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Italian language educator

Gustavo Costa, Italian studies scholar. Institute Italiano Studi Storici fellow, Naples, Italy, 1954-1957, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, New York City, 1977; Targa d'oro Apulia, Italy, 1990. Member American Association Teachers Italian, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Renaissance Society of America, Dante Society of America.

Background

Costa, Gustavo was born on March 21, 1930 in Rome. Came to the United States, 1961. Son of Paolo and Ida (Antonangelo) Costa.

Education

Maturità Classica, Liceo Virgilio, Rome, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, University Rome, 1954.

Career

Assistant, Istituto di Filosofia, Rome, 1957-1960;instructor Italian, University de Lyon, Lyons, France, 1960-1961;instructor Italian, University of California, Berkeley, 1961-1963;assistant professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-1968;associate professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1968-1972;professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1972-1991;professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, since 1991;department chairman Italian, University of California, Berkeley, 1973-1976, 88-91. Visiting professor Scuola di Studi Superiori, Naples, 1984, Institute Philosophy, U. Rome La Sapienza, 1992. Reviewer Radiotelevisione Italiana Corporation, Rome, 1982-1989.

Works

Membership

Member American Association Teachers Italian, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Renaissance Society American, American Society for Aesthetics, Dante Society American, Faculty Club (Berkeley).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, stamp collecting.

Connections

Married Natalia Zalessow, June 8, 1963. 1 child, Dora L.

father:
Paolo Costa

mother:
Ida (Antonangelo) Costa

spouse:
Natalia Zalessow

child:
Dora L. Costa