Northwestern University

May
21
Tue 4:00 PM

Maria Christina Iuli Lecture

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 2351-Kaplan Seminar Rm, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $0

Contact: Phil Hoskins   847.491.5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic

Description:

Maria Cristina Iuli is a professor of American Literature and American Studies at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Italy, where she specializes in modernism, in the contemporary novel, in literary theory and science and literature. She is author, among others, of Effetti Teorici: critica culturale e nuova storiografia letteraria Americana (Torino, Otto Editore, 2002); Giusto il tempo di esplodere: il romanzo pop di Nathanael West (Bergamo University Press, 2004), Spell it Modern: Modernity and the Question of Literature (Vercelli, Mercurio, 2009). She translated and edited Nathathanel West: Miss Lonelyhearts (Marsilio, Venezia, 2017) and with Paola Loreto she edited La letteratura degli Stati Uniti: dal Rinascimento Americano ai nostril giorni (Roma, Carocci, 2017). Her essays on literary theory and modernism have been published in Modernism/Modernity, The European Journal of English Studies, Arizona Quarterly, Acoma, RIAS. She has translated into Italian both fictional and theoretical prose (Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Angela Carter, Steven Greenblatt, among others). Recently, she has translated and edited Cary Wolfe’s Before the Law: Humans and other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame (Davanti alla legge: umani e altri animali nella biopolitica, Milano, Mimesis 2018).

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