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Dr. Simona Wright

Professor of Italian
Bliss Building 328

Phone: (609) 771-2996


Simona Wright received her Laurea in German Literature from Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy), and her Ph.D. in Italian Literature from Rutgers. Her research and teaching interests are focused on Italian language (and Second Language Acquisition) and on 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature, Italian Studies, Post-colonial and Cultural studies. She has published a volume on Italo Calvino (1998), and has published extensively on Italian women writers, Italian poetry, and the literature of migration. She is the Editor of NeMLA Italian Studies. Her present research is focused on Italian studies, Post-colonial studies, and on Giacomo Leopardi.


    • ITL 101-02-03 Italian for Beginners
    • ITL 203 Intermediate Oral Proficiency
    • ITL 211 Conversation and Composition
    • ITL 216 Current Events
    • ITL 217 Intro to Italian Civilization
    • ITL 240 Intro to Italian Literature
    • ITL 255 Business Italian
    • ITL 312 Italy Since Unification
    • ITL 327 The Italian Novella
    • ITL 350 Twentieth Century Italian Literature
    • ITL 351 Italian Cinema
    • ITL 370 Topics in Italian
    • ITL 391 Independent Study
    • ITL 497 Senior Seminar


    • Twentieth Century Italian Literature
    • Italian Women Writers
    • Poetics of Migration


    • M.A. – Ca’Foscari University, Italy
    • Ph.D. – Rutgers University

Dr. Simona Wright’s Curriculum Vitae


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