Dispersing the Field as “Reciprocal Healing”: A Response to Mena Mitrano “American Studies as Italian Theory”


Carlo Martinez
Università "Gabriele d'Annunzio,"

Dispersing the Field as “Reciprocal Healing”: A Response to Mena Mitrano “American Studies as Italian Theory”

A Response to Mena Mitrano “American Studies as Italian Theory.” (In the present issue of RIAS).

Keywords: reflexivity, American studies as Italian Theory, literary theory, cultural theory, American Studies, the New Americanists


reflexivity; American studies as Italian Theory; literary theory; cultural theory; American Studies; the New Americanists

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Published : 2017-06-30

MartinezC. (2017). Dispersing the Field as “Reciprocal Healing”: A Response to Mena Mitrano “American Studies as Italian Theory”. Review of International American Studies, 10(1). Retrieved from https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/5409

Carlo Martinez  cmartinez@unich.it
Università degli Studi “Gabriele d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara Dipartimento di Studi Comparati e Comunicazione Interculturale  Italy

Carlo Martinez teaches American Literature at the Università "Gabriele d'Annunzio," Chieti-Pescara, Italy. The author of two books (one on Henry James's Prefaces, and another on Edgar Allan Poe), he has published mostly on nineteenth-century literature. Among his recent publications are a collection of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories (Racconti Sensazionali, facing page edition, Venezia: Marsilio 2014), and the essay "A Native Gone Tourist? Henry James, Travel, and The American Scene”, in Critical Insights. Henry James, ed. by Tom Hubbard, Salem Press, 2016.

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