Emanuela Patti

Lecturer in Italian

Background

Emanuela Patti is Lecturer in Italian. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from UCL and a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Birmingham. After her doctoral studies, she was Senior Research Fellow for the collaborative AHRC-funded research project 'Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: interart/intermedia'. Before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2021, she held teaching appointments in Italian language and culture at the University of Exeter, University of Wales, University of Cagliari, University of Birmingham and Royal Holloway.  She was also Senior Lecturer in Italian and Director of the IMLR, School of Advanced Study, from 2013 to 2014.

Emanuela is a scholar of Italian literature and culture. A significant part of her research focuses on the circulation of themes, stories, and characters across arts and media from the Middle Ages to the present. She is particularly interested in phenomena of reception, appropriation, representation, fictionalisation across time and cultures. Her methodology thus draws upon theories of intermediality and  transmediality which she has contributed to develop. She has also contributed to the field of digital humanities, with a special focus on digital methods in teaching and research.

She has published widely on experimental literature and how stories travel across arts and digital media, including the monograph 'Opera aperta. Italian electronic literature from the 1960s to the present' (Peter Lang, 2022), two special issues 'Experimental narratives: from the novel to digital storytelling' (Comparative Critical Studies, 2016) and 'Reading practices in experimental narratives: a comparative perspective across cultures' (Romance Studies, 2016), and the co-edited volume 'Transmedia. Storia, memoria e narrazioni attraverso i media' (Mimesis, 2014).

She has also published extensively on Pier Paolo Pasolini, with a special focus on his reception of Dante and medieval culture, including the monograph 'Pasolini after Dante. The Divine Mimesis and the politics of representation' (Legenda, 2016) and the edited volume 'La nuova gioventù? Saggi sull'eredità intellettuale di Pier Paolo Pasolini' (Joker, 2009).

 

 

Qualifications

MA Comparative Literature (UCL); PhD Italian Studies (University of Birmingham)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Appointments and research attachments

  • Honorary Research Associate, Royal Holloway, University of London (2019-2022)

Membership of learned societies

  • Member of the Executive Committee (Digital Strategy Portfolio Holder), Society for Italian Studies, 2019-

External Examining and Invited Teaching

PhD theses examined:

  • Universidad de Chile, 2021, Viva, PhD programme

Invited teaching:

  • Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini, Summer School "Pasolini e la cultura medievale" (2021)
  • Università Roma Tre, Summer School "Transmissioni" (2021)
  • Trinity College Dublin, Summer School "Interdisciplinary Italy" (2018)

Undergraduate teaching

  • The "other" in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Y1 module (Cultural Studies)
  • Italian Literature: Texts in Context, Y2 (Course coordinator)
  • Leopardi, Y2 module, sem 2,  (Italian Literature: Texts in Context)
  • Italian Language Tutorials, Y1, Y2
  • Italian Language Paper 1, Y4 (Course coordinator)
  • Decentering Italian Medieval and Renaissance Culture, Italian 4 Honours, Full Semester Option

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Research summary

THE RECEPTION OF ITALIAN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CULTURE: Emanuela's research focuses on the intersections between medieval/Renaissance and modern culture, with a special focus on the question of “otherness”.  She has worked primarily on the reception of Dante in modern Italian culture (literature, cinema, visual and performing arts), concentrating on the “questione della lingua”, forms of realism, representation of “Inferno” across time periods and cultures, as well as broader critical questions on the adaptation of classics and intermedia theory and practice.

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN CULTURE: Emanuela has published extensively on modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture, especially Pasolini and the New-Avant-Garde, Eco and Calvino, and Italian electronic literature.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL CULTURE: Emanuela has an expertise in popular culture in the digital age, digital literature and poetry, digital methods in research and teaching.

Her first book, "Pasolini after Dante. The Divine Mimesis and The Politics of Representation" (Routledge, 2016) received excellent reviews in top-rated journals, such as Rivista di Studi Danteschi, Allegoria, Gramsciana, Annali di Italianistica, Deutsches Dante-Jahrbuch, Caracteres, Studi Pasoliniani, and it was long-listed for the Gadda Prize. 

Her second monograph, "Opera aperta. Italian electronic literature from the 1960s to the present" (Peter Lang, 2022) is the first comprehensive history of the experimentation across literary forms and new media from the 1960s to our days.

She has given lectures and keynote speeches internationally, including at Oxford University, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, UCL, University of Birmingham, Brown University, University of Bergen, University of Leeds, John Cabot University.

Awards and Honours

  • AHRC Senior Research Fellowship, 2015-2018
  • Honorary Research Fellowship, Italian Studies, University of Birmingham, 2014-2015
  • Institute Fellowship, IMLR, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2014-15
  • Visiting Professorship and Fellowship, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, UOC, 2010-11
  • AHRC Doctoral Award, £ 6,000 (2005)
  • PhD School of Humanities scholarship, University of Birmingham, 3 years tuition, 2003-2005
  • ISEP Fellowship, University of Exeter, UK/University of Urbino, Italy, accommodation and stipend (1999-2000)

Current research interests

*Identity and difference in Medieval and Renaissance Italy; * Modern and contemporary Italian culture; * Digital Humanities/Digital Culture; * Experimental literature (including electronic literature);

Past research interests

Emanuela's past research interests have informed two main projects: 1. Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: interart/intermedia (2015-2020) [PI, Clodagh Brook and Giuliana Pieri; Co-I, Florian Mussgnug]. The project established a theoretical framework for interartistic creativity and has traced the work of 20th and 21st Century Italian artists across a variety of media. As Senior Research Fellow of the project, Emanuela has especially investigated the intersection between literary forms and electronic media from the 1960s to our age. More specifically, she has significantly contributed to the discussion in the following areas: a) transmedia storytelling, looking at how Italian literary stories and themes have travelled across digital media in the 21st century - see 'Transmedia. Storia, memoria e narrazioni attraverso i media', co-edited with Clodagh Brook (Mimesis, 2014); b) forms of experimentation across literary forms and new media - see 'Reading practices in experimental narratives' (Journal of Romance Studies) and 'Experimental Narratives: From the Novel to Digital Storytelling’ (Comparative Critical Studies), the article, co-written with Giuliana Pieri, 'Technological Poetry : Interconnections between Impegno, Media and Gender in Gruppo 70 (1963–1968) (Italian Studies); c) the transformation of popular culture in the digital age - see the chapter 'Popular culture in the digital age' (2020); d) the history of Italian electronic literature the 1960s to our days - see the forthcoming monograph 'Opera aperta. Italian electronic literature from the 1960s to our days' (Peter Lang, 2022). 2. Dante in modern Italian culture (2009-2016) Her Ph.D. thesis, later published in her first monograph, 'Pasolini After Dante. The ‘Divine Mimesis’ and The Politics of Representation' (2016), is a comparative study on two great figures of Italian culture, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975). She examines Pasolini’s appropriation of Dante’s realism and how this relates to postwar Italian debates on the ‘questione della lingua’ (the linguistic question, i.e. what is national language?), the ‘national-popular’ (Gramsci), literary experimentalism, and intermediality. Key research questions of this project are the appropriation of classics and the crucial role played by critical interpretations, the representation of the ‘other’ and the convergence of styles and artistic media in Pasolini’s representations.She demonstrates how Pasolini’s rewriting of Dante’s Comedia, La Divina Mimesis, is just an outward sign of a sustained dialogue with Dante on representation started in the early 1950s.

Knowledge exchange

1. Digital methods in Modern Languages

Transcultural and translingual approaches to digital study, Theme Group, Disrupting Digital Monolingualism, 16-17 June 2020

Digital culture studies in Modern Languages (with Giuliana Pieri), Royal Holloway, University of London, 15 February 2019 (report)

2. Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: interart/intermedia

Postgraduate and postdoctoral traning: I have designed and taught a series of postgraduate research training workshops in interart/intermedia methodologies at Royal Holloway which I co-organised and taught the first Interdisciplinary Italy Summer School at Trinity College Dublin on 29-30 June 2018 (description and final programme).

Collaboration with artists, museums, libraries:  in my individual project I have established partnerships with a number of artists, archives, journals, and libraries, including Studio Azzurro (Milan), Casa Totiana (Rome), Archivio Luciano Caruso (Florence), Instituto Nazionale di Grafica, GNAM library, Alfabeta2.

3. Pasolini and Dante

Postgraduate training, collaboration with schools, and public conferences:

Lecture at the Summer School 'Pier Paolo Pasolini and Medieval Culture' (September 2021)

Lecture at the secondary school 'Matilde di Canossa', Reggio Emilia, Italy (“Il realismo dantesco e la sperimentazione linguistica di Pier Paolo Pasolini”.

La nuova gioventù? The intellectual legacy of Pier Paolo Pasolini 30 years on (with Laurence Hooper), International Conference, Centre for Research in Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (CRAASH), Cambridge, UK, 4-5 November 2005

Trent’anni senza Pasolini, Festival, Cagliari, Italy, 2-20 November 2005 (final programme in e-zine)

L’imperativo dell’espressività: Pasolini sperimentatore di linguaggi, Conference, Università di Cagliari, Italy, 10 November 2005

 

Current project grants

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH Research Workshops Grant (2022-2023) - "David Rizzio: An Italian at the Scottish Court"
This project will explore the multifaceted figure of David Rizzio (1533-1566), also known as Davide Riccio, a key Italian figure in Scottish history and culture. In his late twenties, Rizzio came to Scotland as a member of a diplomatic mission from Savoy in 1561, and stayed at the Scottish Court, first as a musician, then as Mary Queen of Scots’ confidante and private secretary. He was murdered at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh by a group of Protestant lords including the Queen's husband, Lord Darnley. As a Catholic with strong relations with Papacy, Rizzio played a significant role in the scenario of religious conflicts which marked the Scottish Reformation. These reasons, together with the close relationship with Mary Queen of Scots, have made him a highly romanticised historical character, represented in the arts (painting, cinema, literature, theatre, music) for centuries.

Past project grants

AHRC-funded 'Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: interact/intermedia' (http://www.interdisciplinaryitaly.org)

Invited speaker

Keynote speeches

“Pasolini’s Intermediality. Creative Interventions Across Arts and Media”, International Conference, Metaphor, Spatiality, Discourse, Ovidius University of Costanta, 12-13 July 2019

“The Politics of Art/The Art of Politics: 1968 in Italian Neo-Avant-Garde Reviews”, International conference 1968 in reviews, University of Birmingham, 23 April 2018

“On interconnections. Pasolini after Dante: the ‘Divine Mimesis’ and the politics of representation”, International conference ‘L’ombra sua torna’: Dante, the twentieth century and beyond, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds, 24March 2017

“Experiment now. La letteratura italiana contemporanea nella prospettiva postmediale”, international conference Incroci/Crossings, University of Bergen, 4-6 November 2015

Invited Lectures

"Digital Literacy and Modern Languages. How to make a digital video", IIC Dublin, 12 March 2022

“Protest in print. 1968 in reviews”, University of Birmingham, 16 September 2019 [website]

“Pasolini After Dante. The ‘Divine Mimesis’ and the politics of representation”, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, 9 March 2019 [video]

“OPERA APERTA. The Italian arts and the digital”, Charles Colver Lectureship, Brown University, 1 March 2019

“Cultura alta e cultura bassa. L’impegno come pratica interlinguistica, intermediale, interdiscorsiva”, Summer School Pier Paolo Pasolini e l’impegno nella cultura italiana del suo tempo, Casarsa della Delizia, 14-15 September 2018

“Performing Italian authorship in the digital age: plural identities and hybrid genres”, international symposium Multilingual Digital Authorship, Lancaster University, 8-9 March 2018

“Gender politics and gendering politics: visual poetry and Italian neo-avant-garde”, with Prof. Giuliana Pieri, creative workshop Donna/Frau/Femme/Mujer: women artists and activists, Royal Holloway, 2 March 2018.

“L’ossessione dell’identità e la sua frantumazione: fluidità di genere e libertà d’essere in Petrolio”, international conference Petrolio, 25 anni dopo, Université Paris-Sorbonne, 5 October 2017

“Digital Cultures and Modern Languages: Understanding Intermediality in The Digital Age”, international workshop Mapping Multilingualism and Digital Cultures, King’s College, 22 June 2017

“Pasolini after Dante”, research seminar series, University of Leicester, 7 December 2016

“Pasolini after Dante”, research seminar series, UCL, 19 October 2016

“Pasolini after Dante”, research seminar series, University of Oxford, 10 February 2016

“Pasolini after Dante”, research seminar series, University of Birmingham, 19 January 2016

“La fortuna critica di Pasolini nel Regno Unito”, international conference La fortuna critica di Pasolini, Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini Casarsa della Delizia, Casarsa, Italy, 29-30 October 2015

“Literary experimentalism in the digital age”, international symposium The Mechanic Reader. Digital methods for literary criticism, Centre for Comparative Studies, University of Siena, Certosa di Pontignano, 12-13 June 2015

“Pasolini, Dante and Gramsci”, public talk at Bridport, 18 February 2015

“Transmedia. History, memory and storytelling across media”, Centre for Media History, public talks series, University of Bournemouth, 16 February 2015

“Pasolini, Auerbach and the utopia of mimesis”, one-day symposium Crossing Borders: Pasolini and Marginality, Italian Cultural Institute, London, 31 October 2014

“Italian literature across borders: from Pasolini to transmedia storytelling”, director’s seminars, IMLR, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 6 November 2013

“Interdisciplinarità e cultura convergente in Italia: letteratura, arti e nuovi media nell’era della riproducibilità digitale”, international workshop, Interdisciplinarità contemporanea italiana nell’era di Internet, as part of the AHRC-funded Network Project Interdisciplinary Italy. 1900-2015: music, art, text. Università di Roma 3, 22 April 2013

“Pasolini and the media”, graduate seminar, Italian Department, University of Cambridge, 31 January 2012

“Launch of the International Journal of McLuhan Studies”, international conference Come usare McLuhan nell’epoca delle reti, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze Sociali dell’Università del Salento, Lecce, Convitto Palmieri, 14-15 December 2011

“The Gutenberg Galaxy in the era of convergence culture", graduate seminar, IN3, Barcelona, November 2011

“Dantean Postrealism in Pasolini”, international conference Corpus XXX. Pasolini, Petrolio, Salò, Department of Italian, University of Edinburgh/Italian Cultural Institute, UK, 12 May 2011

“Pasolini, i media e la politica”, series of talks Attraverso Pasolini, organized by Silvia De Laude and Alberto Saibene, (other guests of previous appointments: Walter Siti, Nico Naldini, Marco Belpoliti), Libreria Utopia, Milano, Italy, 1 April 2011

“Post-realtà e rete nella letteratura italiana contemporanea”, undergraduate seminar, Laboratorio di Scrittura Filosofica, University of Milan, Italy, 31 March 2011

“Noi siamo in un sogno dentro un sogno: l’illusione della realtà nella rappresentazione cinematografica”, conference Epistemologia e fisiologia del cinema, University of Pisa, Italy, 11 March 2011

“Riconoscere il pensiero critico di McLuhan”, roundtable McLuhan, 100 anni dopo, Casa della cultura, Milano, 14 December 2011

“Noi siamo in un sogno dentro un sogno’: the illusion of reality in film representation”, international conference Always Already New, NABA, Milan, Italy, 15-18 December 2011

“We are a dream in a dream: the illusion of reality in film narratives”, graduate seminar, IN3, Barcelona, December 2010

“Nuova narrativa e social media: forme ibride di narrazione tra realtà finzionale e finzione reale”, roundtable Poesia, canzone, racconto: generi, forme, linguaggi, University of Cagliari, Italy, 22 April 2010   

“Realismo e mimesis in Pasolini”, roundtable Una disperata vitalità. Pasolini trent’anni dopo (1975-2005), Aula Magna Istituto Statale d’Arte, Chiavari (GE), Italy, 29 September 2005

Organiser

CONFERENCES AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

1. Digital culture studies in Modern Languages (with Giuliana Pieri), INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Royal Holloway, University of London, 15 February 2019 (report)

2. 1st Interdisciplinary Italy Summer School (with Clodagh Brook), SUMMER SCHOOL, Trinity College Dublin, 29-30 June 2018 (description and final programme)

3. Experimental narratives: from the novel to digital storytelling (with Jordana Blejmar, Sam Merrill and Godela Weiss-Sussex), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, IMLR, Senate House, London, 26-27 February 2015 (final programme)

4. Memories of the future (with Deborah Jaffe, Katia Pizzi and Stephen Wilson), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, UAL Chelsea/IMLR, Senate House, London, 2-3 May 2014 (descrition and final programme)

5. La nuova gioventù? The intellectual legacy of Pier Paolo Pasolini 30 years on (with Laurence Hooper), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Centre for Research in Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (CRAASH), Cambridge, UK, 4-5 November 2005

6. Trent’anni senza Pasolini, FESTIVAL, Cagliari, Italy, 2-20 November 2005 (final programme in e-zine)

7. L’imperativo dell’espressività: Pasolini sperimentatore di linguaggi, CONFERENCE, Università di Cagliari, Italy, 10 November 2005

SEMINARS, ROUNDTABLES, PANELS, THEME GROUPS

1. Pasolini and the classics, an event series on Pasolini's 100th anniversary, 17 March - 2 November 2022 [http://italianstudies.org.uk/2022/03/08/pasolini-100-in-edinburgh/]

2. Transcultural and translingual approaches to digital study, Theme Group, Disrupting Digital Monolingualism, 16-17 June 2020

3. Intermedial cultural icons, Panel at the conference Interart/Intermedia Experimentation in Italy Through the Ages, Royal Holloway, 12-13 April 2019

4. Italy’s expanded cinema: cinema and the electronic arts, Panel at the JCMS conference, Rome, 9-10 June 2017

5.Individual turns and aesthetic debates, Panel at the conference Milan, crossroad of cultures, Milan, 22-23 September 2016

6. Literary experimentalism? From the literary heritage to digital storytelling, Panel at the Biennial conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Oxford, 28-30 September 2015, with Florian Mussgnug (UCL) and Raffaele Donnarumma (Siena)

7. IMLR Seminar in Italian Studies ‘Apocalittici ed integrati. Italian intellectuals and new technologies’, with Florian Mussgnug (UCL), Charlotte Ross (Birmingham) and Pierpaolo Antonello (Cambridge), 1 May 2014

8. IMLR Seminar in Italian Studies ‘Agamben, trauma and post-capitalist scenarios (Italian Philosophy Seminar Series)’, with Fabio Vighi (Cardiff), 7 April 2014

9. Amor che move by Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford) in conversation with Robert Gordon (Cambridge), Elena Lombardi (Oxford) and Emanuele Trevi (writer), Senate House, London, Senate House, London, 17 March 2014

10. IMLR Seminar in Italian Studies, ‘Practising theory: the friction between critical theory and writing novels’ with Enrico Palandri (UCL) and Nicola Gardini (Oxford), 7 March 2014

11. Storia umana e inumana by Giorgio Pressburger with Laura Lepschy (UCL), Emma Bond (St.Andrews) and Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford), Senate House, London 25 November 2013

12. Ending terrorism in Italy. Extremism and democracy by Philip Cooke and Anna Cento Bull, with John Foot (Bristol University), Benedetta Tobagi (UCL) and Ilaria Favretto (Kingston), Senate House, London, 10 October 2013

13. Italian transmedia culture: stories and storytelling across media, Panel at the Biennial conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Durham, 9-11 July 2013

14. Literature and transmediality (with Florian Mussgnug), One-day Symposium at the Centre for Intercultural Studies, University College London, UK, 25 May 2012

Pasolini, tra identità e omologazione, interview with Goffredo Fofi, 9 November 2005

Papers delivered

"Balestrini cibernetico", Mille Nanni, Casa Morra, Naples, 3rd July 2022

"Opera aperta. Italian electronic literature from the 1960s to the present", AAIS conference, Bologna, 30 May 2022

"Intermediality", DELC Research Seminars Series, 10 February 2022

“Italian Studies and the Digital. How digital technologies are transforming our discipline”, SIS Biennial Conference of Italian Studies, University of Edinburgh, 26-28 June 2019

“Beyond computer screens. Projecting electronic images in public spaces”, JICMS Conference, American University in Rome, 14-15 June 2019

“Opera aperta. Italian Arts and the Digital”, Interart/Intermedia Experimentation in Italy Through the Ages, 12-13 April 2019

“Creative interventions in the digital space. Explorations in intermedia criticism”, PressPlay2019, British School at Rome, 28-29 March 2019

“Le riviste neoavanguardistiche degli anni Sessanta e Settanta in realtà aumentata”, Il gesto poetico. Nuove prospettive di ricerca sull’arte verbovisuale, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 8 February 2019

“The Italian Digital Avantgarde”, Panel on Interdisciplinary Italy: interart/intermedia, AAIS Conference, Sorrento, 14-17 June 2018

“Italy’s expanded cinema in practice: Gianni Toti and Studio Azzurro”, JCMS Conference Innovations and tensions, Italian cinema and media in a global world, Rome, 9-10 June 2017

“Literary experimentalism? From the literary heritage to digital storytelling”, SIS Biennial Conference of Italian Studies, Oxford, 28-30 September 2016

“Dopo il futuro: impegno ed immaginario politico nell’epoca del post-capitalismo”, Compalit Conference L’immaginario politico: impegno, resistenza e ideologia, Bologna, Italy, 17-19 December 2014

“Il romanzo nella Galassia Internet”, SIS Biennal Conference of Italian Studies, Durham, UK, 7-11 July 2013

“Literature and transmediality”, one-day symposium Literature and Transmediality, UCL, London, 25 May 2012

“The Gutenberg Galaxy in the Era of Convergence Culture” (with Matteo Ciastellardi), international conference Then, Now, Next. McLuhan 100, McLuhan Programme in Culture and Technology, Toronto, Canada, 7-10 November 2011

“Interview with the philosopher Massimo Cacciari, public event at the RENA Summer School on Buongoverno e cittadinanza responsabile, Matera, 31 August 2011

“Lingua letteraria e lingua reale nell’opera di Salvatore Niffoi”, AIPI Conference, University of Cagliari, Italy, 25-28 August 2010

“The other side of reality in Pasolini and Fassbinder”, International Conference Pasolini and Fassbinder between utopia and nihilism, Department of European Studies of the University of Cardiff, UK, 25-26 April 2009

“Petrolio, a model of UNO in Giuseppe Genna’s Italia De Profundis”, SIS Biennal conference, University of London, Royal Holloway, UK, 16-19 April 2009

“Da mimesis ad allegoria: ‘postrealismo’ dantesco nell’opera pasoliniana” International conference Allegory in theory and practice, Department of Italian Studies of the University of Toronto and the Dipartimento di Filologia e Critica della Letteratura of the University of Siena, University of Toronto, Canada, 17-19 October 2008

“Un documento del passaggio del pensiero: La Divina Mimesis di Pier Paolo Pasolini”, AAIS/AITI conference, Taormina, 22-25 May 2008

“Petrolio, scrittura della differenza. Memoria, storia, identità alla deriva”, AIPI conference, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 23-27 August 2006

“Mimesis. La volontà di Pasolini a essere poeta”, AAIS/AITI conference, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy, 25-28 May 2006

“A poetic idea: Pasolini’s project for a film about Saint Paul”, International Conference La meglio gioventù? The intellectual legacy of Pier Paolo Pasolini 30 years on, Centre for Research in Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (CRAASH), Cambridge, UK, 4-5 November 2005

“Il San Paolo di Pasolini: da ‘idea poetica’ a ‘film teologico”, SIS PG Colloquium, University of Cambridge, 16-17 April 2005

“Dante as Pretext? The use of Allegory in Pasolini’s Petrolio”, international conference Dialogue with tradition. Contemporary writers and literary heritage, University of Warwick, UK, 5 February 2005

“Una commedia infernale. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma”, SIS PG Colloquium, University of Leicester, 5 June 2004

“Frammenti di un discorso infernale”, SIS PG Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, 24 May 2003

“L’erranza. La presenza tematica dell’esperienza erratica dantesca nell’opera di Tondelli”, seminar on Pier Vittorio Tondelli La scrittura e la memoria. Dieci anni dopo, Centro di documentazione P.V. Tondelli, Correggio (RE), Italy, 14-15 December 2001         

Authored books:

  1. OPERA APERTA. Italian Electronic Literature from the 1960s to the Present (Peter Lang/Italian Perspectives series, 2022)
  2. Pasolini after Dante: the “Divine Mimesis” and the politics of representation (Oxford: Routledge/Legenda, 2016), ISBN: 9781909662933

Edited books:

1. Transmedia. Storia, memoria e narrazioni attraverso i media, with Clodagh Brook (Milan: Mimesis, 2014), ISBN: 9788857526997

2. La nuova gioventù? Saggi sull’eredità intellettuale di Pier Paolo Pasolini (Novi Ligure: Joker, 2009), ISBN: 9788875362133

Edited journal issues:

1. Experimental narratives: from the novel to digital storytelling, Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Critical Studies (13.3: 2016)

2. Reading practices in experimental narratives: a comparative perspective from print to digital fiction in modern languages, Special Issue of the Journal of Romance Studies (16.1: 2016)

Journal articles:

  1. Pasolini e Dante. La Divina Mimesis e la poetica della rappresentazione dell'"altro", Engramma, 189, 2022 http://www.engramma.it/eOS/index.php?id_articolo=4414
  2. 'Umberto Eco’s Opera Aperta and the Birth of Italian Electronic Literature',  Modern Languages Open, (1), p.20. http://doi.org/10.3828/mlo.v0i0.381
  3. ‘Digital literacy and Modern Languages: How to make a digital video’, Modern Languages Open 2020.
  4. ‘Italian Studies and the digital: from umanistica digitale to digital culture studies’, with Guyda Armstrong, submitted to Italian Studies, Volume 75, Issue 2, (2020), 194-208
  5. ‘Digital Culture Studies and Modern Languages: National and Transnational Perspectives’, Explorations in Media Ecology, Volume 17, Number 3, (2018), 259-72
  6. ‘Technological poetry: interconnections between impegno, media and gender in Gruppo 70’, with Giuliana Pieri, Italian Studies, Volume 72, Issue 3 (2017), 323-37
  7. ‘Modern Languages and the digital: the shape of the discipline’, with Claire Taylor, Niamh Thornton et al., Modern Languages Open 2017, online
  8. ‘From page to screen/From screen to page: collaborative narratives in twentieth century Italian fiction: the Wu Ming case’, in Reading practices in experimental narratives: from print to digital, Special Issue of the Journal of Romance Studies 16:3: 2016, 39-61
  9. ‘Pasolini’s intermediality’, in ISLG Bulletin, ed. by Andrea Del Corno, 15: 2016, 45-54
  10. ‘La Divina Mimesis come progetto popolare-nazionale: Pasolini e il regresso nel parlante’, Pasolini entre régression et échec, edited by Paolo Desogus, Manuele Gragnolati, Davide Luglio, Cristoph Holzhey, Special Issue of LaRivista 4: 2016, online
  11. ‘Linking Venus. new technologies of memory and reconfiguration of space at the Warburg Library’, (with François Quiviger), Between. Rivista dell’associazione di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura, online, 8 (Autumn 2014)
  12. ‘Pasolini, intellettuale mimetico’, Studi Pasoliniani, 7 (Autumn 2013), 89-100
  13. ‘Forme di dantismo ed antipetrarchismo nella poetica pasoliniana degli anni ’40’, Letterature Straniere & (Quaderni della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell'Università di Cagliari), 13: Autumn 2011, Roma: Aracne editrice, 269-80
  14. ‘We are a dream in a dream: the illusion of reality in film representations’, in Always Already New, a special issue of Limina, 2: 2011, 303-10
  15. ‘Petrolio as a model of UNO in Giuseppe Genna’s Italia De Profundis’, Overcoming postmodernism: the debate on the New Italian Epic, Special Issue of the Journal of Romance Studies, 10: Spring 2010, 83-95
  16. ‘Pasolini’s La Divina Mimesis: frammenti di un discorso infernale’, Arachnofiles. A journal of European languages and cultures, 3: Spring 2004, online

Book chapters:

  1. ‘Popular culture in the digital age’, in Forty years of popular culture in Italy, edited by Enrico Minardi and Paolo Desogus (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), pp. 13-30.
  2. ‘L’ossessione dell’identità e la sua frantumazione. Fluidità di genere e libertà di essere in Petrolio, in Petrolio, 25 anni dopo, edited by Davide Luglio, Manuele Gragnolati and Carla Benedetti (Rome: Quodlibet, 2020), pp. 93-107.
  3. ‘Pasolini, artista intermedial, in Ficciones nómadas. Procesos de intermedialidad literaria y audiovisual, edited by José Antonio Pérez Bowie and Antonio Jesús Gil González (Madrid: Pigmalion, 2017), pp. 29-54.
  4. ‘Experiment Now. Lo sperimentalismo narrativo nell’era digitale’, in Incroci/Crossings, edited by Marco Gargiulo, (Roma: Aracne, 2017)
  5. ‘La ricezione critica di Pasolini nel Regno Unito’, in Pasolini, oggi. Fortuna internazionale e ricezione critica, edited by Angela Felice, Arturo Larcati e Antonio Tricomi, (Venezia: Marsilio, 2016), pp. 163-177.
  6. ‘L’ibridazione tra le arti nella prospettiva postmediale’, in Mondi altri. Processi di soggettivazione nell’era postumana a partire dal pensiero di Antonio Caronia, edited by Amos Bianchi and Giovanni Leghissa, (Milan: Mimesis, 2016), pp. 251-262
  7. ‘Letteratura oltre i confini del libro. Storie e narrazioni attraverso i media’, Lingua e cultura italiana nei mass media, edited by Marco Gargiulo, (Roma: Aracne, 2014), pp. 31-55
  8. ‘From Dantean realism to postrealism: La Divina Mimesis and the mimetic project’, in Corpus xxx: Pasolini, Petrolio, Salò, edited by Davide Messina, (Bologna: Clueb, 2012), pp. 109-33
  9. ‘Fictional reality and real fiction in Pasolini and Fassbinder’, in Pasolini and Fassbinder: the European legacy between utopia and nihilism, edited by F. Vighi and A.Nuss, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), pp. 37-48
  10. ‘Ideologia e linguaggio: Pasolini e Sanguineti a confronto sul realismo di Dante’, in La nuova gioventù? Saggi sull’eredità intellettuale di Pier Paolo Pasolini, edited by Emanuela Patti (Novi Ligure: Joker, 2009), pp. 88-105
  11. ‘Petrolio, scrittura della differenza: memoria, storia e identità alla deriva’, in Tempo e memoria nella lingua e letteratura italiana. Atti del XVII congresso A.I.P.I., Vol. III: Narrativa del Novecento e degli anni Duemila, (Bruxelles: Civiltà Italiana, 2009), pp. 201-11, online
  12. ‘Mimesis: Pasolini’s Will to be a Poet’, in Pier Paolo Pasolini, 30 years later, edited by Ben Lawton and Maura Bergonzoni, (Washington: New Academia Publishing, 2009), pp. 115-30
  13. ‘A poetic idea: (re)sacralising the wor(l)d. Pasolini’s project for a film about Saint Paul’, in Politics and culture in Post-War Italy, edited by Linda Risso (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Press, 2006), pp. 77-87

Book reviews:

  1. Review of Fernando Gonzalez Garcia, Pier Paolo Pasolini. Los Apuntes como forma poética, in Poetiche, 18, 45, 2: 2016, 422-26
  2. Review of Valentino Catricalà (ed.), Media art. Towards a New Definition of Arts in the Age of Technology, Interdisciplinary Italy blog
  3. Review of Massimo Riva, Pinocchio digitale. Postumanesimo e iper-romanzo, in Annali di Italianistica, 31: 2013, 582
  4. Review of Fabio Vighi, Sexual difference in European Cinema, in Between. Rivista dell’associazione di Teoria e Storia Comparata della Letteratura, 2: Spring 2011, online
  5. Review of Erminia Passannanti, Il corpo e il potere, in Allegoria, 52-53: Gennaio-Agosto 2006, 222.