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Robin Pickering-Iazzi

  • Professor, Department of Global Studies (Italian Program)


Ph.D., University of Washington

Teaching Interests

19th and 20th Century Italian literature and culture; cultural and feminist theory.

Research Interests

Italian literature of the 19th and 20th Century, film, and colonial discourses of the 1930s.

Recent Publications

Pickering-Iazzi, R. Dead Silent: Life Stories of Girls and Women Killed by the Italian Mafias, 1878-2018. French, Italian and Comparative Literature Faculty Books, 2019.

Pickering-Iazzi, R. The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature: Life Sentences and Their Geographies. University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Pickering-Iazzi, R. ed. Donne in terza pagina. Racconti di scrittrici italiane 1925-1942. Novi Ligure: Puntoacapo Editrice, 2010.

Pickering-Iazzi, R. "(En)gendering Testimonial Bodies of Evidence and Italian Antimafia Culture: Rita Atria," Italian Culture 28.1 (2010): 21-37.

Pickering-Iazzi, R. ed. Mafia and Outlaw Stories in Italian Life and Literature, Trans. Robin Pickering-Iazzi. University of Toronto Press, 2007.

Grimaldi, Laura. Suspicion. Trans. Robin Pickering-Iazzi. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

Pickering-Iazzi, R. "Ways of Looking in Black and White: Female Spectatorship and the Miscege-national Body in Sotto La Croce Del Sud." In Reviewing Fascism: Italian Cinema 1922-1943. Eds. Jacqueline Reich and Piero Garofalo. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002: 194-219.

Pickering-Iazzi, R., ed. Politics of the Visible: Writing Women, Culture, and Fascism. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1997.

Pickering-Iazzi, R., ed. Mothers of Invention: Women, Italian Fascism, and Culture. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1995.

Pickering-Iazzi, R., ed. Unspeakable Women: Selected Short Stories Written by Italian Women During Fascism. Trans. Robin Pickering-Iazzi. Feminist Press, 1993.

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