is an Associate Professor of Italian at Texas Tech University. She is a scholar of modern and contemporary Italian poetry and Italian cinema, a poet, and a translator. She has written on the relationship between poetry and painting in Giambattista Marino, on Federico Fellini, and on the poetry of Franco Loi, Giancarlo Majorino, Giampiero Neri, and Andrea Zanzotto. She is completing a volume on Italian actresses. Her website is, www.victoriasurliuga.com.