Niamh S. R. Keenan (MA (Hons), MSc)

Thesis title: The Postcolonial Other in Italian Paraliterature: Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese and Emilio Salgari’s Sandokan

Research summary

Postcolonialism in paraliterature 

Project activity

SELCIE (Scotland’s Early Literature for Children Initiative) is a collaborative research project, founded by Valentina Bold and Sarah Dunnigan in 2016, dedicated to exploring Scotland’s forgotten history of children’s literature. For this project, I was one of the curators of the Growing Up With Books Exhibition for the Museum of Childhood and I read extracts from the collection at the Edinburgh International Book Festival .


Past project grants

Il Circolo Scholarship 2018 for research at the Central National Library of Florence
Scottish-Italian Scholarship (2015-16) during Erasmus exchange at Bologna University

Conference details

Italian Studies Biennial Conference 2019 


Edinburgh Team for the Italian Studies Biennial Conference 2019 


Conference chair for the Postcolonial Paraliterature panel the Italian Studies Biennial Conference 2019