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Hermann W. HallerHermann 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

Eugenia Paulicelli
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,

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 AttarKarina 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.

Morena Corradi Morrena Corradi

Queens Hall 205E

Morena Corradi is Associate 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, 19th-century printed media, narrative theory. Her teaching areas include 19th and 20th century Italian literature, contemporary Italian culture and society, nation-building. She is the author of articles on the Milanese Scapigliatura, and on post-unification political and literary journals. She has published the monograph Spettri d’Italia: scenari del fantastico nell’Italia postunitaria (Longo Editore, 2016).

Nicola Lucchi

Queens Hall 330G

Paola Primavori
Italian Government Lecturer

Queens Hall 205E

Anthony Julian TamburriTiberio Snaidero Attar

Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43 St, NYC

Anthony Julian Tamburri is Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures. Since 1990, he 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); Re-reading Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Literature and Criticism (2014); Scrittori Italiano[-]Americani: trattino sì trattino no (2018); and Un biculturalismo negato: la letteratura “italiana” negli Stati Uniti (2018) . He is the executive producer of Italics, Television for the Italian American Experience, produced in collaboration with CUNY TV. In 2000, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State University; in the same year, Italy conferred on him the honor of Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.


Adjunct Faculty

Elena Luongo Queens Hall 205L

Nicole Paronzini Queens Hall 205L

Paola Rodriguez

Queens Hall 205L

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David Andrew Jones
Queens Hall 200
718-997-5980 (phone)
718-997-5072 (fax)

Italian Advisor:
Eugenia Paulicelli
Queens Hall 330C2


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