Campus Box 1077
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Erika Conti received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Her area of specialization is the Italian literature of the 20th century, in particular personal narratives and collective memories of Fascism and World War II. She is currently at work on her book manuscript, History as Myth and Memory: Bassani, Ginzburg, Levi and the Re-Membering of Fascism.
A native of Italy, Erika grew up in the Piedmont region and received her laurea from the University of Milan, where she studied English, Spanish and German languages and literatures. Erika has been teaching all levels of Italian language and the introductory survey of Italian literature. She is coordinating the conversational meetings of Tavola Italiana, and she is the departmental coordinator for University College, for which she also teaches courses in World Literature and Italian culture.