Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Romance and Classical Studies
Juliet Guzzetta
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Degree: PhD, University of Michigan 

Position: Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century Italian culture; dramatic literature; performance studies; cinema studies; gender studies.

Campus Address: C-644 Wells Hall

Phone: 517-884-4447

Email: guzzetta@msu.edu 


Juliet Guzzetta specializes in contemporary drama and performance studies, with a particular interest in Italian theater. Additional research areas include twentieth and twenty-first century literary cultures, performance studies and theory, feminist theory, and workerism. Her research has been supported by numerous grants including a year-long Fulbright grant to Italy and a fellowship at Harvard’s Mellon School for Theater and Performance Research. In 2013 she received her doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian) from the University of Michigan where she was also a resident at the Center for World Performance Studies, and earned a graduate certificate in Screen Arts and Cultures.

Guzzetta’s current book project, provisionally titled The Theater of Narration: Italy, History, Performance, explores a form of contemporary solo theater in its historical, political, and performative dimensions. She has published on the Theater of Narration and modernism, subjectivity, and the public sphere in the peer-reviewed journals Spunti e ricerche and Spazio filosoficoAnnali d'Italianistica as well as authoring a chapter in the edited volume A Window on the Female Modernist Subjectivity: From Neera to Laura Curino. In addition to her scholarship, she is currently working on a translation that previewed at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in September 2013 titled Olivetti in which actor-author Laura Curino explores the celebrated Olivetti family, famous for their typewriters and cultural entrepreneurship.