Alessandro Ludovico Minnucci
Gates-Blake 232
Office Hours: Monday 11:30-12:20 p.m.
Subject Area: Italian Studies
Research Interests: ‘900-2000 | Poetry, Performance Poetry and Spoken Word | Cross-media and Trans-media

I received a Laurea Triennale (BA) in Classics at the University of Bologna in 2015, with a thesis on the play I Menechini, a Renaissance translation of Plautus’ Menaechmi.

I obtained a Laurea Magistrale (MA) with honors in Modern Philology at the University of Bologna in 2018. In my thesis, titled Poetry slam in Italy, I investigated poetry slam as a genre, and I related it to 20th-century Italian poets who share a tendency towards orality.

During my MA I spent eight months at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik on an Erasmus scholarship.

In 2019/2020 I worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Italy.

My academic path has led me to my specific area of interest: 20th and 21st-century Italian literature and cinema. In particular, my research focuses on contemporary performance poetry and the relation between poetry and the other arts. For this reason, I have applied the principles of cross-media and trans-media to poetry for educational purposes.

I am also a member of Zoopalco, a collective of multimedia and performance poetry located in Bologna.