Nicole Bonino

Nicole Bonino

PhD Candidate
New Cabell Hall 462
Office Hours:
T/R 11:00-12:00pm

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia (Spanish Literature, expected 2020)

M.A., University of Virginia (Spanish Literature, 2016)

M.A., Università degli Studi di Torino (Comparative Literature, 2013)

B.A., Università degli Studi di Torino (Comparative Literature, 2011)

Research Interests

  • Environmental Humanities (EH)
  • Migration Studies and Global Movements
  • Modern and Contemporary Italian and Latin American Literature
  • Visual Arts

Bio

I am Italian, from Turin. I am a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Virginia. My area of specialty is Latin American literature, with a comparative focus on Migration Studies and an interdisciplinary interest in the field of Environmental Humanities. Within the theoretical framework of ecocriticism, my research examines the reasons why people emigrate, the ways in which they modify space and culture, and the rhetorical and metaphorical ways in which the urban and oceanic landscapes are represented in migratory literature. I am currently a fellow of the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, the Center for the Americas, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi. My doctoral dissertation, entitled Hacerse la América: hibridismos imaginados en la literatura migratoria ítalo-argentina [Hacerse la América: Imagined Hybridisms in Italo-Argentinian Migratory Literature] focuses on the diasporic movements related to the South-South axis involving, specifically, the Italian migration to Argentina. While giving voice to emarginated communities, this project offers a critical paradigm for understanding past and contemporary migratory phenomena.

Teaching

University of Virginia and University of Virginia in Valencia (Spain)

  • SPAN 2010 (Intermediate Spanish grammar)
  • SPAN 2020 (Advanced Spanish grammar)
  • SPAN 3010 (Spanish grammar, composition, academic writing)
  • SPAN 3030 (Cultural Conversations)
  • SPAN 3300 (Texts and Interpretation, Hispanic literature)
  • J-Term SPAN 2010 (Intermediate Spanish grammar)

University of Turin (Italy)

  • Teaching Assistant for students with disabilities

Publications

  • Bonino, Nicole. “Génova-Buenos Aires: paisaje oceánico y migración en Sull’Oceano (1889) de Edmondo De Amicis”. [Genoa-Buenos Aires: Oceanic Landscape and Migration in Sull’Oceano (1889) by Edmondo De Amicis] Exégesis (Forthcoming, Spring 2020)
  • Bonino, Nicole. “Hibridismo literario y naturalismo criollo: el caso de Antonio Argerich”. [Literary Hybridism and Naturalismo criollo: The Case of Antonio Argerich] El Cid (Forthcoming, Spring 2020)
  • Bonino, Nicole. “Migración y ecocrítica: paisajes urbanos en la literatura ítalo-argentina”. [Migration and Ecocriticism: Urban Landscapes in Italian-Argentinian Literature] In La cosa nostra: estudios lingüístico-literarios sobre la inmigración italiana en Argentina, ed. Augusto Lorenzino. Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken, 2019
  • Bonino, Nicole. “Coastal Futures Conservatory Open Lab: Bridging Science, Art, and Community”. Environmental Humanities at UVA, https://eh-uva.net/2019/09/30/coastal-futures-conservatory-open-lab/, September 2019
  • Bonino, Nicole. “Colombia no tiene quien la cure: el discurso médico en El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (1958-61) de Gabriel García Márquez”. [Colombia Has No One to Cure It: The Medical Discourse in No One Writes to the Coronel (1958-61) by Gabriel García Márquez] Hispanófila, no. 184, December 2018, pp. 69-83

Presentations

  • 2020, Environmental Resilience Institute: “Fiction or Reality? Understanding Urban Modernity through Environmental Literature”, Flash Talks on Environmental Method; Charlottesville, Virginia, February 28
  • 2020, Modern Language Association (MLA): “Journeys Across the Heart of the Ocean: Edmondo De Amicis and the Landscapes of Transatlantic Italian Migrants”; Seattle, Washington, January 9-12
  • 2019, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA): “Global Diasporas and Literature: The Case of the Italian Migration to Argentina through ¿Inocentes o culpables? by Antonio Argerich”; El Paso, Texas, October 10-12
  • 2018, Modern Language Association (MLA): “Language Change: The Creation of the Jargon Lunfardo as a Linguistic Reaction to the 20th Century Global Migration”; New York, January 4-7
  • 2017, Graduate Student Lecture Series (GSLS): “Familias burguesas, mujeres y dinero en El porvenir de las familias de Juan de Alba”; Charlottesville, Virginia, October 27
  • 2016, Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference (KFLC): “Cruzando fronteras: el viaje renacentista de Antonio Pigafetta entre curiosidad y atrevimiento”; Lexington, Kentucky, April 19-21
  • 2015, American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL): “Guided Inductive Approaches on the Learning of a Second Language Grammar”; San Diego, California, November 20-22

Grants & Awards

  • 2020, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation (CGII) Grant, Migration and Ecocriticism in Latin American Literature (Argentina, Uruguay)
  • 2019, Centro de las Américas Grant / Center for the Americas, Centro Studi Migrazioni CSMedi (Genoa)
  • 2019, Hispanic Honor Society (SDP), National Graduate Research Grant, Center for Latin American Migration Studies CEMLA (Buenos Aires)
  • 2019, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation (CGII), Centro Studi Migrazioni CSMedi (Genoa)
  • 2019, Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities Grant, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC), Centro Studi Migrazioni CSMedi (Genoa)
  • 2018, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation (CGII), Center for Latin American Migration Studies CEMLA (Buenos Aires)
  • 2018, Charles Gordon Reid Summer Research Fellowship, Center for Latin American Migration Studies CEMLA (Buenos Aires)
  • 2017, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation (CGII), Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma CSER (Rome)
  • 2016, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation (CGII), Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory at the University of Bologna

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