Nancy Harrowitz

Nancy Harrowitz
Title
Associate Professor of Italian
Office
718 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 401B
Email
nharrow@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-6207
Education
BA, University of Oregon
MA, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Yale University

Research and Teaching

Professor Harrowitz’ research and teaching interests include  nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian literature, science and  literature, and Holocaust Studies. She is a specialist in Primo Levi  and is currently writing a book on Levi, science and Jewish identity.  She has published Antisemitism, Misogyny and the Logic of Cultural  Difference: Matilde Serao and Cesare Lombroso (1995), has edited   Tainted Greatness: Antisemitism and Cultural Heroes (1995), and co- edited with Barbara Hyams Jews and Gender: Responses to Otto  Weininger(1996). Her work includes articles on Primo Levi, Giorgio  Bassani, Carlo Levi, and Margherita Sarfatti among others.

She teaches courses on modern Italian literature and on fascism and the Holocaust in Italy, often including film as part of the  curriculum. She also teaches courses in the comparative literature  program on Holocaust literature and film, and on Primo Levi and  Holocaust literature.