I joined Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures in September 2014 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Italian. I teach Italian language at all levels, as well as seminars on Italian literature and history at undergraduate level.
I am also undertaking full-time doctoral research under the supervision of Dr Laura Rorato (University of Hull) and Dr Gillian Jein (Bangor University). My PhD thesis explores the ways in which contemporary literary fiction challenges and subverts neoliberal ideology and its social effects on leisure, work and landscape.
I hold an MA in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures and Linguistics (2013) and a BA in Arts (2011) from the University of Bologna, Italy.
I am Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I am currently the PhD representative for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
LZI 1003/LZI 1004 Italian for Beginners (Module convenor) [Integrated teaching]
LZI 2020/2040 Italian Language 1 [Writing and Conversation skills]
LZI 3030/3040 Italian Language 2 [Writing and Conversation skills]
LXI 2010 Making of the Italian Nation
Languages for All Beginners Italian
Languages for All Intermediate Italian
PGCertHE Stage 1
My research interests include the following:
- Literary representations of liminal spaces, non-places and heterotopic spaces
- Deviant and extreme leisure practices in capitalist societies
- Contemporary forms of carnivalesque and subversive practices
- In-between identities and issues of marginality
- Contemporary Italian, British and American prose fiction
- Postmodern fiction
- Bangor University, Carnivalesque Against Capital, School of Modern Languages Postgraduate Showcase, May 2017
- University of Leeds, “Sepeloni, Pelicanti, Rospiglioso”: Deviance, Irrationality and Carnivalesque in the Post-Capitalist Worlds of Giampaolo Rugarli, Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Colloquium, December 2016
- University of Bristol, “La bellezza del male”: Boredom, Folly and the Carnival of Death in Giampaolo Rugarli’s Manuale di solitudine, Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) Postgraduate Summer School, June 2016