Cristina Gragnani, Italian
The ‘Other’ Side of Conflict: Italian Women Writers and World War I
Cristina Gragnani is Assistant Professor of Italian at Temple University. She received her PhD in 2002 from Harvard University. Her scholarly work focuses on turn of the twentieth century Italian literature and culture. Within this timeframe her research interests lie in three different fields: Italian women writers, late nineteenth-century literary periodicals, and Luigi Pirandello. She has published articles on Willy Dias (Fortuna Morpurgo), Elda Gianelli, Anna Franchi, female readership in post-unification Italy, and Luigi Pirandello. With Ombretta Frau she is the author of the 2011 book Sottoboschi letterari (Literary Underworld, Firenze University Press) and of the critical edition of Pirandello’s Taccuino di Harvard (The Harvard Notebook, Mondadori, 2002). She is currently at work on a book on Italian women writers and World War I, and on a collaborative Digital Humanities project (also with Ombretta Frau) on the material culture of late nineteenth-century Italian women writers.