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Arturo Figliola

Senior Lecturer

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(413) 545-2314

302 Herter Hall


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

Research Areas

  • 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.


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).