RUSSELL, Rinaldina. American (born Italy), b. 1934. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Philosophy, Translations. Career: Columbia University, NYC, instructor, 1967-68; Barnard College, NYC, instructor, 1968-71; Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY, assistant professor, 1971-79, associate professor, 1979-85, professor of Romance languages, 1985-, coordinator of Italian Program, 1986-88, 1992-. Publications: Tre Versanti della Poesia Stilnovistica: Guinizzelli, Cavalcanti, Dante, 1973; Generi Poetici Medioevali: Modelli e Funzioni Letterarie, 1982. EDITOR: (and contrib.) Italian Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book, 1994; (co-, co-trans., and author of intro. and notes) Tullia d'Aragona, Dialogue on the Infinity of Love, 1997; (and contrib.) Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature, 1997; (and trans.) Sister Maria Celeste's Letters to Her Father, Galileo, 2001. Contributor of chapters, articles, and reviews to American and Italian academic publications. Address: Department of European Languages and Literatures, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367, U.S.A.