The Department of Communication Studies
Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni
Phone: (646) 312- 3728
Location: VC 8241
Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni worked in advertising at J. Walter Thompson and Doyle Dane Bernbach before pursuing an academic career. She is the author of a translation and commentary of Natural Stories #1, a play by Edoardo Sanguineti (Guernica, 1998) and coauthor of Pirandello and Film (University of Nebraska Press, 1995). Professor O'Keefe Bazzoni has published articles in numerous journals including Business Communication Quarterly, Pirandello Studies and Western European Stages and given presentations on communication pedagogy as well as modern theatre at national and international conferences of the Association for Business Communication and the Modern Language Association.
Current research interests include communication in organizations, intercultural communication, communication pedagogy, electronic communication and corporate communication. She teaches the undergraduate Internship courses and has taught undergraduate courses in Communication for Executives, Intercultural Communication, Speech Communication, and Selected Topics, Communication Strategy and Readings in Organizational Communication in the graduate program..
Professor O'Keefe Bazzoni is currently Chair & Director of Undergraduate Programs of the Department of Communication Studies, and served as Associate Dean of Baruch's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, 1998-2000. She is co-president of The Pirandello Society of America, Society liaison to the Modern Language Association and editor emeritus of PSA, the Society's journal. Please take a look at the Pirandello Society web pages at http://www.pirandellosocietyofamerica.org.
"Greening Corporate Identity: CSR and online corporate identity reporting," Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 14(3), pp. 249-263. (Co-authored with Deborah Rolland), 2009.
“A Collaborative Online Project Between New Zealand and New York,“ Business Communication Quarterly, 68(1), pp. 81-96 . (Co-authored with Zhu, Y., Gareis, E., & Rolland, D.), 2005.
"Mattia Pascal, Film's Contemporary: Pirandello's Famous Novel Marks a Century," (trans.), PSA, Vol. XVII, pp.115-118, 2004.
“Watchers, Puppet Masters, and Testifiers: the io epico character in Pirandello, Marinetti and i grotteschi,” PSA, Vol XVI, November 2003.
“Case Project Enactment Compentencies: Individual and Team-Building Strategies,” International Perspectives on Business Communication: From Past Approaches to Future Trends. Poncini, Gina, and Satzger, Axel (eds), 2002.
“Syncopated Acts: Dramatic Character and Structure in Pirandello, the Futurists, and i grotteschi,” PSA, Vol XV, 2002.
“The Electronic Internship Advisor: The Case for Asynchronous Communication,” Business Communication Quarterly, Vol 63, No. 1, March 2000, pp. 101-110.
“Reenvisioning Pirandello for the Contemporary Stage: Critical and Directorial Interventions,” PSA, Vol XIII, 1998, pp. 60-76.
“Grotesque Innamorata: The Transforming Object of Desire in Pirandello and His Contemporaries,” Pirandello Studies, Vol 17, 1997, pp. 5-33.
“I libri in maschera: Luigi Pirandello e le biblioteche, Exhibition and Catalogue,” Forum Italicum, Vol 31, No. 1, Spring, 1997, pp. 167-179.
“Pirandello e i collaboratori per un film dei Sei personaggi: ‘il buon Lantz’ e il ‘leggero Colin’,” in Pirandello e la sua opera, ed. Enzo Lauretta. Palermo: Palumbo, 1997, pp. 201-209.
“Eduardo DeFilippo’s Napoli milionaria,” American Theatre, March 1995, pp. 6-7.
“Eduardo and the Dialect Theatre of Naples,” Offstage Perspective, December, 1994, pp. 3-4.
“Rituals of Cooking and Eating in Saturday, Sunday, Monday,” Offstage Perspective, December, 1994, pp. 8-9.
Entries on F.T. Marinetti, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Luigi Pirandello and Luca Ronconi in Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by John W. Frick and Stephen Vallillo, Greenwood Press, l994.
“London: Treadwell, Churchill, Berkoff, Mime,” Western European Stages, Spring, 1994
“Serreau’s Tuttosa e Chebestia at the Teatro di Genova,” Western European Stages, Vol. V, Fall, 1993, pp. 69-70.
“A Production History of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV” in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John L. DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 401-409.
“Alter Egos: Clowning and Enactment in Pirandello and Fo” in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John L. DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 283-295.
“Reluctant Pilgrim: Pirandello’s Journey Toward the Modern Stage,” in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John L. DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 47-56.
“Ambiguity in Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Gaspare Giudice, a translation, Theater Three, Fall, 1989, pp. 69-88 Reprinted in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, l991, pp. 167-184.
“Report from Italy,” Western European Stages, Vol. III, Spring, 1991, pp. 33-34.
“Pirandello per il pubblico americano. Traduzioni e riadattamenti dei Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore,” Rivista di Studi pirandelliani, 5, VIII, December, 1990, pp. 59-70.
“Dario Fo Directs Moliere at the Comedie Francais,” Western European Stages, Vol. II, Fall, 1990, pp. 27-30.
“New Productions in Italy by Ronconi, Fo, and Rame,” Western European Stages, Vol II, Spring, 1990, pp. 49-51.