Dr. Ilaria Serra

Ilaria Serra

Ph.D., Comparative Studies, Florida Atlantic University

Associate Professor of Italian Studies

Areas of Expertise
Italian cinema
Italian literature
Italian literature
Italian song
History of Italian immigration

E-mail: iserra1@fau.edu
Phone: 561-297-0286

Ilaria Serra was born in Venice, Italy. She is an Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies. She earned her Ph.D. at Florida Atlantic University. Her research covers Italian cinema, Italian literature, Italian song and the history of Italian immigration to the United States. She also leads the FAU Study Abroad Program in Venice, Italy (click here for the promotional video), where she also teaches the course Venice and Its Reflections (click here for the course video).

Courses

  • Italian Language
  • Venice in the Italian Literary Imagination (graduate)
  • Scrivere se stessi: l’autobiografia italiana (graduate)
  • Translating Identities: Italian America (graduate)
  • The Italian City between History and Imagination
  • Italian Culture through Recent Italian Cinema
  • Italy in Lyrics (Italian History through Its Music)
  • Italian Literature from the Baroque to the Present
  • Masterpieces of Italian Cinema
  • Italian-American Cinema
  • Italian Cinema and Literature: From Text to Screen
  • Italian Dialectology

Books

Serra Ilaria (ed.). Eugenia Bulat, La pietra di Ca’ Vendramin. Tropea: Meligrana. Forthcoming.

Serra, Ilaria, and Alan Gravano, eds. Southern Exposures: Locations and Relocations of Italian Culture. Selected Proceedings of the 42th Annual AIHA Conference. New York: Bordighera Press, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Exposures-Locations-Relocations-Italian/dp/0934675635

Serra, Ilaria. Immagini di un immaginario: L’emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti fra i due secoli: 1890–1925. Cierre, 1997. http://bit.ly/1TFtXAj

Serra, Ilaria. The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies. Fordham University Press, 2007. http://amzn.to/1HS9obm

Serra, Ilaria. The Imagined Immigrant: Images of Italian Emigration to the United States between 1890 and 1924. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009. http://amzn.to/1MdiCGg

Articles

Serra, Ilaria. “Geography of the Abandoned Country. Italian American Poems and the Poetry of Abandoned Towns”. Forum of Modern Language Studies. Forthcoming.

Serra, Ilaria. “Andrea Segre’s Cinema of Compassion.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film. Forthcoming.

Serra, Ilaria. “Lives of the Saints, Sinners and Everyone in Between: 2017 in Italy.” Biography (University of Hawaii Press). Forthcoming.

Serra, Ilaria. "Voyageurs sulle vie italiani del mondo." Rivista di Studi italiani XXVIII.1 (gennaio-giugno 2016). 181-99.

Serra, Ilaria. "Canti di donne in lotta. L’esperienza veneta." Forum Italicum : A Journal of Italian Studies  Special issue "Music and Society in Italy." 49 (August 2015): 545-566. http://foi.sagepub.com/content/current.

Serra, Ilaria. "Geografia poetica dell’assenza. Poeti italoamericani e l’Italia abbandonata." Lettere aperte (University of Innsbruck, Austria). Edition 2, 2015. http://www.lettereaperte.net/?page=2.

Serra, Ilaria. "The Last Dance: Orienta Badia's Autobiographical Novel, Rina." Italianamericana 32.2 (Summer 2014): 146-71.

Serra, Ilaria. "Alterità acquatica nella poesia italo-rumena di Eugenia Bulat" Lingua Romana 11.2 (Fall 2013). http://bit.ly/1CJPYtm

Serra. Ilaria. "Italian Tango between Buenos Aires and Paolo Conte." Italian Sound. Special issue of California Italian Studies 4.1 (2013). http://bit.ly/1K9Gs2x

Serra, Ilaria. "Antigone Today. Pietas and Politics in Passannante ." Luce ed ombre 1.4 (Settembre-Ottobre 2013). http://bit.ly/1I6z5tb

Serra, Ilaria. "On Men and Bears: A Forgotten Migration in Nineteenth-Century Italy." History Workshop Journal 76 (Fall 2013). http://hwj.oxfordjournals.org/content/76/1/57.abstract

Serra, Ilaria. "From Literature to Film through Figurative Arts: Italian Imagistic Substitutions." Adaptation 4.2 (September 2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/adaptation/apq016

Serra, Ilaria. "The Melody of Italy. Using Music to Teach Italian History and Culture." Italica 88.1 (Spring 2011): 94-114.

Serra, Ilaria. "From Immigration to Art Appreciation. The Extraordinary Case of the Morikami Museum in Florida." International Journal of the Arts in Society 4.3 (2009): 447-55. http://bit.ly/1JkXZC5

Serra. Ilaria. "I silenzi dell'autobiografia italoamericana." Mnemosyne. (Quaderno dell'Osservatorio Scientifico delle testimonianze autobiografiche e della memoria scritta e audiovisiva) 2 (2009): 133-44. http://bit.ly/1LnCeWy

Serra, Ilaria. "Italy: America's bride. The Image of Italy in Life Magazine (1950s)." Italica 86.3 (2009): 452-70. http://amzn.to/1LnCJ2S

Serra, Ilaria. "Creare una memoria collettiva: Le donne e i documentari italoamericani." Oltreoceano. Percorsi Letterari e Linguistici 2 (2008): 85-92.

Serra, Ilaria. "Roberto Benigni's Ultimo del Paradiso." Dante. Riviste internazionale di studi su Dante Alighieri 3 (2006): 129-45.

Serra, Ilaria. "Rhyming Immigration. Two Italian American Autobiographies in Verses." New Expressions. Special issue of VIA. Voices in Italian America  17 (2006): 69-84.

Dinev, T., Bellotto, M., Hart, P., Colautti, C., Russo, V., Serra, I. "Privacy Calculus Model in E-commerce - a Study of Italy and the United States." European Journal of Information Systems 15.4 (2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000590

Translation

Serra, Ilaria. “Giovanni Corona. Poesie/Poems” Translation and Critical Introduction. Mosaici: Learned Online Journal of Italian Poetry, 2017.

Recent Book Chapters

Serra, Ilaria. “La gioventù di Mario Isnenghi tra libri e campielli.” La gioventu’ degli storici e delle storiche, edited by Marco Severini and Lidia Pupilli. Venice: Marsilio. Forthcoming.

Serra, Ilaria. "Italian American Femininities," The Routledge History of the Italian Americans, edited by William Connell and Stanislao Pugliese. New York: Routledge, 2017. Forthcoming.

Serra, Ilaria: "Femminismo Ruggente Cantato," Dieci passi nella storia de ll’emancipazione femminile italiana. Marsilio Ed., Venice, Italy (2016). 209-27.

Serra, Ilaria. "Ritorno alla polis: i film di Dennis Dellai." Un nuovo cinema politico italiano? Ed. William Hope, Luciana d'Arcangeli, and Fabiana Stefanoni. Vol. 2. London: Troubador Press, 2014. 40-51. http://bit.ly/1K9OLLU

Serra, Ilaria. "De Salvo’s Rialto: Walking on a Livable Bridge." Personal Effects: Essays on Memory, Culture, and Women in the Work of Louise De Salvo. Eds. Edvige Giunta and Nancy Caronia. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 222-32. http://bit.ly/1I6RLej

Serra, Ilaria. "Rina quasi Orienta. Il romanzo autobiografico di Orienta Badia Johnson." Culture e transcultura nelle Americhe. Studi dedicati a Daniela Ciani Sforza. Ed. Silvana Serafin. Venice: La Toletta Edizioni, 2014. 159-73.

Serra, Ilaria. "Introduction." Ma così è la vita. Such is Life. Ed. Larua Ruberto. New York: Bordighera Press, 2010. 17-31. http://bit.ly/1KbjsTI

Serra, Ilaria. "Outsider Rhetoric in Italian Immigrant Autobiographies." Agency in the Margins: Stories of Outsider Rhetoric. Ed. Anne Meade Stockdell-Giesler. New York: Farleigh Dickinson University Press. 143-64. http://bit.ly/1Gp8B0x

Serra, Ilaria. "Travel Literature: Crossing the Gaze between Italy and America." Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Ed. Edvige Giunta and Kathleen Zamboni McCormick. New York: Modern Language Association, 2007. 578-88. http://bit.ly/1f8Oz4w

Serra, Ilaria. "Forme e deformità della famiglia nel cinema italoamericano." Quei bravi ragazzi. Il cinema italoamericano contemporaneo. Ed. Giuliana Muscio and Giovanni Spagnoletti. Venezia: Marsilio, 2007. 164-72. http://bit.ly/1TFLtnY

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