Hermann W. Haller
Queens Hall 330C1
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), the critical edition of John Florio's A Worlde of Wordes (2013), and of more than one hundred
articles, book chapters, 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 Straniero).
Eugenia Paulicelli, Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Queens Hall 330C2
As well as being an Italianist and Professor of Women's Studies, Eugenia Paulicelli is an expert on the theory and history of fashion. She has created and also directs the first academic program on the interdisciplinary study of fashion, its cultures, history and industry, which is based at the CUNY Graduate Center, located in the B. Altman department store (Fashion in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies). She is also a member of the Doctoral Program in Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center. (PhD/MA in Comparative Literature Bio). Her interests are in literature and writing; gender studies; the history of women; the relationship between fashion, cities and media; nation building; cultural identities, technologies and bodies in process.
She has curated and co-curated the exhibitions "The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization," held at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College in the spring of 2006 and at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco in spring 2008; and "Fashion + Film: The 1960s Revisited" held at the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center in spring 2010. She has lectured in US, Europe and Asia; has been Guest Professor at The University of Stockholm in the PhD program of "Fashion Studies;" and awarded the Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship at the University of Bristol (UK) in spring 2013. In fall 2013 along with other Queens College faculty members she received an award to organize "The Year of Italy," a program of cultural events and lectures about Italy that is scheduled in the 2018-19 academic year as part of Queens College's annual cultural Initiative dedicated each year to a different nation and its culture. Over the years, her research and publications have received the support of several PCS-CUNY Research Awards. She is the Italian MA advisor and also a columnist for the online Italian newspaper La Voce di New York.
Her most recent book is Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy. From Sprezzatura to Satire, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472436047
She has also published:
Italian Style. Fashion & Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age. London: Bloomsbury Academics, forthcoming in 2015
1960. Un anno in Italia tra Cultura e Spettacolo, Cesena: Il Ponte Vecchio, 2010 (co-ed. with Antonio Maraldi);
The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization, London and New York: Routledge, 2008 (co-ed. with Hazel Clark)
Moda e Moderno. Dal Medioevo al Rinascimento (Fashion and Modernity from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance), Rome: Meltemi, 2006 (ed.)
Fashion under Fascism. Beyond the Black Shirt, Oxford & New York: Berg, 2004; (Italian Translation: Moda italiana nel Ventennio Fascista, Milan: Deleyva Editore, forthcoming in 2014)
Parola e Immagine. Sentieri della scrittura in Leonardo, Marino, Foscolo, Calvino, Florence: Edizioni Cadmo, 1996
Dimore (Poems), Ragusa: Libro Italiano, 1996
Lo spreco dei significanti: L'Eros, la morte, la scrittura, Bari: Adriatica, 1983 (Co-author with Augusto Ponzio and Mariagrazia Tundo).
She is also editor and co-editor of volumes published by the following journals:
Women's Studies Quarterly, (WSQ) special issue dedicated to Fashion, CUNY Feminist Press, June 2013: CUNY Press (co-ed. with Elizabeth Wissinger)
Journal of Modern Italian Studies, special issue dedicated to Italian Fashion: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (forthcoming in 2015).
For more information about her publications see: Academia (Bio).
Karina Feliciano Attar
Queens Hall 205D
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.
Queens Hall 205E
Morena Corradi 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 issues.
Anthony Julian Tamburri
Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43 St, NYC
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.