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Sheryl Lynn Postman


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Dr. Sheryl Lynn PostmanProfessor Emerita
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    World Languages and Cultures Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4293
  • Office
    Mahoney Hall - Basement
  • Email

Research Interests

19th/20th century Spanish (Spain) literature; Contemporary Italian literature; Italian American literature; Comparative Spanish and Italian literature; Medieval literature in the modern world.

Education

  • Ph D: Spanish Literature, (1986), State University of New York at Albany - Albany, NY
    Supporting Area: Contemporary Italian Literature
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Variantes de un tema b�blico en dos novelas de Miguel
  • MA: Spanish, (1976), State University of New York at Albany - Albany, NY
  • BA: Spanish, (1974), Rider College - Trenton, NJ

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Language Department Teaching Award (2001), Teaching
  • Language Department Teaching Award (2000), Teaching
  • Phi Sigma Iota (1990)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (1976)

Selected Publications

  • Postman, S.L. (2016). Everyone wants to go to paradise, but… in Giose Rimanelli’s Peccato originale. 0014585816669937.
  • Postman, Sheryl L; Tamburri, Anthony Julian, . (2016). Re-reading Rimanelli in America : six decades in the United States. Bordighera Press
  • Postman, S.L. (2014). A Long Night’s Journey into Day: Giose Rimanelli’s Tiro al piccione. Rivista di studi italiani, anno xxxii(n.1) 25.
  • Postman, S.L. (2014). Giose Rimanelli’s Tiro al piccione (pp. 20). The Literary Encyclopedia
  • Postman, S.L. (2014). Giose Rimanelli: A literary biography (pp. 15). The Literary Encyclopedia
  • Postman, S.L. (2012). An Italian Writer's Journey through American Realities: Giose Rimanelli's English Novels: 'The Most Tormented Decade of America: The 60s' (pp. 152).
  • Postman, S.L. (2012). Lost in the Dark Woods of the Past: Giose Rimanelli’s “La terra dei padri”. Incontri culturali e cinematografici transoceanici , 25.
  • Postman, S.L. (2011). La ignorancia no es la felicidad: Las guerras de nuestros antepasados de Miguel Delibes . Letras de Deusto, 41(132) 25.
  • Postman, S.L. (2010). Un camino fuera de las tinieblas en Las Ratas (pp. 25). Cátedra Miguel Delibes
  • Postman, S.L. (2010). Un viaje infernal que jam s termina : los diarios de Miguel Delibes.
  • Postman, S.L. (2009). A Cracked Mirror, A Fragmented History and A Path that Always Comes Back to the Beginning: Giose Rimanelli’s Benedetta in Guysterland. Forum Italicum, 41(no. 1) 32.
  • Postman, S.L. (2007). A Cracked Mirror, a Fragmented History and a Path That Always Comes Back to the Beginning: Giose Rimanelli's Benedetta in Guysterland. Forum Italicum, 41(1) 79-110.
  • Postman, S.L. (2007). From the Beginnings to the End: Giose Rimanelli's Il viaggio. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 22(2) 141-163.
  • Postman, S.L. (2006). Las reliquias de un pasado innoble en El tesoro de Miguel Delibes. Letras de Deusto, 36 25.
  • Postman, S.L. (2004). From the Beginnings to the End: Giose Rimanelli’s Il viaggio . Rivista di studi italiani, anno xxii(no. 2) 23.
  • Postman, S.L. (2004). 22 x 2/2 = 3: Medieval Hieroglyphics in Giose Rimanelli's Molise, Molise. Cuadernos de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana, 7(1-2) 73-96.
  • Postman, S.L. (2004). El camino de lo universal a través de lo típico: el viaje de Lorenzo en los Diarios de Miguel Delibes . Crítica Hispánica , XXVI(no. 1&2) 20.
  • Postman, S.L. (2004). El dominio del orbe de Caína en la contemporaneidad de El disputado voto del señor Cayo de Miguel Delibes . Castilla, 28-29 23.
  • Postman, S.L. (2004). El dominio del orbe de Caína en la contemporaneidad de El disputado voto del señor Cayo de Miguel Delibes . Castilla, 28-29 21.
  • Postman, S.L. (2003). En la encrucijada del camino: El viaje an mico en La partida de Miguel Delibes. Analecta Malacitana: Revista de la Secci�n de Filolog�a de la Facultad de Filosof�a y Letras, 26(1) 131-145.
  • Postman, S.L. (2001). Is It Real or Is It Fiction? The Dimorphous World of Giose Rimanelli in Familia. Italian Culture, 19(2) 103.
  • Postman, S.L. (2001). Road Signs Down a Path of non sequiturs in Giose Rimanelli's Graffiti. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 19(1) 246-262.
  • Postman, S.L. (2000). Crossing the Acheron : a study of nine novels by Giose Rimanelli.
  • Postman, S.L. (1999). La Donna angelicata en Diario de un cazador de Miguel Delibes, o como me pone negro esta mujer. Nemla Italian Studies, 23-24 147-169.
  • Postman, S.L. (1998). Giose Rimanelli's Il mestiere del furbo: A Literary Trek (Trick) through the Stars. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 16(1) 316-330.
  • Postman, S.L. (1996). A Bridge to America: Giose Rimanellis Tragica America. Italian Culture, 14(1) 337.
  • Postman, S.L. (1996). El imperfecto y el pret rito en El camino de Miguel Delibes. Annali Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli, Sezione Romanza, 38(1) 163-171.
  • Postman, S.L. (1995). A Voyage of the Mind as 'diversivo' through Giose Rimanelli's Biglietto di terza. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 13(2) 29-41.
  • Postman, S.L. (1995). Un viaje del alma por la primera novela de Miguel Delibes. Castilla: Estudios de Literatura, 20 159-166.
  • Postman, S.L. (1994). From Amorphous Nuances to Specific Visions: The Use of Memory in Ferdinando Camon's The Fifth Estate. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 12(1) 91-100.
  • Postman, S.L. (1993). To Hell and Back: Marco Laudato's Journey in Giose Rimanelli's Tiro al piccione. Forum Italicum, 27(1-2) 251-261.
  • Rimanelli, M., Postman, S.L. (1992). The 1891 New Orleans lynching and U.S.-Italian relations : a look back.
  • Postman, S.L. (1991). An Hypnogogic Journey Through Time In Giose Rimanelli's Una posizione sociale. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 9(1-2) 28-42.
  • Postman, S.L. (1989). El mundo sagrado en El camino de Miguel Delibes. Analecta Malacitana: Revista de la Seccion de Filologia de la Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, 12(2) 223-232.
  • Postman, S.L. (1989). Jane, la mujer providencial de Pedro en La sombra del cipr s es alargada de Miguel Delibes. Epos: Revista de Filologia, 5 237-244.
  • Postman, S.L. (1987). Variantes de un tema b blico en dos novelas de Miguel Delibes. Dissertation Abstracts International, 47(10) 3769-3769.

Selected Presentations

  • Giose Rimanelli: Casacalenda corpo e cuore del suo essere - Biblioteche aperte: Molise d'autore: Incontro con lo scrittore Giose Rimanelli, May 2012 - Casacalenda (Molise), Italy
  • Lost in the Dark Woods of the Past: Giose Rimanelli's La terra dei padri - The American Association of Teachers of Italian, May 2009 - Erice (Sicily), Italy
  • The Long and Winding Road in Giose Rimanelli's The Three-Legged One - American Association of Italian Studies, May 2008 - Taormina (Sicily)
  • The American Literature of an Italian Writer: Giose Rimanelli - Conference on Italian American Literature (Esuli pensieri: letteratura del confine), May 2008 - Foggia, Italy
  • Un camino fuera de las tinieblas en Las ratas de Miguel Delibes - International Congress in honor of Miguel Delibes, October 2007 - Valladolid, Spain
  • She's Just a Devil Woman with Evil on Her Mind - Mediterranean Studies Association, June 2007 - Evora, Portugal
  • A cracked mirror, a fragmented history and a path that always comes back to the beginning: Giose Rimanelli's Benedetta in Guysterland - Mediterranean Studies Association, May 2006 - Genoa, Italy
  • From the Beginnings to the End: Giose Rimanelli's Il viaggio - Mediterranean Studies Association, May 2005 - Messina, Italy
  • El dominio del orbe de Ca'na en la contemporaneidad de El disputado voto del se–or Cayo de Miguel Delibes - American Association of Italian Studies, May 2004 - Ottawa, Canada.
  • Las reliquias de un pasado innoble en El tesoro de Miguel Delibes - Mediterranean Studies Association, May 2004 - Barcelona, Spain
  • 2 + 2 x 2 / 2 = 3: Medieval Hieroglyphics in Giose Rimanelli's Molise Molise - American Association of Italian Studies, April 2003 - Washington, D. C.
  • El primer paso: la memoria como puente hacia el futuro en Se–ora de rojo sobre fondo gris de Miguel Delibes - Mediterranean Studies Association, May 2002 - Granada, Spain
  • En la encrucijada del camino: el viaje an'mico en La partida de Miguel Delibes - Northeast Association of Modern Languages, April 2002 - Toronto, Canada
  • Is it Real or Is It Fiction?: The Dimorphous World of Giose Rimanelli in Familia - American Association of Italian Studies, April 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Una odisea an'mica transcendiendo la historia contempor‡nea en Cinco horas con Mario de Miguel Delibes - Northeast Association of Modern Languages, March 2001 - Hartford, CT
  • El convidado del pasado o la voz inesperada en Cartas de amor de un sexagenario voluptuoso de Miguel Delibes - American Association of Italian Studies, April 2000 - New York, NY
  • Road Signs Down a Path of Non Sequiturs in Giose Rimanelli's Graffiti - Northeast Association of Modern Languages, April 2000 - Buffalo, NY
  • La donna angelicata o como esta mujer me pone negro en Diario de un cazador de Miguel Delibes - Northeast Association of Modern Languages, April 1999 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Red, White and (Detroit) Blues di Giose Rimanelli - American Association of Teachers of Italian, December 1998 - Crotone, Italy
  • La historia de un alma resuscitado durante el viaje de conciencia de Lorenzo en Diario de un emigrante de Miguel Delibes - American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, July 1998 - Madrid, Spain
  • The (C)overt World of Giose Rimanelli in Il tempo nascosto tra le righe - American Association of Italian Studies, April 1998 - Chicago, IL
  • Giose Rimanelli's Il mestiere del furbo: A Literary Trek (Trick) through the Stars - American Association of Italian Studies, February 1997 - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • El camino de lo universal a travŽs de lo t'pico: el viaje de Lorenzo en los Diarios de Miguel Delibes - Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures (La Chispa), February 1997 - Tulane University, New Orleans
  • A Bridge to America: Giose Rimanelli's Tragica America - American Association of Teachers of Italian, December 1995 - Chianciano, Italy
  • A Voyage of the mind as Diversivo through Giose Rimanelli's Biglietto di terza - American Association of Italian Studies, April 1994 - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • El imperfecto y el pretŽrito en El camino de Miguel Delibes - Southeast Conference on Foreign Language and Literatures, February 1994 - Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
  • Una lumbrera en el mundo sombreado de La hoja roja de Miguel Delibes - Mid-America Hispanic Conference on Language and Literature, October 1993 - Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • From Amorphous Nuances to Specific Visions: The Use of Memory in Ferdinanado Camon's The Fifth Estate - American Association of Italian Studies, April 1993 - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Antecedentes clˆicos en La hoja roja de Miguel Delibes - Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures (La Chispa), February 1993 - Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • To Hell and Back: Marco Laudato's Journey in Giose Rimanelliês Tiro al piccione - American Association of Italian Studies, April 1992 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Un destello repentino en La sombra del cipres es alargada de Miguel Delibes - Southeast Conference of Foreign Language and Literatures, February 1992 - Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  • An Hypnogogic Journey through Time in Giose Rimanelli's Una posizione sociale - American Association of Teachers of Italian, November 1991 - Washington, D. C.
  • Un viaje del alma en la primera novela de Miguel Delibes - XVI Annual Conference on Literature and Film: Social and Political Change in Literature and Film, January 1991 - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Parallels of Life Styles: Southern Italians in the United States South--New Orleans, 1891 - American Italian Historical Association, November 1990 - Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • El mundo sagrado de El camino de Miguel Delibes - Southeast Conference on Foreign Language and Literatures, February 1990 - Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  • The Dual Role of Women in the Fairy Tales of Molise - American Italian Historical Association, November 1989 - St. Mary's College, San Francisco, California
  • The Combinatorial Formula of the Fairy-Tale Game Pattern Strategy in Italo Calvino's The Path to the Nest of Spiders - American Association of Italian Studies, April 1989 - University at Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Political Ends that Justify Literary Means in Orazio De Attellis' Riego. American Italian Historical Association - American Italian Historical Association, October 1988 - C.U.N.Y. Graduate School and University Center. New York, New York
  • The Peripheral Edge in Giose Rimanelli's Original Sin - American Association of Italian Studies, April 1988 - Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • El camino hacia el paraiso: Jos_ Santos Chocano y Dante - Southeast Conference of Language and Literatures, February 1988 - Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  • New York, Mexico City, New Orleans: Cultural Endeavors of Orazio de Attellis of Molise - International Conference in Campobasso, Italy. Il Sud e l'America: Molise ed Emigrazione, June 1987 - Campobasso, Italy
  • Jane, la mujer providencial de Pedro en La sombra del cipres es alargada de Miguel Delibes - Southeast Conference of Language and Literatures, February 1987 - Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida