My primary interest is modern and contemporary Italian poetry, with a focus on experimental forms and women’s production. My intermedia research dialogues with many disciplines, including but not limited to translation, sexuality and gender studies, queer theory, performance studies, digital culture.
I am a Junior Researcher (FCT) at the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the Universidade de Lisboa.
In my research, I explore the interplay between tradition and experimentalism in its forms, expressions, languages, and codes, with a focus on the socio-political implication behind women!s production of verbivocovisual poetry.
I hold a PhD in Italian Literature from the University of Oxford (2019), where I investigated genre revision and women authorship in 20th century Italy through an in-depth analysis of the literary mechanism adopted by Amelia Rosselli and Patrizia Vicinelli’s intentional epic genre deconstruction.
For my Doctoral thesis, I have explored the secular exclusion of women from the literary canon, and in particular the implicit separation in between epic and lyric. My major areas of interest related to this project are women’s history, feminist theory, along with psychoanalysis and the discussion around the concept of Subjectivity. In particular, the relevance of the political concept of testimony and representation of reality in a socio-cultural context that marginalises women’s experiences.
You can find out more about my research on my Academia.