Serena Anderlini

Serena Anderlini
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez | UPRM · Departamento de Humanidades

PhD

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Introduction
I believe that the humanities are the sciences that help us understand the belief systems we have, and the arts are the sciences that help us invent the belief systems we need to better appreciate the partner we all share: The Earth.
Additional affiliations
August 2012 - July 2013
University of Connecticut
Position
  • Research Associate
August 1997 - July 2017
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
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  • Professor (Full)
September 1981 - June 1987
University of California, Riverside
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (60)
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This study analyzes two classics of Italian cinema from an ecosexual perspective. Bertolucci’s The Conformist (1970) and Cavani’s The Night Porter (1974) share a theme: the 20th century Holocaust in Europe where circumstances are extreme and the ecosystems that host people’s lives are replete with toxicity. The study integrates elements of Deleuzia...
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Introduction to the first world-wide collection on Ecosexuality, bringing out the voices of thirty authors and leaders in the movement. Co-authored with Lindsay Hagamen.
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Preface to the first world-wide collection about Ecosexuality, bringing out the voices of thirty authors and leaders in the movement.
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Chapter in the first world-wide collection on Ecosexuality. Dialogue about ecosexual love between two parts of the self divided by erotophobic social norms.
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A conclusion to the volume Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love. Co-authored with Lindsay Hagamen.
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Dialogs with Gaia about the nature of ecosexual love
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Is Eros the untapped renewable energy of our time? The first world wide collection of writings on this topic, the book explores the relationship between sex, ecology and social change. It integrates seductive, inspiring and practical approaches to creating a loved-based, sustainable culture. Ecosexuality brings together the voices of 30 leaders to...
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A preface to the collection Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love. Briefly explains the inspiration and motivations of the overarching project.
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An introduction to the volume Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love. A collection about this topic, with over 30 authors. Provides overview of movement, practices, theory, arts, and activism related to ecosexuality. Briefly introduces contents of the collection.
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An envoy of gratitude for the collective volume Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love that completes the volume. The editors share what they've learned and encourage the practice of ecosexual love.
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Peer review is a widely accepted instrument for raising the quality of science. Peer review limits the enormous unstructured influx of information and the sheer amount of dubious data, which in its absence would plunge science into chaos. In particular, peer review offers the benefit of eliminating papers that suffer from poor craftsmanship or meth...
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This occasional piece captures the experience of being a guest editor for four issues of the Journal of Bisexuality, from 2003 to the present time. It is also a reflection on that experience. What there is to learn from it in terms of creating a culture of research on bisexuality that empowers people to live authentic lives—and fulfill Fritz Klein'...
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This article presents bisexuality as a portal to the arts of loving where Eros, the energy of love, is recognized as what makes Gaia, the third planet Earth, alive. It is a reflection on the author's experience as a keynote speaker at BiReCon, and as a participant in BiReCon and BiCon. 1 1. BiReCon: Bisexuality Research Conference, BiCon: Bisexuali...
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This article proposes bi and poly reading of the film French Twist (1995) based on salient points of queer theory, including mimetic desire, homosexual panic, the apparitional lesbian, the triangularity of desire and the figure of two-in-one. These theories are adapted and expanded to explain the bisexual and polyamorous practices of love observed...
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This study links the problem of conventional interpretations of AIDS to the larger scientific and cultural horizon of climate change, climate justice and global warming.
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In ecological discourse, indigenous cultures are often seen as sources of sustainable knowledge; communion with nature is reflected in one's bond with the land.' By reflection, immigrants and transcuilural persons turn out to lie constructed as speckles of a generalized "pollutio "foreigners" suspended from, and not knowledgeable about, the territo...
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Gaia theory argues that the flora and fauna of the planet operate in a self-regulating web that keeps the world livable. According to the theory, humankind is the most powerful species in this web and also its biggest threat. This provocative book explores ways to minimize and ultimately eliminate this threat with love and intimacy. Dr. Serena Ande...
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A book review of the memoir Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves from the perspective of bisexual and polyamorous cultures. This memoir was a Lambda finalist in 2007 for Bisexuality.
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A descriptive article of the author's participation in the summer retreat of the Komaja community in Croatia. The Komaja community is a Tantric community of people who practice consensual forms of open relating.
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A review of the the memoir Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves from the view point of LGBT family studies. Eros was a 2006 Lambda finalist.
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This article proposes an analysis of the narrative ecologies of Sereni’s autobiographical novels, Casalinghitudine and Il gioco dei regni. It includes a discussion of the utopian discourses present in her family and childhood, of her relationships with the maternal figures in her life, and of her take on the cultural concept of mothering--with its...
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As I read into Taviano's book, I found the preoccupations that motivate her study germane to some I have encountered in working with Fo/Rame materials. For example, while involved with a 1990s San Diego–based experimental theater group, I found existing translations of An Open Couple so disappointing for anyone transcultural enough to be familiar w...
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Auroville, in Tamil, Nadu, India, is one of the oldest territorially-based intentional communities, with a third-world location and a lifespan of almost fifty years. Intentional communities are often described as those created by groups of people who come together to actualize a shared vision outside of the cultural mainstream. In a Gaian context,...
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Introduction to a volume of collected essays on the intersections of bisexuality and polyamory as cultures with alternative practices of amorous and sexual expression.
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A study of the Libera Universita di Alcatraz, an event center, ecovillage, and free thinker community in central Italy. As an intentional community and a holistic organization, Alcatraz contributed to the global peace and justice movement with its courses, hospitality style, events, and esoteric books. The article claims this commitment called the...
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In Hamam (1997) and The Ignorant Fairies (2001), Turkish-Italian director Fernan Özpetek places a bisexual/bicultural game at the centre of the diegetic space. Three characters whose emotions are in flux become psychologically intimate in honest, non-competitive ways. In the process, each discovers a new self within. In Hamam, a successful, married...
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This story is about sacred eroticism in the context of globalization. It is about Gaia and Jean-Luc, a bi and poly woman originally from Italy and a Catholic priest from Africa. They meet in central Italy in the summer 2000, while in Rome the first world gay-pride parade is getting under way. Both are used to navigating world cultures and regions....
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My analysis of the controversies in AIDS science demonstrates that due to the influence of the allopathic scientific collective, the course of mainstream research about the disease has been overdetermined. During the disease’s early outbreaks, allopathic medicine dominated medical discourse. As a result, AIDS science focused on infectious rather th...
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A study of narratives of feminist empowerment by Italian women writers from the perspective of Italian Studies situated in the Caribbean region.
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This article focuses on the bisexual fantasies of playwright and memoirist Lillian Hellman. It analyzes the 1934 Broadway success, The Children's Hour, and the short story ?Julia,? in her second memoir (1973), turned into a film in 1976. Both works are organized around a bisexual triangle of two women and one man, with one woman positioned as a bis...
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A study of the feminist effects of Simone de Beauvoir's classic The Second Sex.
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A study of two plays by Italian author Natalia Ginzburg, in the context of the italian women's movement of the 1970s, and its interpersonal effects, especially between women of different social positions and age groups.
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A study of the co-creative theater partnership of Franca Rame and Dario Fo, in the context of their personal relationship, of the collaboration with their production teams, and the evolving times in the couple's culture and working environment.
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This article establishes a correlation between Aristotle's concept of mimesis and the two concepts of modern realism and linear narration, which, with good reason, have been attacked as phallic by many feminist theorists. The correlation is established on the basis of my analysis of the narrative structure of the play Oedipus Rex, and of the reason...
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This article describes the process of negotiating my position as an Italian woman whose autobiographical project is participating in American cultural discourse. I trace a genealogy of women whose spiritual and geographical trajectories have preceded and enabled mine. With their rejection of univocal identities, Virginia Woolf, Gloria Anzaldúa, and...
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A study of modern drama and women's playwriing, with special attention to relationships between women, inter-generational, family, and amorous. Draws on French feminist theories to anticipate the significance of feminist realism and propose the theory of labial and phallic mimesis.
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This article describes the process of negotiating my position as an Italian woman whose autobiographical project is participating in American cultural discourse. I trace a genealogy of women whose spiritual and geographical trajectories have preceded and enabled mine. With their rejection of univocal identities, Virginia Woolf, Gloria Anzaldúa, and...
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This is my complete and updated vita, as of February 2017.
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A study of Italian Feminist thought in the 1970-80s, in the context of American stereotypes about Italian women. Focuses on philosophies of Adriana Cavarero, the collective Diotima, and the collective based at the Milan Women's Bookstore.
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A study of the play "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf" by African-American poet, novelist, and performance artist Ntozake Shange
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An interview with Italian novelist, essayist, and playwright Natalia Ginzburg about solidarity among women in a period of feminist activism against gender divides. Comparisons with previous times of racial and class divides.
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, 1987. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 376-421). Abstract. Photocopy. s
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A study of Franca Rame work in Italian theater within the collaborative relationship with her Nobel Prize winner husband, Dario Fo.

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Projects (5)
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We already always share a partner according to EcosexualLove. This partner is the Earth. Gaia theory supports this practice of love for it emphasizes symbiosis as the motor of evolution. EcosexualLove is the kind of love that reaches beyond genders, numbers, orientations, races, ages, origins, species, and biological realms, to embrace all of life as a partner with equal rights.
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The practice of sexual fluidity unfolds the human potential for bisexual love, a love that reaches beyond the gender and out to the person that is being loved. This project collects published research that in a number of ways offers evidence toward that goal.
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This project intends to generate awareness of how nature inspires the arts of love. Ecosexuality brings together the discourses of sexuality and ecology so we may become more responsive to how our environment affects our amorous lives, and more creative about sustaining the kinds of environments that are conducive to the arts of love, as well as all other creative and imaginative endeavors. Combined with ecosexual awareness, sex-positive education empowers people to create the diverse amorous lives they want by practicing non-violent communication, by becoming sensitive listeners, and by negotiating step-by-step consent. This project intends to sustain a culture of consent, good listening, and appreciation of diversity and choice on campus and beyond. This culture is conducive of effective collaborative project that enhance a region's economy in sustainable, inclusive ways.