MISTRORIGO Alessandro

EDUCATION:

 

Oct. 2003

Feb. 2007

 

PhD in Spanish Literature (Full time) at the Department of “Studi Iberici, Anglo-americani e dell’Europa Orientale”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Date of viva: 26-02-2007.

 

Oct. 2002

June 2003

 

MA in Modern Euro-American Languages and Literatures (Laurea Specialistica “Lingue e letterature moderne euro-americane”) at the Department of “Americanistica, Ispanistica e Slavistica”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

 

Oct. 1997

June 2002

 

BA in Spanish and Portuguese Language, Literature and Culture (Laurea Quadriennale in “Lingue e Letterature Straniere: Spagnolo e Portoghese”) at the Department of “Americanistica, Ispanistica e Slavistica”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

 


CURRENT POSITION:

 

2016 – present: Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. I am currently teaching:

·       Institutions of the Spanish-speaking world – mod. 2: Spain (LT5050).

 

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

 

2012 – 2015: Research Fellow (Assegnista di Ricerca), at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

·       Research project: “Archivio delle voci dei poeti (A viva voce)”

·       Project title: “Tra lógos e phoné: ascolto critico delle voci dei poeti nella poesia contemporanea.”

 

2008 – 2012: Visiting Research Fellow, at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London, UK.

 

2007 – 2010: Research Fellow (Cultore della Materia) in Contemporary Spanish Literature at the Department of American, Hispanic and Slavic Studies, Faculty of Modern Languages, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

 

 

RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012/13: Lecturer (hourly paid) in Comparative Literature at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London.

o   “Colonialism” for the module “European Culture and Society” (SML002)

 

2011/12: Lecturer (hourly paid) in Comparative Literature at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London.

o   “Colonialism” for the module “European Culture and Society” (SML002)

o   “The Post-Modern Fairy Tale in Literature” for the module “Fairy Tales in the Modern World” (SML204)

2011/12: Lecturer (hourly paid) at the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies (SLAS), Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education, London Metropolitan University.

o   “Employability in Spain and Latin America” (LS2E01N)

 

2010/11: Lecturer (hourly paid Visiting Tutor) at the Department of Hispanic Studies at the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London.

o   Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spanish Film” (SN2013)

o   “Seducing The Nation: Spanish Cinema 1940s To 1980s” (SN3118)

o   Luis Buñuel Un chien andalou (1929) and L’age d’Or (1930) for the module “The Birth Of European Film” (ML1102); El ángel exterminador (1962) for the module “Reading European Film II” (ML2101)

 

2010/11: Lecturer (hourly paid) at the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies (SLAS), Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education, London Metropolitan University.

o   “Post Civil War Cinema and Theatre in Spain” (LS2002).

o   Translating literary and non-literary texts” (LN3002).

o   “Employability in Spain and Latin America” (LS2E01N).

 

2010/11: Lecturer (hourly paid) in Comparative Literature at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London.

o   “Colonialism” and “Postmodernism” for the module “European Culture and Society” (SML002)

 

2009/10: Teaching Assistant in Comparative Literature at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London.

o   Organization of the seminar groups for the module “Encounters with the 'New World': Christopher Columbus to Sir Walter Raleigh” (SML103). My responsibilities include tutoring, grading homework and exams, administering tests and exams, assisting the professor in discussion sessions.

 

2009/10: Lecturer (hourly paid) in Comparative Literature at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London.

o    “Modernism” and “Postmodernism” for the module “European Culture and Society” (SML002)

 

2009/10: Lecturer (hourly paid) at the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies (SLAS), Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education, London Metropolitan University.

o   “Contemporary Spanish Literature” (SL3004)

o   Society and development in Latin America” (LS2007N)

o   “Translating literary and non-literary texts” (LN3002)

o   “Employability in Spain and Latin America” (LS2E01N).

 

 

CONFERENCES 


Papers presented:

 

‘“Manchas de voz” de Juan Vicente Piqueras: meta-poesía y pre-verbal”, Semiosferas: Congreso internacional sobre cine, literatura, música y artes escénicas. Palabra, imagen, escrituras: La intermedialidad en los siglos XX y XXI, international conference, Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid), 29th September-2nd October 2015.

 

‘Looking for a Poetics of the “Reading Voice” – Phonodia voice archive’ with Dr Malcolm Angelucci, UTS. Literature, Media, Sound, international conference, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark, 28th-30th November 2013.

 

‘Looking for a Poetics of the “Reading Voice”’ with Dr Malcolm Angelucci, UTS. 1st Symposium of The Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, Centre of Creative Collaboration, University of London, 21st September 2013.

 

‘“Dos vidas” di Vicente Aleixandre: performance per due voci sorde’, Materia Voce: Articolazioni teorico-pratiche dell’espressione vocale, international conference, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 5th June 2013.

 

‘Reading voices in contemporary poetry: problems and perspectives.’ Voice/Presence/Absence: an Interdisciplinary Conference on Voice and the Arts, international conference, Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Group, University of Technology, Sydney 14th-15th February 2013.

 

‘Claudio Rodríguez’s changing voice: a proposal for listening contemporary poetry’, AHGBI Annual Conference, University of Stirling, 2nd-4th April 2012.

 

‘MVM leyendo sus poemas: escritura, voz, autoría’, 1º Congreso Internacional “Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: Nuevas perspectivas críticas”, Asociación de Estudios Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, 2nd-4th February 2012.

 

‘La voce che legge: aspetti e problematiche’, Il lettore in gioco. Ca' Bernardo, Dipartimento di Americanistica, Iberistica e Slavistica, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Ca’ Foscari Univeristy of Venice (29th November; 13th-15th December 2010).

 

‘Los Diálogos de Vicente Aleixandre: voces para el conocimiento’, Primer Simposio de Poesía Española: La Generación de la República (1st Spanish Poetry Symposium), Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, 9th-11th July 2009.

 

‘Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: “la cultura y la lucidez llevan a la subnormalidad”’, Giornata di Studio “Memoria, censura, scrittura” (Study Day on Memory, Censorship and Writing), Venice, 25th March 2004.

 

Conferences organized:

 

Materia Voce: Articolazioni teorico-pratiche dell’espressione vocale, at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Teatro Santa Marta, 5th June 2013.

 

Seminars (as Invited Speaker):

 

“Traducción, creación y poesía”, attività organizzata dall’Istituto de Literatura y Ciencias del Lenguaje de la Pontificia Universidad Católica di Valparaiso, Cile, 26 ottobre 2015.

 

“El uso de la voz en poesía”, seminario organizzato dal Magister di Literatura Comparada, il Departamento de Literatura e il Centro de Estudios Americanos della Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago del Cile, Cile, 22 ottobre 2015.

 

Hagion Oros: alla riva del canto. Una traduzione’, La parola studiata e creata. Celebrazione dell’Ispanismo (Studied and Created Word. Celebration of Hispanism), Florence 15th-17th May 2007.

 

Workshop (theoretical and practical):

 

‘La escucha crítica de la poesía: la voz del autor’ at the III Congreso Internacional de Poesía Chilena “El poeta más allá del poema: Enseñar, estudiar y hacer poesía en el siglo XXI” organized by the Facultad de Letras della Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiado de Chile, 27th – 30th October 2015.

 

Crossing Voices: experimental crossroads between creative languages and performative experiences at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage and the support of Diritto allo Studio, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 5th – 7th May 2014.

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

Sept. 2015: Visiting Research Fellow for a month at the Departamento de Filología, Comunicación y Documentación, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

 

 

Sept. 2005 – June 2006: “Perfezionamento all’Estero” assigned by the MIUR (Ministero italiano dell’Università e della Ricerca) for a 9 month stay as invited researcher at the Spanish Literature Department (Filología Española II), Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

 

April 2004 – July 2004: “Leonardo Da Vinci”, European Programme, for a 4 months internship in the publishing house Ediciones Barataria, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Sept. 2003: Primer Curso Superior de Filología para Jóvenes Hispanistasassigned by Fundación Carolina for a three week intensive excellence course at Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), Santander, Spain

 

Sept. 1999 – June 2000: “Socrates-Erasmus” programme, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Editorial experiences:

 

2005 – present: Assistant Editor and Literary Translator for Sinopia Publishing House, Venice.

 

2004 – 2005: Assistant Editor, Reader, Proof-reader and Literary Translator at Ediciones Barataria Publishing House, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Other work experiences:

 

2007/12: Language Teacher (Italian L2) freelance.

 

2002/12: Translator freelance.

 

2008/09: Language Teacher (Italian L2) at Linguarama Marcus Evans, City Tower, Floor 1440 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5DE, London, UK.

 

2006/07: Language Teacher (Spanish, English L2) at Centro de Estudios XXI, Madrid, Spain.

 

2005/06: Library Assistant at the International Loan Service and Document Delivery Office, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

 

2004/05: Library Assistant at the Biblioteca di Americanistica, Iberistica e Slavistica (Departamental Library), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

 

2002/03: Library Assistant at Biblioteca Area Umanistica BAUM (Main University Library) Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

 

 

IT EXPERIENCE

 

·       Phonodia (http://phonodia.unive.it) is a multimedia on-line archive dedicated to voice and poetry, and it is part of Prof. Elide Pittarello’s project “Archivio delle voci di poeti (A viva voce)” at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with Prof. Renzo Orsini at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics.

 

·       Started in February 2012, The Voice Seminar (http://thevoiceseminar.wordpress.com) is an interdisciplinary forum for discussion, research and collaboration about the theme of “voice” created with Dr Robert Gillett at The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London.

 

·       dopotutto [d|t] (http://dopotuttonet.wordpress.com) is a website dedicated to contemporary Italian poetry abroad; it focuses on scouting Italian poets who lives outside the country in order to promote their work within a European landscape as well as incorporate in it the Italian culture and sensitivity starting precisely from whose authors that are living abroad.

 

 

PERSONAL SKILL & COMPETENCIES

 

·       Languages (written and spoken):

o   Italian (mother tongue)

o   Spanish (C2)

o   English (C2)

o   Portuguese (B2)

o   French (A1)

·       IT literate: good experience working with IT teaching support programmes and environments such as WebLearn, WebCT, Blackboard, etc.

·       High communication and interpersonal skills.

·       Good experience working within a team.

·       Organisation skills and sense of responsibility.

·       Sense of accuracy and reliability.

·       Ability to make independent decisions.

·       Ability to adapt to multi-cultural environments.

·       Good presentation skills.

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