Laura Chiesa


Laura Chiesa.

Laura Chiesa


Laura Chiesa


Scholarly Interests

Modern and Contemporary Italian and French Studies; Critical Theory; Architecture; Film and Visual Studies

Contact Information

927 Clemens Hall

Fall 2020 Office Hours

Monday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Office hours are via zoom. Please email Dr. Chiesa for a zoom invitation

Phone: (716) 645-0872


  • PhD, Comparative Literature, UCLA
  • DEA, Philosophy, École Des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Laurea, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Pisa


Courses Taught

  • ITA322: Italian Conversation and Civilization II
  • ITA405: Italian Youth Culture from the 1960s to Today
  • ITA410: Modern Italian Studies: Italian Avant-Garde and Neo-Avant-Garde
  • ITA415: Italian Modern Novel from Manzoni to the Present
  • ITA422: Modern Italian Studies: Landscapes in Literature and Cinema
  • ITA429/DMS 429: Italian Cinematic Histories and Poetics