Daria Valentini


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.


  • Laurea degree, Modern Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of Milan M.A.
  • M.A. in Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Ph.D., Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Italian I
  • Elementary Italian II
  • Intermediate Italian I
  • Intermediate Italian II
  • Intermediate Italian III
  • Italian Conversation and Composition
  • Italian Culture & Civilization
  • Italy: Language and Identity
  • Contemporary Italy through Film
  • Directed Studies in Italian
  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Elementary Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish I