She teaches American literature at Torino University. She is the author of several critical books and she also had an intensive activity of literary criticism on newspapers and magazines. She is also interested in literary and figurative avant-garde. For Feltrinelli she published a collection of poems by Emily Dickinson "Silenzi" (1986), and "Frammenti di un sogno. Hawthorne, Melville e il romanzo americano" (1987). "Vita di Emily Dickinson", published for the first time in 1998 was short-listed for the Commisso Prize.