Faculty


Alessio Filippi

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Italian

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

 

Education

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

  • 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