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Ph.D. Student in Italian

Advised by Professor Federico Luisetti | Dey 317

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Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. in Philosophy and Languages of Modernity, Università degli Studi di Trento. 2013.
B.A. in Philosophy and Sciences of Culture, Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bò. 2010.

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Giuliano is a fifth-year Ph.D Candidate and a Graduate Teaching Fellow in Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Studies. He came to UNC after studying philosophy, cultural and political theories and literature in Italy. Giuliano’s research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian corporeal literature, World War II, history of the ideas, cinema, and sensorial poetry. He is working on his dissertation entitled “Writing the body in Postwar Italy” with Prof. Luisetti that concentrates on the representation of the human bodies in war narratives and political debates. His theoretical approach is strongly interdisciplinary and includes phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty), biopolitics (Agamben,Esposito), trauma studies, and gender/race studies. He has recently won the Suzanne Levy Summer Research Award to conduct research on-site and he is also the recipient of the Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship for the Fall 2017.

Here is a selection of his papers presented at national and international conferences:
“Corporeal chronotopoi: new literary ‘characters” in Primo Levi and Liana Millu” AAIS/CSIS,
Columbus, OH, April 20-22, 2017.

“Metamorphosis of Senses in Ferrante’s Nasty Love” Carolina Conference for Romance Studies,
Chapel Hill, NC, March 30-April 1, 2016.

“Blaming or healing the body: Reflections on Dino Campana’s Orphism” NEMLA, Hartford, CT.
March 17-20, 2016.

“Revisualizing the human body in Crialese’s cinematic narrative”, International Graduate Student Conference at the University of Toronto, Canada. May 5-6, 2015.

“Immunitas and Contaminatio. A Foray through Novels of Italian Liberation” NEMLA, Toronto, Canada. April 30-May 3, 2015.

“Materic Body: A New Subject in Marinetti’s Zang Tumb Tumb” Carolina Conference for Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. April 3-4, 2014.

Giuliano has also served the Department as a co-coordinator for the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies in the Spring 2017 with the theme “Dia.gnosis”, a reflection on the status of the humanities in the 21st century. He has also coordinated the Colloquium Series for the Department (2016-2017), an informal space where junior faculty and graduate students share their research.

In and outside the classroom, Giuliano participates actively in promoting the Italian language and fostering students’ awareness on the possibility to study abroad in Italy. He managed the Italian Literary Contest, a project designed to implement undergraduate students’ creativity and writing skills. He has taught several courses and helped undergraduate research serving as Graduate Consultant in Seminars:

ITAL 402 Intermediate Accelerated Italian (for advanced students)
ITAL 333 Italian Film and Culture
ITAL 398 Undergraduate Italian Seminar (on World War II) – served as GRC
ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian I
ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I
ROML 89 First Year Seminar – served as GRC

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“Revisualizing the human body in Crialese and Rosi’s cinematic narratives”. L’Avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes. Roma-Bologna: Il Mulino, 1/2017: 113-128. DOI: 10.17397/87192

Review of Bartoloni, Paolo. “Objects in Italian Life and Culture: Fiction, Migration, and Artificiality”. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. In Modern Italy. 2017.