Pietro Giordan

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 221
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 55016
Emailgiordanp@yorku.ca

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. 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

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/CH3791 6.0  Contemporary Chinese Culture Through Literary Texts and Film (in translation) SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/DLLL1000 6.0  World Literatures in Perspective LECT  
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/HUMA3500 6.0  Chinese Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore: Their Literary Texts and Film SEMR  


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


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/CH3791 6.0  Contemporary Chinese Culture Through Literary Texts and Film (in translation) SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/DLLL1000 6.0  World Literatures in Perspective LECT  
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/HUMA3500 6.0  Chinese Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore: Their Literary Texts and Film SEMR