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Sergio Ferrarese

Associate Professor- Italian Studies

Office: Washington Hall 228
Phone: (757) 221-3648
Email: [[sferrarese]]

Research Interests

Sergio Ferrarese's interests are Gramsci, Italian Workerist Theory, Biopolitics, Cultural Studies, Representation of Labor and Immaterial Labor in Italian Culture, Neorealist Literature, Protest Cultures, 1970s Italian Culture and Literature, Antifascism, Contemporary Cinema and Contemporary Literature.

Sergio Ferrarese has taught the following courses:  

  • Introduction to Cultural Studies and Theory
  • Italian Cultural Studies
  • The Mafia in Context (A Cultural Studies approach to the representation in films of Italian and Italian American organized crime)
  • Fascism and Antifascism
  • Fascism in Italy
  • Protest cultures in the 1960s and 1970s
  • 1970s Italy
  • Science and Utopia
  • Humanism and Posthumanism
  • A cultural studies approach to Boccaccio’s Decameron
  • Trans-modernity
  • The Mediterranean World
  • Renaissance Italy
  • Dante’s inferno
  • Language at all levels 
  • Utopia and Dystopia