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Enrica Maria Ferrara

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin

Before joining UCD as an Assistant Professor of Italian in 2018, I worked as a researcher and a lecturer of Italian Culture in Trinity College Dublin from 2008. After completing my AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Reading in 2007, I was awarded a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship of the Irish Research Council for a project on the intersection of performance and narrative in Twentieth-century Italian literature, which I carried out at Trinity College Dublin from 2008 to 2011. During these years, I published two monographs on internationally acclaimed Twentieth-century author Italo Calvino. A third monograph exploring theatrical realism in the work of Italo Calvino, Pierpaolo Pasolini and Elio Vittorini was published in 2014, when I was Visiting Research Fellow and then Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Italian in Trinity College. My latest volumes are a collection of essays on the interaction between page and stage (co-edited with Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin) "Staged Narratives /Narrative Stages" (Florence: Franco Cesati, 2017) and the edited volume "Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer / Assistant Professor, University College Dublin
  • 2017–2018
    Teaching Fellow, Trinity College Dublin