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Alessia Nanni Weisberg

Lecturer

E-mail: aweisberg@humnet.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Thurs, 10:00am-11:00am via Zoom

Fields of interest: Italian Language Instruction, Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema, Political Violence and Terrorism

Alessia Nanni Weisberg is a lecturer of Italian in UCLA and California State University, Northridge. Her research focuses on Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema, and Language Instruction. Her dissertation delves into the memoirs written by some members of the Red Brigades, a terrorist group highly active in Italy in the ’70s. She taught Italian language, Literature and Culture in various institutions including Loyola Marymount University, USC and Santa Monica College.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., Italian Literature and Cinema
  • University of California, Los Angeles: M.A., Italian Literature
  • University of California, Los Angeles: B.A., Italian Literature and Women Studies

Research

  • Dissertation title: Between Collective History and Personal Experience: the Memoirs of the Ex-Red Brigades and the Whisper of the Victims.

Selected Publications

Articles

  • Oct. 2016: “Flipping the classroom: a New Strategy to Introduce Cultural Elements in Language Instruction” – Culture in a Communicative Classroom Workshop at the University of Southern California. An article based on this presentation is published on the online journal TILCA (http://tilca.qc.cuny.edu)
  • Feb. 2011: “Victims and Perpetrators: the Ambiguous Case of Post-Terrorist Italy.” University of Southern California – California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies annual conference
  • May 2009: “Between Collective History and Personal Experience: the Memoirs of the Ex-Red Brigades and the Whisper of the Victims.” St. John University, NY – American Association of Italian Studies annual Conference
  • April 2006: “Man acts, woman appears”: Italian Renaissance Art’s Canon of Beauty and its Transgression in the Poetry of the Petrarchiste.” New York University, NY – Graduate Student Conference
  • Feb. 2006: “From the Other Side of the Mediterranean: Exile and Nomadism in Contemporary Female Writing.” University of California, Los Angeles – California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies annual conference\
  • June 2005: “The Shipwreck of a Modern Ulysses: Irony, War and Virility in Rubè by GA Borgese.” University of California, Los Angeles – Graduate Student Conference, published in Carte Italiane, 2006
  • April 2005: “Anna Maria Ortese, L’iguana: a Postmodern Allegory.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill American Association of Italian Studies annual Conference
  • April 2004: “Between Past and Present: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Monologue in Medea.” New York University, NYU Graduate Student Conference

Honors and Awards

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)
  • Italian Department Summer Grant (July 2007)
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship (Fall 2006- Spring 2007)
  • Pre-dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship (June 2006)
  • Italian Department Summer Grant (June 2006)
  • Teaching Assistant Fellowship (Fall 2002 to Spring 2006)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (June 2003)

Selected Publications

  • “The Shipwreck of a Modern Ulysses: Irony, War and Virility in Rubè by GA Borgese.” University of California, Los Angeles – published in Carte Italiane, 2006.