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  • Fiore Sireci

    Part-Time Faculty


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    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Fiore Sireci


    Fiore Sireci teaches the social history, philosophy, and literature of the 17th through 19th century, as well as the graduate Writing and Research studio for Parsons School of Design. He was the recipient of a Fulbright grant in English literature and language. Professor Sireci has published articles and chapters on Mary Wollstonecraft, Romantic poetry, and eighteenth-century theology. An instructor of a wide range of courses, he is fully committed to student success. He is also an editor, translator, and consultant for a number of cultural, corporate, and educational institutions. He is working on two books, one a tale of immigration, and the other a monograph on the work life and literary criticism of Mary Wollstonecraft.

    Conferences and Lectures, Recent and Upcoming
    Numerous panels and talks on Mary Wollstonecraft, 18th-century British print culture, history of religion, and political thought. 2005-2012.

    Organized and spoke on a panel about the Italian graphic artist Hugo Pratt, and recent translations of his work on colonial Italy and colonial North America. Chaired by Professor Ben Katchor for his New York Comics and Picture Story Symposium, the New School /Parsons. November, 2015.

    Visiting Scholar at the University of Chieti/Pescara (Italy). Gave a series of lectures and seminars on Italian-American literature in the context of the early 20 th -century social history of migration. May, 2017 (ongoing).

    Speaker on a panel for the conference, “P.B. Shelley’s The Revolt of Islam,” along with Don DeLillo, held in Rome, and sponsored by the Keats-Shelley House and the American Academy in Rome. December, 2017.

    Degrees Held

    University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland | Ph.D., English Literature | 2007

    University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland | M.Sc. by Research, Enlightenment Studies | 2002

    Brooklyn College, CUNY | Brooklyn New York | B.Sc., Music Performance and Education | 1985

    Professional Affiliation

    Fulbright Association. 1998 – Present

    Modern Language Association. 2005 – Present

    New York Flute Club. 1990 - Present

    Recent Publications

    “William Wordsworth Saves the Internet.” Electric Lit (website).

    “Reading (with) Wollstonecraft.” JHI Blog: A Blog of the Journal of the History of
    Ideas. June 18, 2018.
    “Kindred Spirits in an Age of Political Censure: P.B. Shelley’s Revolt of Islam and the Example of Mary Wollstonecraft.” Keats-Shelley Review 32.2 (2018).

    “Mary Wollstonecraft and ‘Writers Who have Rendered Women Objects of Pity’: Critical Strategies in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.” Journal of the History of Ideas. 20.2 (2018): 243-265.

    “‘Defects of Temper’: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Strategic Self-Representations,” in Called  to Civil Existence: Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 2013.

    “Wollstonecraft, Mary” in the Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, volume 2, SAGE publications, 2013.

    Translation of Gli Scorpioni del Deserto. Graphic Novel (6 vols.) by Hugo Pratt, Cong SA, 2014, and iTunes, 2015. 600 pages.

    Translation of Wheeling (Graphic Novel of the French and Indian War) by Hugo Pratt, Cong SA, 2015, and iTunes, 2016. Second printing, 2017. 400 pages, including historical commentary.

    “Coney Island ‘Guinea” in La Voce di New York (Chapter 1 of After Italy) 2016.

    Research Interests

    Eighteenth-century political philosophy, Writing and politics of Mary Wollstonecraft, Digital humanities and pedagogy, Social history of Southern Italy


    Other Activities:
    Baroque Flute Ensemble, Enlightenment Salons for Students

    Awards And Honors

    • 2017: PSC/CUNY Research Grant for lecture series at Chieti/Pescara University (Italy). May, 2017.
    • 2012-13: Co-Recipient of the Faculty Research Fund Grant, The New School.
    • 2009-2012: Faculty Development Grants for Chaired Panels in Literature and Political Science, The New School.
    • 1999: Fulbright Scholar in English Literature and Pedagogy, San Jujuy, Argentina. Held seminars on English literature, literary theory, and the language pedagogy. Spoke at the national convention for curriculum reform.

    Current Courses

    GR Writing & Research Studio 3

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