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The USC Department of French and Italian, the Department of Comparative Literatures, the Department of Art History, 

the Center for Feminist Research, and the Gender Studies Program invite you to:


Gendering Kitsch

Italian Postmodernism from Umberto Eco to Lucia Marcucci’s Visual Poetry


A lecture by Lucia Re 

Professor of Italian and Gender Studies (UCLA)

Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00 PM
Taper Hall 309K

Lucia Re (Ph. D in Comparative Literature, Yale University) is Professor of Italian with an appointment also in the UCLA Department of Gender Studies. Her principal fields of study and teaching are modern and contemporary literature and culture. Her interests include poetry and the novel, women writers and artists, feminist theory, futurism and the avant-garde, Italy and the Mediterranean, race studies, and literary translation. Her book Calvino and the Age of Neorealism (Stanford University Press) won the 1992 Marraro Prize of the Modern Language Association. For the translation and edition of Amelia Rosselli’s volume of poetry, War Variations (translated with Paul Vangelisti), she was awarded the 2006 PEN USA literary translation award, as well as the Flaiano Prize for International Italian Studies. A new edition of War Variations was published in 2016 (Otis Books), with a new critical introduction (“Amelia Rosselli: A Life in Poetry”). Prof. Re has published more than eighty scholarly articles and essays on authors ranging from Gabriele d’Annunzio to Anna Maria Ortese. She recently published a scholarly essay entitled “The Mark in the Wall: Marisa Merz and a History of Women in Postwar Italy”  for the monograph on contemporary artist Marisa Merz published by the Hammer Museum and the New York Metropolitan Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Marisa Merz: the Sky is a Great Space.


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