Italica publishes critical studies on all aspects of Italian literature, culture, cinema, linguistics, language pedagogy, as well as interdisciplinary and comparative studies. The journal has a section devoted to translations of Italian major works/authors, cultural debates, and interviews, and is receptive to all scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives.
Manuscripts and editorial communications should be sent via email and/or attachment (MSWord) to the Editor, Giovanna Summerfield (email@example.com). Attachments should be marked with the last name of the contributor, followed by the name/subject of the paper (e.g. Smith-Ariosto or Smith-Romanticism). Contributors are asked to provide a cover page with their name, complete affiliation address, phone number(s), and email. Italica has a blind referee policy, and all submissions are evaluated by at least two readers. The editorial staff will remove the cover sheet from the manuscript before sending it for evaluation.
A running head with the author’s name should not be inserted in the manuscript, but pages should be numbered. A brief bio (50 words max.) should accompany the manuscript in a separate attachment. Submissions must conform to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (please refer to the sixth edition or to subsequent editions, with particular attention to chapter 5: “Documentation: Preparing the List of Works Cited”).
Books for reviews and reviews should be mailed, as a Word attachment, to the Book Reviews Editor: Jason Laine, Penn State University (firstname.lastname@example.org). For Media Reviews, please contact Silvia Valisa (email@example.com). All proposals must be submitted to the Book/Media Review Editor prior to writing a review, to ensure that the proposed review has not been assigned.
Bibliographical information to be included in the “Bibliography of Italian Studies of North America” should be sent to the Editor.
All advertising inquiries should be directed to the Advertising Editor, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other journals or previously published will not be considered. Contributors must be active members of the AATI at the moment of publication. For membership to the Association, see the AATI website (www.aati-online.org) and follow the link “AATI Membership.” Authors agree that copyright for their published article is transferred to the AATI. Authors of articles receive two copies of the issue in which their article appears. Additional copies of the journal may be ordered prior to publication at a reduced price.
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Culture
Giovanna Summerfield is Professor of Italian and French, as well as director of the Mediterranean Studies undergraduate certificate and the Languages Across the Curriculum program at Auburn University, where she has also served for ten years as Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. She received her PhD in Romance languages and literatures with a Minor in European and Mediterranean history from the University of Florida. During her time at Auburn, she has been recognized with the Creative Research and Scholarship Award (within Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Architecture & Design, Business, Social and Human Sciences), 2022, the College of Liberal Arts’ Engaged Scholarship, 2009-2012 and the Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Women’s Studies, 2009-2010. She has also served as an ambassador in the Office of Sustainability’s Peer Network, earning the Spirit of Sustainability Award, 2019. Summerfield has served as Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, dissertation outsider reader, and keynote speaker for several national and international academic institutions, as well as Global Teaching Academy Fellow and Imagining America Research Fellow.
Summerfield has published extensively on French and Italian literature of the long-eighteenth century, comparative literature, women’s studies, film studies, and Mediterranean studies. Among her most recent books are Sicily on Screen. Essays on the Representation of the Island and Its Culture (2020) and Sicily and the Mediterranean: Migration, Exchange, Reinvention (2015). Her works have been published in journals such as Annali d’italianistica, Rivista di studi italiani, L’Avventura, International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes, Cahiers d’études romanes and in many collective volumes. Summerfield is also a published short story writer and poet.
She currently serves as book review editor of Modern Italy, Cambridge University Press, as editor-in-chief of Italica, and as co-founder and co-editor of a new journal on modern and contemporary Mediterranean Studies, I.S. Med, Interdisciplinary Studies on the Mediterranean, Mimesis International.
Dept. of Spanish Italian and Portuguese
The Pennsylvania State University
Jason Laine is an Associate Teaching Professor at Penn State where he directs the Italian Language Program. He teaches across the language curriculum including beginning and intermediate levels and culture courses focused on preparing students for experiences abroad. He has directed Penn State study abroad programs in Todi and Reggio Calabria and recently started a collaboration with the Eberly College of Science to take students in the medical sciences abroad to study the history of human anatomy. Laine is also the author of the Penn State World Campus elementary Italian course and regularly teaches beginning and intermediate level language online. His areas of interest include Italian across the curriculum, pedagogical innovations, Italian cinema, contemporary Italian poetry and translation. In 2016 his translation of Ernesto Livorni’s L’America Dei Padri: The Fathers’ America was published by Bordighera Press (VIA – Folios series).
Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Florida State University
Silvia Valisa, Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Florida State University. Her research and publications are devoted to gender studies, women writers, character theory, trauma studies, print culture, history of journalism and Italian photography. Her first monograph, Gender, Narrative and Dissonance in the Modern Italian Novel was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2014. In 2021 she co-edited with Morena Corradi the volume La carta veloce. Figure, temi e politiche del giornalismo italiano dell’Ottocento for FrancoAngeli. She is the founder and director of the digital project Il secolo, devoted to the digitization of national newspaper Il secolo. She is the co-founder and co-director of Ottocentismi, an Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth Century Italian Studies (ottocentismi.org) and is a member of the advisory board of the periodical Quaderni d’Italianistica.
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