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Italian Studies, Deparment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Arturo Figliola


Contact Information

Location: Herter Hall 302
Phone: (413) 545-2314



BA Dartmouth College (1973)
MA Middlebury College (1978)
MS University of Washington (1986)
PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2002)

Selected publications

Published papers
Literature of the Sienese contrada: its functional and existential significance, in Rondas literarias de Pittsburgh 2006-2007  (2008)

Space and its role as a medium for human interaction in Rosetta Loy’s Strade di polvere, in Romance Languages Annual VI (1994).

Research interests

Socio-spatial aspects of Italian literature (including regional literatures, land use, and environmental questions); Italian regionalism in the European Union; the role of Italy (especially Venezia and Sicilia) as a “cultural mediator” between ‘East’ and ‘West’; Napoli and the culture of  the South; the activities of  Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani in Barre, Vermont.