Ioana Raluca Larco

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  • Assistant Professor in Italian Studies
  • Language coordinator
  • International Film Studies
  • Italian
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
1463 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:

Office hours (Fall 2016): On maternity leave


Ph.D., Indiana University (2011)


Recent courses

ITA 101 to 202 language courses, Italian Conversation and Writing, Italian for Reading Knowledge, Italian literature on the topic of Italian Women's Autobiography, Italian cinema and a course on the Culture of Food in Italy (these last three conducted in English).


Women Writers, ​Autobiography, 20th Century Italian Poetry, SLA

Selected Publications: 


"(Self)Representations of Motherhood in Ada Negri's Stella mattutina". Published in the journal gender/sexuality/italy 2 (2015) and available at

“Merging Territories: (Anti)Feminism in Neera’s Una giovinezza del secolo XIX”. Published in the journal altrelettere (2014) and available at   

Book chapters:

"Class conflict and 'upward mobility' in Ada Negri’s Stella mattutina". Essay submitted. 

Coeditor (with Fabiana Cecchini) for the collection of essays: Italian Women and Autobiography. Ideology, Discourse, Identity in Female Life narratives: from Fascism to the present. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Publication year: 2011. Contributor: “A Journey beyond Fascist Models: Fine d’anno by Paola Drigo”


Maura E. Hametz, In the Name of Italy. Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court, Fordham UP, 2012; 278 pp. Published in Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies, 48 (May 2014): 166-167.  

Hipkins, Danielle E. Contemporary Italian Women Writers and Traces of the Fantastic: The Creation of Literary Space. London: Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing, 2007. Pp. 229. Published in Annali d’Italianistica, 27 (2009): 522-24.

Naomi J. Miller and Naomi Yavneh, eds. Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World: Sisters, Brothers, and Others. Women and Gender in the Early Modern World. Aldershot (Hants): Ashgate, 2006. Pp. 238. Published in Annali d’Italianistica, 26 (2008): 443-45.

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