Italian Studies

Daria Bozzato

Visiting Assistant Professor

Italian

Contact

Box

Campus Box 0411

Address

McKnight Hall

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Education

PhD Romance Studies (Italian), UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016
Laurea, Foreign Languages, La Sapienza, 2003

Academic Focus

19th- and 20th-century Italian literature and visual arts; medical humanities; Italian crime; second language acquisition.

In 2018, Daria Bozzato joined Gettysburg College after teaching language, literature, and cinema classes at UNC-Chapel Hill, Kenyon College, and SUNY New Paltz. She received her Ph.D. in Romance Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill with a dissertation on Futurism and the occult. Specialized in 19th and 20th-century Italian literature and visual arts, the Mafia motif, and the use of media and food in foreign language classroom, Daria Bozzato has been trained both in Italian Studies and in second language acquisition.

In her recent conference presentations and publications, Professor Bozzato has focused on the influence of scientific discoveries, such as X-rays, on Futurist oeuvre. As a consequence of her study on the effects of positivism on 20th-century Italian society, she is currently working on how the biological approach used in psychiatry before the approval of Law 180 (1978), also known as Basaglia law, fostered the alienation and physical annulment of marginalized people in Italy.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • “Buoni chirurghi dalle mani veggenti: l’occulto e il primitivo nel tattilismo marinettiano.” Atti del convegno “Bramosia dell’ignoto.” Prague, Czech Republic. April 13-15, 2016. Karolinum Press, Charles University. 
  • “Beyond National Borders: New Perspectives on the Lusophone Literary Tradition.” Hispanófila 172 (2014): 99-104.
  • Review of Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani. Percorsi: l'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura. 3rd Ed. Upper Saddle River (NJ): Pearson, 2014, in Annali d'Italianistica 33 (2015): 397-99.
  • Review of Gloria De Vincenti. Il genio del Secondo Futurismo Fiorentino tra macchina e spirito. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2013, in Annali d'Italianistica32 (2014): 675-7.?
  • Contribution to the revision of the vocabulary, culture, and music sections of Sentieri 3/e, Vista Higher Learning.
  • The Voice of the Pazzi: Madness in Italian Photography before 1978. Presented at the MLA International Symposium convention. Lisbon, Portugal. July 24, 2019.
  • “C’era una volta la città dei matti”: Madness and Empathy in Marco Turco’s Cinema. Presented at the NeMLA convention. Washington, D.C. March 24, 2019.
  • Photography, Madness, and Marginalization: The Case of “Gli esclusi” by Luciano D’Alessandro. Presented at the AAIS convention. Winston-Salem, NC. March 16, 2019.
  • The Touch, the Medium, and the Primitive: New Perspectives on Marinetti’s Tactilism. Presented at “Bramosia dell’ignoto.” Prague, Czech Republic. April 15, 2016.
  • Photographing the Invisible: Bragaglia the “Ghostbuster.” Presented at the NeMLA convention. Hartford, CT. March 18, 2016.

Courses Taught