An Italian Poet In Texas. Exclusive Interview With Victoria Surliuga

Dec 11, 2018 304

BY: Tiziano Thomas Dossena

Victoria Surliuga is Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Italian Program Coordinator and World Cinema Coordinator in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. She has studied Comparative Literature at Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Italian Studies. She is a scholar of modern and contemporary Italian art, cinema, and literature, as well as a poet and a translator.

She was awarded The 1905 Fellowship of the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association for her research on Peggy Guggenheim and art patronage; a grant to the Italian Program at Texas Tech University from the CH Foundation to curate the exhibition “Ezio Gribaudo’s Theaters of Memory” at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (2016); Scholarship Catalyst grants from Texas Tech University; and was Humanities Fellow at the Humanities Center of Texas Tech University (2016). She has also curated the exhibition “Ezio Gribaudo: A Lifetime in Art” at the Texas Tech University Library (2018).

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