Francesca Savoia

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian
  • Undergraduate Advisor in Italian
  • Professor of Italian

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, nell’obblìo. Poesie inedite di Giuseppe Baretti, a cura di Francesca Savoia. Aracne Editrice, 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.

"La cortesia di Leone e Ruggiero con la morte de Rodomonte" de Silvio Fiorillo, a cura di Francesca Savoia, Lucca: Maria Pacini-Fazzi Editore, 1997.

"La cantante e l'impresario" e altri metamelodrammi, Genova: Costa & Nolan, 1988

Articles

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

"Baretti e la Commedia dell'Arte," Seicento e Settecento 3 (2008): 191-209.

"Creative Connections: The Theater Practicum and the integration of Language and Literature study," in Set the Stage! Italian Through Theater, Nicoletta Marini-Maio and Colleen Ryan-Scheutz eds., Yale University Press, 2008.

"Francesco Andreini (1548-1624)," "Isabella Andreini (1562-1604)," "Giambattista Andreini (1576-1654)," in Seventeenth-Century Italian Poets and Dramatists (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 339), Albert N. Mancini and Glenn Palen Pierce eds., Detroit-New York-London: Gale, 2008., pp. 9-15, 16-27 and 28-35.

"Il punto su Goldoni librettista," Esperienze Letterarie 2007; 3-4: 229-48.

"Tragedia non è ...commedia non è: la tragedia alfieriana e il dibattito europeo sull'opera nel Settecento," in Alfieri Beyond Italy, proceedings of the international symposium on Vittorio Alfieri (Madison, WI September 27-28, 2002), Alessandria: 2004, Edizioni dell'Orso.

"Per i bicentenari di Vittorio Alfieri (1749-1803): recenti percorsi di ricerca," Italica 2003; 4: 550-559

"Una storia tutta da raccontare: Luisa Bergalli-Gozzi (1703-1779)," in Essays in Honor of Marga Cottino-Jones, Ed. Laura Sanguineti-White, Fiesole (Firenze): Edizioni Cadmo, 2003, 109-122.

"Parini librettista: l'Ascanio in Alba," Rassegna della Letteratura Italiana 2000; 2: 388-419.

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