Environmental Italy. Power, Beauty, and the Apocalypse


Italian 4224: Survey of Italian Literature. “Environmental Italy. Power, Beauty, and the Apocalypse” is a BA-level upper-division course in modern and contemporary Italian environmental humanities and literature, transmedia languages on eco-crises, images of the Grand Tour, and pandemic storytelling. It is mainly intended for Italian majors/minors with a strong foundation in grammar and lexical structures, but it can easily be transformed as a historical overview for English-speaking groups or GE materials. It was taught in 2019 and then edited to include a pandemic section on Fall 2020 in a hybrid format. Some topics involve discourses on toxicities, pollution, and green counternarratives, vulnerable and marginalized landscapes, slow tourism, urban eco-projects requalification, pandemic studies, eco-poetics, and experimental films.


Giuliano Migliori

Giuliano Migliori Ph.D. is a Senior Italian Lecturer at The Ohio State University where he has taught several courses on Italian literature and cinema, Italian-American crime fiction, and Environmental Humanities. His main research focuses on phenomenology and identity forms, embodied literature, corporeal studies, ecocriticism, and affect theories.

His works have been featured in L’Avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes, in the volume Scrivere l’orrore on the Holocaust, and in Basilicata and Southern Italy between Film and Ecologies on the reframing of Italian eco-South. His short stories have appeared on the bilingual magazine, Agua del Pozo/Waters of the well.


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