Chiara Nifosi

Humanities Teaching Fellow
Wieboldt 224
Office Hours: T 12:30-1:30 & by appt., WB 224
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2020

I am a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. In May 2020, I defended a dissertation titled “Expérience de l’espace et pensée de la métaphore chez Marcel Proust”. This work explores the philosophical potential of Proust’s rhetorical strategies for describing space in his literary output through an interdisciplinary approach involving also contemporary theories on landscape in art history and geography. My teaching and research interests range from comparative European modernisms to the emergence of female voices in Nineteenth-Century French poetry, to the intersection between philosophy, social sciences and literature.

Recent courses in RLL

  • FREN 10200 Beginning Elementary French II (Winter 2018)
  • FREN 22818 Figures du poète au XXe siècle (1900-1950) (Autumn 2018)
  • FREN 22821 Écritures féminines au XIXe siècle: une introduction (Winter 2021)
  • FREN 24522 French Modernism in Context (Spring 2022)
  • FREN 26281 Mind and Memory in Nineteenth-Century France (Spring 2021)
  • ITAL 10100 Beginning Elementary Italian I (Autumn 2017)