Karen Raizen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

Office: Seymour 204
Phone: 845-758-7116
E-mail: kraizen@bard.edu

Karen T. Raizen (Ph.D., Yale University) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian. Her research focuses on operatic adaptations of Italian classics, particularly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on the Italian intellectual figure Pier Paolo Pasolini (Bloomsbury, 2018), and has published articles, essays, and reviews in Italica, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, and Senses of Cinema; she has also worked on a number of translations of scholarly articles and operas. She is a recipient of the Yale Elizabethan Club prize for her dissertation, “Adaptations in Arcadia: Orlando furioso on the Eighteenth-Century Operatic Stage.”

Dr. Raizen also has extensive training as a classical violist (B.M., Rice University; M.M., Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana). She has played in a number of ensembles and participated in festivals both in the U.S. and abroad.