Cinzia Sartini Blum, Professor of Italian, holds a Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere from the Università degli Studi di Firenze, an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. She teaches courses in Italian language, literature, and culture and is author of Rewriting the Journey in Italian Literature: Figures of Subjectivity in Progress (University of Toronto Press, 2008, winner of the 2008 AAIS Book Award), and The Other Modernism: F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Fiction of Power (University of California Press, 1996). She edited Futurism and the Avant-Garde (special issue of the South Central Review, 1996). Other publications include Contemporary Italian Women Poets: A Bilingual Anthology (in collaboration with Lara Trubowitz; Italica Press, 2001) and an annotated translation of Carlo Michelstaedter’s (in collaboration with Russell Scott Valentino and David J. Depew; Yale University Press, 2004). Her work has also appeared in journals such as Italica, Philological Quarterly, and South Central Review.