Laurea Ling. Lett. Stran. Mod. (Università Bologna, Italy)
M.A., Ph.D. (Hull, UK)
Cassamarca Lecturer in Italian Studies
Co-ordinator of Italian Studies Major
I have joined Monash University in 2011 after having taught in UK at the University of St Andrews and previously at the University of Bristol.
I specialise in modern and contemporary literature and culture with emphasis on women writers, cinema, gender theories. My current research interests include cultural representations of space, food studies in relation to cinema and literature, Fascism, 19th century travel writing.
At Monash I co-ordinate and teach a variety of culture and language courses at all levels. In particular I teach the Proficient units, the electives ‘Italy on Film’, ‘Writing Lives’ and ‘From Realism’ to Modernism’, but I also teach on the culture component of the beginners level, on the School elective ‘Tales of Origins and Transgression. I co-ordinate all the intensive language units at the Monash Prato Centre (Italy), and there I also teach the intermediate units and the elective ‘The Italian City’.
Since 2012 I have organised a series of research seminars (RISM) which aims at bringing together all the academics working in Italian Studies in Melbourne and at promoting research in Italian Studies among the general public.