

Giacomo Leopardi and Italian Romanticism

Theory and practice of translation

Textual criticism and literary theory.


Giving

Statement on Concealed Carry

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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