Rebecca West
Romance Languages and Literatures

Rebecca West taught courses and wrote scholarly books and articles on modern Italian literature, literary texts by women authors, and on film adaptation, among other cinema topics, for 40 years until her retirement in 2013. One of her current projects focuses on Patricia Highsmith's novels that are set in Italy. West is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in the Departments of Romance Languages and Literatures and Cinema and Media Studies.