212.002European Studies: Europe Today
121.001Texts & Contexts: Holocaust Literature And Film
121.001Texts & Contexts: Modern and Contemporary Italy in Italian Film
"I teach undergraduate courses on Italian language, literature and film, along with European studies and Holocaust literature. I occasionally teach graduate courses on literature and trauma."
"•My current book project, titled 'His heart within him burns': On Primo Levi’s Traumatic Fictions, analyzes the function and representation of Holocaust trauma in Levi’s imaginative writing. This volume will move beyond his much-discussed Holocaust testimonies and memoirs to closely consider Levi’s science fiction, historical and autobiographical fiction, poetry and essays.
•Much of my previous research examined Levi's Holocaust testimonies through the lens of Theodor Adorno's 'Dialectic of Enlightenment'.
•With L. Scott Lerner, I co-edited a collection of nineteen essays which address the place of Italian Jewish culture and history in the birth and development of Italy from the 19th century 'Risorgimento' to the present."