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My Teaching

 

University of Glasgow (2013-2016)

Transnational Constructions of Gender Comp Lit MLitt (2016): two-hour seminar on Marco Bellocchio's Buongiorno, notte
Italian Honours Option. Italian Resistance against Fascism (2015-16)
Italian Honours Option. Divided Italy: History, Memory, Identity (2014-15)
Italian Level 2 Culture. Identity, Unity, Diversity: five one-hour seminars (2014-16)
Italian Level 2 Language: grammar classes (2013-2016)
Italian Level 2 Culture: Gender and Performance lectures on Gabriele Salvatores' Quo vadis, baby?, Dacia Maraini's La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa and Roberto Faenza's Marianna Ucrìa (2014-15)
Italian Level 1 Culture. Seminar on Dario Fo's play Sotto paga! Non si paga! (2014-15)

I have also supervised four Honours dissertations and marked a Comp Lit MLitt essay


Previous experiences

From 2002 till 2004 I worked as an assistant in Italian grammar courses, at the Italian department of the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). I assisted groups of 20 to 25 first and second year students with a computer learning programme, prepared tests and supervised the classes during examinations.

From 2003 till 2004 I was employed as an Italian teacher at the Dante Alighieri Association in Utrecht, where I conducted group courses for first and second year adult students of Italian language.

During a student exchange in Italy (2004-2005), I worked as an assistant in Dutch grammar courses at the Department of Modern Languages of the University of Bologna (Italy). The classes consisted of 5 to 10 students in their first, second and third year.

In 2005 I furthermore taught at the Inlingua Language School of Bologna, where I conducted individual lessons in elementary Dutch, and in 2007 I conducted individual lessons in elementary English (adult students, mostly beginners) at the Speakeasy Language School of Bologna.

Finally, from 2007 till 2008 I conducted individual lessons in elementary Dutch at the Berlitz Language Centre in Birmingham (UK).


Guest lectures

'Challenging the stereotype of the mamma italiana. Second-wave feminist approaches to maternity and childbirth in Italy,' delivered on 26 November 2014 in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Seminar Series
at the University of London (UK).


'Silences and dominant narratives of motherhood and abortion in the memories of women activists in 1970s Italy,' delivered on 3 march 2014 in the Scottish Oral History Centre Monthly Seminar Series at Strathclyde Universiy in Glasgow (UK).

'Facebook, photography and family albums. The digital (r)evolution of an Italian activist generation,' delivered on 21 November 2012 in the C21 curatorship lecture series at the British Library in London (UK).

 

'Francesco è vivo e lotta insieme a noi! Negotiating a Public Memory of the 1977 Student Protests in Bologna,' delivered on 29 October 2010 as part of the Transcultural Memories Seminar (title seminar: Remembering Resistance), University of Utrecht (Netherlands).

 

'Graffiti als wapen in de strijd tegen de staat. De Movimento del '77 in Bologna,' delivered on 15 October 2009 for the Dante Alighieri Association in Antwerp (Belgium).

 

'Visible and Visual Memory: the Student Movement of 1977 returns to haunt the walls of Bologna,' delivered on 13 November 2008 at the History Department of the University of Reading (UK).