Associate Professor of Italian. B.A., M.A., Queens College; Ph.
D., New York University. Professor Saccà is a specialist of
Contemporary Italian Literature. She has published Significando
Simulacri in 1992 (Roma: CFA Editore), literary criticism about
Italian Post Modern Literature and writer Pier Francesco Paolini.
She has worked extensively on poetry. Her first collection of
poems, Il tempo del grano was published in 1993 (Roma: Turani Ed.),
her second , Nominare Delfi , in 1999 (Roma: Empirla Ed.).
She has also published the work of a mystic, Dolore tra cristalli
di F.Rielo, traduzione di Annalisa Saccà con testo spagnolo a
fronte. Milano: San Paolo, 1995; the work of an artist, Saggi
critici di C.E. Oppo, con note e commenti di Annalisa Saccà.
Roma:Turani Ed., 1995; and of a poet Contenuti Latenti di E. Nasso,
con presentazione e nota di A. Sacca`. Roma: Turani Ed.,
She has received several awards for her work, such as the Premio
Montepulciano (1991), the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor
(1992), the Sessantennale Sabaudia 1994, Premio Fiore di Roccia,
1999. Her interest in internationalizing the curriculum of St. John
University resulted in two grant awards from the Department of
Education ('96,'98). And yet what is dearest to her heart is that
in 1993 she was made a member of the Academy of Parnassos in Athens
(Greece) where she was invited to give lectures on several
occasions. It is the Academy which counted Foscolo and D'Annunzio
among its members.