Dr. Paolucci is available for Lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Programs On:
DRAMA / THEATER / LITERATURE
* Edward Albee and the "Theater of the Absurd."
* Aristotle and Hegel on Tragedy.
* Hamlet, the First "Hero" of the Absurd
* Hamlet: "The Mona Lisa of Literature"
* Shakespeare's Use of Imagery
* A.C. Bradley on Hegel's Theory of Tragedy
* Luigi Pirandello, "Father of Contemporary Theater."
* A Hegelian Analysis of Oedipus Rex and Macbeth.
* Classical Resonances in Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
* (Seminar / Workshop) Teaching Drama
* (Seminar / Workshop) Historical Drama: What to Put In, What to Leave Out.
* (Dramatic Readings with Mini-Commentary) The Language of Non-Communication on Stage (Albee, Ionesco, Beckett, Pirandello)
* (Dramatic Readings with Mini-Commentary) The Open-Ended Action of Contemporary Drama (Albee, Ionesco, Beckett, Pirandello)
* (Dramatic Readings with Mini-Commentary) The Dissolution of "Character" in "Theatre of the Absurd" (Albee, Ionesco, Beckett, Pirandello)
* The Three Voices of Poetry
* The De-Materialization of the Arts in Dante's Purgatorio.
* The Political Core of The Divine Comedy.
* Political Writers of the Renaissance (Dante, Spenser, Machiavelli, More)
* Machiavelli's Mandragola.
* The Pitfalls of Translation
* The Ironies of the Columbus Story
* (Viewing with Mini-Commentary) Anne Paolucci's 48-Minute Award-Winning Videoplay Cipango! (The Ironies of the Columbus Story)
* (Readings with Mini-Commentary) Anne Paolucci's Poetry and Fiction (Other topics on request)
EDUCATION AND GENERAL CULTURE
* The Future of Higher Education
* Remediation: A National Drain?
* Global Strategies in Education For the 21st Century
* Expanding Comparative into Multi-Comparative Literary Studies
* The "Seamless Transition" from High School to College
* The "Core Curriculum": A Thing of the Past?
* Redesigning Content Courses for Teachers in Place
* Escape and Return: The Search for Identity in a Multethnic Society
* The Italian-American Literary Legacy (Other topics on request)
ALSO AVAILABLE : BUSINESS AND CORPORATE LECTURES; CULTURAL PROGRAMS; WORKSHOPS:
* IMPROVING ORAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATIONS, PUBLIC SPEAKING, PREPARATION OF REPORTS, etc.
* Expanding Comparative into MultiComparative Literary / Cultural Studies.
* Designing Effective Remedial Strategies
* Structuring the Traditional Literary Canon for the 21st Century
* CORPORATE / BUSINESS NEEDS
Barnard College: BA (English / Creative Writing); Columbia University: MA (Italian Literature); Columbia University: Ph.D. (Comparative Literature: Dante and Spenser; Shakespeare); University of Rome (Fulbright Research Scholar); Columbia University (NYS Scholar in Chinese Studies).
First University Research Professor (1969-1975), Ch, English Department, Director Doctor of Arts Degree Program in English (1981-1996), St John's University (NY); Fulbright Lecturer in American Drama, Italy (1965-1966); 1966-1967); English Dept., City College (NY); English Dept, The Brearley School (NY); TA, NYU.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL "HIGHLIGHTS":
* CHAIRWOMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, The City University of New York (largest urban complex in the country). Appointed by New York State Governor George Pataki (1997-1999)
* HONORARY DEGREE, Lehman College, The City University of New York, 1995
* NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE HUMANITIES (Trustees of the National Endowment for the Humanities). Appointed by President Reagan (1986-1994)
* DIRECTOR, DOCTOR OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM IN ENGLISH (interdisciplinary and comparative/multi-comparative studies St. John's University), 1981-1999
* FIRST UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROFESSOR (PRESIDENTIAL STAFF), St. John's University, 1969-1975. (Appointed Full Professor with Tenure, 1969)
* CHAIRWOMAN, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, St. John's University, 1981-1993
* GUEST of the HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE, The Australian National University (Canberra), January - July 1979.
* GUEST OF MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YUGOSLAVIA, (toured the country for two months).
* GUEST SPEAKER, SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE, STRATFORD (ENGLAND). Summer, 1974. Summer 1975.
* GUEST LECTURER, OREGON SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE (ASHLAND, OREGON), Summer, 1972. Summer 1973.
* DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, Queens College of CUNY (special appointment for one semester)
* GUEST of the INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL, YUGOSLAVIA, 1981
* MEMBER, North America Advisory Board, The "SHAKESPEARE GLOBE" project (invited by Sam Wanamaker).
* ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR "SHAKESPEARE SUMMERFEST," American Museum of Natural history, NYC, May to September 1981. Prepared, with special directors and actors, 12 bilingual dramatic/musical programs.
* FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT COUNCIL ON NATIONAL LITERATURES 1974 - .
* SERIES EDITOR, Review of National Literatures, 1970 -
* EDITOR, CNL/World Report, 1974 - .
* NOMINATED TWICE FOR PULITZER PRIZE in poetry and drama.
* GUEST SPEAKER: ISABELLA CRAWFORD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM (Canada).
* GUEST SPEAKER: Universities of Sydney, Melbourne, Dirkin; Bond University; University of Innsbruck; Chinese University of Hong Kong; Universities of Milan, Palermo, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Pesaro, Benevento Art Museum; Shakespeare Institute, (Stratford, England); Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Oregon); First International Shakespeare Conference (Canada); Universities throughout the United States; academic and professional organizations, community groups.
* VICE-PRESIDENT: DANTE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
* PRESIDENT: THE PIRANDELLO SOCIETY OF AMERICA (1977-1994)
* EDITOR: PSA (annual publication of the Pirandello Society of America) 1985 - .
* "CAVALIERE, ORDER OF MERIT" AND "COMMENDATORE, ORDER OF MERIT" (bestowed by the Republic of Italy).
* DISTINCTION ON ORAL EXAMINATION for Ph.D., Columbia University, 1961
* FIRST HONORARY WOODBRIDGE FELLOWSHIP in Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1961; NYS
* GRANT FOR CHINESE STUDIES, Columbia University
* SCHOLARSHIPS: Barnard College, Columbia University
FULL C.V. AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. SEE ALSO "WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA" AND OTHER LISTINGS.
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