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Assistant Professor of Romance Languages
Undergraduate Chair, Italian Section
Stefania Benini is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Undergraduate Chair of Italian at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Italian Laurea from the University La Sapienza in Rome and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her research focus in Italian literature involves Medievalism, from literature to cinema and theatre. Other topics of interests include Dante, Italian women’s writing and cinema, Italian cinema, literary translation, and migrant literature. She has published essays on Dante, Tommaso Landolfi, Amelia Rosselli, Benedetta Marinetti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pietro Germi, Ornela Vorpsi and Roberta Torre. She is currently working on a volume on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Subversive Hagiographies.” She has edited an anthology on cyberpunk writers and translated in Italian works by Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Kerouac.