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Andrea Brondino

PhD Candidate & Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant   

Email: A.Brondino@warwick.ac.uk

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Research

My project, jointly supervised by Prof. Jennifer Burns and Dr. Marina Spunta (University of Leicester), investigates the literary responses to postmodernism in the contemporary Italian context. In particular, it analyses the practices of irony that have been displayed in the genre of historical novels through a comparison between Umberto Eco's fiction and Wu Ming's New Italian Epic. My project also focuses on the representation of history in the cannibali fiction and in recent autofiction (Michele Mari, Walter Siti, Tiziano Scarpa).

Research interests

Umberto Eco, Wu Ming, Comparative Literature, North American literature, Postmodernism, New Realism, literary theory, reception theory, Apocalypse​, historical novel, Luca Rastello.

Teaching

a.y. 2020-2021, University of Warwick

IT201 Modern Italian Language - Oral class

a.y. 2019-2020, University of Warwick:

IT321 Renaissance Rivalries: Power, Magic and Language​​

a.y. 2018-2019, University of Warwick:

IT201 Modern Italian Language – Oral class

IT324 Topics in Renaissance Thought and Culture

IT323 Magic and Marvels in Renaissance Italy

Non-academic teaching experience:

The Brilliant Club:

2020/2021: Introduction to Literary Theory (Key Stage 3).

2019/2020: Rewriting history: case studies in 20th-century literature (Key Stage 4).

Publications

Articles in academic journals:

Postmodernist Continuities: The Legacy of L'umorismo in the Ironies of Umberto Eco and Richard Rorty, in «Pirandello Studies», XL, 2020, pp. 37-53.

A brani. Paratesto e intertestualità in Gioventù cannibale, in ​«Griseldaonline»​, XVIII, 2, 2019, pp. 163.173. DOI: 10.6092/issn.1721-4777/9838​.​​

La letteratura come confine: incroci di generi e autori in Meridiano di sangue, in «il Chiasmo», 23/11/2018, (accessed 28/12/2018).

Chapters in collective volumes:​​

"Apocalissi postmoderne. Smarrimenti e senso della fine in Gravity's Rainbow e ne Il pendolo di Foucault", in Chiara Lombardi, Luigi Silvano (eds.), Apocalisse ieri oggi e domani. Atti della giornata di studio in memoria di Eugenio Corsini (2 ottobre 2018)​, Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, 2019, pp. 161-172.

Encyclopedic entries and reviews:

L'altra faccia dei poteri (e dello scrittore): lo sguardo tagliente di Luca Rastello giornalista, in «La Balena Bianca», 22/09/2021 (accessed 22/09/2021).

Giuseppe Episcopo: L'eredità della fine: Gravity's Rainbow di Thomas Pynchon e Horcynus Orca di Stefano D'Arrigo (Italian lang - The Inheritance of the End: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon and Horcynus Orca by Stefano D'Arrigo). Florence: Franco Cesati editore, 2016, 205 pp., in A. Chetwynd; D. Bugno-Narecka; R. Kipouridou; K. Abe; V. Vanicek; A. Brondino; M. Ryckx, Book Reviews, Special Pynchon-Scholarship-in-Languages-Other-than-English Edition, 2020, in «Orbit: A Journal of American Literature», IX, 1 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/orbit.3404

Umberto Eco, in «The Literary Encyclopedia», 01/08/2019, (accessed 13/08/2019).

Italian Postmodernism, in «The Literary Encyclopedia», 27/12/2018, (accessed 28/12/2018).

Una laica misura della natura umana: recensione a Troppe cose a cui pensare. Saul Bellow: saggi 1951-2000, SUR, Roma, 2017, in "L'indice dei libri del mese", aprile 2018, IV, p. 28.

Manuale di autodifesa per una conoscenza necessaria (ma non sufficiente) dell'opera di David Foster Wallace: Portatile, Einaudi, 2017. in "Doppiozero", 17/12/2017, (accessed 17/12/2017).

Solo un altro romanzo famigliare americano? Paul Auster, 4 3 2 1, in "Doppiozero", 3/12/2017, (accessed 17/12/2017).

"I celebrate myself". L'io nella narrazione statunitense, in "Doppiozero", 21/06/2017, (accessed 23/11/2017).​

Conferences

Research seminar - Luca Rastello: Writer, with Luca Chiurchiù, Cecilia Ghidotti, Lorenzo Marchese. University of Warwick, Online, 12/05/2021.

"Industry, Alienation, Cosmic Labyrinths: Calvino and Eco in Il Menabò 5", 15-minute paper, conference title: "SIS Postgraduate Colloquium - Italy at Work. Representations of Labour in Italian Culture", Online edition, 27/11/2020.

"Pirandello, Eco, Rorty: Shifts in the Ethics of Humour, the Comic, and Irony", 20-minute paper, conference title: ""Maledetto sia Copernico!"​: Pirandello and revolutions in contemporary science, philosophy, epistemology and aesthetics", Institute of Modern Languages Research, London, 19/10/2019.

"REALiability": zone d'ombra in the inconvenient realism of I buoni by Luca Rastello", 20-minute paper, conference title: "Ritorno alla realtà", University of Kassel, 29/09 – 02/10/2019 (funded by Warwick HRF).

"The decline of irony in the Italian (post-)postmodern debate: reasons and effects", 20-minute paper, conference title: "CAIS Conference 2019", Orvieto, 13-16/06/2019.

Organisation of the conference: "Intermediality. Questioning the in-betweenness of media and artistic practice", SMLC PG Symposium, University of Warwick, 24/05/2019 (funded by RSSP, CADRE, and SMLC).

"A brani. Paratesto e intertestualità in Gioventù cannibale", 20-minute paper, conference title: "Alle soglie del racconto. Nei dintorni della narrativa breve italiana", Università degli Studi di Bergamo, 10/04/2019 (funded by Warwick HRF).

"Chasing Sea Monsters: Herman Melville's Moby Dick and Dino Buzzati's "Il Colombre", 20-minute paper, conference title: "Tales of Terror: Gothic, Horror, and Weird Short Fiction", University of Warwick, 22-23/3/2019.

"Do you think my body is funny? Mocking, destroying, and deforming people's appearance: the Italian cannibali as a case study", academic poster presented for the SIS PG Colloquium 2018, Body Narratives, University of Saint Andrews, 16/11/2018 (funded by Warwick HRF).

"Apocalissi postmoderne. Smarrimenti e senso della fine in Gravity's Rainbow e ne Il pendolo di Foucault", 20-minute paper, conference title: Apocalissi ieri oggi e domani. Giornata di studio interdisciplinare in memoria di Eugenio Corsini, Università degli Studi di Torino, 2 ottobre 2018.

Scholarships and Awards

October 2019 - March 2022: M4C Doctoral Scholarship (AHRC), University of Warwick.

October 2018 - September 2019: SMLC Doctoral Fellowship, University of Warwick.

October 2015 - October 2017: Scuola degli Studi Superiori "Ferdinando Rossi" di Torino, Institution of excellence and higher education for University Studies. Access to interdisciplinary ​academic path; 2-year MA scholarship; tuition-fees full exemption; free on-campus accommodation provided.

October 2016 - March 2017: 6-month Erasmus+ Scholarship, University of Warwick.

Qualifications

- Qualification of Academic Excellence (cum laude), Scuola degli Studi Superiori "Ferdinando Rossi" di Torino, University of Turin.

- MA in Culture Moderne Comparate (cum laude), University of Turin.

- BA in Lettere moderne (cum laude), University of Turin.

 
 

Public Engagement & Impact

​"Umberto Eco e Il pendolo di Foucault", with Giorgio Matteoli.

Series of events "Filosofia e romanzo" - Cultural Association "L'ornitorinco".

9th January 2020, University of Turin.

Public engagement event: