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Michael Edwards

Lecturer in Italian

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Office Phone: (814) 863-9398


Michael Edwards earned his MA in Italian from Middlebury College in 2008, and is currently finishing a PhD in Italian at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include 20th century Italian literature, theatre, cinema, film theory, adaptation studies, and intermediality. He is currently completing his dissertation project, which explores film adaptations of Luigi Pirandello’s narrative and theatrical works. In addition to his research, Michael is a lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University, where he teaches courses on Italian and Italian-American culture as well as Italian language. He also co-directs a summer study-abroad program in Reggio Calabria, Italy.