Simona Agnese Porro
Università di Torino
Simona Porro holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy. She pursued her doctoral research activity both in Italy and in the United States, at the Michigan State University and at Purdue University. Her research centers on the modes of representation of history and trauma both in Postmodern American fiction and in imagetexts. She has published several articles on international journals on E.L. Doctorow, W.G. Sebald, Tony Morrison, and Art Spiegelman. Current foci of interests include the multifaceted representations of the American dream in Jewish American fiction. She is preparing a monographic study of Anzia Yezierska. She is the author of L’ombra della Shoah. Trauma, storia e memoria nei graphic memoir di Art Spiegelman (Alessandria 2012) and of English for Psychological Studies, Torino 2007.