The Catholic University of America

ASL  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  French  |  German  |  Irish  |  Italian |  Portuguese  |  Spanish

Stefania Lucamante



Ordinary Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature

210B McMahon Hall






Stefania Lucamante earned her Laurea in Art History from the University of Cagliari, Italy, studied in the Graduate Program of Art History at the University of Rome, Italy, and received a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the Catholic University of America in 1995.

Teaching and Administration

Lucamante joined the Italian faculty at Georgetown University, where she worked for seven years, first as a lecturer and then as an Assistant Visiting Professor. In 2000 Lucamante accepted a position in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America where she coordinates the Italian Studies Program. She has taught at the University of Maryland. She has also been Visiting Professor in the Department of History at the University of Cagliari, Italy (Spring 2011) and Emilio Goggio Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto (2014-15). She has taught both at the undergraduate and graduate level courses ranging from the twentieth century Italian novel to the representations of Rome in film and literature; International women writers' fiction and autobiography, the Holocaust in comparative studies, Italian American studies and social issues in Italian cinema. She serves on the Committee for Appointments and Promotions of the Academic Senate, has served on the Academic Senate of CUA and on its Executive Committee, has served on the Committee for Appointments and Promotions of School of Arts and Sciences, and she is the coordinator of the Italian Studies Program.


Peer-reviewed Articles and other Publications

Contemporary narrative, Holocaust studies and gender studies are Prof. Lucamante's most important fields of scholarship. Her articles have appeared in Poetiche, Italica, Narrativa, Leggendaria, Forum Italicum, Quaderni d'Italianistica, Rivista di Studi Italiani, Italian Culture, and Modern Languages Notes. Please, see her c.v.



Authored Books:

Forging Shoah Memories: Italian Women Writers, Jewish Identity, and the Holocaust. New York:Palgrave 2014.

Quella difficile identità: Ebraismo e rappresentazioni letterarie della Shoah. Rome: Iacobelli, 2012.

A Multitude of Women: The Challenges of the Contemporary Italian Novel. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Isabella Santacroce. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2002.

Elsa Morante e l'eredità proustiana. Fiesole: Cadmo, 1998.


Edited Books:

Morante’s Politics of Writing: Rethinking Subjectivity, History, and the Power of Art (Fairleigh-Dickinson UP 2014),

Italy and the Bourgeoisie: The Re-Thinking of a Class. (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, April 2009)

Under Arturo’s Star’: The Cultural Legacies of Elsa Morante. Purdue University Press Romance Language Series, 2005. (Co-editor with Sharon Wood, U of Leicester, England)

Italian Pulp Fiction: The New Narrative of the Giovani Cannibali Writers (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001).


Edited Proceedings:

Memoria collettiva e memoria privata: il ricordo della Shoah come politica sociale, Eds. Stefania Lucamante, Raniero Speelman, Monica Jansen e Silvia Gaiga. Introduction Stefania Lucamante. Italianistica Ultraiectina 3. Utrecht: Igitur Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services, 2008. Author: Introduction 



Prof. Lucamante has lectured at Princeton University, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia, CUNY, Yale University, Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California-Davis, University of Connecticut-Storrs, Université de Paris, France, in England at Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Wales-Bangor, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Potsdam University, in Germany, amongst others. She serves as reader for several journals and university presses.