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Isabella Bertoletti, PhD

PROFESSOR AND CHAIRPERSON

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts B831
Phone: 212 217.5097
E-mail:  isabella_bertoletti@fitnyc.edu

 

Education

PhD, Graduate Center, C.U.N.Y. Comparative Literature

View Dr. Bertoletti’s CV (PDF)

 

Grants

  • 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Helaine Newstead Dissertation Fellowship.
  • CUNY Graduate School Fellowship; University Tuition Stipend.
  • The John D. Calandra Student Achievement Award.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Award.
  • The Mardel Ogilvie Scholarship.
  • The Margaret Wyman Hartle Memorial Prize.
  • The Paul Zweig Memorial Award.

Selected Publications

The Linguistic Turn of Money. (Cambridge, Mass. and London, England: Semiotext(e)/MIT Press, 2014.
English translation (with Andrea Casson and James Cascaito) of La natura linguistica della finanza by the Italo-Swiss political scientist and economist Christian Marazzi. It is a limited edition published for the March 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York City and featured at the Semiotext(e) pavilion at the Museum.

Winter is Over. (Cambridge, Mass. and London, England: Semiotext(e)/MIT Press, 2010).
English translation (with Andrea Casson and James Cascaito) of L’inverno è finito: Scritti sulla trasformazione negata (1989-1995) by the Italian political philosopher Antonio Negri.

Multitude: Between Innovation and Negation. (Cambridge, Mass and London, England: Semiotext(e)/MIT Press [ISBN-10: 1-58435-050-4], 2008).
English translation (with my FIT colleagues Andrea Casson and James Cascaito) of three treatises: “So-called ‘Evil’ and Criticism of the State”; “Jokes and Innovative Action: For a Logic of Change”; Mirror Neurons, Linguistic Negation, Reciprocal Recognitions” by the Italian political philosopher Paolo Virno.

A Grammar of the Multitude: For An Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life. (Cambridge, Mass. and London, England: Semiotext(e)/MIT Press
[ISBN: 1-58435-021-0], 2004). English translation (with Andrea Casson and James Cascaito) of Grammatica della moltitudine: per una analisi delle forme di vita contemporanee by the Italian political philosopher Paolo Virno (Original Italian version published by the University of Calabria: Rubettino Press, 2001).

“On Meandering Paths Without a Map: Petrarch’s Pursuit of a Safe Haven.” Forum Italicum (2004) 38.2 : 311-337.

“Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta. Mourning Laura.” Quaderni d’Italianistica (2002) XXIII.2: 25-43.

“Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta. The Poetics of an Idolatrous Myth." Italian Culture, XIV (1996).

“Primo Levi’s Odyssey: The Drowned and the Saved.” in The Legacy of Primo Levi Stanislao Pugliese, ed.  (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 105-118.

Review of Deborah Parker’s Commentary and Ideology: Dante in the Renaissance. (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993); Romance Quarterly 42, (Spring 1995): 29.

Courses

  • IT 111 – Italian Grammar I (G8)
  • IT 112 – Italian Grammar II (G8)
  • IT 213 – Italian Grammar III (G8)
  • IT 214 – Italian Grammar IV (G8)
  • IT 122 – Italian Conversation I (G8)
  • IT 223 – Italian Conversation II (G8)
  • IT 132 – Italian in Florence (G8)
  • IT 122 – Conversation in Florence  (G8)
  • IT 311 – Italian for Business (G8)
  • IT 342 – Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance (G7; G8)
  • MC 251 – Italian Cinema (G6; G7)
  • MC 313 – Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance (G7)
  • MC 343 – Italian Food for Thought (G7)
  • MC 202 – Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City (G7)
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