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Michael Edwards

Lecturer in Italian

044 Burrowes
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 from the University of Pennsylvania. 

He has taught Italian language and culture at various levels, both online and in the traditional classroom. He has also created and taught courses in first-year composition, and has served as a teaching assistant for courses in Italian culture and cinema studies. He is particularly interested in the effective use of technology in the classroom.

Michael is currently completing his dissertation, which explores the relationship between Luigi Pirandello's writings on cinema and subsequent film adaptations of his literary and theatrical works. His research interests include 20th century Italian literature, cinema, film theory, adaptation studies, and intermediality.