Fiore Sireci teaches social history, and English literature at The New School and Hunter College, as well as courses in advanced writing, research, and analytical reading for international graduate students. He was the recipient of a Fulbright grant in English literature and pedagogy in Argentina, where he was also a curriculum consultant. Professor Sireci has published articles and chapters in two primary areas: Mary Wollstonecraft in the context of Enlightenment thought, and memoirs of the World War II generation in Southern Italy and New York City. An instructor of a wide range of courses, from humanities to language, he is fully committed to student success.
As editor, translator, and consultant, he has worked extensively for the Metropolitan Opera and Pratt Art Properties. He edits doctoral theses, articles, and essays destined for publication, and trains executives from Brazil and Italy in case study methods, and develops educational and training materials.
Ph.D., English Literature, University of Edinburgh
M.Sc. by Research, Enlightenment Studies, University of Edinburgh
B.Sc., Music Performance and Education, Brooklyn College, and BC Conservatory of Music, City University of New York
Modern Language Association
New York Flute Club
Italian Cultural Institute
American Historical Association
“The Spiritual Vindications of Mary Wollstonecraft.” Enlightenment and Dissent 26
“‘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 (6 vols.) by Hugo Pratt, Cong SA, 2014, and iTunes, 2015. 600 pages.
Translation of Wheeling (a tale 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.
“50 Ways to Be Italian,” review of New Italian Migrations to the United States: 1945-1973, eds., Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra. Brooklyn Rail. October, 2017.
“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. To be published April, 2018.
Enlightenment studies, 18th-century English Literature and political culture, history of migration and labor, Italian and Italian-American literature, social history and material culture
Awards and Grants
2017 PSC/CUNY Research Grant to help fund 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.
2000-2002 All-Britain Chess Team, and top new player in Scotland in 2000.
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.
Grad English Lang Seminar III
Age of Enlightenment