Ilaria Crotti

Ilaria Crotti is Full Professor at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice. He has held the teachings of Literary Theory, History of Criticism and Literary Historiography, Literary Criticism and Theory, Methodologies of Literary Criticism, Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature at the same Faculty. Currently he belongs to the Department of Humanities (SSD: L-FIL-LET / 11; SC: 10 / F2).
She has held various institutional positions: she represented the teaching staff in the Academic Senate during the three-year period 1994-1997, she was delegate of the former Faculty of Letters and Philosophy in the Board of Directors of the ‘Interfaculty Linguistic Center’ (CLI) – role held until the month of June 2008, while in 2009 she was the coordinator of the ‘Publications Commission’ of her Faculty. She was also Deputy Director of the former Department of Italian Studies and Romance Philology, as well as a member of the Faculty Council. From 2012 to 2015 she was delegated by the Director of the Department of Humanities, to which she now belongs, for Internationalization. Since September 2017 she is Coordinator of the Research Committee of the DSU and is a member of its Board.
He is currently a member of the teaching staff of the ‘PhD in Italian Studies’ of his university.
Her interests as a modernist led her to research, both in a critical and theoretical field, concerning the various forms of storytelling, non-fiction, journalism, travel literature and theater of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He looked specifically at some literary genres, such as the Italian novel, from its eighteenth-century beginnings to the contemporary, the Venetian autobiography of the eighteenth century, with particular attention to the rehearsals of Giacomo Casanova and Carlo Gozzi, the comedy by Carlo Goldoni, of which he edited for the National Edition, edited by Marsilio, Pamela fanciulla and Pamela maritata.
He has also shown a keen attention to certain twentieth-century fields, such as the fantastic, the detective, the paraliterature, the travel writing, the autobiography, the figurative in synergy with the literary, gradually examining the production of writers such as Tarchetti , Arrigo Boito, d’Annunzio, Pirandello, Tozzi, Bontempelli, Comisso, Noventa, Buzzati, Piovene, Parise, Carlo Levi, Bianciardi, Sciascia, Soldati, Calvino, Barolini, Della Corte and Barbaro.
Recently, she has measured herself with thematic criticism, comparative studies and the rereading of myth in contemporary Italian literature, engaging, on the one hand, in an examination of the forms and practices experienced by literary sociability in the modern age between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. , for another in an analysis of some perspectives connected to the twentieth-century imaginary.
The literature of women of the eighteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries represents one of the areas most explored by her research. He has dedicated various contributions to figures such as Giustina Renier Michiel, Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi, Ada Negri, Eleonora Duse, Luisa Baccara, Gina Lagorio, Elena Dak, Melania G. Mazzucco.

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