International Faculty, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
In 2017 Julianne VanWagenen completed her PhD in Italian Studies in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, where she was also a principal at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society’s research lab in Digital Humanities, metaLAB, and the project coordinator for curarium.com. Julianne specializes in 20th-century Italian studies with a focus on comparative frontier studies, science in literature, popular culture, countercultural and singer-songwriter productions, and digital curation. Julianne has developed and taught a range of courses at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and Tsinghua University, focused on topics such as Italian Culture and History through Music, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature in Europe and the US, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and beginning to advanced Italian language. Her articles “Chess Set Theory: The Fractal Realism of Bontempelli and Borges”, “Masters vs. Lee Masters: The Legacy of the Spoon River Author between Illinois and Italy”, and “Canto X of Gerusalemme liberata” have been published or are forthcoming with South Central Review, Forum Italicum, and Romance Sphere’s Tasso Lab. She was also a contributor to Rizzoli’s 2017 FuturPiaggio. 6 lezioni italiane sulla mobilità e sulla vita moderna / Six Italian Lessons on Mobility and Modern Life. You can read more at her website.