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Melina Masterson

Graduate Program Director, Senior Lecturer

(413) 545-3478

303 Herter Hall

BA, English, Colorado College

MA, Italian Literature and Culture, Boston College

PhD, Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Connecticut

Research Areas

20th and 21st century Italian literature

Cultural Studies/Popular Culture

Media Studies

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy



Journal Article

“Towards a Collective Intelligence:  Transmediality and the Wu Ming Project.” Between [Online], 4.8 (2014).



Chaos in Theater: Improvisation and Complexity, by Anna Cafaro. Peter Lang, 2016. Book-length translation. Italian-English.


“The New Right and Metapolitics in France and Italy,” by Massimiliano Capra Casadio. Journal for the Study of Radicalism 8.1 (2014): pp. 45-85. Italian-English.


Leonardo Sciascia e la funzione dell’intellettuale, by Joseph Francese. Firenze University Press, 2012.  Book-length translation: pp. 1-113. English-Italian.


Open Educational Resources


Tutt* a tavola! Volume 1, with Prof. Stacy Giufre

Tutt* a tavola! Volume 2with Prof. Stacy Giufre

Torniamo a tavola! Volume 1 

Torniamo a tavola! Volume 2