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Angela Belli

Ph.D., New York University, Comparative Literature
M.A., University of Connecticut, English
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY, English

Angela Belli received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Modern Drama and Cultural Studies. Her research is centered on comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature. Her first book Ancient Greek Myths and Modern Drama: A Study in Continuity (New York University Press) explored the influence of Greek mythology upon the modern theater. Her most recent work studies the interrelations of literature and medicine. She has co-edited two collections of poems written by physicians, Blood and Bone: Poems by Physicians and Primary Care: More Poems by Physicians (University of Iowa Press). She has just completed a critical anthology of plays exploring the connection between the contemporary theater and modern medicine. She lectures frequently to medical faculty and to medical students as well as to literary scholars. Most recently she lectured at the National Library of Medicine, NIH, on "The Art of Medicine on Stage: An Historical Perspective." She has organized a number of conferences related to the subjects of her research. She serves on the boards of literary journals and organizations in her field.