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Italian Studies Expert Maria Truglio to Analyze Pinocchio

November 9, 2017  | 1 min read

Maria Truglio, associate professor of Italian and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Pennsylvania State University, will lead the lecture “From Cricket Killer to Insurance Salesman: Collodi's Pinocchio and his Afterlives” in the Surfboard Room at Payson Library in Malibu on Monday, November 13, at 4:15 PM.

Truglio will explore the various spin-offs and adaptations of this classic Italian children’s story.

At Penn State, Truglio’s courses focus on romanticism in Italy, women writers, Italian-American culture, Italian theater, advanced language development, and turn-of-the-century literature. Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature, children’s literature, and critical methodologies—particularly psychoanalysis, semiotics, and post-structuralism.

For additional information about this lecture, visit the Seaver College Events website