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Office Hours: M 3:15–5:15 or by appointment

BEd University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
PhD University of Toronto

Dr. Anne Urbancic teaches in the Frye and Pearson streams of the VIC ONE Program. Her research studies have a primary focus on 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature and culture, including food culture. One of her projects, the Unpublished Letters of Mario Pratesi (a Tuscan writer who lived from 1842 to 1921) is among the first contributions to digital humanities in Italian Studies. Dr. Urbancic has published widely in academic journals in both North America and Europe. She is co-founder of the Canadian Slovenian Historical Society (CSHS) and of the Archives of the CSHS. Nominated for several teaching awards, in 2012 she was awarded a Crescam Serviendo Faculty Recognition Award by Victoria College and, for the second time, a Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award.

She is currently working on aspects of genius loci (the spirit of the place) in the works of two late 19th-century contemporary writers living in Florence, one Italian and one British.

Selected Publications

  • Mario Pratesi: All’ombra dei cipressi. Florence: Società Editrice fiorentina, 2018.
  • Literary Titans Revisited. The Earle Toppings Interviews with CanLit Poets and Writers of the Sixties, edited by Anne Urbancic. Dundurn, 2017.
  • Reviewing Mario Pratesi. Toronto, Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2014.
  • The Unpublished Correspondence of Mario Pratesi (1842-1921). E-publication under the aegis of Special Collections, E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, 2009.
  • Roselmina: A Tragi-satirical-comical Story... and Renaissance Recipe Primer” A Garland of Gifts: Studies in Honour of Olga Zorzi Pugliese, ed. Konrad Eisenbichler and Pasquale Sabbatino. Welland, ON: éditions Soleil publishing, 2021, 363-388.
  • “The Power of Laws and Lies in the Italian Fascist Kitchen” 2019 Proceedings of Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Food & Power, edited by Mark McWilliams. Oxford: Prospect Books, 2020, 356-364.
  • “Changing Food Landscapes by the Slice. Vesuvio’s Pizzeria and Spaghetti House” Italian Foodways Worldwide. The Dispersal of Italian Cuisine(s), edited by Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano and Gabriele Scardellato. Welland, ON: éditions Soleil, 2019, 185-198.
  • “Olindo Guerrini” Literary Encyclopedia (Digital), London, UK. Posted October 2019.
  • “Niccolò Tommaseo” Literary Encyclopedia (Digital), London, UK. Posted June 2019.
  • Mario Pratesi” Literary Encyclopedia (Digital), London, UK. Posted January 2019.
  • “Annie Vivanti” Literary Encyclopedia (Digital), London, UK. Posted February 2019.
  • “Fratelli Ingegnoli: Reshaping the Landscape of Italian Cooking in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” 2017 Proceedings of Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, edited by Mark McWilliams (Oxford, UK: Prospect Books, 2018)
  • “Place Settings: Food and Identity among the Italo-Slovenians of Toronto”
  • Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions, Conference Proceedings. Mississauga, ON: UTM Library, 2017. New York, Ottawa, Toronto: Legas, 2017, 103-115.
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