Rebecca West

Romance Languages and Literatures/Cinema and Media Studies

Rebecca West is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Italian Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. Her research focuses on twentieth-century Italian literature, with a concentration on poetry and prose fiction, and on cinema. Her film courses have included “Women Mystery Writers from Page to Screen,” analyses of film adaptations of such novels as Strangers on a Train, Laura, In a Lonely Place, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as comparative screen representations of masculinity focusing specifically on the types of the “Latin Lover” and the “Tough Guy.”