Cinzia Blum

Cinzia Blum
Professor
Area: 
Italian
Phone: 
319-335-2268
Office: 
551 PH
Office Hours: 
M W F 11:30-12:30

The Other ModernismCinzia Sartini Blum, Professor of Italian, holds a Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere from the Università degli Studi di Firenze, an M.A in Linguistics from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. Professor Blum teaches courses in Italian language, literature, and culture. Her main research interests include futurism, modernism, contemporary Italian women writers, and migration studies. She is author of Rewriting the Journey in Italian Literature: Figures of Subjectivity in Progress (University of Toronto Press, 2008, winner of the 2008 AAIS Book Award), and The Other Modernism: F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Fiction of Power (University of California Press, 1996). She edited Futurism and the Avant-Garde (special issue of the South Central Review, 1996). Other publications include Contemporary Italian Women Poets: A Bilingual Anthology (in collaboration with Lara Trubowitz; Italica Press, 2001), an annotated translation of Carlo Michelstaedter's Persuasione e rettorica(in collaboration with Russell Valentino and David Depew; Yale University Press, 2004), and a translation of Susanna Tamaro's novel Anima Mundi (Autumn Hill Books, 2007). Her work is also published in volumes of collected essays on futurism and Italian colonialism and in journals such as Italica, Philological Quarterly, and South Central Review. She is currently working on a research project exploring developments of the fantastic narrative mode in modern and contemporary Italian literature. Blum has presented her research at international conferences on futurism and is actively involved in professional organizations such as MLA and AAIS.

Course Links

18:011 Intermediate Italian I

18:012 Intermediate Italian II

18:105 Modern Italian Fiction

18:106 Modern Italian Poetry and Drama

18:120 Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

18:132 Images of Modern Italy