Name: Chiara Patrizi
Institutional Affiliations: Università degli Studi di Milano, Adjunct Professor
Bio: Chiara Patrizi is adjunct professor of English Language and Culture at the University of Milan. PhD from Roma Tre University, and MA from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her research focuses on the “wilderness of time” of contemporary American literature, exploring the interactions between human existence and time in terms of wilderness experience.
Her MA thesis received a special mention at the Lombardo-Gulli Award (2015). She participated in the American Literature Association 27th Conference (San Francisco, CA, 2016) in a panel sponsored by the Don DeLillo Society. In 2017, she was Visiting Scholar at Duke University (Durham, NC).
She published on Don DeLillo, Langston Hughes, Jesmyn Ward, Ted Chiang, and on the relation between time and trauma in American literature.
Her latest essay appeared in the volume Blues in the 21st Century. Myth, Social Expression and Transculturalis (Vernon Press, 2020). Since 2018, she is
member of the advisory board of Jam It! Journal of American Studies in Italy.
Research Interest: Contemporary US Literature, African American Literature, Trauma Studies,Popular Culture, Literature and the Arts in America (music and photography).