Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
 

Nerenberg, Ellen


Hollis Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Romance Languages and Literatures Department

Professor of Italian
Romance Languages and Literatures Department
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AB Stanford University
PHD University of Chicago
AM

EMAIL:

enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

COURSES TAUGHT:

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Twentieth-century Italian Literature, Italian Cinema, Italian Cultural Studies


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Prison Terms (U of Toronto P, 2001, winner of the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association) concerned the spaces of confinement in Italian narrative between the years 1930 and 1960. Murder Made in Italy: Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture (U of Indiana P, 2012) concerns the cultural significance of three post-1989 murder cases. These cases include the serial murders attributed to the "Monster of Florence," the matricide and fratricide case for which Erika De Nardo and Omar F`varo were convicted, and the conviction of Annamaria Franzoni for the murder of her three-year old son Samuele. Body of State: The Moro Affair, A Nation Divided (Fairleigh-Dickinson U P, 2011), a collaboration with two other colleagues, offers a translation of Marco Baliani's acclaimed dramatic monologue about the kidnapping and assassination of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, setting it in the context of critical edition including an introduction, an interview with the artist, and an appendix of reviews of Baliani's 2009 North American tour


ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS:

Modern Languages Association, American Association for Italian Studies, American Association of Teachers of Italian


AWARDS WON:

2001 Howard R. Marraro prize, awarded biannually by the Modern Languages Association for the best book published in North America on an Italian subject. Awarded for Prison Terms: Representing Confinement During and After Italian Fascism (U of Toronto P, 2001). Millicent McIntosh Fellowship (2005-06)


OFFICE HOURS:

2013-14 Bologna