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Nancy Caronia

Nancy Caronia

Teaching Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Rhode Island
MA, SUNY Brockport
BFA, Hofstra University

Office: 333 Colson Hall
Tel: 304-293-9739
Fax: 304-293-5380
Email: nancy.caronia@mail.wvu.edu


Professor Nancy Caronia’s research interests include contemporary American and British literature, film and popular culture having to do with globalization, migration, and women and gender studies. She teaches in the department’s undergraduate writing program and serves as its undergraduate advisor.

Professor Caronia has co-edited Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (Fordham UP, 2015) and wrote the introduction to the reprint of Louise DeSalvo’s Casting Off (Bordighera Press, 2014). Her scholarship appears in peer-reviewed journals, including AEQ, Italian American Review, and Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture. A Pushcart Prize nominated author, her creative non-fiction and fiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Animal, New Delta Review, Lowestoft Chronicles, biostories, and Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers.

She received a 2016 NeMLA Summer Research Fellowship with the Italian Diaspora Summer Seminar at the University of Calabria to support her current project on Italian American migration and the dime novel.

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