Sylvia Stoyanova

Visiting Assistant Professor

Silvia Stoyanova holds a PhD in Italian from Columbia University with a specialization in modern Italian literature and has conducted postdoctoral research in Digital Humanities. She has taught Italian language, culture, cinema and literature at Princeton University, the University of Macerata, Arizona State University, Rutgers University, and the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include the intellectual history of care, the fragment genre in modernity, digital scholarly editions, and multimodal narratives. Silvia is the editor of Digital Zibaldone: a digital research platform for Giacomo Leopardi’s intellectual notebooks.

Selected publications:

  • “Integrating digital editions and methods for text editing and analysis in undergraduate literary studies”. Article in Humanities Going Digital, special issue of the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing (forthcoming Fall 2023).
  • “Articulating inter- and intra-textual relations through linked data and semantic network visualization: working with the digital edition of Leopardi’s Zibaldone”. Article in Magazén: International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities, 4(1) July 2023, pp. 13-42.
  • “Modeling a Digital Editing Environment for Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone”. Article in Rivista Internazionale di Studi Leopardiani, vol. 12, 2020, pp. 183-200.
  • “Giacomo Leopardi on the Act of Reading: the boredom of pastime reading, the cognitive block of studious reading, and the release of agency from instrumental intentionality”. Book chapter in Mapping Leopardi: Poetic and Philosophical Intersections, Eds. Emanuela Cervato et al. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, pp. 285-310.
  • With Ben Johnston, “Remediating Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone: Hypertextual Semantic Networks in the Scholarly Archive.” Article in Proceedings of the Third Annual Convention of the AIUCD, Sept. 18-19, 2014, Bologna, Ed. Francesca Tomasi et al., Association for Computing Machinery, August 2015.
  • Appropriation and Alienation at the Gastronomic Stage: The Marxist Dialectic of Humanism in Alberto Moravia’s La Ciociara”, Article in Italian Culture 28/2, Fall 2010, pp. 139-156.
Research areas
  • Italian