Associate Professor of Italian and Director of the Italian Program
Areas of expertise: Cultural and comparative studies, 18th century to contemporary Italian literature with a focus on travel literature, film studies, Italian American experience, language pedagogy, psychoanalysis
Emanuele Occhipinti holds a laurea in modern foreign languages and literatures from the University of Florence and received his PhD in Italian literature from Rutgers University. He published on Italo Svevo and Igino Ugo Tarchetti and Giorgio Bassani, and contributed to the encyclopedia Feminist Writings (Greenwood Press). He is the author of Travelling In and Out of Italy: 19th and 20th-Century Notebooks, Letters and Essays and the editor of New Approaches to Teaching Italian Language and Culture: Case Studies from an International Perspective. He serves as associate editor (profession and pedagogy) for NeMLA Italian Studies, is a contributing editor to the bibliographical journal The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies (“Novecento and the Contemporary Period: Narrative and Theatre”), and he is an ACTFL OPI and OPIC Tester of Italian.