Gabriella Romani

Gabriella Romani is Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University. She received a laurea in Lingue e letterature straniere moderne from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is mainly focused on late nineteenth-century Italian cultural history and literature. Among her publications:Writing to Delight: Italian Short Stories by Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (coedited with Antonia Arslan)(2006), The Printed Media in fin-de-siècle Italy (coedited with Ann H. Caesar and Jennifer Burns)(2011), Postal Culture: Writing and Reading Letters in Post-Unification Italy (2013), and The Formation of a National Audience: Readers and Spectators in Italy (1750-1890) (coedited with Jennifer Burns) (2017). She is currently working at a new book-project focused on Jewish Italian writers and their contribution to the creation of a national secular culture in Italy during the post-unification period and she is coediting (with Ursula Funning and Katharine Mitchell) a volume of essays on the international translation and circulation of Matilde Serao’s writings. She is the Director of the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute at Seton Hall University (http://www.shu.edu/academics/artsci/alberto-institute/ )