IRENE HATZOPOULOS

Credentials: Job Market Candidate in Italian

Email: hatzopoulos@wisc.edu

Address:
656 Van Hise Hall

Personal Website

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EDUCATION

  • BA with honors in French, Spanish & Italian from University of California Davis, 2009
  • MA in Italian from Middlebury College, 2010
  • MA in French from Middlebury College, 2011

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research interests include: literature from the dopoguerra, Italian film and literature in the 60s & 70s, the use of dialects in literature, and more recently, food culture studies.

DISSERTATION TITLE

The Figure of the Storyteller in the works of Pier Paolo Pasolini

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Cultural Mutation: “Gennariello” Salo and the Loss of Self”.  A collection of essays on Pasolini, forthcoming from Vernon Press.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Directorial Voice and Social Representation in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Comizi d’amore.” North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference.  Boston, MA, March 2020.
  • “Cultural Mutation: Gennariello, Salò and the loss of self.” North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference. Washington, D.C., March 2019
  • “Levi e Vittorini: Anti-Fascism, Resistance and Writing.” Guest Lecture, LitTrans 254: Literature of Modern Italy—Existentialism, Fascism, Resistance. University of Madison-Wisconsin, Department of French and Italian, October 2018.
  • “Directorial Voice in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Comizi d’amore.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of French and Italian Research Seminar, April 2017.
  • “Né carne ne pesce: la non-assimilazione nella poetica di John Fante.” American Association for Italian Studies Conference, special panel on John Fante. Boulder, March 2015.
  • “Né carne ne pesce: the poetics of non-assimilation in John Fante.” University of Madison-Wisconsin, Department of French and Italian Graduate Symposium, March 2015.
  • “Le dinamiche spaziali: il lutto in L’oro di Napoli.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Detroit, November 2014.
  • “Le dinamiche spaziali: il lutto in L’oro di Napoli.” Middlebury College at Mills Inaugural Graduate Student Conference Series. Oakland, July 2014.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Italian 101, including 2 FIG-Food Cultures of Italy sections
  • Italian 102
  • Italian 203
  • Italian 204
  • FLAC language section for ITA 460, geared towards Italian majors. Provided them with a chance to discuss the movies viewed in the class in Italian, as the course is cross-listed with CommArts, and is taught in English.

AWARDS

Alfred and Isabella Panzini Galpin Italian Scholarship                                                                     2019

Selected by the faculty of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive this award for leadership in the profession as a graduate student in Italian.

Campus-Wide TA Awards: Exceptional Service                                                                                   2018

Nominated by FRIT Faculty for Exceptional Service in the Department of French and Italian.

Karl George Bottke Scholarship                                                                                                                 2018

Selected by the faculty of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive this award for excellence in teaching and service.

Campus-Wide TA Awards: Capstone Ph.D Teaching Award                                                           2017

Nominated by FRIT Faculty in recognition of excellent teaching throughout UW Madison tenure.

Eunice Clark Smith French Scholarship                                                                                                   2017

Selected by the faculty of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive this award for excellence in teaching.

Alfred and Isabella Panzini Galpin Italian Scholarship                                                                     2016

Selected by the faculty of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive this award for excellence in teaching.

Honored Instructor Award                                                                                                                           2014

Recognized by students living in University Housing for having made a significant impact on their educational experience.