Francesca Savoia

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian
  • Professor of Italian
  • On sabbatical leave in fall (2191) term

Contact

1328 E Cathedral of Learning
412-624-6265
savoia@pitt.edu

Area of Interest

17th, 18th and early 19th-century Italian literature and cultural history; Italian Theatre; Opera history and libretti; Letter-writing

 

Education

Laurea in Lettere Moderne, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Curriculum vitae (PDF)

Research Interests & Fields of Study

Italian Theater, Opera, 17th and 18th-century Italian literature and cultural history

Teaching

Undergraduate courses

  • Intermediate and Advanced Italian
  • Italian Conversation
  • Advanced Composition
  • Novel and Short Fiction
  • Theater
  • Italian Cultural Heritage
  • Italian Teater in Translation
  • Italian Theatrical Workshop
  • Italian Lyric Poetry

Graduate courses

  • Seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth-century Italian literature
  • Literary Criticism
  • History of the Language
  • Theater of the Renaissance
  • Commedia dell'Arte
  • Goldoni
  • Foscolo
  • The International Republic of Letters in the 18th century
  • Literary Lives: Autobiographies and Letters in the 18th century
  • The art of writing letters in the 18th and early 19th century

Selected Publications

Books

«Nel bitume, nel fuoco, e nell’obblìo»: poesie inedite di Giuseppe Baretti a cura di Francesca Savoia, Roma: ARACNE, 2017. 

Favellare ai lontani: tipologie epistolari fra Sette e Ottocento, a cura di Francesca Savoia, Firenze: Cesati Editore, 2015. 

Il Baretti vostro: lettere inedited di Giuseppe Baretti, a cura di Francesca Savoia, Verona: QuiEdit, 2013. 

Fra letterati e galantuomini: notizie e inediti del primo Baretti inglese, Firenze: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2010.

Journal articles, essays & book chapters

“Claiming Women’s Moral Agency: Luisa Bergalli as poet librettist,” Opera and Tragedy: from Absolutism to Enlightenment, Ed. Blair Oxby (the volume is under contract by the University of Toronto Press).

“Ancora su Baretti, Voltaire e Shakespeare,” in La critica letteraria del Settecento: forme e problemi, Atti del convegno di Losanna, 13-14 ottobre 2016, a cura di Gabriele Bucchi Carlo Enrico Roggia, Ravenna: 2017, 239-258.

“Fra mediazione culturale e diplomazia: il caso di Giuseppe Baretti,” in Diplomazia e comunicazione letteraria nel secolo XVIII, Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Modena, 21-23 maggio 2015, a cura di Duccio Tongiorgi e Francesca Fedi, Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2017, 238-256. 
“Un amico cremonese di Baretti: Giambattista Biffi,” in Seicento e Settecento 11 (2016): 129-139.

“ ‘Giuocar di penna bene’: note sulla Scelta di lettere familiari di Giuseppe Baretti,” in “Favellare ai lontani”: Tipologie epistolari fra Sette e Ottocento, a cura di Francesca Savoia, Firenze: Cesati Editore, 2015, 71-86.

“Sanguineti’s Ars Maieutica,” in Edoardo Sanguineti. Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde, Paolo Chirumbolo and John Picchione eds., London: Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing, 2013, 226-228.

 “Un’inedita lettera ‘politica’ di Giuseppe Baretti,” in Seicento e Settecento 6 (2011): 63-76.

Awards and Honors

Humanities Center, Internal Faculty Fellowship, Fall 2012

2011 American Association for Italian Studies 18th & 19th-century Book Award, for Fra letterati e galantuomini. Notizie e inediti del primo Baretti inglese (Firenze: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2010)

Summer 2009 FAS Third Term Research Stipend

Spring 2006 Premio Speciale della Giuria della XVII edizione (2005) del Premio Internazionale di Poesia e letteratura "Nuove Lettere" (literary prize for an unpublished work of narrative short fiction)

Spring 2004 Faculty Fellowship, Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Spring 2002 Tina & David Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Award