Enrico Vettore’s research interests include 19th and 20th century Italian literature with a particular emphasis on the relationship between ethics and literature and philosophy and literature. Other major areas of focus are Italian cinema and Jungian and post-Jungian literary criticism. He has published articles on Petrarch and Schopenhauer, Roberto Rossellini, Leonardo Sciascia and Manzoni, Sciascia and Jorge Luis Borges, Pasolini’s Medea and a Zen reading of Pirandello’s One, No One and One Hundred Thousands. He is currently working on the relation between nature and characters in Michelangelo Antonioni’s tetralogy. His next project is an analysis of the presence of dogs and animals in Tomasi di Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo from a post-Jungian and ecopsychological perspective.
- 2005 University of Oregon, Ph.D., Romance Languages
- 2002 University of Oregon, M.A., Italian Literature
- 1990 University of Padua, Italy, B.A. (laurea), Italian Literature
- 1985 Cesare Pollini Music Conservatory, Padua, Italy, Diploma, Classical Guitar
- Vettore, Enrico. “Lose Your Self: Gianni Celati and the Art of Being One with the World.” Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity, edited by Enrica Maria Ferrara, Palgrave McMillan, 2020, pp. 233–253.
- Vettore, Enrico (academic advisor). Entry: “Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.” Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, Gale Cengage Learning, 2018, pp. 159–310.
- Vettore, Enrico (academic advisor). Entry: “Gaspara Stampa: 1524?-1554.” Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 262, Gale Cengage Learning, 2017, pp. 221-323.
- Vettore, Enrico (academic advisor). Entry: “I promessi sposi - Alessandro Manzoni.” Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 329, Gale Cengage Learning, 2017, pp. 1-98.
- “Approximation To Nirvana: From Intellectual Speculation to Zen Non-Philosophy in Luigi Pirandello’s Uno, nessuno e centomila.” Pirandello Society of America Journal XXIX, 2017.
- La giustizia eterna di Arthur Schopenhauer in Jorge Luis Borges e Leonardo Sciascia.” Rivista di Studi Italiani, Anno XXXIII, n° 1, Giugno 2015, pp. 562–581.
- “La Medea di Pier Paolo Pasolini come processo di individuazione: Una lettura alchemica e junghiana” in Pasolini in America, Metauro Edizioni, 2015.
- “Leonardo Sciascia and Alessandro Manzoni: Shared Morality, Shared Literary Destiny.” Italica 91.3 (2014): 367-81. Print.
- “Voyage in Italy: Roberto Rossellini’s Non–Dualistic View of the World and Cinema.” Italian Studies in Southern Africa/Studi d’Italianistica nell’Africa Australe 26.2 (2013): 53-74. Print.
- “Uncovering Truth through Literature: The Quotations of Jorge Luis Borges in Leonardo Sciascia’s The Moro Affair.” Rivista di Studi Italiani 30.1 (2012): 221–37.
- “Quanto piace al mondo è breve sogno. Petrarch and Schopenhauer: Elective Affinities.” Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 1.1 (2011): 170-179. ISSN: 2158-3846 (online). http://journals.oregondigital.org/hsda/. DOI: 10.5399/uo/HSDA.1.1.1191.
- “Nuove tendenze nella critica manzoniana.” Italian Culture 20.1&2 (2002): 169–77. Print.
Select Awards and Grants
- 2010 Most Inspirational Professor (Senior Class of 2010, CSULB)
- 2009-10 Scholarly and Creative Activities (SCAC) Summer Stipend (CSULB): “Traveling to India: Emmanuelli, Manganelli, Terzani and the Essential Other”
- 2008-9 Scholarly and Creative Activities (SCAC) Release Time (CSULB): “Disentangling Gadda’s Open System of Quotes: A New Reading of Manzoni”
- 2008 Outstanding Teacher (Alumni Association, CSULB)