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Enrica Maria Ferrara

Teaching Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

After completing my PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Reading in 2007, I joined Trinity College Dublin as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Irish Research Council and I continued working for the Italian department ever since, except for a short break, from 2018 to 2020, when I was employed at University College Dublin as an Assistant Professor of Italian. My main publications are on Italo Calvino, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elio Vittorini, the intersection of narrative and performance in 20th-century literature, the works of Elena Ferrante, and posthumanism in Italian literature and film. On these topics, I have published several peer-reviewed articles and chapters in collective volumes, in Italian and English. Among my book-length publications: Calvino e il teatro (Peter Lang, 2011); Il realismo teatrale nella narrativa del Novecento: Vittorini, Calvino, Pasolini (Firenze University Press, 2014); Staged Narratives/Narrative Stages, co-edited with Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin (Franco Cesati, 2017); and Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). With Stiliana Milkova, I have recently co-edited the special issue of the journal Reading in Translation titled “Reading Domenico Starnone” (2021).


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    Teaching fellow, Trinity College Dublin