Professor and Director of Italian Studies
Laurea degree, Modern Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of Milan
M.A. and Ph.D., Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (508) 565-1254
Office: Duffy 254
Daria Valentini was born in Italy and came to Stonehill after working as an Assistant Professor of Italian and Spanish at Regis College.
One of her first tasks was to develop the Minor in Italian Studies in 2001, of which she serves as the Program Director. She advises students who choose to study for a semester in Italy at one of many affiliated programs. Professor Valentini is also advisor to the Italian Club.
Professor Valentini's scholarly publications include several literary translations, two edited volumes, book reviews, and over a dozen research articles on a variety of subjects in Italian literature and culture, including Anna Banti, Gianna Manzini, and Italian Futurism.
As editor she has published: Italian Women and the City (2003) with Professor Janet L. Smarr (University of California at San Diego) and Beyond Artemisia: Female Subjectivity, History, and Culture in Anna Banti (2003) with Paola Carù. Her most recent work includes an entry on F. T. Marinetti in the Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama and a presentation on Futurist cuisine at the College Art Association 2008 Annual Conference. Professor Valentini enjoys teaching languages at all levels, as well as 20th century Italian literature, Italian culture, and cinema studies.
- Elementary Italian
- Elementary Spanish
- Intermediate Italian
- Intermediate Spanish
- Advanced Italian
- Italian Culture and Civilization
- Contemporary Italy through Cinema
- Selected Topics in Italian Literature
- Selected Topic in Italian Women Writers
- Selected Topics in the Italian American Experience
- Selected Topics in Composition and Conversation
- Italian for Tourism