Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo

Winter Semester 2015/2016


Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo / Segretario Generale – Generalsekretärin VILLA VIGONI / Centro Italo-Tedesco / Deutsch-Italienisches Zentrum / Loveno di Menaggio (Italy)

Host: PD Dr. Frank Zipfel

From her Professorship of Literature at Jacobs University Prof. Amodeo is on leave serving as Secretary General at the “German-Italian Center of European Excellence Villa Vigoni e.V” till 2018. (https://www.jacobs-university.de/directory/iamodeo / www.villavigoni.eu)

In her research she is an expert in the esthetical specialties of intercultural literature, which she established to look on instead of regarding migrant literature only out of a social perception.

Since 2007 she organized in Bremen (Germany) the globale° - Festival für grenzüberschreitende Literatur , which was distinguished as “one of the projects on the list of the UNESCO Year of Rapprochement of Cultures 2010”.

University Education

2001     Habilitation, Venia legendi in Comparative Literature (Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft), University of Bayreuth, Germany.

1994     Dr. phil., University of Siegen, Germany.

1992     State Teaching Certificate for German at Secondary Schools, Italian Ministry of Culture, Milan, Italy.

1987     State-certified translator (German and Italian), Hessian Ministry for Culture, Darmstadt, Germany.

1986     Dott., Laurea in Lingue e letterature straniere moderne (Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures with German major and minors in Italian, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology and Pedagogy), University of Perugia, Italy.

Fellowships and Awards

2010     Offer of the post of Secretary General of the Italian-German "Centre of European Excellence Villa Vigoni" in Loveno di Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy, for 4 years (2012-2017).

2010     globale° - Festival für grenzüberschreitende Literatur 2010 distinguished as one of the projects on the list of the UNESCO Year of Rapprochement of Cultures 2010.

2007/2008     Visiting professorship, Department of Comparative Literature, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Inssbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

2000     Nominated for the prize for distinguished teaching at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

2000     Research grant by the Zentralansatz zur Erfüllung des Gleichstellungsauftrags an der Universität Bayreuth.

1992     Fellowship from the Aktionsgemeinschaft zur Förderung wissenschaftlicher Projekte der Universität Siegen e.V., Germany.

1990-1991     Fellowship from the Region of Calabria, Italy; Università della Calabria di Cosenza, Department of Art, Film and Theatre.

1989-1991     Doctoral fellowship from the Literatur- und Kommunikationswissenschaftliches Graduiertenkolleg Kommunikationsformen als Lebensformen, University of Siegen, Germany.

1988     Award from the Region of Calabria, Italy for a research project on emigration.

Research and Teaching Positions

2011-     Full Professor, Literature, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

2004-2010     Associate Professor, Literature, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

2003-2004     Professor pro tempore (Chair), Comparative Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2002-2003     Associate Professor (C2), Comparative Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany

1996-2002     Assistant Professor (C1), Comparative Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany

1993-1996     Research Associate, Comparative Literature, University Bayreuth, Germany

1991-1993     Lecturer and Research Associate, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Siegen, Germany

1990-1991     Post-doctoral fellow; Department of Art, Film and Theatre, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy

1989-1990     Lecturer, Comparative and English Literature, University of Siegen, Germany
Publications

Books

Das Opernhafte. Eine Studie zum “gusto melodrammatico” in Italien und Europa. Bielefeld: Transcript 2007, 221 pp.

Die Heimat heißt Babylon’. Zur Literatur ausländischer Autoren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1996, 223 pp.

Books edited and introduced

(with Heidrun Hörner and Jan-Helge Weidemann): WortWelten. Positionen deutschsprachiger Gegenwartsliteratur zwischen Politik und Ästhetik. Sulzbach/Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2011, 222 pp.

(with Heidrun Hörner): Zu Hause in der Welt – Topographien einer grenzüberschreitenden Literatur. Sulzbach/Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2010, 240 pp.

(with Eva Erdmann) Crime and Nation. Political and Cultural Mappings of Criminality in New and Traditional Media. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2009, 166 pp.

(with Heidrun Hörner and Christiane Kiemle) Literatur ohne Grenzen. Interkulturelle Gegenwartsliteratur in Deutschland -Porträts und Positionen. Sulzbach/Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2009, 240 pp.

Franco Biondi. Vita emigrata Racconti. Edited, introduced and translated by Immacolata Amodeo. Isernia: Cosmo Iannone Editore 2007, 120 pp.

(with Claudia Ortner-Buchberger and in collaboration with Brigitte Kienle): Italien in Afrika – Afrika in Italien. Italoafrikanische Beziehungen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2004, 182 pp.

FRAU MACHT WISSENSCHAFT. Wissenschaftlerinnen gestern und heute. Königstein: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2002 (in collaboration with Nicole Weiß), 206 pp.