Dr Teresa Prudente

Title prefix: 
Dr
First name: 
Teresa
Family name: 
Prudente
Country: 
Italy
Institution: 
University of Turin
Department: 
Scienze del Linguaggio e Letterature Moderne e Comparate
Title: 
Dr
Short description: 

2000: First Class Degree with Honour (110 cum laude) in Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin. Title of the final dissertation: "The loss of innocence: consciousness facing experience in Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen". Supervisor: Prof. Franco Marenco.

2006: Phd in Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin. Title of dissertation: "A specially tender piece of eternity": the experience of a-linear time in Virginia Woolf and André Gide. Supervisor: Prof. Carla Marengo Vaglio and Prof. Mariolina Bertini. 2007: named Assistant Specialist in English Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Universityof Turin.

2009-2011: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Turin. Project: "Polyphony and the structuring of the point of view in the European literature of the 20th century"

SCHOLARSHIPS

2009-2011: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin. Sponsored by the private foundation CRT, Turin. Project: “Polyphony and the structuring of the point of view in the European Literature of the twentieth century”. [Selected for renewal for the year 2010/2011 after evaluation of the publications for the year 2009]

June 2009: travel fund from Fordham University, New York, to take part to the 19th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf.

April 2009: scholarship from the Joyce Research Centre (UCD, Dublin) to attend the 2009 James Joyce Research Colloquium (Dublin, 16-19 April 2009).

June 2008:travel fund from the Italian James Joyce Foundation to take part to the International Conference "James Joyce and Italy", Saint-Gérand-le Puy, 28-29 june 2008.

2002-2005: three year monthly scholarship from the University of Turin for the PhD course in Comparative Literature;

1998-1999: nine month scholarship from the European Commission to spend the Academic year as a visiting student at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

MEMBERSHIPS
The James Joyce Italian Foundation; The Modern Studies Association; The European Network for Comparative Literary Studies, Associazione Italiana di Anglistica, European Society for the Study of English, The British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS), The British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA).
 
ACADEMIC TEACHING:
 
2009-2010
- Teaching Assistant in English Literature at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin. Duties: co-supervision of Degree dissertations in English Literature (fields: Modernism, cinema and literature), conduction of exams, member of examination boards for Bachelor Degree (BA).
- Teaching Assistant in American Literature at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin. Duties: co-supervision of Degree dissertations in American Literature (fields: Modernism, women’s literature), conduction of exams, member of examination boards for Bachelor Degree (BA).
- Teaching Fellow in Italian Literature at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Turin. Duties: teaching of seminars of stylistic analysis; organization of courses, conduction of written exams.
 
2008 – 2009
- Teaching Assistant in English Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin.
- Teaching Assistant in American Literature, the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin.
- Teaching Fellow of Italian Literature, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Turin.
 
2007 - 2008
- Teaching Assistant in English Literature at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin.
- Teaching Assistant in American Literature at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin.
- Teaching Fellow in English Language, Faculty of Humanities, Sciences of Communication, University of Turin. Duties: teaching and organization of undergraduate courses; conduction of both oral and written final exams.
 
2007 – 2006 / 2005-2006
Teaching Fellow in English Language, Faculty of Humanities, Sciences of Communication, University of Turin.
 
CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
 
October 2008 – November 2008: Collaboration to the organization of the International Symposium “La lingua delle origini”/ “The Language of Origins” (6-7 November 2008), Department of Sciences of Literature and Comparative Literature, University of Turin.
 
2009-2010: in the host organizing committee for the 10th International Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE 10), University of Turin, 24-28 August 2010.
Languages: 
Italian: mother tongue; English: near native written and spoken [TOEFL score - 2009 - 111/120]; French: very good written and spoken; Latin and Greek: able to read and translate
Teaching areas: 

English Literature and Language

American Literature

Italian Literature and Language

Critical theory

Research areas: 

English Literature (modernism, Woolf, Joyce, Mansfield, Bowen)

French Literature  (Gide)

Italian Literature  (Gadda, Dante)

Critical Theory and Philosophy (Theory of the novel, Stream of Consciousness, time and the novel, epistemological implications of tropes)

Conferences: 

Invited plenary talks:
 
"Woolf and Joyce: New Perspectives for a Dynamic Comparison" (provisional), Bridging the Gap, Minding the Context, International Post-graduate Conference, University of Vigo, 17-18 March 2011.
 
Chaired sessions:

Panel "Classical References, Mythical Tropes" at the XXII International James Joyce Symposium, Charles University, Prague, 13-18 June 2010.

Panel "London in Motion"at The 19th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Fordham University, New York, 4-7 June 2009. 

Panel “Human/Animal Borders” at The British Society for Literature and Science 2010 Conference, Newcastle, 8-10 April 2010.
 

Papers:
 
1) "'On or about': Woolf, Prepositions, and Patterns of Temporal De-categorizations", The December 1910 Centenary Conference, University of Glasgow, 10-12 December 2010.
 
2) “The sense of a world continuing without us”: Impersonality, Permanence and Fluidity in The Waves, Woolf Contemporaine/A Contemporary Woolf, organized by The French Virginia Woolf Society, Aix-en-Provence (Université d’Aix-Marseille I), 18-19 September 2010.

3) “An imperfect recollection of his past life”: Memory, Oblivion and Creation in Virginia Woolf’s works”, Seminar “The Art of Oblivion”, ESSE 10, Torino, 24-28 August 2010.
 
4) “From “The Aloe” to “Prelude” and from “The Moths” to The Waves: Drafts, Revisions and the Process of “becoming-imperceptible” in Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield”, “Archive”, British Comparative Literature Association XII International Conference, University of Kent, 5-8 July 2010.
 
5) "'Through the incertitude of the void': 'Ithaca' and Lucretius's "Poetics of the Void", XXII International James Joyce Symposium, Charles University, Prague, 13-18 June 2010.
 
6) “Voicing the Inhuman: Lucretius, Heisenberg and The Waves”, The British Society for Literature and Science 2010 Conference, Newcastle, 8-10 April 2010.
 
7) "Misi me per l'alto mare aperto": Personality and Impersonality in Virginia Woolf's Reading of Dante's Allegorical Language", Metamorphosing Dante, ICI Berlin, 24-26 September 2009
 
8) "And myriads of things merged in one thing": Metonymy, Accumulation and Displacement in Mrs. Dalloway, The 19th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Fordham University, New York, 4-7 June 2009
 
9) ““To know is to deform reality” the Epistemology of a Transforming and Transformable Reality in Joyce and Gadda”, The Second James Joyce Graduate Conference, organized by the James Joyce Italian Foundation, Rome, 1-3 February 2009;
 

10)Transmuting Languages: the Re-definition of Realism from Petronius to Joyce and Gadda.”, International Conference “James Joyce et l’Italie/James Joyce Voyage to Italy”, organized by the Carma Research Centre, Université de Lyon 2, St. Gérard de Puy, 28-29 June 2008;   
 

11) ““The daily bread of experience”: the Transfiguration of Materiality in Joyce’s and Woolf’s Writing.”, XXIst International James Joyce Symposium “Re-nascent Joyce”, Université François Rabelais, Tours, June 15-20 2008,

 
12) ““The damned egotistical self”: Self and Impersonality in Virginia Woolf’s and James Joyce’s Writing”, The First James Joyce Graduate Conference, Rome, 1-2 February 2008.
 
13) “Matches struck unexpectedly in the dark”: esperienza del tempo e scrittura lirica nell’opera di Virginia Woolf”, Symposium “Memoria e oblio: le scritture del tempo” /“Memory and forgetting: the writing of time”, organized by the Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura, University of Salento, Lecce, 24-26 October 2007.
 
14) “”For what could be more formidable than that space?”: the (Feminine) Artistic Re-creation of Space in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”, Colloque International “Entre terreurs et passions: construction/déconstruction de l’espace européen”, Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, 11-13 October 2007
 
15) “To write is always to rave a little”: the Hallucinatory Point of View in Elizabeth Bowen’s and Virginia Woolf’ s Writing”, Symposium "Folly”, XI International Conference of The British Comparative Literature Association, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2-5 July 2007.
 
16) “Inextricably the same”: the Visual and Verbal Representation of Intimacy in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”, Symposium “Intimacy: Representations in literature and the visual arts”, Paris 7 Denis-Diderot, France, June 28-30, 2007.
 
17) ““The momentarily appearance of human beings”: the Role of Perugino’s Paintings in the Reflections on Writing by Virginia Woolf”, Symposium “Quand les écrivains se font critiques des autres arts” (Strasbourg, 26-27 February 2007) organized by the Département d’Etudes Italiennes de l’Université de Strasbourg II, CIRI (Centre Interdisciplinaires de Recherches sur l’Italie) e Fondation Margherita de Sion (Suisse).
 
18) “Broken up on the threshold”: l’identità dialettica del personaggio nell’opera di Virginia Woolf” (“Broken up on the threshold”: the dialectic identity of the character in Virginia Woolf’s novels”), Symposium Il personaggio: figure della dissolvenza e della permanenza - Character in Literature: Patterns of Evanescence and Permanence, organized by L’Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura, Torino, 14-16 September 2006.
 
19) “One colour melting into another: Past and Present in To the Lighthouse”, Woolfian Boundaries”, 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Birmingham, 22-26 June 2006, organized by the “International Virginia Woolf Society”.
 
20) “L’uscita dei tratti lineari del tempo: estasi e scrittura in Virginia Woolf” (“The experience of temporal a-linearity: ecstasy and writing in Virginia Woolf”), Symposium “La percezione del tempo in letteratura, nella musica e nelle arti” (“The perception of time in literature, music and arts”), organized by the University of Pisa and Torino, Pisa, 12-16 October 2004.

 

Publications: 

Books:

 
Teresa Prudente, A Specially Tender Piece of Eternity. Virginia Woolf and the Experience of Time, Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham Md., October 2008.
ISBN 0-7391-2555-9978-0-7391-2555-7
 
 
Honorable mention at the 2010 ESSE Book Award. www.essenglish.org/bookaward.html
 
Chapter 6 "A-Linear Time and Stream of Consciousness" (pp. 115-137) reprinted in Dorothy Robbins (ed.), Mrs. Dalloway, Critical Insight Series, Pasadena: Salem Press, 2011.

                                                                                                 Edited volumes:

Teresa Prudente, Federico Sabatini (eds.), Cinematic Strategies in the 20th Century Narratives and Beyond, Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2010. (forthcoming, contract signed with the publisher)
 

                                                                                                 Translations:

William Shakespeare, I due nobili congiunti, translated by Teresa Prudente. in William Shakespeare, Opere complete, a cura di F. Marenco, Milano: Bompiani, 2012.
 
Ronald Bergan, The Coen brothers, una biografia, translated from English by Teresa Prudente, Edizioni Lindau, Torino, 2002.
 
Chapters in books:
 
1) T. Prudente, F. Sabatini, “Introduction” in Prudente T., Sabatini F., Cinematic Strategies in the 20th Century Narratives and Beyond, Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2010. (under contract)
 
2) T. Prudente, “Visible without the help of words”: Impersonality and Cinematic Techniques in Virginia Woolf’s and Katherine Mansfield’s Writing” in Prudente T., Sabatini F. (eds.), Cinematic Strategies in the 20th Century Narratives and Beyond, Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2010 (under contract).
 
3) T. Prudente, “The caves shall connect”: polifonia e decentramento in Woolf e Gide”, in Sertoli G., Lombardi C., Marengo Vaglio C., Comparatistica e Intertestualità. Saggi in onore di Franco Marenco, Edizioni dell’Orso, Alessandria, 2010. (in print)
 
4) T. Prudente, “Il barone rampante di Italo Calvino: la ribellione razionale” (“Italo Calvino’s Il barone rampante: the rational rebellion”), Il valore letterario nel romanzo del Novecento europeo, I quaderni del Baretti, Gribaudo Editore, Cavallermaggiore, 1999, p. 153-166. ISBN 88-8058-132-5
 
                                                                Essays in peer-reviewed international journals:
5) T. Prudente, "To Write is Always to Rave a Little": the Hallucinatory Point of View in Elizabeth Bowen's and Virginia Woolf's writing", Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, Volume 11, n. 2, August 2010, ISSN 1470-5648
 
6) T. Prudente, “Matches struck unexpectedly in the dark”: esperienza del tempo e scrittura lirica nell’opera di Virginia Woolf, Compar(a)ison, An International Journal of Comparative Literature, (1-2) 2009, pp. 223-231. ISSN 0942-8917
 
7) T. Prudente, ““To slip easily from one thing to another”: Experimentalism and Perception in Virginia Woolf’s Short Stories”, Journal of the Short Story in English, n. 50, Spring 2008, p. 171-183. ISSN 0294-0442
 
8) T. Prudente, “Italian Futurism and English Vorticism”, The Modernist Journals Project, C. Wulfman and R. Scholes eds., Brown University and Tulsa University (http://www.modjourn.org/render.php?view=mjp_object&id=mjp.2005.00.094); assigned as a required reading for the students of the English396 Honors Seminar (“English Avant-gardes”, https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/matthart/www/engl396_07B.pdf), Fall 2007, the University of Illinois.
 
9) T. Prudente, “Orlando: The Mind as Phantasmagoria”, The Virginia Woolf Miscellany, number 67, Spring/Summer 2005, p. 13-19. ISSN 0736-251X
 
Conference proceedings from peer-reviewed international conferences:
 
10) T. Prudente, “The Damned Egotistical Self”: Self and Impersonality in Virginia Woolf’s and James Joyce’s writing”, in Ruggieri F., McCourt J., Joyce in Progress. Proceedings from the First James Joyce Graduate Conference, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009, pp. 186-195. ISBN 1-4438-1235-8.
 
11) T. Prudente, “Broken up on the threshold”: l’identità dialettica del personaggio nell’opera di Virginia Woolf”, Character in Literature: Patterns of Evanescence and Permanence, Ed. dell’Orso, Alessandria, 2008, pp. 673-679. ISBN 978-88-6274-044-9
 
12) T. Prudente, “The momentarily appearance of human beings”: il ruolo del Perugino nella riflessione sulla scrittura da parte di Virginia Woolf”, Quand les écrivains se font critiques des autres arts, Cahiers du CIRI, Université de Strasbourg, 2008, p. 80-85.
 
13) T. Prudente, ““Quoi de plus redoutable, en effet, que cet espace?”: la recréation (féminine) de l’espace dans le roman Vers le Phare par Virginia Woolf” in É. Lysøe et T. Collani (eds.), Entre terreurs et passions: construction/déconstruction de l’espace européen, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2010, pp. 127-140.
 
14) T. Prudente, "Misi me per l'alto mare aperto": Personality and Impersonality in Virginia Woolf's Reading of Dante's Allegorical Language", in M. Gragnolati, F. Camilletti, F. Lampart, Metamorphosing Dante. Appropriations, Manipulations and Rewritings in the Twentieth and Twenty-first  centuries, Berlin/Vienna, Turia und Kant, 2010 (in print)
 
 
Entries in peer-reviewed international reference works:
 
For Robert Clark (ed.), The Literary Encyclopedia, The Literary Dictionary Company, London (ISSN 1747-678X): www.litencyc.com :
 
15) “André Gide, Les faux monnayeurs (assigned, in preparation)
 
16) “Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader, Second Series” (assigned, in preparation)
 
17) "Virginia Woolf - Timeline" (2010)
 
18) T. Prudente, “Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader, First Series (2010):
 
19) T. Prudente, “Virginia Woolf, Monday or Tuesday” (2008):
 
20) T. Prudente, “André Gide” (2008)
 
21) T. Prudente, “Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart” (2008):
 
22) T. Prudente, “Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room” (2007) :
 
23-25) T. Prudente, “Identity in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”, “Memory in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”, “Gender in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”, in McClinton-Temple J. ed., General Themes in Literature, Facts on File Inc, New York, 2010. (under contract)
 

Selected Book Reviews: 

“Carmen Concilio, Le declinazioni dell’io? Identità e alterità nella narrativa in inglese del Novecento”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, Anno XIX – n. 5, May 2002, p. 46.
 
“Il dubbio è la nostra passione: Lo scrittore fantasma di Philip Roth”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, Anno XIX - n. 6, June 2002, p. 20.
 
“Constance Fenimore Woolson, Via del Giacinto”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, Anno XX - n. 2, February 2003, p. 39.
 
“Henry James, A Londra”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, Anno XX – n. 2, February 2003, p. 39.
 
“Nell Freudenberger, “Ragazze fortunate”, L’ Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, Anno XXI, n. 9, September 2004, p. 37.
 
“Chaim Potok, Vecchi a Mezzanotte”, L’Indice dei Libri del mese, Torino, anno XXIII, n. 7, July- August 2006, p. 38.
 
“Ann Tyler, Una donna diversa”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, anno XXIV, n. 1, January 2007, p. 28.
 
“Wesley Stace, La ballata di Miss Fortune”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, anno XXIV, febbraio 2007, pag. 37.
 
“Peter Ho Davis, La ragazza gallese”, L’Indice dei libri del mese, Torino, anno XXVI, n. 2, febbraio 2010, pag. 42.
 

Further translations:

 
“Fuori è un giorno fragile”, catalogue of the exhibition at the Imbiancheria del Vajano, Chieri, translation of the introduction into English by Teresa Prudente, Edizioni Teknemedia, Torino, 2006.
 
“M1: Carlo Pasini”, catalogue of the exhibition at the Galleria Allegretti Contemporanea, introduction by Mario Fitz, translation into English by Teresa Prudente, Edizioni Teknemedia, Torino, 2006.