Simonetta Milli Konewko

Assistant Professor

Room: Curtin Hall 794
Phone: (414) 229-5871
e-mail: smilli@uwm.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
Laurea in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Urbino (Italy), 1990

Current Research Interests:

Neorealist literature and film
19th and 20th century Italian literature and culture
Holocaust studies
Theories of compassion
Theories of emotions

Current Teaching Interests:

Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture; Italian folklore and popular culture

Other Relevant Activities:

Coordinate Italian immersion weekends

Recent Publications:

Articles in Books:

La ciociara: la funzione della compassione come critica sociale, in Alberto Moravia e La ciociara. Letteratura. Storia. Cinema, Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Fondi 18 dicembre 2010, edited by Angelo Fàvaro, (Sarno Salerno: Edizioni Sinestesie, 2012): pp. 96-106.

Articles in Professional Journals:

“Smoke Over Birkenau and Models of Female Compassion.” Rivista di Studi Italiani. Anno XXXI, no 1, (Giugno 2013): 471-490.

“Rossellini’s compassions as social evaluation.” Journal of Literature and Art Studies 2, (7 2012): 683-690.

“Виживання в Аушвіці" та узи співчуття у таборах, “Survival in Auschwitz and Compassionate Bonds in the Camps,” Holocaust and Modernity 2, (9 2011): 30-53.

“Functions of Compassion in Natalia Ginzburg’s Representation of Traditional Family and Extended Communities,” Rivista di Studi Italiani. Anno XXIX, no 1, (Giugno 2011): 110-127.

“L’Agnese va a morire and Meanings of Compassion in the Female Partisans’ Struggle against German Nazis and Italian Fascists,” Forum Italicum, 44.2 (Fall 2010): 385-404.