Guido Furci received his BA and his Master of Modern Philology at the University of Siena, after which he went on to receive his PhD from the School of Comparative Literature of the University Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris Sorbonne Cité). He also holds a MAS in Literature and Aesthetics, as well as two graduate degrees in Media Literacy and Jewish Studies.
Before coming to Hopkins (where he was previously a visiting student and Teaching Assistant), he worked for the “Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah” (Paris) and directed the École Suisse Internationale (Paris-Dijon). At the ESI he supervised the Division of French and Italian.
His current research focuses on the notion of indirect witnessing as theorized by Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, and Philip Roth in their private correspondence and in their literary work.
Among his publications are a book he wrote with Marion Duvernois, Figures de l’exil, géographies du double. Notes sur Agota Kristof and Stephen Vizinczey (Giulio Perrone Editore, 2012), and a volume of collected essays he co-edited with Claire Cornillon, Nadja Djuric, Louiza Kadari, and Pierre Leroux: Fin(s) du monde (Pendragon, 2013).
Taught at Hopkins
- Intermediate French
- Advanced Writing and Speaking
- The Roaring 60’s. Frances’ Last Revolutions in Moving Images
- Casanova’s Variations (cross-listed with Italian)
- Primo Levi Today. Seventy years after the first publication of “If this is a Man” (Survivor in Auschwitz) (cross-listed with Jewish Studies)
- Nuns, Oysters and Literary Engagement. Life and Works of Giovanni Verga
- To be in Someone Else’s Shoes: Literature and Storytelling as Democratic Devices (cross-listed with CAMS)
- There will be Monsters (& popcorns!). History as told by (Italian) Horror Movies (cross-listed with CAMS)
Books and Edited Volumes
- "Le témoignage au cœur du récit. Actualité d’Agota Kristof," Eds. Guido Furci and Sara De Balsi, PUV, Vincennes (France), 2018 [forthcoming].
- "Littérature et cinéma néoréalistes. Retour sur une politique de/par l’image," Eds. Guido Furci and Fleur Kuhn, LettMotif, Paris (France) 2018 [forthcoming].
- "Per una galleria intatta" [poems], puntoacapo Editrice, Alessandria (Italy), 54 pp.
- "Asinus in Fabula" [poems], Cardère, Lirac (France) 2015, 66 pp.
- "Fin(s) du monde," Eds. Guido Furci, Claire Cornillon, Nadja Djuric, Louiza Kadari and Pierre Leroux, Pendragon, Bologna (Italy) 2013, 254 pp.
- "Figures de l’exil, géographies du double. Notes sur Agota Kristof et Stephen Vizinczey" [Essay ; co-written with Marion Duvernois], Giulio Perrone Editore, Roma (Italy) 2012, 160 pp.
Chapters in Books and Proceedings
- "Le principe du "montage" chez Joseph Roth. Entre désir de mouvement et nostalgie de l’immobilité," in Carole Ksiazenicer-Matheron and Stéphane Pesnel (Eds.), Joseph Roth, "Les Cahiers de l’Herne," Gallimard, Paris (France) 2015, 142-147. [Solicited Book Chapter]
- "Les Archives du cœur : Christian Boltanski face à la disparition," in Claire Bisdorff and Marie-Christine Clemente (Eds.), Le Cœur dans tous ses états. Essais sur la littérature et l’art français, Peter Lang, Bern (Switzerland) 2013, 33-44.
- "Dire le traumatisme. Récits de la génération d’après chez Aki Shimazaki" [co-written with Marion Duvernois], in Fred Dervin (Ed.), Le poids des identités : mémoire et traumatisme chez Aki Shimazaki, Éditions Universitaires Européennes, Sarrebruck (Germany) 2010, 83-98.
- "Allegoria metropolitana. Montaggio e punto di vista in Manhattan Transfer di Dos Passos," in Anna Masecchia (Ed.), Metropolis. Quaderni di Synapsis IX – Atti della Scuola Europea di Studi Comparati, Le Monnier, Firenze (Italy) 2010, 97-106. [Solicited Book Chapter]
Guido Furci has also published numerous reviews and articles on Literary Criticism, Film Theory and Jewish Studies.