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Laura Chiesa

Associate Professor
927 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2017 - Monday, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
(716) 645-0872


  • Laurea, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Pisa
  • D.E.A, Philosophy, École Des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UCLA

Courses Regularly Taught

  • ITA322. Italian Conversation and Civilization II
  • ITA405. Italian Youth Culture from the 1960s to Today
  • ITA410. Modern Italian Studies: Italian Avant-Garde and Neo-Avant-Garde
  • ITA415: Italian Modern Novel from Manzoni to the Present
  • ITA422. Modern Italian Studies: Landscapes in Literature and Cinema
  • ITA429/DMS 429: Italian Cinematic Histories and Poetics

Fields/Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Italian and French Studies
  • Critical Theory, Architecture, Film and Visual Studies

Selected Publications