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Erica Bellia


Between Literature and Industry. Representations of the intellectual from Metello to Petrolio

Prof Robert Gordon

Mara Josi


16th October 1943: literature, history and memory

Prof Robert Gordon

Serena Laiena


Giovan Battista Andreini (1576-1654) on Stage: Between Language and Intertextuality

Prof Helena Sanson

Nicole Maniero


Objects and Object Fetishism in Italian Short Stories, 1930 – 1959

Dr Pierpaolo Antonello

Valentina Mele


Guido Cavalcanti, Rime. A study on textual subjectivity.

Dr Heather Webb

Ryan Pepin


Dante, Liturgy, Lyric, and Performance

Dr Heather Webb

Eleonora Serra


Linguistic prestige in early modern Italy

Prof Helena Sanson

Anna Wagner


Margherita Costa: A 'Virtuosa' on the Literary Stage of the Seicento

Prof Helena Sanson

Alessia Carrai


Uncovering classical mythology in Dante's Earthly Paradise

Dr Heather Webb

Aistė Kiltinavičiūtė


Quanto natura a sentir ti dispuose’: Dante and the Senses of Personhood 

Dr Heather Webb

Michele Maiolani


'The Role of the Anthropological Method in Italian Literature (1970-1985): Italo Calvino, Primo Levi and Gianni Celati

Prof Robert Gordon

Elena Emma Sottilotta

St Catharine's

Femininity, Storytelling and Insular identity: A Comparative Study of European Women Writers' Folkloric Imagination (1870-1920)

Prof Helena Sanson

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We are happy to announce a call for papers for the upcoming conference, "Women in Sardinia: Creativity and Self-Expression", set for 25-26 June 2020.

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