Maria Cristina Giliberti holds a Masters Degree in Foreign Language and Literature from the ‘Universita’ degli Studi di Bari”, Italy (Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, thesis on “Pirandello e lo Humour Inglese (Tra Rivalutazioni del Comico e Antinomie dell’Arte Umoristica). She earned her Dottorato di Ricerca in Italian Studies from the “Universita’ degli Studi di Bari”, Italy (dissertation on “Pirandello in America: Dati di Cronaca, Percorsi di Critica e Teoria”) where she worked as an Assistant Professor from fall 1994 to spring 2000. She has taught Italian language at the University of Houston, University of Saint Thomas and Bellaire High School in Houston; St. Peter’s Boys High School, Staten Island, New York; Otsola Settlement Education Center, Pori, Finland; and Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin. She maintains a particular interest in 20th century Italian literature with a specific focus on the early novel and drama. Luigi Pirandello has been the main topic of her studies and publishing.
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