Margherita Cannavacciuolo
Hispanic American language and literature

What do you teach at Ca’ Foscari? What are your main research interests? 
My name is Margherita Cannavacciuolo, I am an Associate Professor of Hispanic American Language and Literature. My areas of research are literary productions of Hispanic America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; I focus on myth rewritings (indigenous, classical and African), representations of the body and the fantastic and its variations.

What is the aspect of your research you are most passionate about?
In my field of research, Hispanic-American literature, I am certainly fascinated by the variety and extent of productions and practices, a variety that offers elements to relate to but also aspects that represent diversity to engage with.

What does teaching and researching mean to you?
For me, teaching means giving and giving oneself to those in front of me every day in the classroom. This implies, at the same time, constantly questioning yourself, always asking where you are in your research, because teaching and research are closely related, two sides of the same coin.
Research for me is a secret garden, a corner of the world where I nurture that healthy restlessness that keeps me alive, curious and creative.

What has given you the greatest satisfaction in your career?
The teaching award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

What would you say to young people starting their university career?
My wish for all girls and boys starting university is that they live this journey to the fullest, without sparing themselves. It is a privileged period and living without passion and dedication would be a shame. It is a time of potential growth, a boundary that, if crossed with care, offers valuable tools for the future, both professional and personal.

Last update: 28/02/2023