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Conference Papers

‘Helena Janeczek and the Aporia of Testimony in Contemporary Italian Life-Writing’, Life of Testimony / Testimony of Lives, Queen Mary University of London, 5th-6th May 2016.

‘A Subjective Turn? 21st Century Italian Autofiction’ at the Society for Italian Studies’ Interim Conference, Turning Points: Cultures of Transition, Transformation and Transmission in Italy, Trinity College Dublin, 29th-30th April 2016.

‘The Literary Talent Show Masterpiece and the Representation of the Arts on Italian Television’ (with Gioia Panzarella) at the Milburn House Symposium, Representation in the Arts, University of Warwick, 27th May 2015.

'De Cataldo's Nelle mani giuste and the New Italian Epic's Approach to the Italian Crisis' at the ASMI Conference 2014, The Italian Crisis: Twenty Years On, Italian Cultural Institute, London, 21st-22nd Nov 2014.

'Wu Ming's Collaborative Writing' at the American Association of Italian Studies Annual Conference, University of Zurich, 23rd-25th May 2014.

'The Death of the Father and Giuseppe Genna's Italia De Profundis' at the SIS Interim Conference, Interstitial Italy: Reassessing Global Questions through the Peculiar Italian Case, British School at Rome, 27th-28th March 2014.

'The Force of the Past in Antonio Scurati's Una storia romantica' at the Chiasmi Conference, Memories: Tradition and Revision, Amnesia and Revival, Brown University, 7th-8th March 2014.

'"This is a true story including the parts that are not": Antar Mohamed and Wu Ming 2's Timira' at Intimate Archives: Photography and Life Writing, University of Oxford, 29th November 2013.

'Power and the New Italian Epic: The Case of Timira' at the SIS Postgraduate Colloquium, Questions of Power: Expressions, Representations, Interpretations, University of Reading, 8th November 2013.

Events Organised

Warwick's first ever Sub-Faculty of Modern Languages Postgraduate Symposium (with Elisabeth Wallmann) funded by Warwick's Research Student Skills Programme, University of Warwick, 2nd and 3rd June 2014.

Italy made in England: Contemporary British Perspectives on Italian Culture (with Giacomo Comiati and Martina Piperno), sponsored by Warwick's HRC as a result of the 2012-13 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition, University of Warwick, 22nd February 2014. Included film screening of Girlfriend in a Coma + Q&A with Bill Emmott, 21st February 2014.

The Past Before Us: Uses of History in 21st Century Italy (with Cecilia Ghidotti), half-day symposium with film-maker Alina Marazzi and writer Giorgio Vasta, University of Warwick, 31st January 2014.


I won the Rome Award for Early Career Scholars to study for 3 months at the British School at Rome (October-December 2014).