Staff

Dr Daniele Albertazzi

Dr Daniele Albertazzi

Senior Lecturer in European Politics

I am Research and Postgraduate lead for Italian studies and Programme lead for the Culture, Society and Communication (CSC) programmes. Main research interests and areas of PG supervision: Italian politics, political communication, populism and neo-nationalism.

Dr Monica Borg

Dr Monica Borg

Lecturer in Italian Studies
Educational Enhancement Fellow (CEEF) College of Arts and Law (CAL)
Associate Lecturer, The Open University

I teach undergraduate language and culture modules in Italian Studies and CELC (Centre for European Languages and Cultures). I am a keen supporter of enquiry-based interactive learning and have been involved, especially in my role as Educational Enhancement Fellow for the College of Arts and Law,  in promoting and increasing the uptake of educational technology to enhance teaching ...

Clelia Boscolo

Clelia Boscolo

Language Instructor in Italian Studies and Language Courses Co-ordinator

I studied Combined Honours Italian and Russian at Birmingham University, graduating in July 1989. I have been teaching Italian as a foreign language at all levels for over 20 years and have worked in the Department of Italian Studies since September 1989.

 

Dr Clodagh Brook

Dr Clodagh Brook

Reader in Italian Cinema and Culture
Head of Department of Modern Languages

As Head of Modern Languages, I oversee the running of this diverse and lively Department.

As a researcher, what really interests me is Italian cinema, 20th and 21stcentury literature - including poetry - and cultural theory. I am happy to discuss ideas for research collaboration, postgraduate or post-doc positions in these fields. Consider contacting me too to ...

Professor Michael Caesar

Professor Michael Caesar

Emeritus Professor of Italian Studies

My current responsibilities (2012-14) are directed to teaching and researching on Leopardi. The first complete English edition of his notebooks (Zibaldone) will be published in 2013 (www.birmingham.ac.uk/leopardi)

Dr Paolo De Ventura

Dr Paolo De Ventura

Lecturer

I study early Italian literature and the historical evolution of the Italian language. I love Dante and his world, which is the fascinating and complex universe of the art and thought of the European Middle Ages.

Dr. Franco D'Intino

Director of the Leopardi Centre

Dr Ita Mac Carthy

Dr Ita Mac Carthy

Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies

My research lies mainly in the renaissance period and focuses on the connections between literature, art and society, on questions of literary genre and aesthetic practice, and on women's studies. I am currently writing a book, provisionally called The Grace of the Italian Renaissance, that examines the notion of ‘grace’ in renaissance culture, literature and art; ...

Dr Duncan McDonnell

Dr Duncan McDonnell

Honorary Research Fellow

I am a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence and Honorary Research Fellow in Italian Studies at the University of Birmingham. My research focuses on populism in Western Europe (particularly Italy), political parties and local democracy.

Dr Emanuela Patti

Dr Emanuela Patti

Honorary Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Honorary Research Fellow in Italian Studies at the University of Birmingham. I specialised in post-1945 Italian culture, literature and ideology, XX century metamorphoses of Dante, with a special focus on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s work. My most recent research ...

Dr Charlotte Ross

Dr Charlotte Ross

Senior Lecturer
Programme Lead for Italian Studies

Programme Lead and Admissions Tutor for Italian Studies; School Quality Officer.

Main research interests and areas of PG supervision: gender, sexuality and embodiment in modern and contemporary Italian culture.

Dr Jacqueline Visconti

Dr Jacqueline Visconti

Honorary Research Fellow

European Commission Research Fellow at the University of Reading, Lecturer in Italian Linguistics at Birmingham, Professor at the University of Genoa within the Italian Government Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca programme against ‘brain-drain’ rientro dei cervelli, Jacqueline Visconti is presently Associate Professor in Italian Linguistics ...