Hermann W. Haller is Professor of Italian at Queens College and
at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He received his
doctoral degree from the University of Bern, after studying Romance
Philology, Italian and French language and literature at the
Universities of Bern, Florence, Paris. He is the author of Der deiktische Gebrauch des Demonstrativums im Altitalienischen (1973), Il Panfilo veneziano. Edizione critica con introduzione e glossario (1982), The Hidden Italy. A Bilingual Edition of Italian Dialect Poetry (1986), Una lingua perduta e ritrovata: l'italiano degli italo-americani (1993), The Other Italy: the literary canon in dialect (1999), La Festa delle Lingue. La Letteratura dialettale in Italia (2002), Tra Napoli e New York. Le macchiette italoamericane di Eduardo Migliaccio (2006)
, and of more than ninety articles and reviews. His research interests
are mainly in Italian linguistics, the relations between language and
literature, Italian dialect literature. He was a NEH fellow (1994-95),
and received the International Dino Campana Award (1990) and the Aldo
and Jeanne Scaglione MLA Publication Award (1998). He was elected in
2006 as a Member of the Accademia della Crusca (Socio Corrispondente
Eugenia Paulicelli holds a Laurea in English and Literary
Semiotics from the University of Bari, Italy and a PhD in Italian from
the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She teaches in the undergraduate
and graduate programs at Queens College and is a member of the Doctoral
Faculty in the Department of Comparative Literature as well as Women's
Studies at the Cuny Graduate Center. She is author of Parola e imagine. Sentieri della scrittura in Leonardo, Marino, Foscolo, Calvino (Florence:1996), a collection of poems entitled Dimore (Dwellings), (Ragusa:1996), and co-author with Augusto Ponzio and Mariagrazia Tundo of Lo spreco dei significanti. L’eros, la morte, la scrittura (Bari:1983)
as well as articles on literary semiotics, fashion theory and cultural
studies, feminism and Italian novelist and poets.
Her latest book Fashion under Fascism. Beyond the Black Shirt
was published by Berg in 2004.
Her current research is into identities and ethnicity and cultural
spaces focusing on the study of fashion and dress. She is the editor of Moda e Moderno to be published by Meltemi in Rome in 2006. She is completing work on a book-length study entitled Dressing and Undressing the Public Self in Sixteenth Century Italy.
In addition, she is co-curator with Amy Winter of the upcoming
exhibition "Couture and Cultures: Fashioning Identity" to be held at the
Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College in spring 2006. She is the
co-founder and coordinator of the Fashion Studies Forum, housed
at the CUNY Graduate Center.
She teaches courses on Italian and European Cinema. Her
interdisciplinary courses on literature and history, gender,
nationalism, fashion and identity, draw on literature, critical theory
Karina Feliciano Attar
is Assistant Professor of Italian. She received her BA in Italian and
Russian from Cambridge University in 1994. After graduation, she worked
in the editorial division of the Hutchinson imprint of Random House,
UK, and then moved to New York to enter the graduate program in Italian
Studies at Columbia University (PhD, 2005). Currently, she teaches
undergraduate level language and literature courses, as well as graduate
level courses at Queens College, and serves as the undergraduate
advisor for Italian and as coordinator of the Italian language program.
She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Scandalous Liaisons: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Italian Novella and has published articles on novellas by Salernitano, Fortini, and Giraldi.
is Assistant Professor of Italian at Queens College. She holds a Laurea
in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Bologna, a
MA in Italian from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Italian
Studies from Brown University. Her research interests are 19th-century
fantastic literature and theory, nationalism, cultural studies (with
reference to Post-Unification Italy in particular), narrative theory.
She is author of “Staging the Uncanny. Phantasmagoria in
Post-Unification Italy” in Image and Narrative (forthcoming).She
is currently working on a monograph on the role and outcomes of the
fantastic language, in fiction and non-fiction, published in the
journals of the Italian avant-garde movement Scapigliatura. Her teaching
areas include the modern Italian novel, 19th and 20th century fantastic
literature, contemporary Italian culture and society, national identity
is a "Lettore" sent by the Italian Government. He holds a Laurea in Italian Philology from the University of Trieste and an MA in Italian Pedagogy from the University of Venezia. His research interests are Teaching and Learning of Italian as a Foreign Language, Culture Pedagogy and Intercultural Communication. He has published several articles and essays on these topics and is currently working on a monograph about the development of intercultural communication skills in Italian classes for German learners ("Interkulturelle kommunikative Kompetenz im Italienischunterricht") as part of his PhD research at Freie Universität Berlin. His teaching areas at Queens College include Italian language classes at different levels.
Anthony Julian Tamburri is Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and, since 1990, has migrated between Italian and Comparative Studies. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-founder of Bordighera Press, and past president of the Italian American Studies Association and the American Association of Teachers of Italian. He is the author of more than a dozen books, which include: Semiotics of Re-reading: Guido Gozzano, Aldo Palazzeschi, and Italo Calvino (2003); Narrare altrove: diverse segnalature letterarie (2007); Una semiotica dell’etnicità: nuove segnalature per la scrittura italiano/americana (2010); Re-viewing Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Cinema (2011); and Re-reading Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Literature and Criticism (2013). He is also the executive producer of Italics, The Italian American TV Magazine, produced in collaboration with CUNY TV. In 2000, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State University; and in 2010, Italy conferred on him the honor of Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
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