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(Mahwah) – Rosetta D’Angelo and Barbara Zaczek, editors and translators of Resisting Bodies: Narratives of Italian Partisan Women, will read from their new book at Ramapo College of New Jersey Wednesday, April 23 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in room SC-137 of the Robert A. Scott Student Center.  A reception and book signing will follow.  The event is free and open to the public.

Rosetta D’Angelo holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies and Literature from Rutgers University and is a professor of Italian Studies and Literature at Ramapo College.   Resisting Bodies: Narratives by Italian Partisan Women is a translation of texts that explore the experience of partisan women in Italy between 1943 and 1945. The selected short stories and excerpts provide the American reading public with access to the experience of World War II from a perspective that history and literature have often considered marginal.

“This anthology offers not only a rich source of information but also valuable teaching materials for courses in Italian Literature culture, history, and women’s studies,” notes the professor.

D’Angelo has published extensively in the field of medieval literature, contemporary poetry and women studies.  She was the recipient of the 2003 “Jewls Poetry Award” from Carrello Editors.

Barbara Zaczek holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and is currently an Italian professor at Clemson University.  She has developed and taught courses on Fascism and Resistance in Italian Literature and film, totalitarianism in Italy and Russia and images of Italian cities, among others.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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