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  • Ombretta Frau

Received a grant from the Consulate General of Italy, Boston, to support an Italian tutor.


Frau, O. (2022). “Vagliami il lungo studio e il grande amore. Valentine Giamatti’s Dante Collection at Mount Holyoke College.” CoSMo. Comparative Studies in Modernism, 18, Spring 2021: 231-248.


Frau, O. (2021) “Maraini’s Isolina Thirty-Five Years Later”, in (M. La Luna ed.), A Life Devoted to Writing. Festschrift in Honor of Dacia Maraini,  ConSenso Publishing, 169-185.


Frau, O. (2020). Prefazione (Foreword). In Flavia Steno, La nuova Eva (5-40). Papero Editore.  

Frau, O. (2020). “La mia azienda:” Matilde Serao e Il Giorno. Lettere inedite [‘My company’: Matilde Serao and Il Giorno. With unpublished correspondence]. Oblio. Osservatorio Bibliografico della Letteratura Italiana Otto-Novecentesca, 36 (2019), 122-138.


Frau, O. (2020). “Le Memorie di Collegio di Mantea: Un Cuore ribelle nella Torino Fin de Siècle”, Special issue of Il lettore di provincia, L (153), 63-78.


Delivered the following 2 talks:

• “Catabasi e anabasi in Una fra tante di Emma,” American Association for Italian Studies Conference Bologna, May 29-1June 2022

• “Lo sguardo di Anna. La vacanza di Dacia Maraini sessant’anni dopo,” Molestias textuales. Escritoras contra la violencia conference, Universidad de Sevilla, 19-21 May, 2022


Discussed her work on material culture and literature at a round table on Lettrici italiane tra arte e letteratura dall'Ottocento al modernismo at the Society for Italian Studies conference, Warwick University, UK, 20-22 April, 2022.


Gave a talk at the NEMLA conference: “A ‘double’ class conflict in Tanino e Tanotto” NEMLA Conference, March, 10, 2022.