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Publications and Conference Papers

Publications (Last update: March 10th, 2014)

1. Books

  1. Il futuro quotidiano: Saggi su James Graham Ballard (Siena: Prospettiva, 2011). Book review.

2. Edited Volumes

  1. Shirin Ramzanali Fazel Lontano da Mogadiscio/ Far from Mogadishu (Milano: Laurana, 2013).
  2. Somalitalia: Quattro vie per Mogadiscio/ Somalitalia: Four Roads to Mogadishu, trans. by Alberto Carpi, with the documentary La quarta via: Mogadiscio, Italia (ITA, English Subtitles, 2012, 38'), dir. by Simone Brioni, Ermanno Guida, and Graziano Chiscuzzu, written by Simone Brioni and Kaha Mohamed Aden, and the documentary Per un discorso post-coloniale italiano. Parole chiave (ITA, 2012, 50'), dir. by Simone Brioni, (Roma: Kimerafilm, 2012).
  3. Ribka Sibhatu. Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Poesie di nostalgia, d’esilio e d’amore / Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Poems of Nostalgia, Exile and Love, introduction by Graziella Parati, trans. by André Naffis-Sahely, with the documentary Aulò: Roma postcoloniale (ITA, English Subtitles, 2012, 48'), dir. by Simone Brioni, Ermanno Guida, and Graziano Chiscuzzu, written by Simone Brioni and Ribka Sibhatu (Roma: Kimerafilm, 2012).

3. Peer-reviewed Articles and Chapters in Books

  1. ‘Zombies and the Post-colonial Italian Unconscious: Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2 (1979)’ in Cinergie 3 (2013), pp.166-182. Online
  2. 'Pratiche "meticce": Narrare il colonialismo italiano "a più mani'" in Postcoloniale italiano:Tra letteratura e storia, ed. by Franca Sinopoli (Latina: Novalogos, 2013), pp. 89-119.
  3. ‘Costruire la razza come mostruosità in Italia’, in Studi Culturali 1 (2013), pp. 293-303.
  4. 'Tradurre l’identità nell’Italia post-coloniale: La quarta via di Kaha Mohamed Aden', in Altreitalie 41 (2011), pp. 110-124.
  5. 'Automutilazione e dermografia: Madre piccola di Cristina Ubax Ali Farah', in Trickster 9 (2010). Online.

4. Other Publications

  1. '"Un dialogo che non conosce confine né di nazionalità, né di razza, né di cultura”: temi, impatto e ricezione critica di Lontano da Mogadiscio' / '“A Dialogue That Knows No Border Between Nationality, Race or Culture”: Themes, Impact and the Critical Reception of Far from Mogadishu', in Shirin Ramzanali Fazel, Lontano da Mogadiscio/ Far from Mogadishu (Milano: Laurana, 2013), pp. 171-199; 361-389. Foreword.
  2. ‘Presentazione’ in Babel Hotel: Vite migranti nel condominio più controverso d’Italia, ed. by Ramona Parenzan (Roma: Infinito, 2011), pp. 17-26. Introduction. Book review.
  3. ‘Lo squadrone bianco’; ‘Besieged’, in World Film Locations: Rome, ed. by Gabriel Solomons (London: Intellect, Spring 2014). Scene reviews.
  4. ʻKaha Mohamed Adenʼ, in Encyclopaedia of Afro-European Studies (2013). Online encyclopaedia entry.

5. Interviews

  1. ‘Orientalism and Former Italian Colonies: An Interview with Shirin Ramzanali Fazel’ in Orientalismi italiani, ed. by Gabriele Proglio (Torino: Antares, 2012), pp. 215-25.
  2. 'Igiaba Scego', in Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing website (2014). Bio-bibliographic note and interview.

6. Translations

  1. Giovanni Fontana. Testi e Pretesti / Giovanni Fontana. Texts and Pre-texts. Eds. Melania Gazzotti and Nicole Zanoletti (Brescia: Fondazione Berardelli, 2009).
  2. Lamberto Pignotti. La poesia ve lo dice prima, la poesia ve lo dice meglio / Lamberto Pignotti. Visual Poetry Tells It First, Visual Poetry tells It Better. Eds. Melania Gazzotti e Nicole Zanoletti (Brescia: Fondazione Berardelli, 2010).
  3. Melania Gazzotti, ‘Books and Graphics in the Time of Futurism’ in History and Theory 19 (2011).
  4. Kaha Mohamed Aden, ʻOpen Sesameʼ, in Encyclopaedia of Afro-European Studies (2013).
  5. Kaha Mohamed Aden, ʻAn Afro-Arabian Shawlʼ, in Encyclopaedia of Afro-European Studies (2013).

7. Reviews

  1. ‘Screening Strangers: Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary European Cinema. By Yosefa Loshitzky’, in Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 3.1, pp.163-165.
  2. ‘Imperial Designs. Italians in China, 1900-1947. By Shirley Ann Smith’, in Quaderni d’italianistica 34.1 (2013), pp. 33-35.
  3. 'Migrant Stories and Italian Colonialism: A Report on Two Documentaries', in The Italianist 33.2 (2013), pp. 321-324.
  4. 'Postcolonial Cinema Studies. Edited by Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Weller', in Postcolonial Texts 8.3 (2014).

8. Fiction

  1. ‘Borgoseattle’ in Schitarrate, ed. by Luigi Filippelli (Brescia: MaLEdizioni, 2012), pp. 38-43. Short story.
  2.  Figure D’istanze (New York: Lulu, 2007). Travel book.
  3. Chaperon Rouge (2005). Artist: Nina Luec. Comic. Awarded the Second Prize at CRUS- Rennes (2005). Comic.

9. Non-academic publications

  1. ‘Zombi 2, Revisited (ITA, 2012, 15’ circa)’, in Giap! (Aug. 16, 2013). Online article.
  2. ‘Kony 2012: La libertà non è partecipazione’ Affrica (12 Apr. 2011).
  3. ‘Parole per i 150 anni dell’unità d’Italia: Colonialismo’ in Ad alta voce (2011).

10. Forthcoming Publications

'Memory, Belonging and the Right for Representation: Questions of "Home" in Kaha Mohamed Aden’s Fra-intendimenti', in Shifting and Shaping a National Identity: A Study of Literature Written in Italian by and about Migrants in Italy, ed. by Mary Grace Bullaro and Elena Benelli (Leicester, Troubadour, Forthcoming, Spring 2014). Article.

11. Work in Progress

The Somali Within: Questions of Language, Race and Belonging in 'Minor' Italian Writings. Monograph.

My open access articles are available at the Warwick Research Archive Portal (WRAP).

Conference Papers (since 2011)

  1. 'Between American Psycho and Il mostro di Vigevano: Subaltern Subjects, Urban Outskirts and Allochronies in Piersandro Pallavicini’s Il mostro di Vigevano (1999)', American Association of Italian Studies 2014 Conference, Zurich, May 23-25, 2014.
  2. 'Alternative Italian Colonial Histories in Enrico Brizzi’s L’inattesa piega degli eventi', Society of Italian Studies 2014 Interim Conference, Rome, Mar. 27-29, 2014.
  3. ‘Inner Translation and Migrant Identities: Somali-Italian Literature and Beyond’, Stony Brook University, Search Talk - Shortlist for the position of Assistant Professor, Nov. 4, 2013.
  4. ‘Contemporary Italian Writings and the Legacy of the Colonial Past’, University of London, Director’s seminar series, Oct. 2, 2013.
  5. 'Identity in Translation: Language and Belonging in Somali-Italian Writings' Bryn Mawr College, Serch Talk - Shortlist for the position of Associate Professor, Apr. 8, 2013.
  6. 'Postcolonial Italian Studies: Anti-colonial Foundational Myths, Colonial Amnesia, and Neo-colonial Ambitions', Research Seminar, SOAS, London, Centre for Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, February 20, 2013.
  7. ʻScreening Amnesia: Italian Colonialism in its Cinematic Representationʼ, Faculty of Modern Languages Seminar Series, University of Leicester, Nov. 18, 2012.
  8. ʻCutting the Body: Identity and Female Writing in Cristina Ali Farahʼs Madre Piccolaʼ. Workshop, ʻThe Female ʻOtherʼ: Subversive Women in the 19th and 20th Century Literary and Cultural Productionʼ, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Warwick, May 18, 2012; Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Venice, Jun. 25, 2011.
  9. ʻTransnational Narratives: Gloria Anzaldúaʼs Borderlands/La Frontera and Igiaba Scegoʼs Oltre Babiloniaʼ. Doctoral School ʻConnecting Culturesʼ, Monash Centre, Prato, Dec.14, 2011; Conference ʻBorders and Boundaries: Italian Women Writers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuryʼ, University of St. Andrews, Mar. 21, 2011.
  10. ʻAlmost the Same, but not Quite: Metamorphosing Dante in Garane Garane's Il latte è buonoʼ. Birmingham-Warwick Postgraduate Forum, University of Birmingham, Jun. 10, 2011.
  11. ʻThe “Clash of Ignorance” in post 9/11: Strategic Essentialism in Igiaba Scego's “Salsicce”ʼ 42nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, Rutgers University, April 9, 2011.

Editorial and Journal Positions

Member of the Advisory Community for ZapruderWorld and Exchanges: The Warwick Research Journal.


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