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Giancarlo Lombardi is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the College of Staten Island and at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he serves as Executive Officer of the MA/Phd Program in Comparative Literature. He has published extensively on European and North American women writers, Italian film and television studies, cultural studies, and on American serial drama. He is the author of Rooms with a View: Feminist Diary Fiction and the co-editor of Terrorism Italian Style and Remembering Aldo Moro both dedicated to cultural representations of Italian political terrorism. His most recent publication is another coedited volume, Italian political cinema. He is currently finishing a monograph on the rhetoric of fear in Italian television drama from the 60’s and 70’s and has just begun working on a new research project on the uses and functions of religion in prestige serial drama from the Global North.
EditorialAnomaly: something different, abnormal, peculiar, not easily classified or classifiable; a deviation; a detour. Something out of time and out of place. No longer can we read the anomaly without considering the larger global crisis of COVID-19. Where were we if not out of time during the temporal disjunction – time out of...Read more