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Fabiana Cecchini

Instructional Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Italian
Contact
  • (979) 845-2124
  • fcecchini@tamu.edu
  • ACAD 201C
Professional Links

Bio

Dr. Cecchini teaches courses in Italian language and culture, Italian and global cinema. Her interests include teaching pedagogy, women’s studies and autobiography, adaptation, and media studies. She published on Sibilla Aleramo, Veronica Franco, Isabella Morra, Marco Bellocchio, Marco Tullio Giordana, Gianfranco Rosi, and many others.

Courses Taught

  • INTS 205 – Current Issues in International Studies
  • INTS/FILM 215 – Global Cinema
  • INTS 489/FILM – Special Topics in International Studies
  • ITAL/EURO 456 – Contemporary Italy
  • ITAL/WST 452 – Women and Gender in Italian Literature
  • ITAL 451 – Intro to Italian Culture
  • INTS 481 – Senior seminar in International Studies
  • Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Italian

Recent Publications

Edited books:

  • Silvia Giovanardi Byer and Fabiana Cecchini, eds. Female Identity and its representations in the arts and humanities: Neoclassical to Twentieth Century. New Castle-Upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing [forthcoming in 2017].
    • Chapter: “Forging female identity: from transnational to Italian, Edith Bruck’s Italianess.”
  • Ioana Raluca Larco and Fabiana Cecchini, eds. Italian Women and Autobiography: Ideology, Discourse, Identity in Female Life Narrative from Fascism to the Present. New Castle-Upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
    • Introduction: “Reconsidering ideology, negotiating autobiography:” xi-xv.
    • Chapter four: “Staging the Self into History in Il Prigioniero by Anna Laura Braghetti and Paola Tavella: A ‘Collaborative Life Narrative’:” 83-114.

Book chapters:

  • “Morra never dies: vita, poesia e mito di Isabella Morra, scrittrice.” Santosuosso, Stefano, ed. Genealogías. Re-Writing the Canon. Women’s Writing in Renaissance Italy. Seville: ArCiBel Editores, 2018: 55-85.
  • “Luisa Ferida e Osvaldo Valenti: «amanti perversi o vittime insignificanti?» Sanguepazzo di Marco Tullio Giordana, una storia «troppo nostra, troppo italiana»”. Federica Colleoni, Elena Dalla Torre, Inge Lanslots, eds. Il cinema di Marco Tullio Giordana: Interventi critici. Roma, Italia: Vecchiarelli Editore, 2015: 245-278.
  • “Alina Marazzi’s women: a director in search of herself through a female genealogy.” In: Cantini, Maristella ed. Italian Women Filmmakers and the gendered screen. New York, NY: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2013: 173-193.

Entry in edited collections:

  • “Sibilla Aleramo 1876-1960.” Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 312. Columbia, SC: Layman Poupard Publishing, 2015: 1-105.
    • Guest editor – annotated bibliography, selection of the published essays, supervising the final version of the entry and the introduction written by a freelance writer.

Articles:

  • “Il destino di un corpo legato alla scrittura: ipotesi di una «écriture féminine» nelle Terze Rime di Veronica Franco.” Lingua romana, Women and Territories in Italian Literature and Culture, 11th edition, vol. 11, issue 2, Fall 2013: 95-109. http://linguaromana.byu.edu/archives/vol-11-issue-2-fall-2013/
  • “Il romanzo d’amore di Sibilla Aleramo e Dino Campana in Un Viaggio chiamato AmoreLettere 1916-1918.” Quaderni d’italianistica, Volume XXX, No. 1, 2009: 109-130.
  • “Autobiografismo, italianità ed alterità in Io, l’altro di Mohsen Melliti (2006)” Echioltremare, conference proceedings 2012 [forthcoming].

Book Reviews:

  • Marco Olivieri, Anna Paparcone. Marco Tullio Giordana. Una poetica civile in forma di Cinema. Roma (Italy): Rubettino Editore, 2017- Reviewed for the Journal of Modern Italian Studies (JMIS), 23:5, 2018: 694-696.
  • Barbara Carbon and Gloria Pastorino. Sei pronto … a migliorare? Workbook and Laboratory Manual with audio CDs for Intermediate Italian. New York, NY: Edizioni Farinelli, 2012.