Lucia Re (Ph. D in Comparative Literature, Yale University) is Research Professor of Italian at UCLA. Her principal fields are modern and contemporary literature and culture. Her interests include poetry and the novel, women writers and artists, Italian feminist theory, Fascism and the Futurist avant-garde. She also conducts research on Italy and the modern Mediterranean, and on Italy’s colonial/postcolonial relationship with Africa.
Books, Edited Volumes and Journals, Translations
War Variations (Variazioni Belliche). Poems by Amelia Rosselli, bilingual edition. Translation from Italian into English (with Paul Vangelisti), revised and updated with a new critical introduction by Lucia Re. Los Angeles: Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2016, pp. 5-371.
“Dacia Maraini’s Norma 44. An English Language Translation.” Translation by Lucia Re and Monica Streifer, notes by Lucia Re. California Italian Studies 4, 1 (2013): 1-39.
“Rosa Rosà’s A Woman with Three Souls in English translation,” translation by Lucia Re with Dominic Siracusa, notes by Lucia Re. Italian Futures, ed. Albert Ascoli and Randy Starn, California Italian Studies, vol. 2, 1 (2011): 15-40
Italy in the Mediterranean. California Italian Studies Journal, Vol, 1 (1) 2009-2010. Volume edited with an introduction by Lucia Re and Claudio Fogu (952 pages; contributions by 49 scholars).
California Italian Studies Journal, Vol, 1 (2) 2010. Open Theme Issue. Edited with an introduction by Lucia Re and Claudio Fogu.
Il cibo e le donne nella cultura e nella storia: prospettive interdisciplinari. Edited with an introduction by Giuseppina Muzzarelli and Lucia Re (Bologna: CLUEB, Biblioteca di Scienze umane, 2005), pp. 1-239.
War Variations (Variazioni Belliche). Poems by Amelia Rosselli, bilingual edition. Translation from Italian into English (with Paul Vangelisti), with a critical introduction and notes by Lucia Re. Los Angeles and Copenhagen: Green Integer Press, 2005: 5-382.
Calvino and the Age of Neorealism: Fables of Estrangement. Stanford University Press, 1990: 1-419. Winner of the 1992 MLA Marraro Prize.
Borges: una biografia letteraria (Borges: A Literary Biography) by Emir Rodriguez Monegal. Milan: Feltrinelli, 1982: v-472. Translation from English into Italian. Winner of the 1982 Comisso Prize.