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MemberCecilia Benaglia

I am Assistant Professor of French and Italian literature in the European Studies department at San Diego State University. I hold a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and Masters’ degrees in Comparative Literature from Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle and Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis. My dissertation (2017) explored the relationship between literature and politics in France and Italy during the 1950s and 1960s, focusing on writers Claude Simon and Carlo Emilio Gadda and using a sociological and sociocritical approach. My research interests include 20th and 21st century French, Francophone and Italian literature, the relation between politics and aesthetics, sociology of literature, translation studies and women’s and gender studies.