Susanna Zinato

foto s.zinato 07/2014,  September 20, 2018
Position
Associate Professor
Role
Associate Professor of English
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Office
Palazzo di Lingue,  Floor Primo,  Room 1.06
Telephone
+39 045802 8318
Fax
+39 045802 8320
E-mail
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Curriculum

Susanna Zinato's field of expertise is the textual analysis and the theory of the literary work (including drama) in English. Literary style is studied in its relationship with literary history and with due awareness of the cultural, historical, and political dynamics underlying the examined text's production and reception. Susanna Zinato's approach is programmatically hermeneutical and strongly textual, aiming at making the students familiar with the language of literature in English. It employs the tools of rhetoric and of literary theory, as well as those provided by contextual studies.
So far, she has pre-eminently  privileged the late-modernist novel, early-modern English theatre and culture of the Restoration, colonial/postcolonial narrative (in particular, from New Zealand and South Africa) - the latter in keeping with her long-standing interest in Postcolonial Studies.

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 46.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures English literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches (2020/2021)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English literature 1 M-Z [Cognomi M-Z] (2020/2021)   9   
Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2020/2021)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Anglophone literatures and cultures (2019/2020)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English literature 1 M-Z [Cognomi M-Z] (2019/2020)   9  eLearning
Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2019/2020)   6  eLearning
Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures English literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches (2018/2019)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English literature 2 (2018/2019)   9   
Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2018/2019)   6   
Ph.D. programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics Attività didattica dottorato (2017/2018)   10   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Anglophone literatures and cultures (2016/2017)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Publishing English literature 2 (2016/2017)   9  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2016/2017)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Anglophone literatures and cultures (2015/2016)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English literature 2 (2015/2016)   9   
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2015/2016)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Literature II (2014/2015)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Literature of English-speaking Countries [1^ LINGUA] (2014/2015)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2014/2015)   6    (Parte II)
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Literature II (2013/2014)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce Literature of English-speaking Countries (2013/2014)   9    (Modulo 2)
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2013/2014)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Publishing English Literature I (2012/2013)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce English Literature I [Cognomi P-Z] (2012/2013)   6   
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2012/2013)   6    (Modulo 1)
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Publishing English Literature I (2011/2012)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce English Literature I [Tur] (2011/2012)   6    (Modulo 2)
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2011/2012)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Literature II (2010/2011)   9   
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures New literatures in English (2010/2011)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce English Literature I [CInt M-Z] (2009/2010)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism and International Commerce (until 2007-2008) (not running) English Literature III [CInt] (2009/2010)   6    (Lezioni)
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism and International Commerce (until 2007-2008) (not running) English Literature III [Tur] (2009/2010)   6   
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Literature II (2007/2008)   6   
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Literature of English-speaking Countries (2007/2008)   6    Modulo 1
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Modulo a scelta di Letteratura inglese II (2007/2008)   3     
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Literature II (2006/2007)   6   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) English literature I (LS) (2006/2007)   6    Modulo 2
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Literature II (2005/2006)   6   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) English literature II (LS) (2005/2006)   6    Modulo 2
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management English Literature II [Matricole pari] (2003/2004)   6     
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management English Literature II [Matricole pari] (2002/2003)   6     
Four-year Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures English Language and Literature II [Matricole pari] (2001/2002)   1     
Degree in Languages and Culture for Publishing English Literature II [Matricole pari] (2001/2002)   6     
Four-year Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Literature of English-speaking Countries (2001/2002)   1     
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Literature of English-speaking Countries (2001/2002)   6     

 
Research interests
Topic Description Research area
English Literature and Anglophone Literatures Starting from a diacronic view respectful of the phenomenology of literary history (in which to safely place the analysis of the specifics of the literary language of the texts being studied) and of the contextual (i.e.cultural, philosophical, political) dynamics underlying its production, the general area of competence of Susanna Zinato is English Literature (including English Theatre) and Anglophone Literature (South African literature,in particular). Among her privileged subject areas: V. Woolf’s late-modernist fiction, the Restoration theatre, rhetoric and libertine culture in early-modern England, the stylistics and rhetoric of the roman fou, madness in postcolonial anglophone literature, comparative readings of Italian and anglophone texts, the translation of Nabokov’s lectures on Russian literature, shame in postcolonial Anglophone literature. Authors privileged in her research: V. Woolf, John Vanbrugh,J. Wilmot earl of Rochester, Janet Frame, Bessie Head, J.M. Coetzee. Her strongly hermeneutical and textual approach relies on the tools provided by rhetoric and literary theory,as well as by Postcolonial Theory when dealing with postcolonial literatures. English and Anglophone Literatures
Critical Theory & Poetics
Madness in postcolonial fiction in English A study of the postcolonial narrative in English having madness as its thematic core. When perceived through the experience of madness, the alienation and psychopathology always entailed in the the ideology and practice of colonialism is magnified and charged with a destabilizing force of questioning that lays bare political, as well as existential and moral, urgencies English and Anglophone Literatures
Critical Theory & Poetics
Rhetoric and libertinism in the theatre and culture of Restoration England A study of the links between rhetoric, theatre, and libertine culture in England,in the second half of the seventeenth century. English and Anglophone Literatures
Critical Theory & Poetics
Shame in colonial and postcolonial literature in English A study of a the theme of shame that, due to the in-human staged in the colonial theatre and perpetrated till nowadays in new versions after decolonization, has been running through decades of colonial/postcolonial literature in English.The study, which avails itself of contributions from international scholars,involves reflections both on 'white' shame, i.e. the shame of the masters/colonizers and their 'tainted' descendants,as well of the shame of the colonized, originating in the power politics exerted on their bodies and minds. The relationship between shame and literary writing is a parallel theme that demands reflection. No need to underline the urgency of this theme, as witnessed every day by the refugees and asylum-seekers running for their bare lives to Europe- a 'boomerang invasion'. English and Anglophone Literatures
Critical Theory & Poetics
The stylistics and rhetoric of the postcolonial roman fou (J. Frame, B. Head) Study of the postcolonial roman fou in English, namely from New-Zealand (Janet Frame) and from South Africa (Bessie Head) through the tools provided by stylistcs and rhetoric, with a strong attention to the cultural-political-historical contexts evoked by the texts under analysis. English and Anglophone Literatures
Stylistics
Projects
Title Starting date
Anglophone Migration Literature/Letteratura anglofona della migrazione 1/1/20
Scene retoriche nell'Inghilterra del secondo Seicento 12/15/19
Shame in colonial and postcolonial literature in English 6/15/16
Colonialismi/postcolonialismi: incroci di sguardi 10/1/14
Lezioni di critica: tradurre Nabokov 1/1/14
La poetica di Gogol' 1/1/13
Percorsi Intertestuali 1/1/12
Madness in postcolonial fiction in English 6/1/11
“Is there a ‘literary’ text in this class?”. Letteratura, cultura ed ermeneutica nell’anglistica contemporanea. 1/27/10
The construction of modernity and Restoration drama: tradition and experiment 1/1/09
Auto/Biography in English 1680-2000 7/1/06
Lo spazio autobiografico nella letteratura coloniale e post-coloniale del Novecento: Australia, Nuova Zelanda, Sud Africa, Carabi. 10/1/05
Theory and practice of the short story: Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific 1/1/04
Il contratto retorico del libertino: un'analisi di stile nella commedia di John Vanbrugh 6/30/02