Ph.D. Penn State University
Office: Thomas Hall 143
Office Phone: 610-526-5681
Giuliana Perco is a native of Trieste, a windy town in the north-east of Italy, just off the border with Slovenia. She studied both in Europe and in the United States and she holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University.
Her main scholarly field is contemporary narrative, in particular metafiction, parody, and interdisciplinary and inter-textual approaches to literature. She is especially interested in the role of the reader in literature, a topic that she studied and researched for her PhD dissertation on non-linear narratives and hyperfiction, and later for her work and courses on literary detective fiction. Her current research interests focus on rewriting, literature and politics, inter-textuality, and the figure of the “defeated detective” in literature.
She has taught Italian language, literature, and culture at various US colleges and universities, always experimenting possible ways to implement interactive technologies into teaching. For instance, she taught two literature courses completely online and she routinely uses several Web 2.0 technologies in her language classes. Recently, she has been successfully exploring the possible applications of virtual environments into her intermediate and advanced language courses and she plans to continue doing so also at Bryn Mawr.