Nicholas Albanese

Assistant Professor of Italian
Modern Language Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3203

n.albanese@tcu.edu | 817-257-6360

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Education

Ph.D. Indiana University
MA Middlebury College
MS College of William and Mary
BA The University of the South

Courses Taught

First Semester College Italian
Topics in Italian Cinema
Italian Culture from Unification to the Present
Southern Italian Culture through Film
Dante's Inferno

Areas of Focus

Contemporary Italian Literature & Culture; Italian Cinema; Southern Italian and Sicilian History and Culture

“Le voci del mare:  il nostos antropologico di Creuza de mä” in Musica pop e testi in Italia dal 1960 ad oggi, Longo Editore, 2015.

Streetwise Italian Dictionary & Thesaurus, McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Letteratura di (im)migrazioni: parametri di una condizione transculturale,”  Intersections: Crossing Italian Borders in Music, Art, Literature, Theater, and Cinema, 4th Annual Conference, Florence, Italy. June 2016

“Coming-of-age: Interstitial Space in the Cinema of Alice Rohrwacher,” New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, 7th Annual Symposium, Bloomington, Indiana, April 2016

“The Apocalyptic Ecocriticism of Filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 47th Annual Convention, Hartford, Connecticut, March 2016.

“Signifying Soundscape: The Anthropo-musical Space of Creuza de mä,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 87th Annual Conference, Durham, North Carolina, November 2016

“Donne ribelli fra adolescenza e maturità nel cinema italiano,” Women of the Mediterranean, First International Conference, Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy, June 2015

“Il fantastico fra scienza e mito:  il caso di Niccolò Ammaniti,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 46th Annual Convention, Toronto (ON), Canada, April 2015

“Fra mare e mito:  il Mediterraneo apocalittico in Fuoco su Napoli di Ruggero Cappuccio,” Mediterranean Visions:  Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations.  First International Conference, Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy, June 2014

“Apocalisse urbana nella letteratura italiana attuale,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 45th Annual Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 2014

American Association for Italian Studies

American Association of Teachers of Italian

Editorial Committee, Visioni Mediterranee:  viaggi, migrazioni e itinerari culturali (Mediterranean Visions:  Voyages, Migrations, and Cultural Itineraries). Lanciano (CH), Italy: Carabba Editrice, 2016.