Faculty



Gian-Maria Annovi

Assistant Professor of French and Italian

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 three 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 new book on the making of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s authorial figure is forthcoming in 2016.

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

  • Publications


    Book
    • 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. (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.

    Essay
    • Annovi, G. (2014). On the Border of Silence: Amelia Rosselli's Impromptu. (Annovi, Gian Maria, Ed.). pp. 7-43. Toronto. Guernica Editions.

    Journal Article
    • 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.

    Manuscript
    • Annovi, Gian Maria; Ghezzo, Flora (Ed.). Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies. University of Toronto Press.





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