Curriculum Vitae


Guia Risari
Writer - Philosopher - Educationalist - Translator
guia.risari@gmail.com / guia.risari@pec.libero.it
www.guiarisari.com

Born in Milan, the 14th of August 1971

EDUCATION

2006-2015
Researches in anthropology, pedagogy, psychology: Università di Torino, Université Paris VII, Università di Reggio Emilia

1999-2008
Post-graduated researches in “Comparative Literature of migration”: Centre International d’Etudes Francophones de La Sorbonne, Paris (Prof. J. Chevrier), La Sapienza, Rome

1998-1999 Post-graduated researches in contemporary history, Université Le Mirail, Toulouse (Prof. J.-F. Soulet)
Post-graduated researches in sociology, anthropology and literature, L.L.A. Université Le Mirail, Toulouse
Post-graduated researches in Socio-critics, C.E.R.S., Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier (Prof. E. Cross)

1997 Master of Arts in “Modern Jewish Studies”, Centre for Jewish Studies, Leeds University, 120/120 with compliments; The Document Within the Walls. The Romance of Bassani (Prof. G. Pollock, Prof. E. Frojmovič)

1995 “Laurea” in Moral Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano, 110/110; Jean Améry. Il risentimento come morale (Prof. F. Fergnani, Prof. D. Bigalli)

1990 “Maturità classica”, Classic High School, Liceo Classico Statale Giuseppe Parini, Milan

COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION

2000-2015
- Course of fictional writing, Prof. L. Lepri, Milan
- Courses of creative writing, Prof. E. Pintore, Turin
- Seminars of humour writing, “Homo ridens”, Prof. G. Zamariola, Salotto Letterario, Turin
- Course of creative writing, Prof. L. Lepri, Teatro Verdi, Milan
- Intensive course of creative writing, Prof. J. Monteiro-Martins, Sagarana, Lucca
- Workshop of creative writing, Prof. M.-F. Ehret, Z. Khan, Groupe Français d'Education Nouvelle, Toulouse
- Course on teaching creative writing, “Production d’écrits et réécriture”, Prof. T. Bellanger, Comité Liaison Alphabétisation Promotion, Toulouse
- Practice and analysis of artistic photography, Université Le Mirail, Toulouse
- Course on teaching to people in a situation of illiteracy, Base Pédagogique de Soutien, Labège

2003-2015
- Seminars on teaching to people with disabilities, Di.To., Torino
- Rehabilitation with animals, Università di Verona
- Introduction to Art-therapy, Art Therapy, Milan
- Annual course of phsycomotricity for adults, Prof. C. Morosini, A.S.T.R.I., Milan
- Workshop on fairytale in the therapeutic field, “L’Atelier-fiaba”, Prof. P. Lafforgue, C.F.P. Spazio Psico-Motorio, Turin
- Workshop on development psychology, “Dallo scarabocchio al disegno”, Prof. G. Lerda, C.F.P. Spazio Psico-Motorio, Turin
- Workshop on intercultural fairytale, “Bambini magici e altre fiabe. Un viaggio attraverso le culture”, Prof. T. Chiarioni, C.F.P. Spazio Psico-Motorio, Turin
- Shiatsu massage, Scuola di Shiatsu Araba Fenice, Bologna; Fédération Française de Shiatsu Traditionnel, Toulouse
- Introduction to Aucouturier Psycomotricity, C.F.P. Spazio Psico-Motorio, Turin

1991-2015
- Course of English, advanced level, and literary translation, University of Edinburgh
- Course of French, upper-intermediate, advanced and academic level, Alliance Française, Université Le Mirail, Toulouse
- Course of Spanish, upper-intermediate, advanced and political actuality, Instituto Cervantes, Toulouse
- Course of Biblical Hebrew, Leeds University
- Introduction to Chinese, Centro Oriente, Turin

LANGUAGES

Italian: mother tongue
French: advanced level (Language of expression)
English: advanced level (Language of expression)
Castilian: advanced level (Language of expression)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1998-2015
Writer (see Publications), theatre play writer, lecturer, teacher on creative writing, reading, educationalist

1990-2015
Journalist: articles in “L’Unità”, “Andersen”, “QOL”, “Golem”, “Materiali di Estetica”, “Motta on Line”, “Il folletto”

1999-2011
Reader of Italian and foreign fictions and essays (French, English, Spanish, Italian)
- Feltrinelli, Longanesi, e/o, Alet

1997-2014 Literary translator and editor of fiction, essay, poetry, education (see Publications)
- Feltrinelli, e/o, Salani, Giuntina, Ape Junior, Alet, Edt, Kowalski, Filema, White Star, L’ippocampo

1994-2008 Organiser of cultural events, Press Office and Intercultural Operator
- Letterature di Svolta: responsible for the meetings on literature, poetry and children literature and press office, Agenzia n-2, Fondazione Pistoletto, Fondazione del Libro, Torino (2006-7)
- Fiera del Libro di Torino: responsible for the reception of Italian and foreign guests (2006)
- Portofranco: invited to the literary campus “Parola e scrittura”, Regione Toscana, Coord. L. Binni (2000)
- Directa, Marcam, Electa: market researches, Milan (1994-1995)

1997-2000 Professor of Italian and English: courses for beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advance and specialisation (for individuals and groups): Ecole Superieur d’Agriculture de Purpan, Societé pour les Langues Etrangères, Ecole de Tourisme de Tunon, Association Machiavelli, Toulouse

1993-1995
Educationalist: assistance to adults with psychic and physical disabilities, Coop. Solidarietà, Comune di Milano

INTERVENTIONS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS

2000-2015 Presentations, Workshops on reading, sustainable development and creative writing in nurseries, primary schools, high schools, colleges, bookshops, libraries, festivals, universities
Classes on creative reading and writing with adults, teens and children (including people with disabilities)
Presentation and readings of essays, short stories, novels, poems in bookshops, theatres, libraries, festivals

1997-2012
Conferences on Ethics, Literature and Francophonie: Jean Améry and Primo Levi, B.A.J.S., University College of London (1997); Il caso Améry, meeting on L’etica della modernità, Prof. D. Bigalli, Prof. E. Franzini. Prof. L. Boella, Società Filosofica Italiana, Università di Milano (2002); Jean Améry. Il risentimento come morale, conference on Jean Améry, Prof. E. Spedicato, Università di Pavia (2002); Giorgio Bassani e il fascismo. Strategia letteraria e sogno di assimilazione; Piotr Rawicz. Il cielo, il sangue e l'acqua. Uno scrittore scomodo, I.C.O.J.I.L., Università di Trento (2011)

VOLUNTARY WORK AND HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

2012-2015 Horse Rehabilitation, Centro Ippico Il Meisino, Progetto Fierobecco; A.s.d. All’Attacco

2002
Teacher of basic knowledge, Centre Régional d’Etudes et de Promotion du Travail, Toulouse

2001-2002 Peace mission in Israel and Palestine, Association France-Palestine Solidarité, Toulouse

2001-2002
Archivist, Centre d’Information pour un Développement Solidaire, Toulouse

1998-1999 Intercultural Mediator, Collectif des Sans-Papiers, Toulouse

1993-1994 Intercultural Operator, refuges camp, Klana (HR)

INTERESTS

Literature, languages, anthropology, history, psychology, ethology, cinema, theatre, photography, contemporary traditional musics and dances, swimming, hiking, carriage driving (Fitrec Licence, Oteb)

 




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