Chiara FerrariWorld Languages and Literatures
Chiara Ferrari is a specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century Italian literature. Her research and teaching interests include fascism and culture, gender studies, autobiography, travel and transnational narratives, and critical theory. Professor Ferrari is the author of the book The Rhetoric of Violence and Sacrifice in Fascist Italy: Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini (U of Toronto P, 2013) and co-editor of the volume Towards a Gendered History of Italian Literature (il Mulino, 2012). Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals including The Italianist, Italica, Forum Italicum, Modern Language Notes, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. She is currently working on a book that focuses on the juxtaposition of decorum and social station in narrative portrayals by prominent Italian writers from the 1920s to the 1960s.