Casella, Stefano Maria


Education

* Univ. of Padua 1981. Degree -with honours- in modern language and literature/English: dissertation on T.S. Eliot and E. Montale (poetry, poetics, and criticism);

* Univ. of Venice 1984-86. ABD. PhD program in English and American literature (director prof. S. Perosa);

* Researcher, assistant, and vice-professor in English and Anglo-American literature and culture since 1986.

 

International Fellowships

 

2011: VRF, Heythrop College (Univ. of London);

2000: VF (Literature), The Bogliasco Foundation. Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities (Bogliasco/GE-New York);

1996: “Bologna-Clare Hall VF”, Clare Hall College (Univ. of Cambridge).

 

Honorary Recognitions

 

2011- invited peer reviewer (English literature): Oxford University Press;

2009- Italian Scientific Committee (Literature): Del Bianco Foundation (Florence);

2006- appointed Member: Cambridge Alumni;

2006-2010: jury of the Poetry prize “Lorenzo Montano” (Verona Civic Library, Anterem Journal of literary research);

2001- invited Member of the Fellowship Advisory Committee: The Bogliasco Foundation. Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities (Bogliasco/GE-New York);

1997- elected Life Member of Clare Hall College (Univ. of Cambridge);

1997-2004: editorial board of Ricerca Research Recherche (Univ. of Lecce).

 

International Conferences

 

2017: 5th International Conference “The Power of the Word: The Prophetic Word” (Oxford: Regent’s Park College) Speaker;

 

2016: 1st International Conference “‘Dirò de l’altre cose ch’io v’ho scorte’: Pound lettore di Dante.” (Meran/Bozen: Ezra Pound Research Center, Akademie Deutsch-Italienischer Studien) invited Speaker;

____, 37th Annual Meeting of the T.S. Eliot Society of America (Rapallo: Univ. of Genoa) Speaker at the Conference, Speaker at the Peer Seminar on “Four Quartets”;

 

2015: 26th “Ezra Pound International Conference” (Dorf Tirol/Meran) Speaker and Chair;

____, 4th International Conference “The Power of the Word: Thresholds of Wonder” (Rome: St. Anselm Pontifical Univ.) Member of the Executive Committee, Speaker and Chair

____, 3rd International Symposium “Time and Place in T.S. Eliot and his Contemporaries” (Florence: Del Bianco Foundation) co-Organizer, Speaker and Chair;

 

2013: 3rd International Conference “The Power of the Word. Word made Flesh: Flesh made Word.” (Gdansk/PL: Univ. of Gdansk, Heythrop College, IES and SAS Univ. of London) Speaker;

____, 1st International Colloquium “Religion, Philosophy, and Myth in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry” (Leicester: Univ. of Leicester and BAMS) Speaker;

____, 25th “Ezra Pound International Conference” (Dublin: Trinity College) Speaker;

 

2012: 2nd International Conference “The Power of the Word: Poetry and Prayer” (London: Heythrop College, IES and SAS Univ. of London) Speaker;

____, 2nd International Symposium “T. S. Eliot and the Heritage of Rome and Italy in Modernist Literature” (Florence: Del Bianco Foundation, British Institute, Gabinetto Vieusseux) co-Organizer, Speaker and Chair;

 

2011: 1st International Conference “The Power of the Word: Poetry, Theology and Life” (London: Heythrop College, IES Univ. of London) Speaker;

____, 24th “Ezra Pound International Conference” (London: IAS Univ. of London) Speaker and Chair;

 

2009: 23rd “Ezra Pound International Conference” (Rome: Univ. Roma Tre, Centro Studi Americani) Speaker and Chair;

____, 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society (St. Louis/MO: Washington Univ.) Speaker;

 

2008: 1st International Symposium “T.S. Eliot, Dante, and the European Tradition” (Florence: Del Bianco Foundation, Univ. of Florence, British Institute, Gabinetto Vieusseux) Speaker;

 

2007: 22nd “Ezra Pound International Conference” (Venice: Univ. of Venice Ca’ Foscari) Associate and Chair;

 

2005: 21st “Ezra Pound International Conference” (Rapallo: Univ. of Genoa) Speaker and Chair;

 

2004: 25th Annual Meeting of the T.S. Eliot Society (London: IES Univ. of London) Speaker;

 

2001: International Conference “Pound e i Lorena” (Grosseto) invited Speaker;

____, 19th “Ezra Pound International Conference” (Paris: Univ. de la Sorbonne) Speaker;

 

1991-2000: Speaker in several Ezra Pound International Conferences and Annual Meetings of the T.S. Eliot Society.

 

Memberships

The Ezra Pound International Conference (since 1991);

The T.S. Eliot Society of America, St. Louis/MO (since 1998);

AISNA: Italian Association of North American Studies (since 2002).

 

Research field and interests

Anglo-American Modernism: T. S. Eliot, E. Pound, V. Woolf, J. Joyce, W. B. Yeats, W. Stevens, H.D. et al.;

Comparative literature: English and American literature (XIX and XX c.) - Italian and modern European literatures - classical Latin and Greek literature;

American nature and environmental writings (XIX e XX c., in part. on New England/Cape Cod); Henry Beston: life and works;

Literature, anthropology, mythology and comparative religions; Literature and Arts: music, opera, painting, sculpture; Literature and/as art-therapy.

Literary translation.

 

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Book chapters and Essays in Volume

 

“Lo sciamano e lo ierofante: T.S. Eliot ed Ezra Pound alle radici rituali della poesia.” L’immagine dell’artista nel mondo moderno. A c. di E. Zuccato. Milano: Marcos y Marcos, 2017: 115-34;

 

‘Eugenio Montale, “The Poor Nestorian at a Loss.”’ Breaking the Silence. Poetry and the Kenotic Word. Ed. M. Gregorzewska, J. Ward, M. Burrows. Frankfurt am M.-Bern-New York-Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015: 89-115;

 

‘ “Ez, Franz & Ninì” Pound and the Monottis in Rome, 1935-2000.’ Roma/Amor: Ezra Pound, Rome, and Love. Ed. W. Pratt, C. Ricciardi. New York: AMS, 2013: 8-94;

 

‘ “…Restoring / With a New Verse the Ancient Rhyme”: T.S. Eliot’s and Ezra Pound’s Poetic Homages to Dante.’ T. S. Eliot, Dante, and the Idea of Europe. Ed. P. Douglass. Newcastle u. Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011: 95-109;

 

‘Making Italian New: Pound’s Italian between Dante and Propaganda.’ Ezra Pound, Language and Persona. Ed. M. Bacigalupo, W. Pratt. Genoa: Univ. of Genoa, 2008: 236-50;

 

‘ “By the Arena… Il Decaduto”: Eliot &/in Italy.’ The International Reception of T.S. Eliot. Ed. E. Daümer, S. Bagchee. London-New York: Continuum, 2007: 123-40;

 

In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound. R. Mamoli Zorzi, J. Gery, M. Bacigalupo, S. M. Casella. Venezia: Supernova, 2007;

 

‘ “Empty Silences”. T. S. Eliot and Eugenio Montale.’ R.S.A. Journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies. 14/2003 (publ. 2005): 67-91 (online: http://www.aisna.net/rsa/rsa14/14casella.pdf);

 

‘L’immaginario iniziatico e mistico nei Four Quartets di T. S. Eliot.’ Mosaici di Orizzonti. Società, immaginari, comunicazione. A c. di G. M. Pozzobon. Milano: F. Angeli, 2005: 91-119;

 

‘ “Something other than Family Correspondence”: il pensiero di Ezra Pound nelle sue Family Letters.’ Ezra Pound. Attualità del pensiero nel trentennale della morte. A c. di R. Floreani. Vicenza: Aurora, 2002: 37-79;

 

‘ “Io son quell’Ezzelino…”: Ezra Pound ed Ezzelino da Romano tra storia, leggenda, epos e tragedia.’ Oltreconfine. Lingue e culture tra Europa e mondo. A c. di A. Pasinato. Roma: Donzelli, 2000: 113-31;

 

‘Ez & Ez: Ezra Pound and Cunizza da Romano: Fragments of an Unfinished Epic Poem.’ Ezra Pound and Poetic Influence. Ed. H.M. Dennis. Amsterdam-Atlanta/GA: Rodopi, 2000: 70-87.

 

Reviews (Journals and Volumes)

 

Wallace Stevens. Tutte le Poesie. M. Bacigalupo ed./transl. Milano: Mondadori, 2015. Testo a Fronte, XXVI (2° Sem. 2015) n. 53: 239-39.

 

Ezra Pound. XXX Cantos. M. Bacigalupo ed./transl. Parma: Guanda, 2012. Testo a Fronte, XXV (I° Sem. 2015) n. 50: 239-45;  

 

Elena Sasso. How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. Lewiston-Queenston-Lempeter: The Edwin Mellen Press., 2011. Testo a Fronte, XXIV (I° sem. 2013) n. 48: 253-57;

 

Pietros Maneos. The Italian Pleasures of Gabriele Paterkallos. A Novella in Letters. (USA/s.l.: Aesthete Press, 2012). Italian Americana, XXXI, 1 (Winter 2013): 125-6;

 

‘Roots and Rings: Under the Shade of Richard Berengarten’s “Tree.” ’ The Salt Companion to Richard Berengarten. Ed. N. Jope, P. Scott Derrick, C.E. Byfield. Cambridge: Salt Publ., 2011: 164-74;

 

Ezequiel Morsella. The Octopus Wars (Lexington/KY, 2010). Italian Americana, XXIX, 2, (Summer 2011): 235-36;

 

Ned Balbo, Carol Bonomo Albright, Edvige Giunta. Padri. Tre memoir italo americani (Albano Laziale/Roma: Iacobelli, 2009). Italian Americana, XXVIII, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 232-33;

 

Maria Mazzotti Gillan. Talismans-Talismani (Firenze: Hybiskos Ulivieri, 2006). Italian Americana, XXVII, no. 1 (2009): 118-20;

 

Premessa to “Waste Lands. Eliot e Dante”. Semicerchio, XXXIX (2008), n.2: 3-7.

 

Translations of Poetry

 

Stephen Romer. “Alba,” “Heimkunft,” “Dismantling the Library,” “Evohe! Evohe!,” “Yellow Studio.” (“Alba”, “Heimkunft”, “Smontando la libreria”, “Evoè! Evoè!”, “Studio giallo”). I Poeti della Sala Capizucchi. The Poets of the Sala Capizucchi. Ed. C. Ricciardi, J. Gery, M. Bacigalupo. New Orleans/LO: Univ. of New Orleans, 2011: 150-59, and Rimini: Raffaelli, 2011: 160-69;

 

Jack Hirshman: ‘R ‘n’ R’ (‘Semplicemente 6’). Edizioni Lumacagolosa di Daniele Ferroni: Ravenna, 2009.

 

Entries in Encyclopedias

 

‘Carta da Visita,’ ‘Il Mare, Supplemento Letterario,’ ‘Meridiano di Roma,’ ‘Orientamenti,’ ‘Il Popolo di Alessandria.’ The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Ed. D.P. Tryphonopoulos and S.J. Adams. Westport/CT and London: The Greenwood Press, 2005: 52, 191, 192, 210, 237.

 

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