Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, Chair of Italian Studies


Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg works on the literature, culture and politics of 19th and 20th century Italian and German literature. She received her B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Essex, Great Britain, her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, and M.A. in German Studies from Cornell University. After teaching at Cornell University, she came to Brown in 2005. Her book Sublime Surrender: Male Masochism at the Fin-de-Siecle was published by Cornell University Press in 1998. Her second book on the construction of modern Italian identity in the post-Unification period entitled The Pinocchio Effect: On Making Italians (1860-1930)" was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007. The book was awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Best Manuscript in Italian Studies by the Modern Language Association. In Italy it was published to critical acclaim as "L'effetto Pinocchio" by Elliot Edizioni in October 2011. Her third book, entitled "Impious Fidelity: Anna Freud, Psychoanalysis, Politics," was published by Cornell University Press in 2012. She is currently working on a manuscript, with the working title: "Grounds for Reclamation: Fascism, Postfascism and the Question of Consent." This project has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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