Faculty



Gian-Maria Annovi

Assistant Professor of French and Italian and Gender Studies

Contact Information
E-mail: annovi@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3170
Office: THH 155A

 

Biographical Sketch

Gian Maria Annovi is originally from Italy. He studied Philosophy at the University of Bologna where he graduated with a dissertation on Giacomo Leopardi and Andrea Zanzotto. He then pursued graduate research in the field of Contemporary Italian Literature under the direction of Niva Lorenzini at the University of Bologna. After studying abroad at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, and at the University of California Los Angeles, Gian Maria went to Columbia University to pursue a PhD in the field of Italian Studies under the direction of Paolo Valesio. In 2011, his Ph.D. dissertation on writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was granted the ‘P. P. Pasolini Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation’. He taught at the University of Denver from 2011 to 2013 before joining USC. Gian Maria has published a book on the relationship between de-centered subjectivity and corporeality in the poetry of prominent Italian authors such as Rosselli, Zanzotto, Sanguineti, Porta, and Pasolini. He is the editor of four volumes and the author of numerous book chapters and articles on Italian poetry, the Italian Neo-avant-garde, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Gian Maria's main interests include twentieth century Italian literature, cinema and visual arts. He also has a strong interest in critical thought, specifically in the areas of psychoanalytic theory, cultural studies, and gender and sexuality studies. His book "Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship" is forthcoming with Columbia University Press. Currently, he is working on a new book entitled "Late Future: Politics, Materiality, and the End of Futurism." In 2015 he received a Creative Capital | The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Education

  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2002
  • Ph.D. Contemporary Italian Literature, University of Bologna, 2007
  • M.Phil. Italian Studies, Columbia University, 2008
  • Ph.D. Italian Studies, Columbia University, 2011

  • Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "Anna Maria Ortese and the "Mediterranean Effect"", Women Write the Mediterranean. A Transnational Symposium in Memory of Anna Maria Ortese, Talk/Oral Presentation, Los Angeles, USC - UCLA, 2014-2015   
    • "Saint Paul between Pasolini and Badiou", The Sacred in Italy Across Time, Place and Discipline, Talk/Oral Presentation, UCLA, California Interdisciplinary Consortium Of Italian, 2014-2015   
    • "Un marxista allo schermo: edoardo Sanguineti e il cinema", Per Edoardo Sanguineti. Ritratto in pubblico., Talk/Oral Presentation, Bologna, University of Bologna, Invited, 2014-2015   
    • "Oedipus at Ouarzazate: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Performance of Failure", Pier Paolo Pasolini entre Regression er Echec, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Paris, France, Universite de la Sorbonne, Invited, 2013-2014   
    • "Per un'epica espansa: da Tristano a Tristanoil", Cinquant'anni del Gruppo 63, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Bologna, Italy, University of Bologna, Invited, 2013-2014   
    • "Pasolini’s stardom in contemporary Mediterranean cinema: The case of Daoud Aoulad-Syad.", AAIS/AATI Convention, Talk/Oral Presentation, Eugene, OR, University of Oregon, 2012-2013   
    • "Il ragazzo dal fiore in bocca", Fratello selvaggio: Pier Paolo Pasolini e i giovani, Talk/Oral Presentation, Scandiano, Italy, Comune di Scandiano - Centro Studi - Archivio Pier, 2011-2012   
    • "Amelia’s Cinematic Vision: a Reading of Impromptu", A Language for Every Latitude: The Poetry of Amelia Rosselli, Talk/Oral Presentation, New York, Barnard College, Invited, 2010-2011   
    • "Pasolini’s Cinematographic Body", Pasolini’s Body: New Directions in Pasolini Scholarship, Talk/Oral Presentation, Santa Cruz, University of California Santa Cruz, Invited, 2010-2011   
    • "Salò after Salò", Corpus XXX: Pasolini, Petrolio, Salò, Talk/Oral Presentation, Edinburgh, UK, University of Edinburgh, Invited, 2010-2011   
    • "Ultimissimo Sanguineti", AAIS/AATI Convention, Talk/Oral Presentation, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2011   
    • "Fallografie", Verba tremula. Osceno, erotismo, pornografia e altre virtualità espressive, Talk/Oral Presentation, Parma, University of Parma, Invited, 2008-2009   
    • "La traversata delle iguane", Da luoghi d’esilio: International Symposium on Anna Maria Ortese. , Talk/Oral Presentation, Rutgers University, Invited, 2008-2009   
    • "Undoing Porta", Antonio Porta: il progetto infinito, Talk/Oral Presentation, Bologna, University of Bologna, Invited, 2008-2009   
    • "Una voce in carne e ossa", AAIS/AATI Convention, Talk/Oral Presentation, Taormina, Italy, 2007-2008   
    • "Passaggio per l’informità: Zanzotto e la defigurazione", Passaggio per l’informità: Zanzotto e la defigurazione, Talk/Oral Presentation, Bologna, University of Bologna, Invited, 2006-2007   
    • "Contento del deserto: Mapping Pasolini beyond City and Periphery", Pier Paolo Pasolini and the City, Talk/Oral Presentation, Los Angeles, UCLA, Invited, 2005-2006   
    • "Siamo tutti tra i minori: Zanzotto, Artaud e il Barba Zhucon", Tutta un'altra letteratura: Authors and Approaches beyond the Italian Canon, Talk/Oral Presentation, Harvard University, 2005-2006   

    Publications


    Book
    • Annovi, G. Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
    • Annovi, Gian Maria; Ghezzo, Flora (Ed.). (2015). Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    • Annovi, Gian Maria (Ed.). (2014). Amelia Rosselli. Impromptu. A Trilingual Translation. Toronto: Guernica Editions.
    • Annovi, Gian Maria (Ed.). (2013). Fratello selvaggio: Pier Paolo Pasolini tra gioventù e nuova gioventù. Massa: Transeuropa.
    • Annovi, Gian Maria (Ed.). (2012). Antonio Porta, "Piercing the Page. Selected Poems 1959-1989." With an essay by Umberto Eco and an introduction by Gian Maria Annovi. Los Angeles, CA: Seismicity.
    • Annovi, G. (2008). Altri corpi. Poesia e corporalità negli anni Sessanta. Bologna: Gedit.

    Book Chapter
    • Annovi, G. (2015). La sequenza del fiore di carta: tra metalinguaggio e metastoria. Pier Paolo Pasolini: Prospettive americane Pesaro: Metauro.
    • Annovi, G. (2015). Call Me My Name: The Iguana, the Witch, and the Discovery of America. Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies pp. 36. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    • Annovi, G. (2014). On the Border of Silence: Amelia Rosselli's Impromptu. Impromptu. A Trilingual Edition pp. 7-43. Toronto: Guernica Editions.
    • Annovi, G. (2013). Corpo (1980-2000). Poesia e storia pp. 277-305. Milan: Paerson-Bruno Mondadori.
    • Annovi, G. (2013). The Man who Needs to Leave: a Reading of Varie ed eventuali. Edoardo Sanguineti: Critical Perspectives. pp. 106-117. Oxford: Legenda.
    • Annovi, G. (2013). Il ragazzo dal fiore in bocca: Pasolini tra vecchia e nuova gioventù. Fratello selvaggio. pp. 65-80. Massa: Transeuropa.
    • Annovi, G. (2011). Salò after Salò: Expanded Readings of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Last Film. Corpus XXX: Pasolini, Petrolio, Salò pp. 165-179. Bologna: Clueb.
    • Annovi, G. (2010). Fallografie. Sul maschile in Moravia, Malerba e Pasolini. Verba tremula. Osceno, erotismo, pornografia e alt pp. 63-78. Bologna: Bologna University Press.
    • Annovi, G. (2008). Passaggio per l’informità: Zanzotto e la defigurazione. Zanzotto: un poeta nel tempo pp. 48-60. Bologna: Aspasia.
    • Annovi, G. (2007). Lingua, corpo e scambio di genere nella Libellula. Amelia Rosselli: La furia dei venti contrari pp. 64-72. Firenze: Le Lettere.
    • Annovi, G. (2005). Discorrimenti. Appunti per una parola nel corpo. ’ Ipercorpo. Nuovi paesaggi del corpo pp. 217-226. Rome: Editoria & Spettacolo.

    Encyclopedia Article
    • Annovi, G. (2012). "Neoavanguardia," in The Literary Encyclopedia. London: The Literary Encyclopedia Company Ltd. PubMed Web Address
    • Annovi, G. (2012). "Reception of Pasolini's Works," in The Literary Encyclopedia. London: The Literary Dictionary Company Ltd. PubMed Web Address
    • Annovi, G. (2007). "Avanguardia/avanguardie," "Le lingue della poesia," "Federico Garcia Lorca," "Costantino Kavafis," "Nazim Hikmet," "Lo sperimentalismo," "Scritture femminili," "Letteratura e filosofia," "Iosif Brodskji," in HISTORIA - La grande storia della civilta' europea. Il Novecento. (Umberto Eco and others, Ed.). 53-63,94-101,108-123,213-22,367-78,484-93, 503-12. Vol. 7 volls. Torino: Umberto Motta.

    Journal Article
    • Annovi, G. (2015). Marilyn's Ashes: Celebrity and Authorship in Pier Paolo Pasolini's La Rabbia. MLN. (2016), pp. 24.
    • Annovi, G. (2014). Verso un’epica espansa: Tristanoil di Nanni Balestrini. il verri. (54), pp. 131-138.
    • Annovi, G. (2013). Strutture del disordine: Nanni Balestrini all’ascolto di John Cage. Parol. Quaderni d'Arte e di Epistemologia.. Vol. 24, pp. 101-118.
    • Annovi, G. (2010). ‘ISTAMBUL KM. 4.253: attraverso il Mediterraneo di Pier Paolo Pasolini.’. California Italian Studies Journal. Vol. 1, pp. 26 pp..
    • Annovi, G. (2009). ‘Undoing Porta’. il verri. Vol. 41, pp. 25-37.
    • Annovi, G. (2009). ‘Pasolini maestro?’. Italian Poetry Review. Vol. 4, pp. 307-327.
    • Annovi, G. (2008). ‘1968: Beltà. Corpo, violenza e linguaggio in Andrea Zanzotto’. Carte italiane. Vol. 4 (3-15)
    • Annovi, G. (2007). ‘Time can stop (and it does): un inedito da "Sleep"’. Italian Poetry Review. Vol. II, pp. 35-45.
    • Annovi, G. (2005). ‘Scuoiamenti. Sanguineti, Marsia (e Marx)’. il verri. Vol. 29, pp. 75-84.
    • Annovi, G. (2004). ‘Incarnazioni: mimetismo, ibridazione e metamorfosi animale in "I rapporti" di Antonio Porta.’. il verri. Vol. 26, pp. 95-116.
    • Annovi, G. (2002). ‘A faccia a faccia. (Natura morta con canarino e specchio)’. Poetiche. Special issue dedicated to Andrea Zanzotto.. Vol. I, pp. 127-141.

    Advisement

    Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students
    • Director of the Honors Program in Italian, 2015-  




  • Department of French and Italian
  • Taper Hall 155 (THH 155)
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0359