Cinzia Sartini Blum is a Professor of Italian at the University of Iowa. She is author of Rewriting the Journey in Italian Literature: Figures of Subjectivity in Progress (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), and The Other Modernism: F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Fiction of Power (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
She edited Futurism and the Avant-Garde (special issue of the South Central Review, 1996). Other publications include Contemporary Italian Women Poets: A Bilingual Anthology (with Lara Trubowitz, New York: Italica Press, 2001), an annotated translation of Carlo Michelstaedter’s Persuasione e rettorica (with Russell Valentino and David Depew, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), and a translation of Susanna Tamaro’s Anima Mundi (Bloomington, IN: Autumn Hill Books, 2007).
Deborah L. Contrada has retired from the University of Iowa, where she directed the Italian Program for 30 years. Her research interests include Medieval Italian Lyric Poetry, Women’s Studies, Italian-American Studies and the Literature of Migration.