Chiara Fabbian

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of the Italian Program

Education
Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999
Laurea, University of Padova, Italy

Major Interests
Eighteenth to twentieth-century Italian literature; literature and anthropology; migration writing; women’s writing; curriculum development.

Selected Publications

Books
Chapters in Books
  • “Heavenly Aromas and Tough Stomachs in Benvenuto Flori’s L’evangelica parabola delle vergini prudenti e delle stolte” Scenes from Italian Convent Life. An Anthology of Convent Theatrical Texts and Contexts. Ed. Elissa Weaver. Ravenna: Longo editore, 2009. 53-90.
Articles
  • "Lessons Learned: Design and Implementation of Italian Blended Language
    Courses." Co-authored with E. Zanotti Carney and Maja Grgurovic.
    Forthcoming on Italica, Summer 2017.
  • "Instructional Planning for the Italian Writing Curriculum. The University
    of Illinois at Chicago’s Experience.” Co-authored with E. Zanotti Carney.
    Italica 93.3 (2016) 581-615
  • "Embracing the Body: A Woman's Journey in Il paese del vento by Grazia Deledda." Lingua Romana. Vol 11, issue 2, Fall 2013. Editors: J. Haraguchi and I. Klein. Special issue: Women and Territories in Italian Literature and Culture. http://linguaromana.byu.edu/contents_v11i2.html
  •  “A ciascuno il suo. L’abito, il corpo e il profumo in Rubè di Giuseppe Antonio Borgese.” Italica 80.1 (2003) 21-39. 
  • “Poesia in cucina: Lina e il mondo femminile nella rappresentazione di Umberto Saba.” MLN 117.1 (2002) 174-193.
  • “Gozzano, la signorina Felicita e la perplessità crepuscolare.” Canadian-American Journal of Italian Studies, September 2000, 75-90.
  • Paolo Cherchi. Ministorie di Microgeneri. A cura di Chiara Fabbian, Alessandro Rebonato, Emanuela Zanotti Carney. Ravenna: Longo, 2003

Book Reviews 

  • Melissa Coburn. Race and Narrative in Italian Women's Writing Since Unification. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. Pp. 127. Papers on Language and Literature. No. 3, 2016.
  • Italian Women Writers, 1800-2000. Boundaries, Borders, and Transgression. Edited by Patrizia Sambuco. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015. Pp. 197. Journal of Modern Italian Studies Volume 21, Issue 2, Cover month March 2016.
  • “Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa”. Identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino. A cura di Adalgisa Giorgio. Perugia: Morlacchi editore, 2013. Pp. 395. Italian Culture. Forthcoming.
  • Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy. Between Private and Public Spheres. Edited by Katharine Mitchell and Helena Sanson. Bern: Peter Lang, 2013. Pp. 276. Annali d’italianistica, Vol 32, 2014. 
  • Stato e Chiesa nel Mezzogiorno napoleonico. Atti del quinto seminario di studi “Decennio francese (1806-1815).” Napoli, 29-30 maggio 2008. A cura di Costanza D’Elia. Napoli: Giannini, 2011. JMIS Vol. 18, no. 4, 2013.
  • A. Maggi, Uttering the Word.The Mystical Performances of Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi, a Renaissance Visionary. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998, in Forum Italicum, Fall 1998.
  • Stephen Sartarelli, trans. Umberto Saba. Songbook, Selected Poems. Riverdale-on-Hudson: Sheep Meadow Press,1998, in Forum Italicum, Fall 1999.
  • L. Parisi. Borgese.Torino, Tirrenia, 2000, in Annali D’Italianistica 20 (2002) 534-537.
Fellowships, Honors and Awards
  • Elected AATI Regional Representative for the Midwest, 2016-2019
  • Teaching Recognition Award from the Council for Excellence in Teaching and
    Learning, 2016
  • Special contribution (5,000 euroes in students' scholarships) from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of the Italian language, 2015-16
  • 2014 AAUSC (American Association University Supervisors and Coordinators) travel grant
  • Elected AATI Regional Representative for the Midwest, 2014-2016
  • Secretary, Italidea-Midwest, 2010-2016 
  • President, Women Studies Caucus (AAIS), 2013-2015
  • Secretary, Womens Studies Caucus (AAIS), 2011-2013
  • UIC Foreign and Classical Languages Award for Curricular Development, 2012
  • Teaching Recognition Award from the Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2012
  • Special contribution (Italian Lecturer) from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of the Italian language, 2011-12 
  • UIC Foreign and Classical Languages Award for Curricular Development, 2011
  • UIC Inspire Award, 2011
  • Advisor of the Year Award (nominated), 2011
  • UIC Foreign and Classical Languages Award for Curricular Development, 2010
  • UIC Foreign and Classical Languages Award for Curricular Development, 2009
  • Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-06
  • Padova University postgraduate scholarship, 1992


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Contact Information

Office: 1830 UH, MC 315
Phone: 312-355-8485
Fax: 312-413-1044
Email: cfabbian@uic.edu