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Position: Lecturer/ProfessorUniversità degli Studi di Bari (University of Bari)
LELIA (Lettere Lingue Arti Italianistica e Culture Comparate) (Humanities Languages Arts Italian Studies Comparative Literature)
P.za Umberto I, 1
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): TR
6. Literature (other than Biblical and Rabbinic): TR
Literary criticism: TR
9. Contemporary Studies: TR
Jewish identity and assimilation: TR
Lorella Bosco has been teaching German literature at the University of Bari since March 2002. From 1992 to 1996 Lorella Bosco studied Humanities at the Facoltà di Lettere of the University of Bari. Under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Farese, she graduated cum laude in German Literature, presenting a paper on «The glance of Medusa. Classicism and Irrationalism in nineteenth and twentieth-century German Literature»
During the summer semesters 1995 and 1996 she took part in the Erasmus Exchange Program at the Romanisches Seminar of the University of Münster.
After getting her italian degree, she started to study at the University of Münster during the summer semester 1997.
From the winter semester 1997-98 to the winter semester 2000-01 she wrote her PhD in Comparative Literature (Allgemeine und vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft) at the Freie Universität Berlin under the supervision (Betreuung) of Prof. Dr. Gert Mattenklott. She defended her doctoral thesis, entitled \"Das furchtbar-schöne Gorgonenhaupt des Klassischen. Deutsche Antikebilder (1755-1875)\" («‘The Frighteningly Beautiful Gorgon Head of the Classics’. German Images of Classical Antiquity»), on the 11th July 2001). This monograph work has been published by the German publishing house Königshausen & Neumann in 2004.
From 1st February to 31st January 2000 she taught Italian language and culture as a mother-tounge teacher (Lektorin) at the Romanisches Seminar of the University of Münster with the position of a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin. She also cohordinated the Italian language courses at the Sprachenzentrum (Language Center) of the University of Münster. She managed, organised and directed all courses and projects concerning the italian language. Lorella Bosco has designed and implemented the curricula and examination regulations according to the UNIcert standards. The UNIcert® system of certification is based upon a framework of reference agreed upon by leading German universities and institutions of higher education.
Since March 2002 she is lecturer in German Studies at the University of Bari, Dipartimento LELIA.
In August 2004, Lorella Bosco was awarded a DAAD grant for university teachers from a foreign university. Research project: «Der Orient im Herzen Europas. Bilder des Heiligen Landes, Orientalismus und (De)Konstruktion jüdischer Identität» (Orient in the middle of Europe. Images of the Holy Land, Orientalism and (De)Construction of Jewish identity). She has spent many research periods in Berlin, at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in Marbach am Neckar, at the Else Lasker-Schüler-Archiv of the Stadtbibliothek Wuppertal, at the «Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme» in Paris.
From 2005 to 2007, as a member of the local research unity, directed by Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Farese, she participated in the PRIN (Progetto di ricerca di interesse nazionale - National Research Project )«Die Klassische Moderne (1880-1933). An hermeneutic paradigma of Modernism» (directed by prof. Mauro Ponzi, University Roma La Sapienza).
She also participated in many national and international conferences. She was also a member of the 2009 PRIN «Il futuro come intreccio: profezia e disincanto nelle tradizioni letteraria e musicale in Europa dal \'500 al \'900» («The future as plot: prophecy and disenchantment in the European literary and musical tradition from the 16th to the 19th Century»), directed by Professor Stefano Bronzini (University of Bari).
From October 2010 to March 2013 she was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation-Fellowship, working at a research project about Emmy Hennings-Ball at the Department for Theatrical Studies of the Freie Universität of Berlin (Prof. Dr. Gabriele Brandstetter). On this topic she is currently writing a book, forthcoming in 2015.