Lindsay Eufusia Visiting Lecturer in Italian

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lindsay Eufusia received her BA in Italian from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA and PhD in Italian Studies from New York University. A lifelong learner herself, she loves teaching and is passionate about sharing Italian language, literature, film, and culture with others. At Northwestern she is a Lecturer teaching beginning- and intermediate-level Italian courses.

Her dissertation was titled, “Fatherhood under Fascism: Mussolini and the Marginalization of Fathers in Narratives from the Ventennio,” and her research interests and areas of expertise include twentieth- and twenty-first century Italian narrative, film, and culture, gender and identity, especially regarding the family, and performative theories of the voice and language. She thus has strong interest in adaptation between written, cinematic, and new media audio narratives, as well.

She also does extensive translation work, and her published translations include a novel by acclaimed writer Michele Mari, Red Floyd (Einaudi, 2015), and exhibition catalogues on major figures of medieval and Renaissance Italian literature and art: Frate Francesco/Friar Francis: Traces, Words, Images (Skira, 2014); Michelangelo e il Novecento (Silvana, 2014); Matilda di Canossa (1046–1115): la donna che mutò il corso della storia/Matilda of Canossa (1046–1115): The Woman Who Changed the Course of History (Centro Di, 2016).

In addition, she has published a coedited volume on self-representation in Italian Culture through the centuries titled About Face: Depicting the Self in the Written and Visual Arts (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), and has an article on the father/daughter relationship in Dacia Maraini’s La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa forthcoming in 2018.