Joseph J. Pivato
Professor, Literary Studies
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- Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
- M.A. (University of Alberta)
- B.A. (Combined Honours, York University)
Joseph Pivato is the founding professor of the Literary Studies Focus Area in the MA-IS degree in the MA-IS program. Between 2001 and 2011 he created and expanded the Canadian Writers site into an international resource. He also produced the first creative writing courses, the first Comparative Literature courses and the first literary theory courses in the Language and Literature program. He has supervised many student research projects and graduate theses.
Since 1982 his research has been instrumental in establishing the academic recognition of Italian-Canadian literature and other ethnic minority writing in Canada. He has produced eight books on Canadian Literature. Prof. Pivato’s essays have been published internationally.
A professor of literature at Athabasca University for many years he has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto (1984-5), York University (1987-8), Macquarie University (1991), University of Wollongong, Australia (2004), and the University of Udine, Italy (2005). Joseph Pivato was the first president of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers.
- Literary Studies Focus Area in MA-IS
- Ethnic Minority Writing and the History of Italian-Canadian Writing.
Research & Publications
Pier Giorgio DiCicco: Essays on His Works. Guernica Editions, 2011, 283 pages.
Mary di Michele: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2007, 214 pages.
Echo: Essays on Other Literatures. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2003, 238 pages, on ethnic minority writing in Canada and Australia.
F.G. Paci: Essays on His Works. Toronto: Guernica Editions 2003, 151 pages.
The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing. Toronto: Guernica, 1998, 390 pages.
Caterina Edwards: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2000, 127 pages.
Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing. Montreal: Guernica Editions, 1985 & 1990, 255 pages.
- Representation of Ethnicity as Problem: Essence or Construction
- Shirt of the Happy Man: Theory and Politics in Ethnic Minority Writing
- An Italian Jesuit in Canada: Faith and Imagination in Bressani's Breve Relatione of 1653
- Italianistica Versus Italian-Canadian Writing
- Five-Fold Translation in the Theatre of Marco Micone
- Friulani Writers in Canada: Elegy for the Future
- Cosmic Ear: Calabrian Writers in Canada
- Twenty Years of Change: The Paradox of Italian-Canadian Writers
- Problems for the Italian-Canadian Writer and Critic: A Discussion in Three Parts
- Romance and Mental Disorder: Heroines in Literature
- Ethnic Minority Writing
- A History of Italian-Canadian Writing
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