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GIULIANA GARDELLINI’S CURRICULUM VITAE Giuliana Gardellini was born in Bologna in 1967 and graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Bologna in 1994, with a thesis in Contemporary English Literature (Samuel Beckett). She received her Ph.D. in English Literature in 1999 from the University ‘Ca’ Foscari’ in Venice, with a dissertation in Victorian literature (Alice Thompson Meynell). In 2001, she received a two-year, post-doc grant from the University of Bologna and, in 2004, a two-year grant from the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici (Higher School of Humanities) of the University of Bologna on a project linked with the website www.tolerance.it on how to teach tolerance to children and adolescents. She collaborates with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bologna and with the Centre for Canadian Studies of the University of Bologna. Since 2006, she has been fellow-researcher to the Chair of North-American Literatures, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna. She taught Italian language and culture (ILP – Intensive Language Program) to the students from the University of California in Bologna (Autumn 2000 and 2002). She was lecturer (professore a contratto) at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna to teach English language and English for Medicine to medical students (2000/2003). She was the coordinator of the courses: “Democracy and Tolerance: Political Communication in Italy and Abroad” (Autumn 2004), “City and Democracy” (Autumn 2006), and “The City and Democracy: Moving Towards an Engaged Citizenship” (Autumn 2007) at the International Center for Civic Engagement University of Bologna / University of Denver. She is lecturer (professore a contratto) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bologna and teaches North-American Literatures. She published a book-length study on A. Thompson Meynell (The Silent Shadows of Language: the Poetry of Alice Thompson Meynell, Bologna, CLUEB, 2001) and a number of essays in English literature (Austen, Meynell) and in Canadian literature (Atwood, MacEwen, MacLeod, Mistry, Moodie, Newlove). In particular, within the theme of Italian-Canadian identity and literature, she published the following essays: • •

“’Look. Have No Words.’ The Dynamics of Memory in the Poetry of Pasquale Verdicchio”, in The Dynamics of Cultural Exchange: Creative and Critical Works, ed. by Licia Canton, Montreal, Cusmano, 2002, pp. 233-242. “An AEsthetics of Oblivion and Silence: Voices from Italian-Canadian Poetry”, in Shaping History. L’identità italo-canadese nel Canada anglofono, Atti del Convegno Internazionale “Oltre la storia / Beyond History / Au-delà de l’histoire: l’identità italo-canadese contemporanea” (Udine, 20-22 maggio 2004), vol. 1, Udine, Forum, 2005, pp. 61-66

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