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Pietro Giordan

Department of Humanities
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor
 
Office: S559 Ross
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88717
Emailgiordanp@yorku.ca
 
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Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese literature and film, as well on comparative literature and culture. He is mainly interested in fiction, drama and cinema. His current main project is a monograph on Shen Congwen’s fiction.

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Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese literature and film, as well on comparative literature and culture. He is mainly interested in fiction, drama and cinema. His current main project is a monograph on Shen Congwen’s fiction.


Professor Pietro Giordan researches on modern and contemporary, Chinese literature and film, as well on comparative literature and culture. He is mainly interested in fiction, drama and cinema. In his work he uses an interdisciplinary approach and is committed to improve the mutual understanding and collaboration among scholars from different cultural and geo-political backgrounds. His current main project is a monograph on Shen Congwen’s fiction.

In his classes he talks about how, when compared to other more « scientific »disciplines, literature and film can suggest different truths about a given cultural context; or about the strategies through which a reader can try to make sense of a text. He also discusses how to look at every culture not so much as a given, but as something in becoming.

He coordinates the Chinese Section (Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.) He served for a few years as coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program. He organized and co-chaired various conferences at York. He also served on various Committees such as: Tenure and Promotion; Search for new colleagues; YCAR executive. He also collaborates with York International (Exchange Program.)

Degrees

PhD, Université de Montréal
Laurea, Universit:a degli Studi -Venezia