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Language and literature educator

Franco Fido, Italian language and literature educator. Recipient L. Russo prize Italy, 1978; Krieble Delmas Foundation fellow, 1977, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1979, 86; American Council Learned Societies grantee, 1978. Member Modern Language Association (Hassaram Rijhumal Marraro prize 1978), Dante Society of America.

Background

Fido, Franco was born on July 15, 1931 in Venice, Italy. Son of Spiridione Mario and Maria (Baseggio) Fido. came to the United States, 1963.

Education

DLett, University Pisa, 1953. Postgraduate, Libera Docenza, Italy, 1969. Master of Arts ad eundem, Brown University, 1971.

Career

Lecturer Italian, Faculte des Lettres, Dijon, 1954-1958;instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 1958-1961;lecturer Italian, Faculte des Lettres, Grenoble, 1961-1963;assistant professor to professor Italian, University of California at Los Angeles, 1963-1969;department chairman, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966-1969;professor, director Italian studies, Brown U., Providence, 1969-1978;university professor Italian and comparative literature, Brown U., 1979-1990;department chairman, Brown U., 1989-1990;professor romanace language & literature, Harvard University, since 1990;R. Pierotti professor Italian literature, Stanford University, 1978-1979. Visiting professor McGill University, 1971, 76, Middlebury College, 1973-1974, U. Venice,1973, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY, 1975, Yale University, 1975.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (Hassaram Rijhumal Marraro prize 1978), Dante Society of America.

Connections

Married Marie-Josephe Rolin, July 31, 1958. Children: Anne-Claire, Silvia C.

father:
Spiridione Mario Fido

mother:
Maria (Baseggio) Fido

spouse:
Marie-Josephe Rolin

children:
Anne-Claire Fido

Silvia C. Fido