Paul and Silvia Rava Memorial Lecture in Italian Studies presents “Circus Maximus: Crime Time and Prime Time in Contemporary Italian Society and Media."

Ellen Nerenberg, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Hollis Professor of Italian and Chair of the Departments of Romance Languages and Theater at Wesleyan University

Ellen Nerenberg is Hollis Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures and Dean of the Arts and Humanities at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Prison Terms: Representing Confinement During and After Italian Fascism (University of Toronto, winner of the Howard R Marraro Prize form the Modern Language Association) and Murder Made in Italy: Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture (Indiana University Press). She also co-edited Writing Beyond Fascism and co-edited and translated Body of State (both with Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press). She is a charter member of the research network g/s/i—gender/sexuality/Italy and associate editor of the journal of the same name. She has published broadly in Italian cultural and screen studies.

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This annual lecture series is funded by donations from friends and family of John and Susan Rava and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures