Leopardi and nature (Seminar in the Department of Italian)
Giorgio Ficara, the third annual Compagnia di San Paolo / Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professor, is Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Turin and has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, UCLA, and the University of Chicago. He has taught at the Sorbonne and the Collège de France, Paris. Among his books: Solitudini. Studi sulla letteratura italiana dal Duecento al Novecento (Garzanti, 1993 – Premio Lerici 1994), Il punto di vista della Natura. Saggio su Leopardi (Il Melangolo, 1996 – runner-up Premio Viareggio 1997); Casanova e la malinconia (Einaudi, 1999); Stile Novecento (Marsilio, 2007). In 1984 he won the Borgia Prize, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is co-Editor of Lettere italiane and is a regular contributor to La Stampa.