William Anselmi


Email: wanselmi@ualberta.ca
Office: 239-D Arts & Convocation Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
239-D Arts & Convocation Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E6

Italian and Italian Canadian Literature and Culture

MA (Carleton University, 1983)

PhD (Universite de Montreal, 1992)

Research Areas: 20th Century Italian experimental poetry; Italian Canadian culture and literature; Cinema and television in and outside of Italy; Cyborgs, aliens, and utopia; Posthumanism and the body; Environments of technological communication and representation; Poetics and narratives of displacement/migration in and outside of Italy

Teaching Areas: 19th and 20th Century Italian literature; Italian Canadian culture and literature; Image era, communication systems and representations in and outside of Italy; Italian alternative music (from the Sixties to present day); Italian cinema post-1945; Italian television from the Fifties to present day; Italian politics, political figures, and social contexts (from P. P. Pasolini to S. Berlusconi).

Courses Taught: ITAL 333ITAL 340, ITAL 363, and ITAL 419

Representative Publications:

Anselmi, William, "Du 'transitionnisme'." Ed. F. Caccia, La transculture et ViceVersa. Tryptyque: Montreal, 2010.


Anselmi, William, [w/L. Hogan].  "Pinocchio: tracciato fra modernita', migrazione e tecnologia." (“Pinocchio: traced through modernity, migration and technology”). Ed. F. Scrivano, Variazioni Pinocchio. 7 letture sulla riscrittura del mito. (Pinocchio Variations. 7 readings on the rewriting of the myth). Morlacchi Editore: Perugia, 2010.


Anselmi, William, “Italian Canadian as displacement poetics: context, history, and literary production.” Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies – International journal of migration studies, Volume XLIV N. 166 (April-June 2007).