Dr. Myriam Swennen Ruthenberg
Ph. D, New York University
Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Areas of Expertise
The Italian Renaissance
Literature and cinema
In the last few years she has concentrated her research on the writer, translator, and cultural critic, Erri De Luca, who became the topic of several articles, an edited volume entitled Scrivere nella polvere: Saggi su Erri De Luca (Pisa : ETS, 2005), and the first English translation of one of this author’s works ( The Senses of Memory). Re-writing lies at the core of her published research on the early Renaissance novellatore and chronicler Giovanni Sercambi, and her articles on Elsa Morante and Tomasi Di Lampedusa focus on the recasting of respectively Medieval and Renaissance texts in a twentieth century mold. She is currently working on an authored book, entitled Erri De Luca e la scrittura alla vigilia della creazione.
"From Montedidio to God’s Mountain: Translation as Desecration." Tradurre Figure/Translating Figurative Language. Selected Proceedings from the International Conference on "Tradurre Figure/Translating Figurative Language, December 12-14, 2012. Eds. Miller, Donna Rose & Enrico Monti .The University of Bologna: (forthcoming 2014)
“Healing Melancholy: The Dynamics between Ballata and Novella in Decameron X.7” Atti del Convegno “Umana cosa è aver compassion degli afflitti” Università di Torino, 12-14 December 2013.
“Sacrifice, Sacrament, and the Body in Ricky Tognazzi’s ‘La Scorta’.” Mafia Movies , ed. Dana Renga. The U of Toronto P (2010)
“Giovanni Sercambi” Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. Ed. Gaetana Marrone-Puglia. Routledge/ Taylor&Francis (2006)
Scrivere nella polvere:Saggi su Erri De Luca (Pisa : ETS, 2005)http://www.edizioniets.com/Scheda.asp?N=88-467-0980-2
”Telling Lies Telling Lives: Giovanni Sercambi between ‘Cronaca’ and ‘Novella’” The Italian Novella. Ed. Gloria Allaire. Routledge Medieval Casebook Series. New York: Routledge (2002): 69-80
“‘Eccomi’ sulla spiaggia-confine di Tu, mio: Erri De Luca, il mare e l’asciutto” Narrativa. Université de Paris X, Nanterre. 20.21 (2001): 169-80.