Dr Samuele Grassi


I have cooperated for the teaching modules for the Study Abroad Program at Monash Prato Centre since 2010.

My research interests include queer and cultural studies and, recently, the connections of queer ethics and poststructuralist anarchism/postanarchism and their possible application to the study of drama in a globalised Europe and, in particular, in Britain and Ireland.

My previous research focused mainly on AIDS, the relationship between cinema and literature, and Irish Literature. As Member of the Editorial Board of Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies (Editor: Dr. Fiorenzo Fantaccini), I also contribute to the reviews section of the journal.


  • Ph. D. (Anglo-Irish Drama) Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Comparate, Università degli studi di Firenze (Italy)
  • Laurea Specialistica in teoria e pratica della traduzione letteraria, Università degli studi di Firenze (Italy)

Research Interests

Gender & queer studies, theatre & performance studies, postcolonial literatures, Italian contemporary theatre.



  • (forthcoming) Anarchismo queer: una introduzione, Pisa: ETS
  • Looking Through Gender: Post-1980 British and Irish Drama, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011
  • L’Apocalisse e la peste dei gay. L’AIDS come metanarrativa nella letteratura anglo-americana, Milano, IT: Il dito e la luna, 2007.

Journal Articles

  • with F. Fantaccini, “Emma in Borderlands: Q&A with Emma Donohue”, Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, 1, 2011
  • “Fathers in a Coma: Father-Son Relationships in Neil Jordan’s Fiction”, Estudios Irlandeses, 3, 2008, pp. 101-12.

Books Chapters

  • (Forthcoming) “From printed page to picture: Neil Jordan’s screenwriting” (provisional title), inScreening Cultural Diversity, edited by Renée Dickason and Rüdiger Ahrens, Frankfurt: Peter Lang
  • “Meeting Nina Rapi: Towards a Butch-Butch Aesthetic”, in Queer Crossings: Theories, Bodies, Texts, edited by Silvia Antosa, Milano/Udine: Mimesis Edizioni, 2011.
  • “Gender as performance in the works of Glasshouse productions, Dublin”, in Deviant Acts: Essays on Queer Performance, edited by David Cregan, Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2009, pp. 133-50
  • ‘“Ghosts” of the Nation: Rappresentazioni dell’Irishness nell’opera di Neil Jordan’, in Saggi di anglistica e americanistica. Ricerche in corso, a cura di Ornella De Zordo, Firenze, IT: Firenze University Press, 2009, pp. 95-172.


  • R. Brown’s I doni del corpo (novel)[The Gifts of the Body (1994)], Milano, IT: Il dito e la luna, 2006
  • C. Hemmings’s “Rappresentare la bisessualità” (essay) [“Representing Bisexuality”], in Forme della diversità: Genere, precarietà e intercultura, a cura di Clotilde Barbarulli e Liana Borghi, Cagliari, IT: Cooperativa Editrice Universitaria, 2006.