Italian: Italian Modern and Contemporary Literature; Italian Contemporary Cinema; Italian Linguistics, Dialects, and Folklore; Post-Colonial Literature; American-Italian Literature and Culture; Women’s and Gender Studies; Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.
Nicola Di Nino’s research focuses on Italian Literature, which he approaches from a philological, linguistic, and anthropological perspective. His studies are interdisciplinary and include cultural studies and the visual arts (cinema, theater, and opera). He has published several books on Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s poetry (G.G. Belli poeta-linguista and Glossario dei Sonetti di G. G. Belli, both 2008, and Appunti per poesie romanesche, 2019); a philological edition of an 18th century poem (L’incendio di Tordinona, 2005); and two volumes on the Bible and Italian Literature (La Bibbia nella letteratura italiana. Dall’Illuminismo al Decadentismo and La Bibbia nella letteratura italiana. L’età contemporanea, 2009). He has also published numerous articles from Dante to contemporary Italian authors.
He is currently working on the National Edition of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Le vergini delle rocce, on a book that explores sacred and spirituality in contemporary Italian cinema (Autonomy vs. Authority in Contemporary Italian Film), and on a collection of essays on the representations of Naples in Italian literature and cinema.
G.G. Belli, Appunti inediti per poesie romanesche. Edizione critica e annotata a cura di N. Di Nino. Rome: Aracne, 2019, pp. 216.
Gibellini, Pietro, and Di Nino, Nicola, eds. La Bibbia nella letteratura italiana. Dall’Illuminismo al Decadentismo. Brescia: Morcelliana, 2009, pp. 416.
Gibellini, Pietro, and Di Nino, Nicola, eds. La Bibbia nella letteratura italiana. L’età contemporanea. Brescia: Morcelliana, 2009, pp. 577.
Recent articles in peer-reviewed journals:
He has been awarded research and publishing grants by the Italian MIUR and the CNR.
Ph.D. in Italian Studies, Columbia University, 2013
Dottorato di ricerca in Italianistica, University of Venice, 2005
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