Cristina Mazzoni, Curriculum Vitae
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Romance Languages and Linguistics
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
1986-1991: Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature: M.Phil., 1989; Ph.D., 1991
1982-1985: University of California, San Diego: B.A. summa cum laude, with highest distinction in General Literature
HONORS AND GRANTS
2012-2013: University Scholar Award for Sustained Excellence in Research & Scholarly Activities, University of Vermont
2010: Faculty Research Grant, Children's Literature Association
2004: Dean's Lecture Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Teaching, University of Vermont
2004, 2003, 2001: Dean's Fund for Faculty Development, University of Vermont
2002, 1999: Instructional Incentives Grant, University of Vermont
2001: CTL laptop workshop
1999, 1997: Summer Stipend, University Committee on Research and Scholarship, University of Vermont
1990-1991: Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
1987-1990: Yale University Fellowship
1986-1988: Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities
1985: Burckhardt Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay, U.C. San Diego
1984-1985: John Muir College Caledonian Society
Fall 2005-present: Professor of Romance Languages and Linguistics, University of Vermont
1999-2005: Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Vermont
1993-1999: Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, University of Vermont
1991-1993: Assistant Professor of French and Italian, Connecticut College
1989-1990: Teaching Fellow, Yale University
1988-1990: Reading, Writing, and Foreign Language Tutor, Sylvan Learning Center, Hamden, CT
1985: Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Diego
She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
The Women in God's Kitchen: Cooking, Eating, and Spiritual Writing. New York: Continuum, 2005. (Paperback edition, 2007; Polish translation, 2008; Portuguese translation, 2009).
Italian Made Simple. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.
The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint. Co-authored with Rudolph Bell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Maternal Impressions: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Literature and Theory. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.
Angela of Foligno's Memorial. Edited with introduction, notes, and interpretive essay. Translation by John Cirignano. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1999.
Saint Hysteria: Neurosis, Mysticism, and Gender in European Culture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.
Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010). Capital City: Rome 1870-2010.
Edward Curtis. I grandi guerrieri. Rome: Contrasto, 2004.
ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS
“How Not to Play with Dolls: Contessa Lara’s ‘Una bambola’ and Luigi Pirandello’s ‘Servitù.’” Forum Italicum 48.1 (2014): 110-125.
“On Women, Holiness, and Middle Age.” Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in History 19.2 (Winter 2013): 35-40.
“Cristina Campo’s Visions and Revisions: The Essay ‘Una rosa’ between 1962 and 1971.” Quaderni d’Italianistica 33.2 (2012): 151-170.
Tough Magical Nuts to Crack: Cristina Campo's Reflections on Fairy Tales. Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies 26.2 (2012): 240-258. (read the essay)
Treasure to Trash, Trash to Treasure: On Dolls and Waste in Italian Children's Literature. Children's Literature Association Quarterly 37.3 (2012): 250-265. (read the essay)
The Beauty of the Beast: Fairy Tales as Mystical Texts in Simone Weil and Cristina Campo. Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 11.2 (2011): 157-175. (read the essay)
Capital City: Rome 1870-2010. Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010): 13-29.
Angela of Foligno. Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition. Ed. Alastair Minnis and Rosalynn Voaden. Turnhout (Belgium): Brepols, 2010. 581-600.
'The Loving Re-Education of a Soul': Learning from Fairy Tales through Grazia Deledda and Cristina Campo. Quaderni d'Italianistica 29.2 (2008): 93-110. (read the essay)
Of Golden Feathers and Light Reading: Guido Gozzano's Piumadoro e Piombofino. Quaderni d'Italianistica 19.1 (2008): 105-24. (read the essay)
"The Short-Legged Fairy: Reading and Teaching Pinocchio as a Feminist." Approaches to Teaching Collodi's Pinocchio and Its Adaptations. Ed. Michael Sherberg. New York: MLA Publications, 2007. 80-86. (read the essay)
And My Soul Grew Through Contact with Holy Things: Thérèse of Lisieux in Rome. Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History 13.2 (Winter 2007): 75-93.
Mystical and Literary Texts: Meeting the Other, and Each Other, at the Border of Language. Annali d'Italianistica 25 (2007): 105-22.
Finding Gemma Galgani in Lucca: A Saint in Her Place. Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History 12.1 (Summer 2006): 24-45.
Cucina, donne e santità: Dalla pratica alla scrittura. Il cibo e le donne nella cultura e nella storia. Prospettive interdisciplinari. Ed. Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli and Lucia Re. Bologna: CLUEB, 2006. 67-81. (read the essay, in Italian)
"Braiding Bridges with Mysticism, Literature, Theory. The Case of Margaret Mazzantinis Non ti muovere." Quaderni dItalianistica XXIII.2 (2002): 87-99. (read the essay)
"Washing Lettuce with Holy Water: Food and Spirituality in Angela of Foligno's Memorial." Rivista di studi italiani XX.1 (June 2002): 116-28.
"Of Stockfish and Stew: Feasting and Fasting in the Book of Margery Kempe." Food and Foodways 10.4 (2002): 171-82. (read the essay)
"'That in Giving Me Life, You Still Remain Alive': Fetal Beginnings and Maternal Endings at Two Centuries' Ends." Annali d'Italianistica18 (2000): 255-76.
"Pregnant Bodies of Knowledge: Italian Narratives of Fetal Movement (1880's-1920's)." Rivista di studi italiani17.1 (1999): 222-41.
"What Should a Woman Smell Like? Body and Language in Capuana's Profumo." American Journal of Italian Studies 21.58 (1998): 112-27. (read the essay)
"'Di mamma ce n'è una sola': Fascism, Demography, and the Mother's Voice in Ada Negri's 'Niobe.'" Italian Culture 15 (1997): 115-30.
"Looking Fat: Ironizing Fetishism in Marchesa Colombi's Un matrimonio in provincia." Quaderni dItalianistica XVIII.2 (Fall 1997): 273-82.
"Parturition, Parting, and Paradox in Turn-of-the-Century Italian Literature (D'Annunzio, Aleramo, Neera)." Forum Italicum 31.2 (Fall 1997): 343-66.
"'L'abito non fa la monaca': Clothing and Gender in Giovanni Verga's Storia di una capinera." Italian Quarterly 34.133-134 (1997): 33-46. (read the essay)
"Impressive Cravings, Impressionable Bodies: Pregnancy and Desire from Cesare Lombroso to Ada Negri." Annali d'Italianistica 15 (1997): 137-57.
"Le parole del Verbo: Twentieth-Century Italian Literature and Christianity." Annali d'Italianistica15 (1997): 341-48.
"Difference, Repetition, and the Mother-Daughter Bond in Ada Negri." Rivista di studi italiani 15.1 (June 1997): 55-74.
"Gazing at the Veil, Unveiling the Fetish: The Case of Camillo Boito's Short Stories." Italian Quarterly 33.129-130 (Summer-Fall 1996): 29-43.
"On the (Un)Representability of Womans Pleasure: Angela of Foligno and Jacques Lacan." In Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages. Ed. Jane Chance. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996. 239-62.
"Rappresentazione della violenza / Violenza della rappresentazione: 'La Leda senza cigno' e 'La Violante dalla bella voce,' di G. D'Annunzio." Forum Italicum 29.2 (Fall 1995): 266-85.
"Visions of the Mystic / Mystical Visions: Interpretations and Self-Interpretations of Gemma Galgani." Annali d'Italianistica 13 (1995): 371-86.
"Italian Women Mystics: A Bibliographical Essay." Annali d'Italianistica 13 (1995): 401-35.
"Is Beauty Only Skin Deep? Constructing the Female Corpse in Scapigliatura." Italian Culture 12 (1994): 175-87.
"Writing the Rite: Text and Sacrifice in Drieu La Rochelle." French Forum 18.2 (May 1993): 213-30. (read the essay)
"(Re)Constructing the Incipit: The Sublimation of Narrative Beginnings in Calvino and Freud." Comparative Literature Studies 30.1 (1993): 53-68. (read the essay)
"Mysticism, Abjection, Transgression: Angela of Foligno and the Twentieth Century." Mystics Quarterly 17.2 (June 1991): 61-70. (read the essay)
"Angela of Foligno." Radical Grace 25.1 (2012): 16, 21.
Thérèse of Lisieux. Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Ed. Bonnie G. Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Religious Aspects of Fasting and Food. Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Margaret Schaus. New York: Routledge, 2006. 280-1.
"Hysteria." "Medicine." "Mysticism." The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature. Ed. Rinaldina Russell. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. 157-158; 201-202; 216-218.
Angela da Foligno. Memoriale. Ed. Enrico Menestò. Renaissance Quarterly 67.1 (2014): 286.
Arcangela Tarabotti. Letters Familiar and Formal. Edited and Translated by Meredith K. Ray and Lynn Lara Westwater. Annali d’Italianistica 31 (2013): 665.
Giacomo Castelvetro. The Fruits and Vegetables of Italy. Trans. Gillian Riley. Annali d’Italianistica 30 (2012): 520-521.
Edith Bruck. Privato. Postfazione Gabriella Romani. Annali d’Italianistica 30 (2012): 553-554.
Jan Goldstein. Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy: The Case of Nanette Leroux. Nineteenth-Century French Studies 40.3-4 (2012): 330-333.
Laura Salsini. Addressing the Letter: Italian Women Writers' Epistolary Fiction. Annali d'Italianistica 29 (2011). 503-505.
Jane Tylus. Reclaiming Catherine of Siena: Literacy, Culture, and the Signs of Others. Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010): 537-38.
Giambattista Basile. The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones. Annali d'Italianistica 27 (2009): 478-79.
Vincenzo De Caprio. Viaggiatori nel Lazio. Fonti italiane 1800-1920. Annali d'Italianistica 27 (2009): 481-83.
Daniela De Pau and Georgina Torello, eds. Watching Pages, Reading Pictures: Cinema and Modern Literature in Italy. Annali d'Italianistica 27 (2009): 514-16.
Kari Elisabeth Børresen and Sara Cabibbo, eds. Gender, Religion, Human Rights in Europe. Annali d'Italianistica 26 (2008): 425-27.
Grazia Deledda. Marianna Sirca. Translated and with an introduction by Jan Kozma. Annali d'Italianistica 25 (2007): 555-56.
Mesch, Rachel. The Hysteric's Revenge: French Women Writers at the Fin de Siècle. Nineteenth-Century French Studies 36, 1-2 (2007): 178-80.
Annibal Guasco. Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter Concerning the Manner in Which She Should Conduct Herself When Going to Court as Lady-in-Waiting to the Most Serene Infanta, Lady Caterina, Duchess of Savoy. Ed. and trans. Peggy Osborn. Maddalena Campiglia. Flori, A Pastoral Drama: A Bilingual Edition. Ed. Virginia Cox and Lisa Sampson. Trans. Virginia Cox. Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Giuseppa Eleonora Barbapiccola, Diamante Medaglia Faini, Aretafila Savini de' Rossi, and the Accademia de' Ricovrati. The Contest for Knowledge: Debates over Women's Learning in Eighteenth-Century Italy. Ed. and trans. Rebecca Messbarger and Paula Findlen. Annali d'Italianistica 24 (2006): 400-405.
Giulia Bigolina, Urania: A Romance. Ed. and trans. Valeria Finucci. Annali d'Italianistica 23 (2005): 286-88.
Massimo Riva, ed., Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction. Annali d'Italianistica 23 (2005): 355-56.
Arcangela Tarabotti, Paternal Tyranny. Ed. and trans. Letizia Panizza. Annali d'Italianistica 23 (2005): 293-95.
Karen Pinkus, The Montesi Scandal: The Death of Wilma Montesi and the Birth of the Paparazzi in Fellini's Rome. Annali d'Italianistica 22 (2004): 478-80.
Valeria Finucci, The Manly Masquerade: Masculinity, Paternity, and Castration in the Italian Renaissance. Annali dItalianistica 21 (2003): 608-609.
Valeria Finucci and Kevin Brownlee, eds. Generation and Degeneration: Tropes of Reproduction in Literature and History. Annali dItalianistica 20 (2002): 587.
Florinda Iannace, ed. Maria Vergine nella letteratura italiana. Annali d'Italianistica 19 (2001): 341-43.
Karen Pinkus, Bodily Regimes: Italian Advertising under Fascism. Romance Quarterly (2000).
Elena Urgnani. La vicenda letteraria e politica di Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel. Annali dItalianistica 18 (2000): 501-503.
Luisetta Elia Chomel. D'Annunzio: Un teatro al femminile. Italian Culture 16.1 (1998): 221-24.
Martin Roberts, Michel Tournier: Bricolage and Cultural Mythology. Romance Quarterly 44.3 (Summer 1997): 189-90.
Juliana Schiesari, The Gendering of Melancholia: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Symbolics of Loss in Renaissance Literature. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 68 (1994): 718-19.
“How to Pick, Peel, and Eat Oranges Like an Italian: Recipes for Reading.” University Scholar Inaugural Lecture, University of Vermont, February 2013.
“Rome and the She-Wolf.” Rutgers University, Department of Italian, October 2012.
"Of Swans and Roses: Spirituality and Fairy Tales in Cristina Campo's Essays." Italy's / Italies Today Conference, University of New Hampshire, March-April 2011.
"Fairy Tales as Mystical Texts in Simone Weil and Cristina Campo." Language, Literature, and Mysticism, Stanford Humanities Center, October 2010.
"The Myth of Rome in Contemporary She-Wolves." Annual Convention of the North East Modern Language Association, Montreal, April 2010.
"The Roman She-Wolf: An Old Beast in the Modern City." Catholic University of America, February 2010.
She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon. Faculty Seminar, Department of Romance Languages, University of Vermont, November 2009.
She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon. Annual Convention of the Vermont Classical Language Association, October 2009.
"Modern Guidebooks and the Roman She-Wolf." Annual Convention of the American Association of Italian Studies, St. John's University, May 2009.
"Wash Your Lettuce Well, Eat Dessert First, and Don't Forget to Play with Your Food: Eating and Cooking Lessons from Christian Holy Women." Deans Lecture, University of Vermont, April 2004.
Nourishing Souls and Feeding Bodies: The Work of Christian Holy Women. Institute for Catholic Studies, John Carroll University, March 2004.
"Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice? Sweets, Celibacy, and Womens Holiness." Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University, February 2004.
"From the Mundane to the Divine: Braiding Bridges with Mysticism, Literature, Theory. The Case of Margaret Mazzantinis Non ti muovere (2001)." Annual Convention of the American Association of Italian Studies, Georgetown University, March 2003.
"The Naked Teacher: Unveiling Technology in the Italian Classroom." Faculty Seminar, Department of Romance Languages, University of Vermont. March 2002.
"Maternal Impressions." Faculty Seminar, Department of Romance Languages, University of Vermont. October 2000.
"The Ecstasy of Saint Hysteria." International Colloquium on Women Mystics, Canisius College, October 1995.
"Visions of the Mystic/Mystical Visions." Symposium on Gender Issues in Church and Society, Saint Michael's College, October 1994.
"Mystic and Hysteric, Mystic as Hysteric." Annual Convention of the American Association for Italian Studies. University of Wisconsin at Madison, April 1994.
"Fantasies of Dissection in Nineteenth-Century Italy." Annual Convention of the American Association for Italian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, April 1993.
"Jean-Martin Charcot's Le démoniaques dans l'art." Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, SUNY Binghamton, October 1992.
"Parme de biastemare in ziò ch'io dico." Annual Convention of the American Association for Italian Studies, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, April 1991.
The She-Wolf in the Story of the Foundation of Rome. Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, Vermont. October 2012.
"Catherine of Siena: An Introduction." St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Shelburne, VT, December 2009.
"Teaching and Learning Italian at UVM." Presentation to the External Board of Advisors, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont, April 2003.
"Weaving the Web in and out of the Italian Classroom." Presentation to the UVM Board of Trustees, University of Vermont, October 2002.
Ongoing: Italian Grammar, Literature, and Culture web pages:
Fall 2012-present: Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, University of Vermont
Summer 2012: Promotion reviewer for University of New Hampshire; promotion reviewer for Franklin & Marshall College
Fall 2011-Spring 2012: Interim Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, University of Vermont
Summer 2011: Promotion reviewer for University of California, Los Angeles; promotion reviewer for Washington University, St. Louis
Spring 2011: Acting Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, University of Vermont
2009-2010: Honors College Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont.
May 2009: Organized 3 sessions at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Italian Studies: Rome, Capital City 1 (Porta Pia and Its Cultural Legacy); Rome, Capital City 2 (Urban Mythology and Its Fascist Articulations) (also chaired session); Rome, Capital City 3 (City of Travelers, Global Metropolis).
2007-2010: Faculty Standards Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont (Chair for AY 2007-2008)
Summer 2008: Promotion reviewer for Georgetown University
Fall 2007: Reviewer for Heinle
Spring 2007: Reviewer for the journal Food and Foodways
2005: Reviewer for the journal Mystics Quarterly
2005: Reviewer for textbooks published by: Heinle; McGraw-Hill; Prentice Hall
2004: Tenure Reviewer for Rutgers University and Ohio University
2004: Reviewer for Prentice Hall
2004: Chaired session: Women's Voices. Narrative Conference. University of Vermont
2004: Reviewer for the journal Excavatio
2003-present: Faculty Mentor, University of Vermont
2003-2006: Admissions Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont (Chair for AY 2004-2005 and 2005-2006)
2002: MLA Prize Selection Committee (Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Prize)
2001-present: Language Resource Center Advisory Committee, University of Vermont
1993-present: Academic Advisor, Italian Transfer Advisor, Italian study Abroad Advisor, Italian Minor Advisor
2000-2003: Faculty Standards Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont
1996-1999: Program Director, La casa italiana, University of Vermont
1994-1999: Faculty Advisor, Catholic Student Association, University of Vermont
1994-1997: Nominations and Elections Committee, University of Vermont
1994, 2000, 2013: MLA interview committee
1992: Chaired session: "Women's Voice: Pro and Con." Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century French Studies. SUNY Binghamton.
Italian: native; English: near-native; French: excellent reading knowledge, passable speaking knowledge; Spanish and Latin: passable reading knowledge.