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Mailing Address
Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288

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Keala Jewell


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Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature
319 Dartmouth Hall
(603) 646-2919

Research Interests

  • Italian Surrealism (visual and literary)
  • European Magical Realism
  • Representation of monstrosity
  • European Gothic prose of the 19th and 20th centuries

Selected Publications

  • The Art of Enigma: The de Chirico Brothers & the Politics of Modernism, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004
  • Editor, Monsters in the Italian Literary Imagination, Wayne St. University Press, 2001
  • Una storia poetica, Empiría, 1997 (Italian translation of Pasolini chapters in The Poiesis of History)
  • The Poiesis of History: Experimenting with Genre in Postwar Italy, Cornell University Press, 1992
  • Co-editor, with Beverly Allen and Muriel Kittel, The Defiant Muse, The Feminist Press, 1986, with several translations from of Lyrics from Italian to English
  • "Magical Realism, Real Politics: Massimo Bontempelli," in Modernism/Modernity 15, 3 (2008)
  • "The Victors of Modernity," in Italian Modernism: Italy Between Decadentism and the Avant-garde, edited by Mario Moroni and Luca Somigli, University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Book in Progress

  • Active Imaginations

Last Updated: 8/5/14