Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
Office: Italian language teachers office - Room 336 (Thursdays)
Office Hours: by appointment
MA Foreign Languages for International Communication (Università degli Studi di Bergamo);
MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Mundus Masters Programme, University of Perpignan and University of Sheffield).
In my PhD project, charting an alternative history of postmodernism, I examine the tension between sexuality and literary texts in the narratives of J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, Philip Roth and Mario Vargas Llosa. In particular, using the Quixotic interplay between life and fiction as a theoretical framework, I focus on self-reflexivity as a means to explore how literary models rooted in our cultural memory affect our understanding of masculinity.
Comparative Literature; 20th and 21st century literature, Latin American literature, Italian Literature, European Modernism (Musil, Gombrowicz, Broch, Kafka), Postmodernism, Don Quixote, North-American Literature.