Cristina Carnemolla
Student

I am interested in Italian and Spanish literature at the turn between XIX and XX century. Especially in the novels written after Italian unification with a focus on the "quistione meridionals". My research interests vary from the southern question/global south literature, ecocriticism and colonial studies. I also work on second language acquisition and teaching methodologies with an emphasis on inter-comprehension and inter-cultural research. 
Finally, my MA thesis was on the reception and translations of Dante's Divina Commedia  into Sicilian dialect in the XX century.

Current Research Interests


Before starting my Ph.D. at Duke University, I completed an MA in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Catania (2015) and another in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon (2017). Currently, I am a Ph.D. student and Instructor of Italian at Duke.

My academic interests are multiple: from ecocriticism and Mediterranean studies to de-colonial ones applied to Nineteenth-century fictions. More in depth, I am interested in the Global South and its relation to Italian, Spanish Peninsular and Latin American literature. My primary research question is how the South as a geopolitical concept intersects with gender, race, and class and permeates the constitution of the self in such disparate locations. 

I also worked on second language acquisition and teaching methodologies with an emphasis on inter-comprehension and inter-cultural research. 

Finally, my MA thesis at the UO was on the reception and translations of Dante's Divina Commedia into Sicilian dialect in the XX century.

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