Andrew Korn completed his BA in Italian Studies at the University of Rochester, and his MA and PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on twentieth-century writer Pier Paolo Pasolini's tragic theater.
Korn's primary research interests lie within Italian culture and critical theories, particularly twentieth-century Italian literature and cinema (Pier Paolo Pasolini and Liliana Cavani), and issues of revolution and of bonds between men. In his research, he works to develop unique concepts through close analyses of his objects of study. He has published articles on desire and radical politics in the films of Liliana Cavani and Michelangelo Antonioni, and has also published on male intimacy in the films of contemporary Argentinian director Marco Berger. His research has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Northeast Modern Language Association, and the Center for Italian Studies and Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently writing a book on Pier Paolo Pasolini's tragic theater as the author's mode of theorizing a politics of the New Left.
Korn teaches courses on Italian language, literature and cinema. In his teaching, he strives to construct dialogue that engages students in a dynamic intellectual exchange. His teaching has been awarded grants from the Center for Italian Studies Babilonia and the American Association of Teachers of Italian.
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I (Fall)
- ITAL 102: Elementary Italian II (Spring)
- ITAL 151: Intermediate Italian I (Fall)
- ITAL 152: Intermediate Italian II (Spring)
- ITAL 242: The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini (Fall 2019)
- ITAL 243: Postwar Italian Directors: Fellini, Antonioni, Cavani (Spring 2019)
- ITAL 246: Italian Neorealist Directors: Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti - in English
- ITAL 250: Love in Italian WWII Novels
- "Liliana Cavani." Twentieth-Century Italian Filmmakers, edited by Manuela Gieri and Donato Santeramo, Rome, UniversItalia, 2020, pp. 165-70, https://www.universitaliasrl.it/editore-universitalia/2448-twentieth-century-italian-filmmakers-vol-1-2-9788832933635.html
- "Male Intimacy in Marco Berger's Plan B and Hawaii." Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, vol. 2, no. 3, 2017, pp. 323-337, https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/qsmpc/2017/00000002/00000003/art00004.
- "The Creationary Assemblage in Antonioni's Red Desert and Zabriskie Point." Rivista Luci e Ombre, vol. 3, no. 4, 2015, pp. 78-98, rivistalucieombre.com/the-creationary-assemblage-in-antonionis-red-desert-and-zabriskie-point-antonioni-deleuze-and-the-creationary-assemblage-di-andrew-korn/.
- "From Image to Praxis: Mapping Desire in The Night Porter." Rivista Luci e Ombre, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014, pp. 54-74, rivistalucieombre.com/from-image-to-praxis-mapping-desire-in-the-night-porter-di-andrew-korn/.
Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
- CAITY Caucus Travel Grant, Northeast Modern Language Association, January 2019
- Salvatori Research Grant, Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2017
- Teacher Study Grant, Center for Italian Studies Babilonia and American Association of Teachers of Italian, June 2016
- Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellowship, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2014
- Salvatori Research Grant, Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2014
- Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2014