Silvia Guslandi received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago in summer 2020. She specializes in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Italian literature, with a focus on transnational modernism, migration, and translation. More broadly, her research and teaching interests include Italian American studies, post-colonialism, multilingualism, disability theory, gender studies and critical race theory. She also holds a Ph.D. in Euro-American Comparative literature from the University of Genoa, Italy and has published peer-reviewed articles on Elio Vittorini, John Steinbeck, Maria Luisa Spaziani and Emanuel Carnevali, as well as translations both from and into Italian of texts by Adriana Cavarero, John Dos Passos and Giovanni Pascoli.
As a Humanities Teaching Fellow, Silvia is working on a book manuscript that examines the role played by cross-national, cross-lingual and cross-cultural exchanges in the development of Italian literature at the turn of the twentieth century. Her translations of a collection of letters by sixteenth-century Jesuit missionaries, fiction by Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, and Carla Lonzi’s Autoritratto are forthcoming.
Recent courses in RLL
- FREN/ITAL 28650 Migrant Words: Belonging and Displacement in Multilingual Authors (Winter 2021)
- ITAL 10200 Beginning Elementary Italian II (Winter 2016)
- ITAL 10300 Beginning Elementary Italian III (Spring 2016)
- ITAL 20400 Corso di perfezionamento (Autumn 2019)
- ITAL 23217 Challenges of Translation: Italian Poetry and Prose (Spring 2018)