Find a research supervisor in Italian studies

Staff in the Department of Modern Languages who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of Italian studies.

Dr Monica Borg

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

  • Modernism and the discourses of subversion (comparative approaches)
  • Translation studies (especially history of translation)
  • Technology-assisted teaching and learning
  • Language pedagogy

Dr Paola Cori

Lecturer in Modern Languages

I am Lecturer in Modern Languages and I teach across the entire provision of Core modules for the Italian programme. I am also the Italian coordinator for the LfA programme. I specialize in nineteenth-century literature, philosophy and philosophy of language and I have devoted a large part of my research to Giacomo Leopardi. I am also interested in contemporary thought, as well as psychological ...

Dr Paolo De Ventura


  • Medieval literature especially Dante and Cavalcanti
  • Italian diachronic linguistics
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Dr Charlotte Ross

Dr Charlotte Ross

Head of the Department of Modern Languages

  • Gender and sexuality in Italian culture.
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary Italian culture and society.

Modern languages staff research supervision areas