Daniele Forlino

Italian Area Chair Italian Area Advisor Senior Lecturer of Italian

World Languages and Literatures, Italian



Office Location

Clements 321




Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Daniele Forlino joined World Languages and Literatures in Fall 2017 as a lecturer of Italian. Daniele is a specialist in 20th-century Italian literature and cinema, which he merges with the study of economics, and also has a substantial background in second-language pedagogy. 

Research Interests

  • Italian literature 

  • Literary theory and criticism 

  • Italian cinema

  • Second Language Acquisition

  • Online curriculum development and assessment

Publications and Presentations

  • Article: “Descensus ad Inferos: Man and Machine in the Postwar Industrial Landscape of Vittorini’s Politecnico”, in Status Quaestionis, (Literature Issue 2019, Narrating the Economy. Perspectives on the Intersections Between Literature and Economics).

  • Book Review: “Nathan, Vetri. Marvelous Bodies: Italy’s New Migrant Cinema”, in Annali d’Italianistica, vol. 36 (2018).

  • Article: “Tra sangue e corpo: modernità ‘solida’ e ‘liquida’ nella Napoli industriale di Tre operai e in quella criminale di Gomorra”, in Forum Italicum, 52 (2)(2018), pp. 398-413.

  • Ieri, Oggi e Domani, the Italian Curriculum in the 21st Century”, XIII Conference of Italian Researchers in the World, COM.IT.ES, Richland College, Dallas, Texas, December 1, 2018. Paper presentation.

  • “Italian Conversation partners in Online & Face-to-Face Courses”, ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 16-18, 2018. Roundtable presentation. 

  • Co-organizer and chair of the panel “Italian Industrial Culture(s) across Media: Representing Industrial Italy”, AAIS (American Association for Italian StudiesAnnual Conference, Sorrento, ItalyJune 14-17, 2018.

  • “La fabbrica si riprende: il film industriale”. AAIS/CSIS (American Association for Italian StudiesConference, Ohio State University-ColumbusApril 20-22, 2017. Paper presentation.

Courses Taught

  • ITAL 1401

  • ITAL 1401online

  • ITAL 1402

  • ITAL 2401

  • ITAL 2402

  • WL   3390  (Italian Cinema)

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Daniele Forlino