Gloria Pastorino

Gloria Pastorino

Professor of Italian and French
Department of Literature, Languages, Writing, and Humanities



  • Shakespeare I and II
  • British and World Literature II
  • Modern Drama (Ibsen to Brecht)
  • Contemporary European Drama
  • Contemporary American Drama
  • Greek and Roman Drama
  • Global Mafias (also a UNIV 2001 substitute)
  • Food in Literature and Film (also a UNIV 2002 substitute)
  • Witches and Warlocks in the West
  • The Holocaust in Literature and Film
  • Monsters and Bad States
  • The Italian-American Experience
  • Italy: Land of Migrations
  • Italian Cinema
  • French Cinema


  • Italian Cinema and Migrations
  • Mafia
  • The theatre of Dario Fo
  • Italian theatre
  • Italian literature
  • French literature
  • The novel
  • Women’s and gender studies


  • BA and MA, Modern Languages (English, French, Spanish), I.U.L.M., Milan
  • MA, English Literature, University of New Mexico
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Academic Profile

Dr. Pastorino teaches classes in British and World literature, drama, and film. Her publications include Othello. As Interpreted by Luigi Lo Cascio (Bordighera 2020), Beyond the Grave: Zombies and the Romero Legacy (with Bruce Peabody; McFarland, 2021), Per amor di battuta: Dario Fo e la reinvenzione della lingua scenica (Scriba, 2023), articles on Italian cinema, cinema and migration, Italian theatre, mafia and masculinity, and translations for American productions of plays by Dario Fo, Luigi Pirandello (Enrico IV, Ivan Dee Publisher 2002), Mariangela Gualtieri, Romeo Castellucci, Luigi Lo Cascio, Lella Costa, and Juan Mayorga. She is currently working on a manuscript on Italian cinema and migration.

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