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Professor Maria Anita Stefanelli, Laurea (‘Cà Foscari’, Venice), Dipl. Spec. (‘Cà Foscari’, Venice), M.Litt. (Strathclyde), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)


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Professor Stefanelli teaches American literature in the “Faculty of Letters and Philosophy” and carries out research in the “Department of Euro-American Studies” at Università Roma Tre (Italy).

Teaching: American literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level; currently supervising a doctoral thesis in American visual poetry.

Research and Research Positions:
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature in English, Twentieth-Century American Poetry and American Drama; currently working on Elizabeth Vesey and the Bluestocking coterie in Ireland, Britain and America.

Research Associate, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2006 to date)
Associate Professor of American Literature and Language, Università Roma Tre, Italy (1998 to date)
Researcher/Lecturer in American Literature, Università La Sapienza, Rome (1984-1998)
Member of Coordinating Team of European project, Curriculum Development Unit, Trinity College Dublin (1983-1986)
Language Assistant (Italian Language), University of Strathclyde (1974-1977) Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Anniesland College of Further Education (1977-1978)

Selected Publications:

Ed., Italian Heaney: Seamus Heaney in Translation.  Firenze: Centro DI, 2009.
Borderblur: poesia visiva e poetica del tao in Paul Reps e Kenneth Patchen” (Letterature d’America, forthcoming),

Ed., Tullio Pericoli’s Many Becketts, ed. Maria Anita Stefanelli, Firenze: Centro D, 2008.
Kenneth Patchen: Forme Spettacolari, Roma: Aracne, 2008.

“Margaret Fuller on the Stage” in C. Capper and C. Giorcelli, eds., Margaret Fuller: Transatlantic Crossings in a Revolutionary Age (Madison: U of Wisconsin Press, 2007), pp. 221-37.

“Da O’Neill a O’Neill”, Lo sguardo altrove, eds. Cristina Giorcelli e Camilla Cattarulla (Editori Riuniti, 2008) pp. 405-18

“Chants’ as ‘Psalms for a New Bible’”, Utopia in the Present Tense: Walt Whitman and the Language of the New World, ed. Maria Camboni (Roma: Il Calamo, 1994), pp.171-188.

“Il rapporto tra lingua e territorio nell’opera di Timothy Dwight” Nascita di una identità. La formazione delle nazionalità americane, a c. Vanni Blengino (Roma: Edizioni Associate, 1990), pp. 298-309.

“Anglo-American Interaction: American Writings and their Reception in British Periodicals”, Revue Francaise d’Etudes Americaines XII, 33 (Juillet 1987) pp. 363-375.

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