Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Mitrano, Mena

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Mena Mitrano researches at the intersection of literary/critical theory, modernism, and language. Her books include In the Archive of Longing: Susan Sontag's Critical Modernism (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), Gertrude Stein: Woman Without Qualities (Ashgate, 2005), and Language and Public Culture (Edizioni Q, 2009). She is currently completing a book that takes on the notion of "postcritique."

For the John Felice Rome Center, she has taught undergraduate courses in Interpreting Literature, Human Values in Literature, European Masterpieces, Women's Studies, and Gender Studies. In 2015, she founded the Discourses of Modernity Seminar, which became a founding member of the Italian Thought Network (ITN). She has held appointments as Visiting Lecturer at the Weissman Center for Leadership and Mount Holyoke College, and as Research Associate at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College. She served on the editorial board of the official journal of the Italian Association of North American Studies, RSA Journal (2015-2017).


PhD, English, Rutgers University

MA, English, Rutgers University

Laurea, English Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

Research Interests

Literary/critical theory intersection