Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Italian Studies
Biography:Karen Raizen’s research focuses on operatic adaptations of Italian classics, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries. She is the coeditor of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed: A Thinker for the 21st Century (Bloomsbury, 2018) and has published articles, essays, and reviews in Italica, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, and Senses of Cinema; she has also worked on a number of translations of scholarly articles and operas. She is a recipient of the Yale Elizabethan Club prize for her dissertation, “Adaptations in Arcadia: Orlando furioso on the Eighteenth-Century Operatic Stage.” Professor Raizen also has extensive training as a classical violist and has played in a number of ensembles and participated in festivals both in the United States and abroad.
BM, Rice University; MM, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana; PhD, Yale University.