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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Pia L. Bertucci

Title: Senior Instructor of Italian
Italian Program Director
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-4882
Office: J. Welsh Humanities Bldg, 810
Resources: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Pia Bertucci


Ph.D. Romance Languages: Italian with a Minor in Romance Philology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008. Dissertation Title: Da lei, tutto: Female Relationships in the Narratives of Matilde Serao.

Teaching Interests

Italian language; Italian Food Culture;  Italian Cinema; 19th-21st Century Italian Women Writers; The Italian Mystery and Suspense Novel; Dante, Petrarca & Boccaccio; Romance Philology; Business and Commercial Italian; Italian Culture, Politics and Society.

Research Interests

Currently completing two book projects:

1. The Urban Peasant: Communicating Italian Language and Culture through Food. 

2.  Chora, Chorus, Coro: Navigating the Female Space in the Universe of Italian Women Writers.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.