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Giovanni Miglianti

Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

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BA University of Udine
MA Yale University
MPHIL University of Cambridge
MPHIL Yale University

Giovanni Miglianti

Giovanni Miglianti is a PhD Candidate in Italian Literature at Yale University, where he is writing his doctoral dissertation on Italian Holocaust literature, and a Visiting Instructor in Italian at Wesleyan University, where in spring 2019 he teaches a course on the history of emotions in twentieth-century Italy. His main research interests lie in Italian literature and cultural history of the 20th century, with a particular focus on affect theory, representations of the Holocaust, antifascist exiles to the United States, and Italian dialect poetry. At Yale, he is the founder of the Memory Studies in Modern Europe working group and a member of the organizing committee for the Annual Festival of New Italian Cinema.

A native of Bologna, Giovanni studied Humanities at the Universities of Udine and Leiden, and Comparative Literature at the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College), prior to moving to the United States in 2015. He published academic articles both in Italy and in the UK, and he delivered papers at international conferences (at Brown, Harvard, Yale, the Universities of Oxford and Zurich, among others) as well as invited lectures at Johns Hopkins University and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Academic Affiliations

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Fall 2022
ITAL 101 - 02
Elementary Italian I

ITAL 101 - 03
Elementary Italian I

ITAL 246 - 01
Crises in Modern Italy