Roxanna Curto

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French & Italian
University of Iowa

Roxanna Curto is an Associate Professor of French and Spanish. In her research, she explores the representation of cultural elements such as technology and sports in literature from the French- and Spanish-speaking worlds. She is the author of Inter-tech(s): Colonialism and the Question of Technology in Francophone Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Her second book, Sporting Identities: Global Sports and National Cultures in French and Francophone Literature (in progress) considers aspects of physical culture (exercise, leisure and sports) in literature written in French from Europe and/or the Francophone world, such as texts about soccer in France and Africa, hockey in Canada, the Tour de France, Senegalese wrestling and the Olympic games, focusing on their role in the formation of national identities.