Name: Dr. Rose De Angelis
Title: Professor of English
Office Location: Fontaine 333
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2316
Degrees Held:

B.A. Lehman College (CUNY)
M.A. Columbia University
Ph.D. Fordham University


Dr. Rose De Angelis earned a BA in English summa cum laude from Lehman College (CUNY) in 1988 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in that same year. In 1989, she received an MA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She held a Teaching Fellowship at Fordham University from 1989 to 1992 and was awarded a Bennett Dissertation Fellowship in 1993, which facilitated the timely completion of her dissertation entitled The Dynamics of Triangular Desire in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century British Fiction. She received her Ph.D. in Modern British and American Literature in 1994.

Dr. De Angelis was a Visiting Professor of English at Fordham during the academic year 1994-1995. While there, she designed a new course offering The Modern Ethnic Experience, which she later introduced to the English curriculum at Marist following her arrival in 1995. In the spring of 1999 she furthered Marist's commitment to interdisciplinary offerings when she launched the Italian-American Experience with Dr. Louis Zuccarello. She was Director of Honors from 2001-2007. She usually teaches American and Ethnic literature.

Awards & Honors:

2004 Board of Trustees' Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching
2001 Outstanding Faculty Member, School of Liberal Arts


Edited Volumes:

"World War II and Beyond."  Special Issue of Italian Americana 30.2 (2012).

Between Anthropology and Literature. London: Routledge P, 2002.


"Filumena Marturano: Eduardo De Filippo's Beloved Whore." Delirious Naples: A Cultural History of the City of the Sun.  Ed. Pellegrino D'Acierno and Stanislao G. Pugliese.  New York: Fordham UP, 2018.  299-319. (Revised Reprint)

"'Homeplace,' Neighborhood, and Womanhood in the Novels of Louisa Ermelino."  Italian Americana 30.2 (2012): 133-150. Print.

The Rose Tattoo: Reading Tennessee Williams’s Play in a Cultural Context.”  The Tennessee Williams Annual Review 13 (2012): 19-33. Print.

"Foodways in Italian-American Narrative." American Woman, Italian Style. Ed. Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore. New York: Fordham UP, 2011. 206-214.

"Remembrances of an Neighborhood Long Past: Italian East Harlem." Small Towns, Big Cities. Ed. Dennis Barone and Stefano Luconi. New York: AIHA, 2010. 74-86.

"'Stripping Down' Gender Roles in Italian American Fiction by Women." Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Ed. Edvige Giunta and Kathleen Zamboni McCormick. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2010. 109-114.

"The American Nightmare: Reading and Teaching Pietro di Donato's Ethnographic Novel Christ in Concrete." A Class of Its Own: Re-Envisioning American Labor Fiction. Ed. Laura Hapke and Lisa A. Kirby. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 14-32, 248-259. (Reprint)

"Beloved Whore: Rescripting Marriage, Motherhood, and Identity in Eduardo De Filippo's Filumena Marturano." RAS
17 (2008): 119-140.

"Narrative Triangulations: Truth, Identity, and Desire in Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier." English Studies 88.4 (August 2007): 425-446.

"Lily Bart at Bellomont: Beauty on the Battlements." (co-authored with Dr. Donald Anderson) Hudson River Valley Review 23.1 (2006): 24-55.

"The American Nightmare: Reading and Teaching Pietro di Donato's Ethnographic Novel Christ in Concrete." Forum Italicum 39.1 (2005): 137-156.

"Gastronomic Miscuglio: Foodways in Italian-American Narrative." (co-authored with Dr. Donald Anderson) Italian Americana 23.1 (2005): 48-68.

"Crossed Fingers." Italian Heart, American Soul. Ed. Edward Albert Maruggi. Pittsford, NY: Winston Publishing, 2004.

"Triangulated Passions." Studies in the Novel. 34.4 (2002): 403-421.

"Morrison's Sula." The Explicator. 60.3 (2002): 172-174.

"A Woman's Work Is Never Done." Between Anthropology and Literature. 2002. 43-54.

"Rewriting the Black Matriarch." MAWA Review 16.1-2 (2001): 52-59.

"'What's in a Name?': Conflicted Identities in Black and White." Shades of Black and White. Ed. Dan Ashyk, Fred Gardaphe, and Anthony Tamburri. New York: AIHA, 1999. 78-86.

"Constructing an Image: Crossdressing, Female Subjectivity, and the Italian-American Woman." Forum Italicum 29.2 (1995): 32-41.

"The Italian Woman's Journey from Private to Public in The Confessions of Zeno and The Fortunate Pilgrim." Italian Americana 13.1 (1995): 32-41.

"The Italian Woman's Journey from Private to Public." Italian Americans and their Public and Private Life. Ed. Frank J. Cavaioli, Angela Danzi, and Salvatore LaGumina.
New York: AIHA, 1993. 186-193.

Research Interests:

American and Ethnic literature, Gender Studies, and
Cultural Studies


Modern Language Association
Italian American Studies Association
Phi Beta Kappa Association
Phi Kappa Phi Association