Lisa Sarti

Lisa Sarti received her Laurea degree in Modern Languages from the University of Florence, Italy and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate School 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. 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.