Elena Bertoncini Zúbková
Bratislava, 02/03/1939


Professoressa emerita di lingua e letteratura swahili. Nel 1968 ha fondato l’insegnamento di swahili all’Università “L’Orientale” di Napoli dove è rimasta fino al 2009. Nella sua attività scientifica si è dedicata soprattutto allo sviluppo della letteratura swahili, alla stilistica e all’analisi del discorso letterario.BIBLIOGRAFIA1971. “Ricerche sul lessico di alcuni racconti swahili”, in Annali dell'Istituto Orientale di Napoli (AION) 31, pp.141-154.1973. “A tentative frequency list of Swahili words”, in AION 33, pp.297-363.1976. “Swahili: situazione e problemi”, in Lingua e Politica. Imperialismi, identità nazionali e politiche linguistiche in Asia, Africa, America Latina. [Officina /Linguistica n.6.] Ed. Renato Corsetti. Roma: Officina Edizioni, pp.181-195.1977. “An annotated bibliography of Swahili novels and stories published between 1960-1975", in Asian and African Studies (Bratislava) XIII, pp.181-191.1977. Tujifunze Kiswahili. I.Corso di lingua swahili. (395p.) II.Vocabolario swahili-italiano e italiano-swahili. (159p.) Opera Universitaria, I.U.O. Napoli.1977. “Podoby swahilskej poézie” (“Aspetti della poesia swahili”, in slovacco.) In Revue svetovej literatúry (Bratislava) 6/77, pp.141-155.1980. “Two contemporary Swahili writers – Muhammed Said Abdulla and Euphrase Kezilahabi”, in Ulla Schild (ed.): The East African Experience. Essays on English and Swahili Literature. 2nd Janheinz Jahn-Symposium. D.Reimer: Berlin, 1980, pp.85-90.1981. “The diminutive 'KA' class in contemporary Swahili”, in AION 41, pp.295-299.1982. “The extended consecutive tense in Swahili”, in AION 42/4, pp.605-15.1983. “La letteratura swahili. - La letteratura anglofona dell'Africa Orientale.” In M.Toscano, S.Baldi, E.Bertoncini: Panorama delle letterature dell'Africa Subsahariana. Opera Universitaria I.U.O. Napoli, pp.90-98 e 177-182.1984. Profilo della letteratura swahili. Opera Universitaria I.U.O. Napoli.1985. “Quantitative analysis of Swahili vocabulary”, in Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 9: Précis from the 15th Conference on African Linguistics, UCLA, March 29-31, 1984, pp. 22-26.1986. “Studi sulle letterature dell'Africa”, in Atti del Convegno “Gli studi africanistici in Italia dagli anni '60 ad oggi” (Roma, 25-27 giugno 1985). Istituto Italo-Africano: Roma, 1986, pp.311-324.1986. “An annotated bibliography of Swahili fiction and drama published between 1975 and 1984", in Research in African Literatures 17/4, Winter 1986, pp.525-62.1987. “Islam in Swahili literature”, in Islam et Littératures africaines, Numéro spécial de Nouvelles du Sud, Revue éditée par les Éditions SILEX, Ivry, pp.15-21.1987. Kiswahili kwa Furaha. Corso di Lingua Swahili. Parte prima: Grammatica e testi letterari. (454 p.) Parte seconda: Letture e esercizi. (227 pp.) Istituto Universitario Orientale: Napoli.1989. Outline of Swahili Literature: Prose Fiction and Drama. (341 pp.) E.J.Brill: Leiden.1990. “The recent development of Kiswahili fiction and drama in Tanzania”, in Sandra Barkan (ed.), African Literatures: Retrospectives and Perspectives, pp. 101-111. (Selected papers of the ALA meeting at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. March 21-24, 1985.) Three Continents Press: Washington, D.C.1990. Verbal Markers in Narrative and Non-narrative Literary Discourse. W.P.K.Series n.8, Gent.1991. “Littérature swahili et histoire”, in Littératures africaines et histoire, Nouvelles du Sud: Paris, pp. 53-57.1991. “Récits de vie en swahili”, in Bernard Mouralis (ed.), Autobiographies et récits de vie en Afrique, L'Harmattan: Paris, pp. 39-41.1991. “L’essai en swahili”, in L'Afrique Littéraire n.86, pp.129-133.1991. “Reported speech in Swahili literature,” in Jan Blommaert (ed.), Swahili Studies. Essays in honour of Marcel Van Spaandonck. Academia Press: Ghent, pp 175-197.1992. “Essai d’une analyse stylistique: Mohamed S.Mohamed, 'Uhuru wa siku moja'”, in Bulletin des Etudes Africaines de l'INALCO, Vol.IX, numéros 17-18, pp.91-108.1992 “Stylistic approaches to E.Kezilahabi’s novels and poetry”, in Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n.31, Köln, pp.5-67.1993. “Viaggi reali e immaginari degli scrittori tanzani”, in Oriente Occidente, a cura di Filippo Bencardino, Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici, I.U.O.: Napoli, pp.69-80.1993. “Swahili and Shona novel: analogies and differencies”, in IX. Afrikanistentag - Beiträge zur afrikanischen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, (Leipzig, 24.-26.September 1992). Rüdiger Köppe Verlag: Köln, pp.203-217.1993. “Muslim women in Zanzibarian literature”, in Threefold Wisdom — Islam, the Arab World and Africa (Papers in honour of Prof. Ivan Hrbek). O.Hulec & M.Mendel (eds), Oriental Institute: Praha, pp.17-29.1994. “Image de la femme dans la littérature swahili”, in R.-M.Beck, T.Geider, W.Graebner (eds.), Swahili Forum I, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n.37, Köln, pp.13-27.1994. “La nascita del romanzo shona”, in Africana (Organo dell'Associazione degli Africanisti Italiani), Edizioni ETS: Pisa, 1994, pp. 9-20.1994. “Charles Mungoshi: a bilingual Zimbabwean novelist”, in Th. Bearth et al. (eds), Perspektiven afrikanistischer Forschung. Beitrage zur Linguistik, Ethnologie, Geschichte, Philosophie und Literatur / X.Afrikanistentag. R. Köppe Verlag: Köln, pp. 57-68.1994. “La maladie et la mort dans les oeuvres de Kezilahabi”, in Jacqueline Bardolph (ed), Littérature et maladie en Afrique. Image et fonction de la maladie dans la production littéraire. (Actes du Congrès de l'A.P.E.L.A., Nice, septembre 1991). L'Harmattan: Paris, pp. 49-55.1995. “Zwei homonyme ka-Markierer”, in Gudrun Miehe & Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig (eds), Swahili-Handbuch. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln, pp. 121-123.1995. “Idiomatische Wendungen”, ibidem, pp.339-345.1995. “Chrestomathie” (ed.), ibidem, pp. 357-414.1995. “Slang in literature? Freddy Macha's short story 'Check Bob'”, in R.-M.Beck, T.Geider, W.Graebner (eds.), Swahili Forum II, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 42, Köln, pp.180-186.1996. “A stylistic analysis of Mohamed Suleiman’s short story Uhuru wa siku moja”, in Nordic Journal of African Studies 5/1, pp.63-83.1996. Vamps and Victims. Women in modern Swahili literature. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln, 314 pp.1996. “Marx’s shorts and ancestors’ cave: Tracing critical motifs in Kezilahabi’s play and poems”, in R.-M.Beck, T.Geider, W.Graebner (eds.), Swahili Forum III, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 47, Köln, pp.139-148.1997. “Swahili verbs in modern fiction”, in Robert Herbert (ed.), African Linguistics at the Crossroads. Papers from Kwaluseni. R.Köppe Verlag, Köln, pp.563-574.1997. “New tendencies in Swahili drama”, in R.-M.Beck, T.Geider, W.Graebner, I.Heine (eds.), Swahili Forum IV, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 51, Köln, pp.127-134.1998. “L’innovation littéraire”, in Zanzibar aujourd’hui, (sous la direction de) Colette Le Cour Grandmaison et Ariel Crozon, Karthala-IFRA, Paris-Nairobi, pp. 259-273.1998. “Code-switching in an ‘utendi’? Notes on Arabic grammar as it appears in classical Swahili poetry”, in R.-M.Beck, T.Geider, W.Graebner, (eds.), Swahili Forum V, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 55, Köln, pp.27-40.1998. “Voyages réels et imaginaires dans la littérature swahili”, in Romuald Fonkoua (ed.), Les discours de voyages , Karthala, Paris, pp.255-261.1998. “Palm oil with which Swahili words are eaten: Use of proverbs in modern Swahili literature”, in Edris Makward, Thelma Ravell-Pinto & Aliko Songolo, eds. The Growth of African Literature: Twenty-Five Years after Dakar and Fourah Bay. Annual Selected Papers of the African Literature Association, Number 3. Trenton, N.J. / Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 1998. pp. 11-21.1999. J.Madumulla, E.Bertoncini & J.Blommaert: “Politics, ideology and poetic form: The literary debate in Tanzania”, in Jan Blommaert (ed.), Language Ideological Debates. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin - New York, pp.307-341.1999. “Kenyan Literary Kiswahili”, in R.-M.Beck, T.Geider, W.Graebner, (eds.), Swahili Forum VI, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 60, Köln, pp.45-58.2000. “Panorama de la littérature swahili”, in Ursula Baumgardt et Abdellah Bounfour (eds.), Panorama des littératures africaines. État des lieux et perspectives. L'Harmattan/INALCO, Paris, pp.135-155.2000. “Beyond the utenzi: narrative poems by Theobald Mvungi”, in R.-M.Beck, L.Diegner, T.Geider, W.Graebner (eds.), Swahili Forum VII, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 64, Köln, pp.127-143.2001. Introducción á la literatura swahili, in Union Libre, Cadernos de vida e culturas (Coruña) n.6 ("Negritudes"), pp.27-37.2001. Topical trends in Swahili literature, in Luboš Kropáček and Peter Skalník (eds.), Africa 2000 — Forty years of African Studies in Prague. Set Out, Prague, pp.243-248.2001. “Nyoko-Nyoko: An unpublished short story by Saad Yahya”, in R.-M.Beck, L.Diegner, T.Geider, W.Graebner (eds.), Swahili Forum VIII, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 68, Köln, pp.117-122.2001. “The opposition between open (good) and closed (bad) spaces in Mohamed S. Mohamed’s short story Uhuru wa siku moja”, in J.S.Mdee & H.J.M.Mwansoko, Makala ya Kongamano la Kimataifa “Kiswahili 2000”. Taasisi ya Uchunguzi wa Kiswahili, Chuo Kikuu cha DSM, pp.34-43.2002. “Bwana Myombekere et Bibi Bugonoka : une double transposition de la culture des Grands Lacs” , in Gilles Teullié (ed.), "Les littératures africaines : transpositions ?" Actes du colloque APELA, Montpellier, septembre 2001. Les Carnets du CERPANAC n° 2, Université Montpellier III, pp.57-75.2002. “When Grandfather came to life again — S.A.Mohamed's new novel beyond realism”, in R.-M.Beck, L.Diegner, T.Geider, W.Graebner (eds.), Swahili Forum IX, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere n. 72, Köln, pp.25-33.2003 “Modernité et postmodernité dans le roman swahili”, in Études Littéraires Africaines (ÉLA) 16, [Dossier littéraire: Littérature swahilie, X.Garnier & A.Ricard, eds.], Université de Cergy-Pontoise, pp.39-44.2004 “La chaire de langue et littérature swahilies à Naples”, in Études Littéraires Africaines (ÉLA) 17 [Dossier littéraire: Equipes, lieux, projets de recherche sur les littératures africaines, réalisé par Alain Ricard], Université de Cergy-Pontoise, pp.34-36.2004 “Mayai - Waziri wa Maradhi: Magic realism in a Kezilahabi’s long time unpublished short story”, in R.M.Beck, L.Diegner, T.Geider, U. Reuster-Jahn (eds.), Swahili Forum XI, (Dept. of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz), pp.34-44. On line (www.uni-mainz.de/~ifeas/SwaFo).2004 “La letteratura swahili e una sua voce” (introduzione a dieci poesie di Euphrase Kezilahabi), in Smerilliana n.4, (Casta Diva, Roma), pp.193-201.2004 “Le proverbe dans la littérature swahili moderne”, in Ursula Baumgardt et Abdellah Bounfour (eds), Le proverbe en Afrique: forme, fonction et sens. L'Harmattan/INALCO, Paris, pp.13-35.2005 “Classical swahili poetry and its linkage with the Arabic ‘North’ ”, in Edris Makward, Mark Lilleleht & Ahmed Saber (eds.), "North-South Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, Fez (Morocco), 10-13 March 1999. ALA Annual Series n.12, Africa World Press, Trenton-Asmara, pp.308-318.2005 “La poetica di Kithaka wa Mberia”, in Smerilliana n.5, (Casta Diva, Roma), pp.91-93.2005 “Nota introduttiva”. In Said A. Mohamed, Separazione. Iride edizioni, gruppo Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ), pp. 5-9.2005 William E. Mkufya’s latest novel Ua la faraja: a commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS. In R.M.Beck, L.Diegner, T.Geider, U.Reuster-Jahn (eds.), Swahili Forum XII, (Dept. of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz), pp.3-13. On line (www.ifeas.uni-mainz.de/SwaFo).2005 “Personaggi biblici nella poesia islamica swahili.” In Memoria biblica e letteratura a cura di Vincenzo Placella, (Atti del Convegno internazionale "All'eterno dal tempo", Milano 5-7 settembre 2000), Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Napoli, pp. 469-479.2006 “Mayai – Waziri Wa Maradhi: Magic Realism in Euphrase Kezilahabi’s long time unpublished story.” In Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism. www.angelfire.com/wa2/margin/nonficSwahili.2006 “Globalization unmasked in two Kiswahili novels. (A post modernist challenge.)” In S.S. Sewangi & J.S. Madumulla (eds.), Proceedings of the IKR Jubilee Symposium - 2005. Institute of Kiswahili Research, University of Dar es Salaam, 2006, pp.85-94.2007 “A friend in need is a friend indeed: Ken Walibora’s novel Kufa kuzikana.” In R.M.Beck, L.Diegner, C.Vierke, T.Geider, U.Reuster-Jahn (eds.), Swahili Forum XIV, (Dept. of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz), pp.153-163. On line (www.ifeas.uni-mainz.de/SwaFo).2007 “La réception de la littérature swahili par les étudiants italiens.” In Littératures, savoirs et enseignement, sous la direction de Musanji Ngalasso-Mwatha, (Actes du Colloque international organisé par le CELFA et l'APELA, Bordeaux, septembre 2004), Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2007, pp. 309-313.2008 “What’s Wrong with the Marine and the Beauty?” In R.M.Beck, L.Diegner, T.Geider, U.Reuster-Jahn, C.Vierke (eds.), Swahili Forum XV, ISSN 1614-2373, pp.15-23. On line (www.ifeas.uni-mainz.de/SwaFo).2009 BERTONCINI ZUBKOVA E., M.D. GROMOV, S.A.M. KHAMIS, K.W. WAMITILA: Outline of Swahili Literature. Prose Fiction and Drama. Second Edition, Extensively Revised and Enlarged. Leiden: E.J.Brill. 500 pp.2009 Kiswahili kwa Furaha - Corso di lingua swahili, Vol. I-II. 2° edizione riveduta. Aracne editrice, Roma. 390 + 405 pp.2009 “La critique littéraire swahili” (12 pp.). In S.R Renombo, S. Mbondobari, G.B. Madébé (eds), Actes du Colloque International de Libreville, Gabon, 21-25 janvier 2008. On line (http://cilgabon.refer.ga).2009 “Sheshe babu kubwa: Oral features in a Swahili newspaper”, in T. Bearth et al. (eds), African languages in global society / Les langues africaines à l'heure de la mondialisation. (Papers read at the Symposium “Text in Context: African Languages between Orality and Scripturality”, University of Zurich, October 18–20, 2001.) Köln: Köppe. (Book and CD-ROM) TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES VOL. 15.2010 “Some remarks on Kithaka wa Mberia’s poetry.” In R.M.Beck, M. Devos, L.Diegner, T.Geider, U.Reuster-Jahn, C.Vierke (eds.), Swahili Forum XVII, ISSN 1614-2373, pp.91-103. On line (www.ifeas.uni-mainz.de/SwaFo).
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