Professor Gabriella Romani

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Professor Gabriella Romani
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Member - Professor of Italian (Seton Hall University)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
Home institution:
Seton Hall University, NJ
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Language and Literature (Italian)
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Gabriella Romani is Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University, NJ, where she also directs the Alberto Italian Studies Institute. She is the author of Postal Culture: Writing and Reading Letters in Post-Unification Italy (University of Toronto Press, 2013) and has co-edited: (with Antonia Arslan) Writing to Delight: Italian Short Stories by Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (University of Toronto Press, 2006); (with Ann Hallamore Caesar and Jennifer Burns) The Printed Media in fin-de-siècle Italy (Legenda, UK, 2011); (with Jennifer Burns) The Formation of a National Audience: Readers and Spectators in Italy (1750-1890) (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2017); and (with Ursula Fanning, and Katharine Mitchell) Matilde Serao: International Profile, Reception, and Networks (Classiques Garnier, 2021). She has edited and introduced Edith Bruck’s Letter to My Mother (MLA Texts and Translations Series, 2007) and written the afterword for Edith Bruck, Privato (Garzanti, 2010). She is currently working at a new book project focused on Jewish Italian writers of the post-unification period.

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