Felice Beneduce

Lecturer in Italian

Columbia University

Felice Italo Beneduce is Lecturer in the Department of Italian at Columbia University. His scholarly interests include the fantastic in contemporary Italian literature and cinema; Italian-American literature and cinema; Immigrant Literature in Italy; Cultural and Translation Studies; Primo Levi and Judaic Italian Studies; the phenomenon of return immigration to Italy; and Sequential Art. His current research examines how the trauma of anti-Semitism in Italian society between 1938 and 1998 was expressed in the fantastic literature of Jewish Italian authors such as Primo Levi and Antonio DeBenedetti.