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Books and book chapters

  • 'A future without nostalgia. Remembering second-wave feminism in Mia madre femminista and Fra me e te.' In: P. Sambuco (ed.), Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (forthcoming).
  • 'Rebuilding the Body Politic in Post-earthquake Emilia Romagna.' In: S. Iovino, E. Past and E. Cesaretti (eds.), Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities, University of Virginia Press (forthcoming).
  • '"We are not heiresses." Generational memory, heritage and inheritance in contemporary Italian feminism.' In: M. Ayyash and R. Hadj-Moussa (eds.), Generations and Protests: Legacies, Emergences in the MENA region and the Mediterranean. Leiden: Brill (forthcoming).
  • Memory in a Mediated World: Remembrance and Reconstruction (co-edited with Christine Lohmeier and Christian Pentzold). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN 9781137470119.
  • 'Feminist impact: exploring the cultural memory of second-wave feminism in contemporary Italy.' In: A. Hajek, C. Lohmeier & C. Pentzold (eds.), Memory in a Mediated World: Remembrance and Reconstruction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 129-141.
  • 'Fatti, non parole: Le Donne Armate di Sergio Corbucci a confronto con il trauma degli anni di piombo.' In: M. Jansen & M. B. Urban (eds.), Televisionismo. Narrazioni Televisive Della Storia Italiana Negli Anni Della Seconda Repubblica. Venice: Edizioni Ca' Foscari, 2015: 123-134. ISBN 9788869690440.
  • 'Oral History' (with Angela Davis). In: J. D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Volume 17. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015: 284-290.
  • 'Memories on the Move: The Italian Student Movement of 1977 between Local, National and Global Memories of Protest.' In: M. Beyen & B. Deseure (eds.), Local Memories in a National and Globalizing World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 258-276. ISBN: 9781137469373.
  • 'Dalla piazza reale alla piazza virtuale: la storia del Settantasette in rete.' In: E. Patti & C. Brook (eds.),Transmedia: Storia, memoria e narrazioni attraverso i media. Milano-Udine: Mimesis Edizioni, 2014: 107-126. ISBN: 9788857526997.
  • Negotiating memories of protest in Western Europe. The case of Italy. ​Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN: 9781137263773.
  • 'Fragmented Identities: Transformations in the Italian Alternative Left-wing Milieu 1968-1977.' In: C. Baumann, S. Gehrig and N. Buechse (eds.), Linksalternative Milieus und Neue Soziale Bewegungen. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011: 107-130. ISBN: 978-3825357481.

    Edited journals and volumes

    • Guest editor special issue (with Silvia Casilio and Inge Lanslots): 'Il Sessantotto sullo schermo: memoria, generazione e identità.' Storia e problemi contemporanei, 66, 2014. Link
    • Guest editor special issue (with Daniele Salerno): 'Send in the clowns. Humor and power in Italian political, social and cultural life.' Incontri, Volume 29, Issue 2, 2014. Link
    • Guest editor special issue (with Chiara Bonfiglioli and Monica Jansen): 'Televisionism.' The Italianist - Film Issue, Volume 34, Issue 2, 2014. Link
    • Guest editor special issue: 'Challenging dominant discourses of the past: 1968 and the value of oral history.' Memory Studies, Volume 6, 1, 2013. Link

      Journal articles (peer reviewed)

      • 'Women's Studies 2.0. Italian Feminist Scholarship in the Digital Age.' Women's History Review, published online on 14 July 2016.
      • 'Il Sessantotto sullo schermo: memoria, generazione e identità' (editorial, with Silvia Casilio and Inge Lanslots). Storia e problemi contemporanei, n. 66, 2014, 5-27. Link
      • 'Defining female subjectivities in Italy: motherhood and abortion in the individual and collective memories of the 1970s women’s movement in Bologna.' Women's History Review, Volume 24, no. 4, 2014, 543-559. Link
      • 'Send in the clowns. Humor and power in Italian political, social and cultural life' (editorial, with Daniele Salerno). Incontri, Volume 29, Issue 2, 2014, 3-7. Link
      • 'Introduction: Television and the fictional rewriting of history in Italy's Second Republic' (editorial, with Chiara Bonfiglioli and Monica Jansen). The Italianist - Film Issue, Volume 34, Issue 2, 2014, 142-155. Link
      • 'Coming to terms with terrorism. Sergio Corbucci's Donne armate and the trauma of the anni di piombo.' The Italianist - Film Issue, Volume 34, 2014, 219-234. Link
      • 'Learning from L’Aquila. Grassroots mobilization in post-earthquake Emilia Romagna.' Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Volume 18, no. 5, 2013, 627-643. Link
      • ‘Facebook e l'"album di famiglia" del Bologna '77. La ricostruzione di una storia collettiva attraverso fotografia e social network.' Bollettino '900 [online], 2013, 1-2. Link
      • 'Challenging dominant discourses of the past: 1968 and the value of oral history' (editorial). Memory Studies, Volume 6, no. 1, 2013: 3-6. Link
      • ‘Mmmmm quanti, ma quanti ricordi mi evocano queste foto......... Facebook and the 1977 family album: The digital (r)evolution of a protest generation.' Italian Studies: Cultural Studies, Volume 67, no. 3, 2012: 375-396. Link
      • 'Francesco e' vivo e lotta insieme a noi! Rebuilding local identities in the aftermath of the 1977 student protests in Bologna'. Modern Italy, Volume 17, no. 3, August 2012: 289-304. Link
      • 'Bologna and the trauma of March 1977: the intellettuali contro and their 'resistance' to the local Communist Party.' Carte Italiane, Volume 7, October 2011: 81-100. Link
      • 'Tracce urbane di un conflitto permanente. La memoria pubblica dei fatti di marzo ‘77 a Bologna' ['Urban traces of a permanent conflict. The public memory of the events of March 1977 in Bologna']. Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa, Volume 3, 2010: 329-348. Link
      • 'Teaching the History of Terrorism: The Political Strategies of Memory Obstruction.' Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Volume 2, no. 3, September 2010: 198-216. DOI: 10.1080/19434471003597456. Link
      • 'Narrating the Trauma of Political Violence: Strategies of Forgetting in Italian History Education.' IJELP Special Issue, Legitimation and Stability of Political Systems: The Contribution of National Narratives, July 2010: 127-142. Link

        Book reviews and conference reports

        • Book review for Tambor, Molly. The Lost Wave. Women and Democracy in post-war Italy. Women's History Review. Published online on 15 June 2016.
        • Book review for Bracke, Maud Anne. Women and the Reinvention of the Political. Feminism in Italy, 1968–1983. Women's History Review. Volume 24, no. 5, 2015: 838-840.
        • Book review for Glynn, Ruth. Women, Terrorism and Trauma in Italian Culture. Women's History Review, Volume 24, no. 1, 2015: 146-148.
        • Book review for Rota, Emanuel. A Pact with Vichy: Angelo Tasca from Italian Socialism to French Collaboration. Journal of European Studies, Volume 44, no. 2, 2014: 176-177.
        • Book review for Glynn, Ruth, Lombardi, Giancarlo & Alan O’Leary. Terrorism, Italian Style: Representations of Political Violence in Contemporary Italian Cinema. Journal of European Studies, Volume 43, no. 4, 2013: 377-378.
        • Book review for Bonomo, Bruno. Voci Della Memoria. L'uso Delle Fonti Orali Nella Ricerca Storica. Oral History Review, Volume 40, no. 2, 2013: 404-406.
        • Book review for Mammone, Andrea and Veltri, Giuseppe A. Italy Today. The Sick Man of Europe. Modern Italy, Volume 18, no. 4, 2013: 457-459.
        • Book review for Magry, Peter Jan and Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina, Grassroots Memorials: The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death. Memory Studies, Volume 6, no. 1, 2013: 117-119.
        • Book review for Wittman, Laura. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body. Annali d'Italianistica, Volume 30, 2012.
        • Book review for O’Leary, Alan. Tragedia all’italiana. Italian Cinema and Italian Terrorisms, 1970-2010. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Volume 17, no. 4, 2012: 495-497.
        • Conference report for the 'Gender, Subjectivity and Oral History' conference, University of Warwick (UK), 24 November 2011. History Workshop Journal 73, Spring 2012: 361-364.
        • Book review for Perra, Emiliano. Conflicts of memory: The reception of Holocaust films and TV programmes in Italy, 1945 to present. Modern Italy, Volume 17, no. 2, 2012: 267-269.
        • Book review for Cooke, Phillip. The Legacy of the Italian Resistance. Memory Studies, Volume 5, no. 1, January 2012: 105-107.
        • Book review for Jansen, Monica & Jordao, Paola. The Value of Literature in and after the Seventies: the Case of Italy and Portugal. Italian Studies, Volume 65, no. 3, Autumn 2010: 435-437.
        • Book review for Uva, Christian. Il terrore corre sul video. Estetica della violenza dalle BR ad Al Qaeda. Modern Italy, Volume 15, no. 2, 2010: 239-241.
        • Book review for Cento Bull, Anna. Italian Neofascism: The Strategy of Tension and the Politics of Nonreconciliation. Italian Studies, Volume 64, no. 1, Spring 2009: 177-178.
        • Conference report for the Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University (USA), 2-4 October 2008. Memory Studies, Volume 2, no. 2, May 2009: 273-275.
        • Book review for Ania, Gillian & Butcher, John. Narrativa italiana degli anni Sessanta e Settanta. Forum Italicum, Volume 42, no. 2, Fall 2008: 443-445.
        • Book reviews in Bollettino '900, 2007/1-2 [online].

          Deliberately Considered:

          articles, commentaries and reviews (2012-2013)


          articles, commentaries and reviews on memory and trauma (2012-2013)


          Dal diario di un'olandese volante (2012-2015)

          1. Dalla padella alla brace, 26 March 2012
          2. La malefica rotonda di Amleto, 9 April 2012
          3. La TV fa cagare ma il bifidus non c'entra, 23 April 2012
          4. Resistere oggi, 7 May 2012
          5. I clacson infestano, l'anarcociclismo ride, 21 May 2012
          6. Alla ricerca dei Tatranky, 18 June 2012
          7. Du côté de chez Swine, 25 June 2012
          8. In macchina con Crudelia, a sfidare il Grande Fratello, 9 July 2012
          9. UNO estate, 23 July 2012
          10. Abbasso il politically correct!, 6 August 2012
          11. Nostalgie di fine estate, 3 September 2012
          12. Imparando a parlare la lingua dei maschi, 17 September 2012
          13. Alice nel paese dei falli gonfiati, 1 October 2012
          14. Il rifugio #1, 15 October 2012
          15. Il rifugio #2, 5 November 2012
          16. Il rifugio #3, 19 November 2012
          17. Il rifugio #4, 3 December 2012
          18. Il rifugio #5, 17 December 2012
          19. I dolori del giovane Junior, 14 January 2013
          20. Federer forever!, 28 January 2013
          21. House warming, 11 February 2013
          22. La scoperta del corpo, 25 February 2013
          23. Ricordando Francesco e quel pazzo 1977, 25 March 2013
          24. Zombi, 8 April 2013
          25. Future Film Carnival, 22 April 2013
          26. Donne che odiano le donne, 6 May 2013
          27. Evviva la Regina...uhh, il Re!, 20 May 2013
          28. Il sisma un'anno dopo. Va tutto bene, 3 June 2013
          29. Donne che odiano le donne, parte II, 1 July 2013
          30. Tra angeli e demoni, 29 July 2013
          31. Dalla padella alla brace, again, 12 August 2013
          32. Sarà düra, 26 August 2013
          33. Lancia la medusa!, 16 September 2013
          34. Failte Glasgow, parte I, 21 October 2013
          35. Failte Glasgow, parte II. Addio Italia, 18 November 2013
          36. Sonnambula, 23 December 2013
          37. Porridge!, 27 January 2014
          38. Porridge...e cappuccino?!, 3 March 2014
          39. Alla faccia del PCI, 24 March 2014
          40. Ma lei sa leccare?, 12 May 2014
          41. Tutta colpa di Marica, 17 June 2014
          42. Aiuta Peppa Pig, la libertà di espressione è sotto attacco!, 16 February 2015

          Sites of memory:
          articles on memory, monuments and public commemoration


          • 'Il valore aggiunto dell'arte. Feminist remediations of memory in the graphic novel' in Interdisciplinary Italy, 13 June 2016. Link
          • 'Affect and Trauma in Italy' in Mobilizing Ideas, 3 March 2014. Link
          • 'Il trauma del terremoto tra passato e futuro: L'Emilia, un anno dopo' in ERE (Emilia Romagna Europa) ​n. 14, 2013. Link
          • 'Il Sessantotto raccontato dai sessantottini: il valore della storia orale' in ​Storia e futuro ​n. 31, 2013. Link
          • 'Oral history methodology in academic research' in ReadingItaly​, 12 March 2013. Link
          • 'Lo stragismo sul grande schermo: terrorismo, didattica e le strategie dell'oblio in Italia' in Storia e futuro n. 29, 2012. Link
          • 'Progressive nostalgia. Appropriating memories of protest and contention in contemporary Italy'. School of Advanced Study SAS-Space [online], January 2012. Link
          • 'The public memory of the 1977 student protests in Bologna'. Journal of Social Sciences [online], April 2011. Link
          • 'Tolerance versus fear: Holland and its new politics' in Dissident Warwick, no. 3, 2008
          • ‘Retourtje Bologna 1977. De herdenking van een veelbewogen jaar' in Vooys 25.2, 2007: 18-30. ISSN 0921-3961.
          • ‘De splatter en de pulp van de Italiaanse kannibalen' in Pa§ionate 11.1, 2004: 6-22. ISSN 1385-0113 [with Monica Jansen].
          • ‘Il pulp. De jonge kannibalen van Italië' in Vooys 20, 3/4, 2002: 181-186. ISSN 0921-3961.

          BA, MA and PhD theses (unpublished)

          • 2010: PhD in Italian - 'Narrating the trauma of the anni di piombo: The negotiation of a public memory of the 1977 student protests in Bologna (1977-2007)'. Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Bruns. Examiners: Prof. John Foot and Dr. Loredana Polezzi. University of Warwick.
          • 2007: MA in Western literature and culture (focus area: Italian) - 'Popular culture e identità culturale: le generazioni di Pier Vittorio Tondelli e di Enrico Brizzi raccontati attraverso la musica' [Popular culture and cultural identity: the generations of Pier Vittorio Tondelli and Enrico Brizzi narrated through music]. Supervisor: dr. Monica Jansen. Universiteit Utrecht.
          • 2005: BA in Italian -'L'eredità di Tondelli: la musica in Destroy di Isabella Santacroce' [Tondelli's legacy: music in Isabella Santacroce's Destroy]. Supervisor: dr. Monica Jansen. Universiteit Utrecht.
          • 2003: MA in French / Comparative Literature on 'La réception de Roland Barthes dans les mondes académiques français et anglo-americain' [The reception of Roland Barthes in the French and Anglo-American academic world]. Supervisors: dr. Michèle Breut / dr. Els Andringa. Universiteit Utrecht.

          Newsletters of the Dante Alighieri Association in Utrecht, Netherlands

          • 'Een schoen op maat'. Winter 2008
          • 'Peppino Impastato e la legge della Mafia - per non dimenticare'. Spring 2008
          • ‘Diario di una Principessa Anarchica’. Summer 2007
          • ‘Tussen plastic bananen en heel veel hebzucht: het carnaval van Cento 2007’. Spring 2007
          • ‘Una mattina’. Summer 2006
          • ‘Il nome di Maria Fresu e di tanti altri. La strage del 2 agosto’. Winter 2005
          • ‘Addio papa’. Spring 2005‘Le strade impazziscono, i clacson infestano, l’anarcociclismo ride’. Winter 2004

            Web writing

            SAGE cases in methodology -
            Oral History Methodology


            Wolfson Reseach Exchange - guides on archives

            What is an archive?
            Inside the archive
            Using primary sources
            Case study: Italian archives


            Wolfson Reseach Exchange - guides on disseminating research

            Presenting your research
            Publishing your research
            Marketing your research

            Wolfson Reseach Exchange - guides on journal publishing

            Journal publishing 101
            Peer review process
            Journals and copyright

            Case study: the Sage journal of Memory Studies
            Case study: peer reviewing
            Case study: special journal issues


            Wolfson Reseach Exchange - guides on literature searching

            Literature searching online
            Finding UK theses
            Finding theses abroad


            Wolfson Reseach Exchange - guides on oral history research

            Planning an oral history project
            Collecting oral data
            Recording, transcribing and archiving oral data


            Wolfson Reseach Exchange - guides on transferable skills

            Developing transferable skills
            Marketing transferable skills
            Fellowship applications and transferable skills


            Roberts' Funding for Researchers Case Studies Reports (2011)

            Researchers' networks (part II)
            Training sessions and research seminars (part II)
            Employing students
            Learning new tools and techniques
            Organised events
            Conference attendance and collaborative visits