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Patrizio Ceccagnoli

Department of French and Italian
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 2062
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


PhD, Italian, Columbia University, 2011

MA, Italian, Columbia University, 2006 

Certification of Secondary Teaching, (Italian and Classics), Università degli Studi di Perugia - S.I.S.S. (School of Specialization for Secondary Teaching), 2003 

Laurea, magna cum laude, Italian and Classics, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, 2001 


Selected Publications


  • Co-Translator (with Susan Stewart). Milo De Angelis. Theme of Farewell and After-Poems. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • Co-Editor (with Paolo Valesio). Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Venezianella e Studentaccio. Milan: Oscar Mondadori, 2013.



  • "'Il Poema di Fiume.' Un inedito marinettiano" (critical edition). L'Ellisse 5 (2010): 209-39.
  • "'Necrofilia e prosopopea della materia: La personificazione in Marinetti" (essay). Annali di Italianistica 27 (2009): 309-31.
  • Co-Editor (with Paolo Valesio), Canoni assenti. Proceedings of "Absent Canons," A Comparative Conference on Contemporary Italian Poetry, in Semicerchio - Rivista di poesia comparata, 38.1 (2008), with a Preface, pp. 3-4.
  • "'Lo sguardo rimasto solo.' Intervista a Milo De Angelis" (interview with a critical introduction). Italian Poetry Review 2 (2008): 461-73. Also published in De Angelis Milo, Colloqui sulla poesia. I. Vincentini, ed. Milano: La Vita Felice, 2008, pp. 101-114.
  • "'Capitalismo e narcisismo.' Intervista a Edoardo Sanguineti" (interview). Italian Poetry Review 2 (2008): 474-90.



  • With Susan Stewart. "New Poems," translations of Milo De Angelis. Gradiva 37-38 (2010): 160-71.
  • With Susan Stewart. From Theme of Farewell, poems of Milo De Angelis. Poetry 3 (2007): 222-23.
  • With Susan Stewart. "Contemporary Italian Poetry." TriQuarterly 127 (2007): From Theme of Farewell, poems of Milo De Angelis, pp. 74-83; from Cose, poems of Edoardo Sanguineti, pp. 182-95; from Il cuore del girasole, poems of Paolo Valesio, pp. 204-13.


Teaching Experience

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Visiting Lecturer of Italian, Spring 2011 – Fall 2013

Fordham University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Adjunct Lecturer, Fall 2011. 

Columbia University, Department of Italian, Adjunct Professor, Fall 2011.


Research Interests

19th- and 20th-century Italian Literature and Culture

Italian and European Avant-garde of the 20th century

Giacomo Leopardi and Italian Romanticism

Theory and practice of translation

Textual criticism and literary theory.



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