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Forum Italicum

Forum Italicum is a double-blind, peer-reviewed international journal of Italian Studies based at the Center for Italian Studies of Stony Brook University, NY, USA. Founded by M. Ricciardelli in 1967, the journal is intended as a meeting-place where scholars, critics, and teachers can present their views on the literature, language, and culture of Italy and other countries in relation to Italy. Young and hitherto unpublished scholars are encouraged to contribute their critical works. ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) has now awarded Forum Italicum its highest possible ranking, Classe A, in the areas of Italian Literature, Critical Theory and Comparative Literature.

Forum Italicum, through its partnership with SAGE, publishes three issues per year. One special issue per year is guest edited: colleagues interested in guest editing an issue should contact the executive editor, Giuseppe Gazzola.

To submit an article or a book review, please follow the guidelines at: 

The editors and publishers assume no responsibility for the contributors' opinions. Advertising inquiries and requests to reprint material from the journal should be directed to the Administrative assistant, Annette Palazzo. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Senior editors

Sebastiano Martelli, Università di Salerno, Italia
Franco Vitelli, Università di Bari, Italia

Executive editor
Giuseppe Gazzola, Stony Brook University, USA

Book review editor

Marco Codebo,  Long Island University, USA

Executive Editorial Board
Alessandro Carrera  University of Houston, USA
Giulia Dell'Aquila Università di Bari, Italia
Domenica Falardo Università di Salerno, Italia
Luigi Fontanella, Stony Brook University, USA

Editorial assistant
Annette Palazzo, Stony Brook University, USA

Editorial advisory board
Giogia Alu,  University of Sydney, Australia
Pierpaolo Antonello,  University of Cambridge, UK
Zygmunt G. Baranski,   University of Notre Dame, USA
Norma Bouchard,   University of Connecticut, USA
Francesco Bruni,   Università di Venezia, Italia
Maria José Calvo Montoro,   University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Franco Contorbia,   Università di Genova, Italia
Edoardo Esposito,   University of Avignon, France
George Ferzoco,   University of Bristol, UK
Diana Glenn,   Flinders University, Australia
Hermann W. Haller,   Queens College, CUNY, USA
William J. Kennedy,   Cornell University, USA
Manfred Lentzen,   University of Münster, Germany
Michael Lettieri,   University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada
Antonia Lezza,   Università di Salerno, Italia
Stefano Luconi,   Roma Tor Vergata, Italia
Giuseppe Mazzotta,  Yale University, USA
Lino Pertile,   Harvard University, USA
Bernardo Piciché,   Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Silvio Ramat,   Università di Padova, Italia
Marco Santagata,   Università di Pisa
Luigi Tassoni,   University of Pécs, Hungary
Carlo Testa,   University of British Columbia, Canada
Tatiana Yakushkina,  St. Petersburg State University, Russia