Associate Professor of Italian
Chair of the Italian Studies Department
Joined Connecticut College: 1999
M.A., Ph.D., Comparative Literature, "High honors in General Examinations," Princeton University; Corso di Perfezionamento (advanced course), Literary Translation, Università di Siena, Italy; Research Fellow (post-laurea), literature, Georgetown University; Laurea in Lettere Moderne, 110 / 110 e lode (summa cum laude), Università di Siena, Italy; Visiting Research Student (pre-laurea), literature and linguistics, Sussex University, UK.; Language Schools in Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; and Bedford, UK.
Italian culture in comparative context (especially literary and visual representations from late 19th century through the contemporary era, with emphasis on modernism and avant garde)
Translation and transculturation
Paola Sica selected publications (pdf)
Contact Paola Sica
Paola Sica earned a laurea in lettere moderne at the Università di Siena in Italy and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. In addition to a brief teaching experience at the Università per Stranieri di Siena and at the Dante Alighieri School in Italy, she was a lecturer in Italian at Princeton University before coming to Connecticut College.
Her publications focus on modernism and avant garde, with sporadic excursions in translation and contemporary literature and culture. The book she is writing is provisionally titled Futurist Women in Florence, 1916-1918: Transforming the Self through Female Emancipation and the New Sciences.
She has presented her work in the United States and abroad at various conferences organized by professional organizations (e.g. MLA, AATI, AAIS, NEMLA, MELUS and ISSEI) and at such institutions as the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Canada and Columbia University.
She has also invited national and international guest speakers in Italian Film Studies and Comparative Cultures at Connecticut College, and has organized and chaired panels at national and international conferences.
Some of the courses she teaches are “Identity and Place in Italian Culture,” “Italian Film and Literature,” “Modernism/ Modernisms” and “Sguardo sull’Italia: Lingua e Cultura.”
She has served on various committees at Connecticut College, including AAPC and Study Away, and was chair of the Italian Studies Department from 2006 to 2009.
View the Italian studies department website.