- Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies (Italian Program)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
Laurea in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Urbino (Italy), 1990
Current Research Interests:
Neorealist literature and film
19th and 20th century Italian literature and culture
Theories of compassion
Theories of emotions
Current Teaching Interests:
Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture; Italian folklore and popular culture
Other Relevant Activities:
Coordinate Italian immersion weekends
Neria De Giovanni. Around the Dinner Table with Grazia: Food and Cooking in the Work of Grazia Deledda. Trans. Simonetta Milli Konewko. UWM Digital Commons, 2020.
Milli Konewko, Simonetta. L'Italia neorealista. Compassione e identità nazionale nel dopoguerra. Carocci. 2018.
Milli Konewko, Simonetta. (2018). “La rappresaglia: Highlighting female identity through compassion and shame.” In Thomas Craig and Laura A. Salsini (Eds) Resistance, Heroism, Loss. World War II in Italian Literature and Film (pp.121-137). Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Milli Konewko, Simonetta. (2018). “The Garden of Finzi-Continis, Compassion, and the Struggle to Affirm Identity.” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, 8 (4), 539-552.
Milli Konewko, Simonetta. Neorealism and the "New" Italy: Compassion in the Development of Italian Identity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Milli Konewko, Simonetta. “Images of work in Collodi’s Pinocchio.” Images V. Images of Cultural Values. 5th Annual International Conference. September 2-3, 2015. Istanbul-Turkey.. Images V. Images of Cultural Values. 5th Annual International Conference. September 2-3, 2015. Istanbul-Turkey., (2016).