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Elena Coda

Promoted to Professor
School of Languages and Cultures

Elena Coda completed a PhD in Italian Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches undergraduate courses in Italian literature and culture and graduate courses with an interdisciplinary comparative focus. She is affiliate faculty in the Philosophy and Literature program and in the Comparative Literature program, while also serving as associate head of the School of Languages and Cultures.

Coda’s research interests include Triestine literature; modernism; modern and postmodern landscapes in literature; and essayistic narrative. Her essays have appeared in peer-reviewed collections and journals such as Quaderni d’Italianistica, MLN, Nuova Prosa, Journal of European Studies, and Lettere Italiane.

Coda is author of “Scipio Slataper,” a book-length study on an important Triestine writer and intellectual active in Trieste at the turn of the 20th century. She is also the editor of several books and anthologies, including “The Promised Land” (with Luigi Ballerini, Beppe Cavatorta, and Paul Vangelisti), “Balleriniana” (with Cavatorta), “Revisioning Terrorism: A Humanistic Perspective” (with Ben Lawton), and “My Karst and My City and Other Writings by Scipio Slataper” (translated with Nicholas Benson).