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Mary Russo

Professor of Literature and Critical Theory

Mary Russo, professor of literature and critical theory received a B.A. from the Honors College at Michigan State University, a M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. She also studied at the University of Rome and the University of Bologna. She was the recipient of the first MacArthur Chair at Hampshire College and been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundations, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright-Hays Commission, and Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College.

She has published widely in the fields of European culture, semiotics, film, cultural studies, and feminist studies. Her book projects include The Female Grotesque: Risk, Excess and Modernity; Nationalisms and Sexualities (co-edited with Andrew Parker, Doris Sommers, and Patricia Yaeger); and Revising Italy: Nationalism and Global Culture (co-edited with Beverly Allen). She is currently working on a study of the figure of Beatrice Cenci in 19th-century literature and culture.

At Hampshire, she regularly offers courses on narrative theory, book history and culture, comparative literature (especially English, French, and Italian), cultural studies, and autobiography.


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Professor Russo will be on sabbatical leave for academic year 2013-2014.


Affiliations
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies

Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0278: Introduction to Comparative Literature (Spring 2013)
HACU-0293: Itineraries of Desire: Narrative, Theory, Place (Spring 2013)
HACU-0293: Itineraries of Desire: Narrative, Theory, Place (Spring 2013)
HACU-0232: Literature and Psychoanalysis (Fall 2012)

 

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Mary Russo
Professor of Literature and Critical Theory
Adele Simmons Hall 219
Mail Code HA
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.5618
marHA@hampshire.edu
 

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