Ricci, Franco 1953-

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RICCI, Franco 1953-


Born May 19, 1953, in Caracas, Venezuela; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Ugo and Maria (Cantelmi) Ricci; married Hoda Eid; children: Alessandro. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: Wayne State University, B.A.; University of Toronto, M.A., Ph.D. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Office—Department of Modern Languages and Literature, University of Ottawa, Arts Building, 70 Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada; fax: 613-562-5138. E-mail—fricci@uottawa. ca.


University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, associate professor of Italian, 1982—.


Modern Language Association of America, American Association for Italian Studies (executive secretary), American Association of Teachers of Italian.


Onore al Merito, Regione Abruzzo, Italy.


(Editor) Calvino Revisited, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

Difficult Games: A Reading of I racconti by Italo Calvino, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

Painting with Words, Writing with Pictures: Word and Image Relations in the Work of Italo Calvino, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.