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Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center-OLD


Mitrano, Mena

Title/s: Adjunct Professor

Office #: 114

E-mail: mmitrano@luc.edu


At Rutgers University, my doctoral research on the modernism/postmodernism divide was supervised by Marianne DeKoven. I taught for the University of Maryland in Europe and have been a contract professor for "Sapienza" University of Rome before arriving at the John Felice Center of Loyola University Chicago. My first book is on Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein: Woman Without Qualities (Ashgate 2005), my second book comprises my Sapienza lectures on language and public culture, Language and Public Culture (Edizioni Q 2009). I co-edited and introduced the volume The Hand on the Interpreter: Essays on Meaning After Theory (Peter Lang 2009). My publications include several articles on Theory and American Literature. I am an alumna of the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, and of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College.

Research interests:

On-Going Research:

My latest book project is temporarily entitled "Moving the World: Susan Sontag, Modernism and Theory." It is an intervention in the debate on the intimate link between modernism and theory from the vantage point of Susan Sontag, particularly  the Susan Sontag that  we encounter in the archive. 

I am writing an article for the Philosophy Compass on  "Susan Sontag and Walter Benjamin as Anti-philosophers."


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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