John Paul Russo

Chair of Classics Department

(786) 200-0803
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Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, University of Miami



1969Doctorate , Harvard University

Professional Experience

1980 - 1982Professor of English , Rutgers University
1989 - 1991Advisory Committee (Southern Europe), CIES (Fullbright Commission)
1989 - 1999Editorial Board , Differentia
1989 - Editorial Board , VIA
1990 - 1996Chair, Language Research, Inc., Cambridge
1990 - Book Review Editor , Italian Americana
2000 - 2015Executive Council , American Italian Historical Association (Italian American Studies Association)
2007 - 2009Advisory Committee (Spain/Portugal/Malta), CIES (Fullbright COmmission)
2009 - 2013Editorial Board , RSA (Rivista di Studi Nord Americani)
2014 - Foreign Consultant, RSA (Rivista di Studi Nord Americani)

Research Projects

Souls of Lonely Places: Late Wanderings in Italy. Udine: Campanotto, forthcoming in Italian

The Italian in Modernity, co-written by Robert Casillo (chapters individually written), Univ. of Toronto Press, 2011.

The Future without a Past: The Humanities in a Technological Society. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2005.

I.A. Richards: His Life and Work. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, and London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1989. Rept. 2104.

Alexander Pope: Tradition and Identity. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1972