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Alessio Filippi

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Italian

Contact Information
E-mail: afilippi@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-2607
Office: THH 155J

 

Education

Ph.D. Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature, University of California - Los Angeles, 6/2007
M.A. Italian Literature/language, UCLA, 6/1998
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Ph.D. Department of Italian, UCLA. Dissertation filed in the fall of 2006. Degree to be awarded in 2007. Dissertation Topic: Food, body, sins in the Church in medieval Italy; Christianity, medieval philosophy; Italian medieval "novelle" (from Boccaccio to mid XV century; female saints in XIII-XIV centuries Tuscany. Other interests: WWI Italian literature; Renaissance cookery; XIX-XX Centuries Italian history, politics and numismatics. Taught language at UCLA (Teaching assistant, 1996-2000); Pepperdine University (2000-2001); USC (French-Italian Department, 2001-present); Istituto Italiano di cultura (1997-2004).
 

New Courses Developed

IL SILENZIO CHE UCCIDE: MAFIA IN THE ITALIAN LITERATURE, FRENCH AND ITALIAN: ITAL. 320, STUDENTS WILL BE EXPOSED, THROUGH THE ANALYSIS OF A WIDE SELECTION OF LITERARY TEXTS AND FILMS, TO THE COMPLEX REALITY OF THE ITALIAN MAFIA, FROM ITS RISE TILL OUR DAYS., Spring 2009   
 

Service to the University

Committees

PARTICIPATED AS NTT SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE IN FRENCH & ITALIAN FACULTY MEETINGS. MEMBER OF BASIC LANGUAGE COMMITTEE, Fall 2009   
Member, Department of French and Italian: NTT representative in departmental faculty meetings., 2008-2009   
 
 
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