Lisa Sarti

Lisa Sarti is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at BMCC of The City University of New York. Her main field of research is fin-de-siècle visual culture, Italian theater and early cinematography, as well as the intersection of literature with the performing arts. She has published articles on Arrigo Boito, Melodrama, Female artists of the Cafè Chantant, the prose of Annie Vivanti, American musical theater, and Pirandello’s storytelling and theatre, as well the cinematic adaptation of his short stories. She co-edited the volume Pirandello's Visual Philosophy: Imagination and Thought Across Media (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2017) and she co-authored the book Scrittura d’immagini: Pirandello e la visualità tra letteratura, filosofia e psicanalisi (Rubbettino 2021). She is also the co-editor of the digital edition of Pirandello’s tales in English, Short Stories for a Year. Before joining BMCC, Professor Sarti taught Italian language and literature in the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College and was a Preceptor in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University.

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