Federici, Corrado

Faculty of Humanities

Federici, Corrado

Degrees Granted

BA Honours (Italian & French) 1969
MA (Italian) 1970, PhD (Italian) 1977

Research Area

Modern Italian poetry and novel, translation and translation theory, and literary theory

Selected Publications

Translated Books

B. Frabotta, ed. Italian Women Poets: an Anthology (Guernica, 2002), Filippo Pedrocco . Titian ( Rizzoli, 2000)

L. Nanni. Communication: The Power of Location. Essays on Adespotic Aesthetics (Peter Lang, 2000)

The Vatican Museums. Last Judgment . Vol. 1, The Restoration . Vol. II, The Plates (Rizzoli, 1999)


Beauty and the Abject. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2007), Images and Imagery. Frames, Borders, Limits. Interdisciplinary Perspectives ( Peter Lang, 2005)

Literary Texts and the Arts. International Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2003).

Book Chapters

“Subjective Identity and Objective Reality in the ‘Portuguese’ Novels of Antonio Tabucchi,” in F. Cota Fagundes and I. Blayer, eds. Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity. Interdisciplinary Approaches (Peter Lang, 2007): 202-224

“Tracking the Limits of Interpretation: a Reading of the Novels of Umberto Eco,” in I. Blayer and M. Sanchez, eds. Storytelling: International and Intercultural Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2002): 27-40

“Spatialized Gender in the Poetry of Dacia Maraini,” in R. Blumenfeld and A. Testaferri, eds. The Pleasure of Writing . Critical Essays on Dacia Maraini (Purdue University Press, 2000): 61-76

“Il discorso poetico di Pirandello: tra leopardismo e pirandellismo,” in Le fonti di Pirandello , A. Alessio e G. Sanguineti Katz, eds. (Palumbo, 1996): 97-110

Selected list of courses taught at Brock

  • ITAL 1F00 (Introductory Italian)
  • ITAL 1P95 (Italian Culture and Civilization)
  • ITAL/VISA 2P40 (Early to High Renaissance Art and Architecture)
  • ITAL 2P95 (Modern Culture and Civilization)
  • ITAL 3P94 (The Modern Novel)
  • ITAL 3P96 (Visuality in the Italian Lyric)
  • ITAL 3P99 (Advanced Grammar and Composition)
  • ITAL 4P04 (Translation Applications)
  • ITAL/CLAS 4M01 (Monumental Rome: Romulus to the Renaissance)

Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm