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Daniela De Pau, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor of Italian

Daniela De Pau

Office: Language and Communication Center 212A
Phone: 215.895.2165
Email: dd62@drexel.edu


Education

  • PhD, Italian Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Italian and European Cinema
  • Relationship between literature, cinema and other arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Traveling literature
  • Women writers and Directors
  • The tradition of the Comic and the tradition of the Fantastic
  • Autobiography
  • Politics of immigration
  • Cultural identity in contemporary Italy

Biography

Daniela De Pau is a scholar in Italian literature and cinema, with a side interest in language pedagogy and creative writing as well. She was born in Sassari, Italy, and studied in Italy and Belgium prior to pursuing graduate studies in the United States. She was appointed at Drexel University in 2000.


Selected Publications

Books:

  • Daniela De Pau & Rita Pasqui. Moda, stile e simboli. Letture di autori italiani. New York: Edizioni Farinelli 2012. (144 pages)
  • Daniela De Pau & Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia. Film Study Program: Il divo. New York: Edizioni Farinelli, 2011. (68 pages)
  • Daniela De Pau & Simone Dubrovic eds. (and Introduction). Zoom “D’oltreoceano”: istantanee sui registi italiani e sull’Italia. Rome: Vecchiarelli. (Manziana) (360 pages). 2010
  • Daniela De Pau & Georgina Torello, eds. (and Introduction). Watching Pages, Reading Pictures: Cinema and Modern Literature in Italy. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (440 pages), 2008.

Book chapters:

  • “Healing the daughter’s body in Francesca Archibugi’s Il grande cocomero”. In Stella Cantini ed. Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen. New York: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2013
  • "Calvino, the Fairytale, and Two Stories for Children”. Anthem Press, Critical Insight Series: London-New York, 2012
  • “Alessandro D’Alatri e l’etica della testimonianza”, in Daniela De Pau & Simone Dubrovic eds. Zoom “d’oltreoceano”: istantanee sui registi italiani e sull’Italia. Vecchiarelli. (Manziana) Rome, Italy 2010
  • “L’avanguardia solitaria di Franco Piavoli”, in Daniela De Pau & Simone Dubrovic eds. Zoom “d’oltreoceano”: istantanee sui registi italiani e sull’Italia. Vecchiarelli. (Manziana) Rome, Italy 2010
  • “Ferzan Ozpetek e le sfide della modernità” (with Dubrovic), in Daniela De Pau & Simone Dubrovic eds. Zoom “d’oltreoceano”: istantanee sui registi italiani e sull’Italia. Vecchiarelli. (Manziana) Rome, Italy 2010
  • “Al di là delle ideologie: la coraggiosa investigazione di Marco Tullio Giordana”, in Daniela De Pau & Simone Dubrovic eds. Zoom “d’oltreoceano”: istantanee sui registi italiani e sull’Italia. Vecchiarelli. (Manziana) Rome, Italy 2010
  • “Archibugi, a ‘writer’ on the set”, in Daniela De Pau & Georgina Torello eds. Watching Pages, Reading Pictures: Cinema and Modern Literature in Italy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, UK 2008

Journal articles:

  • "Il realismo fantastico delle inchieste donne mie" in We Want Roses Too, online volume on feminism in cinema in Jura Gentium Cinema, 2010.
  • "Con gli occhi chiusi"da Tozzi alla Archibugi, per aprirli con il cinema ", Modern Language Studies Journal, 2006.
  • "Dacia Maraini and the poetics of female migration". Refereed Selected Proceedings of the Seventh International ISSEI MIT Press, 2004: CD ROM, (2006).
  • "Benni e le nuove avventure di Pinocchia: comici appunti per una moderna 'Education Sentimentale", Modern Language Studies Journal, 2005 issue.
  • "Una sfida giocosa. Maraini-Stein 'di due una di una due," Italian Culture, vol. 20, n. 2 2002 (2004).
  • "L'Edipo decapitato e L'Eros consolatore in Crudeltà all'aria aperta," RLA, v. 12, 2000 (2004).
  • "The mosaic of an artistic people: 'Recita napoletana' by Giovanna Mozzillo", International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 1, (2003).
  • "The autobiographical landscape in Maria Orsini Natale. " Refereed Selected Proceedings of the Sixth International ISSEI MIT Press, 2002: CDROM, (2003).
  • "A challenging nostalgia in search of reunion. Desire in 'The distance from the moon' by Italo Calvino," West Virginia University Philological Papers, vol 49, (2002).
  • "Dionisio l'anacronista. La parodia della figura del medico in 'Enrico IV," Working Papers in Romance Literatures and Philology, v. 2, Fall (1997): 67-80