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Serena Ferrando

Serena Ferrando

Assistant Professor, Environmental Humanities and Italian, School of International Letters and Cultures

serena.ferrando@asu.edu

480-965-4186

School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University
PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

Titles

  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Humanities and Italian, School of International Letters and Cultures

Biography

Serena Ferrando’s research on water and contemporary Italian poetry has birthed the Navigli Project, an eco-digital interactive map of Milan’s waterways. She also studies environmental and experimental noisescapes and curates Noisemakers!, a multimedia project that utilizes sound mapping to create a multisensory experience of the world. Her publications span from literature to ecocriticism to digital humanities.

Her current book project "City of Water. Milan in the Poetry of Alda Merini, Daria Menicanti, and Milo De Angelis" is an ecocritical study of water in the urban environment of the Lombard capital.

Education

  • Graduate Certificate, Digital Humanities, University of Victoria, British Columbia, 2017
  • PhD, Italian Studies, Stanford University, 2013
  • MA, Comparative Literature, University of Texas-Austin, 2005
  • MA, American Studies, University of Texas-Austin, 2001
  • LAUREA, Modern Foreign Languages, UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Genova, 1998

Journal Articles

2019

Ferrando, S. and M. Wardecker. 2019. Noisemakers! Putting the analog in digital humanities. Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 6(1):59-68. DOI: 10.5399/uo/hsda.6.1.4.. (link )

2017

Ferrando, S. 2017. "Un’oscura sete." Natura nella Milano di Milo De Angelis. Italica 94(2):276-292. (link )

Ferrando, S. and G. Sancristoforo. 2017. Audioscan Milano. Exploring avant-garde sound practices via digital humanities. Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 5(1):108-115. DOI: 10.7264/N3JM2823. (link )

2014

Ferrando, S. 2014. Water in Milan: A cultural history of the Naviglio. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 21(2):374-393. DOI: 10.1093/isle/isu046. (link )

Book Chapters

2018

Ferrando, S. 2018. Terra in Dino Buzzati's fantastic landscapes. Pp. 88-97 In: Iovino, S., E. Cesaretti and E. Past eds., Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies. University of Virginia Press. ISBN: 978-0-8139-4108-0.