Lorella Di Gregorio Photo Lorella Di Gregorio

 

 

Program

  • PhD in Romance Studies, Spanish 

Degrees

  • M.A. in Spanish, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas: Spring 2014
    Thesis in Linguistics: ¿Primo hermano o falso amigo? Español para italianos
  • Master of Arts in Art History (Contemporary Art Track), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy: Fall 2010 (Cum Laude)
    Thesis in Psychology of Art: Un uomo “astroso”: Francesco Giombarresi e l’Art Brut
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Philosophy (Modern Literature Track), University of Catania, Catania, Italy: Fall 2006
    Thesis in Music History: L’arte non è mai da sola: Chopin - Sand - Delacroix

Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish and Spanish American literature and culture. Cultural and linguistic influences between Spain and Italy in Modernity. Contemporary Art, Psychology of Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art.

Publications

  • Articles
    “Giombarresi e la scienza di ‘astrosità’.” Rivista dell'Osservatorio Outsider Art 2 (April 2011): 36-47.
  • Book Chapters
    “Cristo in croce sembrava più infastidito dalle infamie che dai chiodi.” In & Out. Art Brut/Outsider Art: Omaggio a Nicolò Scarlatella. Exhibition catalog (June - July 2012): 11- 13. Caltagirone, MACC.
  • “Se una dodicesima notte d’inverno un non scrittore.” Ed. Ettore Bianciardi. Scrivi con lo scrittore. Terza edizione 2006-2007. Bologna: Giraldi Editore, 2007. 273-278.
  • Reviews
    “Pliegos de cordel: la aproximación de Pablo Torío Sánchez.” Letras Hispanas: Revista De Literatura Y Cultura 10.2 (2014): 81-82. MLA International Bibliography.
  • “Santo Paolo Guccione. Quando l'opera parla, si spiega, si presenta.” Liburni 13 (2014): 26. Livorno: Centro Tipografico Livornese.
  • “Dentro l'out.” Arte e Critica 72, XIX (September - November 2012): 105.
  • “Francesca Jacona: In Presenza.” Arte e Critica 70, XIX (March - May 2012): 106.
  • “Photos, Atto Secondo: Fotognomica.” Arte e Critica 68, XVIII (September - November 2011): 104.
  • “Omnia tempus habent al MACC.” Arte e Critica 66, XVIII (March - May 2011): 134.
  • “Al MACC l’arte si contamina!” L’Obiettivo 7, 10-113 (14 October 2010): 16.
  • “Pantalica.” Guccione Matraxia. Palermo: Centro Diffusione Arte Editore, 2010. 20.
  • Blog postings
    “Handling and Overcoming Language Barriers.” txstgradcollege.wordpress.com. The Graduate College at Texas State University Blog (March 2014).
  • “Intervista a Domenico Amoroso, direttore del MACC.” www.festivalartecontemporanea.it (April 2011).
  • “Cu’ la pittura campu e tiru avanti.” www.lunarionuovo.it. Lunarionuovo 41/53 new series (April 2011).
  • “Swarovski Kristallwelten: popular e contemporanei.” www.festivalartecontemporanea.it (March 2011).
  • “Passaju la vita a-mmienzu ‘na campagna (Parte seconda).” www.lunarionuovo.it. Lunarionuovo 40/53 new series (March 2011).
  • “Passaju la vita a-mmienzu ‘na campagna (Parte prima).” www.lunarionuovo.it. Lunarionuovo 39/53 new series (February 2011).
  • “Ceramitaro.” www.svicolando.com. Svicolando: scritture impertinenti (December 2008).

Conference Presentations

  • “Nada más: una película Pop-Op.” SCOLAS: Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, San Diego. Paper presentation, March 27-29, 2014.
  • “Estudios Culturales: casos de cine y música.” SCOLAS: Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, San Diego. Panel Chair, March 27-29, 2014.
  • “Per non dimenticare Francesco Giombarresi.” Fondazione G.P. Grimaldi, Modica. Vernissage presentation, September 8, 2011.
  • “Un uomo ‘astroso’: Francesco Giombarresi e l’Art Brut.” Museum of Contemporary Art in Caltagirone (section Art Brut in Sicily) for “Musei in Primavera 2011.” Paper presentation, May 6, 2011.
  • “Un uomo astroso’ presentazione dell’artista outsider Francesco Giombarresi.” Department of Visual Arts - University of Bologna, in collaboration with the International Association for Art and Psychology, Bologna. Lecture, December 9, 2010.