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Gabriella Romani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures

(973) 275-2926

Walsh Library
Room 324

Gabriella Romani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures

Gabriella Romani is Associate Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University. She received a Laurea from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. At Seton Hall she also directs the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute and the Summer Study-Abroad Program in Rome.

She is the author of Postal Culture: Writing and Reading Italy in Post-Unification Italy (University of Toronto Press, 2013), co-editor of Writing to Delight: Italian Short Stories by Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (University of Toronto Press, 2006) and of The Printed Media in fin-siècle Italy (Legenda, UK, 2011). She edited and introduced Edith Bruck's Letter to My Mother (New York: MLA Texts and Translations Series, 2007) as well as Edmondo De Amicis, Impressioni di Roma (Venice: Marsilio, 2011). She is the author of several articles and is currently working on a new monograph on nineteenth-century Jewish writers in Italy and on editing a volume of essays titled: The Formation of a National Audience in Italy, 1750-1890: Readers and Spectators of Italian Culture.

Her main field of research is late Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture. She is particularly interested in the relationship between author, publisher and reader at a time of great development in the late nineteenth-century Italian printed media and by the way in which high and low forms of cultural productions interacted with each other. She has also researched and published on questions of identity formation in Migrant and Holocaust Literature.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Laurea, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1991



  • Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Warwick, UK, Spring 2012.
  • Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award, Seton Hall University, 2008.
  • University Research Council Summer Grant- Seton Hall University, June-July 2006.

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