Barbara Olla is Lector in Italian in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and a DPhil candidate in Italian Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research area lies at the intersection between Literature and Philosophy in the work of twentieth-century authors, in particular Luigi Pirandello, Carlo Emilio Gadda and Italo Calvino. In 2006 Barbara graduated in Modern Literature from the University of Cagliari. In 2013 she joined the University of Oxford, earning a MSt in Medieval and Modern Languages.
FHS Papers VIII, XI: Giovanni Verga (HT17); Italian Modernism: Italo Svevo, Luigi Pirandello and Carlo Emilio Gadda (MT15).
She also teaches Listening & Reading comprehension, Preliminary Essay and Italian Prose Composition (i.e. translation from English to Italian).
BA/MA in Italian Literature: University of Cagliari
MSt. in Modern Languages: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford