Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
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Melissa Coburn is an associate professor of Italian in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.
- Italy 1865-1920
- Women’s Writings
- Race and Colonialism
- PhD, Purdue University
- MA, Purdue University
- BA, Indiana University
Program Director, Italian
- Fulbright Award, 2006
- Tenure and promotion to associate professor, 2015
- Teaching awards at Purdue University and at Scripps College, 2002 and 2006
Race and Narrative in Italian Women’s Writings Since Unification. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. 162 pp.
“The Uncanny from Freud to Flaiano: A Reprise.” Italica: Journal of the American Association of Teachers ofItalian 92.4 (2015): 881-899.
“‘The Argument is Reversible’: Tropological Revision in the Colonial Debate after the Battle at Dogali.” Italian Studies (annual issue on Cultural Studies) 69.3 (Autumn 2014): 340-56.
“Resistance-at-risk: The Critique of Fascism and the Ethics of Writing in Natalia Ginzburg’s Lessico famigliare.” Italica: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian 84.4 (2007): 755-70.
“Oltre ‘la razza non esiste.’ Nuove vesti della disuguaglianza e l’esigenza di un anti-razzismo più robusto.” Mai praticamente uguali. Studi e ricerche sulla disuguaglianza e sull’inferiorità nelle tradizioni religiose. Ed. Federico Squarcini. Florence: Società Editrice Firenze, 2007. 205-20.
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