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 ( )