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Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo
Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo (on leave)
Prof. Dr.
Professor of Literature
Social Sciences & Humanities


Segretario Generale - Generalsekretärin
VILLA VIGONI
Centro Italo-Tedesco / Deutsch-Italienisches Zentrum
Via G. Vigoni, 1
I-22017 Loveno di Menaggio (Co)

amodeo [at] villavigoni.eu
University Education: 
2001Habilitation, Venia legendi in Comparative Literature (Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft), University of Bayreuth, Germany.
1994Dr. phil., University of Siegen, Germany.
1992State Teaching Certificate for German at Secondary Schools, Italian Ministry of Culture, Milan, Italy.
1987State-certified translator (German and Italian), Hessian Ministry for Culture, Darmstadt, Germany.
1986Dott., Laurea in Lingue e letterature straniere moderne (Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures with German major and minors in Italian, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology and Pedagogy), University of Perugia, Italy.
Fellowships and Awards: 
2010Offer of the post of Secretary General of the Italian-German "Centre of European Excellence Villa Vigoni" in Loveno di Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy, for 4 years (2012-2017).
2010globale° - Festival für grenzüberschreitende Literatur 2010 distinguished as one of the projects on the list of the UNESCO Year of Rapprochement of Cultures 2010.
2007/2008Visiting professorship, Department of Comparative Literature, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Inssbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
2000Nominated for the prize for distinguished teaching at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
2000Research grant by the Zentralansatz zur Erfüllung des Gleichstellungsauftrags an der Universität Bayreuth.
1992Fellowship from the Aktionsgemeinschaft zur Förderung wissenschaftlicher Projekte der Universität Siegen e.V., Germany.
1990-1991Fellowship from the Region of Calabria, Italy; Università della Calabria di Cosenza, Department of Art, Film and Theatre.
1989-1991Doctoral fellowship from the Literatur- und Kommunikationswissenschaftliches Graduiertenkolleg Kommunikationsformen als Lebensformen, University of Siegen, Germany.
1988Award from the Region of Calabria, Italy for a research project on emigration.
Research and Teaching Positions: 
2011-Full Professor, Literature, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
2004-2010Associate Professor, Literature, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
2003-2004Professor pro tempore (Chair), Comparative Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2002-2003Associate Professor (C2), Comparative Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany
1996-2002Assistant Professor (C1), Comparative Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany
1993-1996Research Associate, Comparative Literature, University Bayreuth, Germany
1991-1993Lecturer and Research Associate, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Siegen, Germany
1990-1991Post-doctoral fellow; Department of Art, Film and Theatre, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
1989-1990Lecturer, Comparative and English Literature, University of Siegen, Germany
Publications: 

Books

 

Das Opernhafte. Eine Studie zum “gusto melodrammatico” in Italien und Europa. Bielefeld: Transcript 2007, 221 pp.

 

Die Heimat heißt Babylon’. Zur Literatur ausländischer Autoren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1996, 223 pp.

 

Books edited and introduced

 

(with Heidrun Hörner and Jan-Helge Weidemann): WortWelten. Positionen deutschsprachiger Gegenwartsliteratur zwischen Politik und Ästhetik. Sulzbach/Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2011, 222 pp.

 

(with Heidrun Hörner): Zu Hause in der Welt – Topographien einer grenzüberschreitenden Literatur. Sulzbach/Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2010, 240 pp.

 

(with Eva Erdmann) Crime and Nation. Political and Cultural Mappings of Criminality in New and Traditional Media. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2009, 166 pp.

 

(with Heidrun Hörner and Christiane Kiemle) Literatur ohne Grenzen. Interkulturelle Gegenwartsliteratur in Deutschland -Porträts und Positionen. Sulzbach/Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2009, 240 pp.

 

Franco Biondi. Vita emigrata Racconti. Edited, introduced and translated by Immacolata Amodeo. Isernia: Cosmo Iannone Editore 2007, 120 pp.

 

(with Claudia Ortner-Buchberger and in collaboration with Brigitte Kienle): Italien in Afrika – Afrika in Italien. Italoafrikanische Beziehungen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2004, 182 pp.

 

FRAU MACHT WISSENSCHAFT. Wissenschaftlerinnen gestern und heute. Königstein: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2002 (in collaboration with Nicole Weiß), 206 pp.