Dr. Wiley Feinstein
Professor of Italian
20th -century Italian literature
Italian Jewish Studies
Italian language pedagogy
Publications: Books and edited volumes
The Civilization of the Holocaust in Italy: Poets, Artists, Saints, Anti-Semites Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (Associated University Presses), Cranbury New Jersey, 2004. Interview at Fairleigh Dickinson University press site.
An African Harlequin in Milan: Marco Martinelli Performs Gold: Volume contains translation of plays by Martelli and Goldoni and essays. (Co-edited with Prof. Teresa Picarazzi, University of Arizona) Bordighera Press, W. Lafayette, 1997. oni
Humility's Deceit: Calvino Reading Ariosto Reading Calvino. Bordighera Press, W. Lafayette, 1995. Recent and Selected Articles
"Mosé e il nome di Dio: La scoperta del futuro (Su Erri De Luca)”: Nuova Prosa: Quadrimestrale di narrativa. Greco Editori, 2006. pp 147-161. “Reinventing Harlequin in end of the Millennium Ravenna” Article in Book:
ItaliAfrica: Bridging Continents and Cultures Forum Italicum Publishing, Stony Brook N Y, 2001. Sante Matteo, editor 236-248. "Understanding and Not Understanding Italo Calvino and Primo Levi"
Voices in Italian Americana Vol 8. No. 1, 1997, 169-181. Beatles in Italy on My Mind, Romance Languages Annual, 1991 (follow link)
"Ariosto's Parodic Rewriting of Virgil in the Story of Medoro and Cloridano".
South Atlantic Review , Volume 55, No. 1, 1990: 17-34 (Link to pdf file “feinsteincloridanomedoro.pdf”) Education
B.A. in Italian, SUNY Stony Brook (1974)
M.A. in Italian, UC Berkeley (1977)
PhD. in Italian Literature, Berkeley (1982)
Courses Regularly Taught
Italian Language courses 101-251
Italian Literature in Translation (LITR 262 Italian novel in translation, LITR 260 Italian Masterpieces)
Italian literature for majors: ITAL 312 (Dante), ITAL 319 (Italian novel), ITAL 390 (Italian culture and civilization)
Book reviewer and editorial consultant :Romance Languages Annual, Italica, Italian culture
Faculty board of the Jewish Studies Division of the American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS)
Member, Chicago citywide faculty advisory committee on Israel and Israel studies, Jewish Federation of Chicago
Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Milan-based leading institution for research on Italian Jewish communities and on the Shoah in Italy. http://www.cdec.it/ I-Italy (New York) Information of Italian American Studies with frequent reports on cultural visits to New York of leading cultural figures from Italy.
http://www.i-italy.org/ Angolo testi. Complete collection of lyrics to Italian popular songs. A-Z listing of leading artists.