Julia Cozzarelli

Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Classical Studies

Specialty:Italian Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Literature
Phone:(607) 274-3513
E-mail:jcozzarelli@ithaca.edu
Office:428 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Degrees:

  • Ph.D, Yale University, Italian Language and Literature
  • M.A., Yale University, Italian Language and Literature
  • B.F.A, State University of New York at Buffalo, Illustration
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, Italian

I joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of Ithaca College in Fall 2011 after serving on the faculty of Wells College (Aurora, NY), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Research interests:

My scholarship and publications lie primarily in two areas: Italian literature and pedagogy.  My doctoral research focused on the relationship between imagination, love and reason in Italian Renaissance literature.  I have written on modern literature as well as medieval and Renaissance literature, and, more recently, I have been exploring the relationship between literature and animal studies. My pedagogical work ranges from language textbooks to articles on teaching literature, touching on translation, the visual arts, and technology.. 

Teaching interests:

I teach language, literature, and culture courses at all levels, in both English and Italian. I am happy to answer any questions about the Italian Studies major and Italian minor if you would like to know more about these programs.

Some of the courses I have taught include:

  • Elementary and Intermediate Italian courses
  • Italian Conversation courses
  • Italy: Language and Culture (summer study-abroad course in Italy)
  • Inferno to Infinity: Italian Literature in Translation
  • Nineteenth and Twentienth-Century Italian Literature
  • Love, Lust and the Black Death: Boccaccio's Decameron
  • Images of Hell: Dante's Inferno
  • Animal Images: Literature, Human Nature, and the Animal World (Ithaca Seminar)

Selected Publications:

Texts:

  • Cozzarelli, Julia. Sentieri: Attraverso l’Italia contemporanea. Boston: Vista Higher Learning, 2011 (2nd edition, 2016). (Elementary-level Italian textbook)

  • Abbiati, Silvia and Julia M. Cozzarelli. Da capo: Student Activities Manual, 7th Edition. Boston: Heinle Cengage Learning, 2011. (Intermediate level)

  • Cozzarelli, Julia M. and Silvia Abbiati. Workbook and Laboratory Manual to Accompany Da capo, 6th Edition. Boston: Thomson Heinle, 2007. (Intermediate level)

          Peer-reviewed book and journal articles:

  • Cozzarelli, Julia. "Canines in the Classroom: Boccaccio, Dante, and the Visual Arts." Humanities, 5.3 (2016): article 68.  http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/5/3/68/html. In Special Issue The Short Story and the Italian Pictorial Imagination, from Boccaccio to Bandello and Beyond, ed. Patricia Emison. 

  • Cozzarelli, Julia. “Poscia, più che ‘l dolor, poté ‘l digiuno: Translation and Interpretation in Inferno XXXIII.” Romance Notes, 54.2 (2014): 151-160.

  • Cozzarelli, Julia.Reading, Writing, Desire and Closure: Teaching Calvino to Undergraduates in Italian.”  Approaches to Teaching the Work of Italo Calvino, ed. Franco Ricci. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2013. 90-94.

  • Cozzarelli, Julia.“Torquato Tasso and the Furore of Love, War and Madness.” Italica, 84.2-3 (Summer/Fall 2007): 173-186.

  • Cozzarelli, Julia.“Genius, Madness, and Knowledge: Ficino, Landino, and Ariosto's Lovers.” Quaderni d’italianistica, 6.2 (Fall 2005): 3-27.

  • Cozzarelli, Julia.“Love and Destruction in the Decameron: Cimone and Calandrino.” Forum Italicum, 38.2 (2004): 348-363.                

 

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