Dr Alberica Bazzoni

Honorary Faculty Research Fellow (Oxford) and Research Fellow (ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry)

Research Interests: Modern Italian Literature; literary theory; temporality and embodiment; feminist and queer theory and activism;  the genre of autobiography/autofiction; themes of power, marginality and subjectivity in literature; sociology of culture; Goliarda Sapienza

Publications:

Books: Authored

Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (Peter Lang, 2018).

Books: Edited

with Adele Bardazzi Gender and Authority Across Disciplines, Space and Time (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

with Emma Bond & Katrin Wehling-Giorgi (eds), Goliarda Sapienza in Context. Intertextual Relationships with Italian and European Culture (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016).

Articles 

2021.“Stealing Words: The Re-appropriation of Language in the Work of Grazia Deledda, Anna Maria Ortese and Goliarda Sapienza.” Schriften des Italienzentrums (Forthcoming).

2021.“Autorialità, genere e sistema letterario: conversazioni con Antonella Cilento, Helena Janeczek, Laura Pugno, Caterina Serra e Nadia Terranova”. Cahiers d’études italiennes (Forthcoming).

2020.“The (Un)Masking of Patriarchal Power in Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author and Clothing the Naked.” Modern Language Notes, 135, 1, 152-74.

2019. “Nievo’s Pisana and Sapienza’s Modesta: Female Heroism as a Challenge to Gendered Configurations of the Nation.” Italian Heroines: Literature, Gender, and the Construction of the Nation. Special Issue of The Italianist, 39, 3, 332-46.

2019. “A View on Queer and Feminism in Italy: Conflicts and Alliances”, Queer Italia. Special Issue of Gender, Sexuality, Italy 6, 50-65.

2017. ‘The Performative Power of Narrative in Goliarda Sapienza’s Lettera aperta, L’arte della gioia and Io, Jean Gabin’, Italian Studies, 72, 1, 71-87.

2016. “Pirandello’s Legacy in the Narrative Writings of Goliarda Sapienza”Pirandello Studies, 36, 111-126.

Book Chapters

“Canone letterario e studi femministi. Dati e prospettive su didattica, manuali e critica letteraria per una trasformazione dell’italianistica”, in Guido Mazzoni, Simona Micali et al. (eds), Le costanti e le varianti. Letteratura e lunga durata (Florence: Del Vecchio, 2021), 139-162.

“Anna Maria Ortese e il ‘problema dell’esistenza.’ Quando la bestia parla”, in Angela Bubba (ed.), La grande iguana. Scenari e visioni a vent’anni dalla morte di Anna Maria Ortese (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 61-70.

“Agency and History in Morante’s La storia and Sapienza’s L’arte della gioia”, in Bazzoni, Alberica, Emma Bond & Katrin Wehling-Giorgi (eds), Goliarda Sapienza in Context. Intertextual Relationships with Italian and European Culture (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016), 147-162.

‘Gli anni e le stagioni: prospettive su femminismo, politica e storia ne L’arte della gioia’, in Quel sogno d’essere: l’opera letteraria di Goliarda Sapienza, ed. by Giovanna Providenti (Rome: Aracne, 2012), 33-52.

 ‘Mark Turner. La mente letteraria: immaginazione narrativa e pensiero quotidiano’, in Opera, Etica, Passioni. Elementi di Stilistica e Semiotica del Testo, ed. by Stefania Sini (Milan: Cuem, 2009), 77-112.

Book Reviews

Emanuela Cervato et. al. (eds), “Mapping Leopardi. Poetic and Philosophical Intersections”, Quaderni d’Italianistica, 41, 2 (Forthcoming).

Paolo Heywood, “After Difference. Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory”Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 24, 4 (2019), 632-4.

Ursula Fanning, “Italian Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century. Constructing Subjects”Modern Language Review (2019), 114, 1, 152-4.

Marco Paoli, “Giorgio Scerbanenco: Urban Space, Violence and Gender Identity in Post-War Italian Crime Fiction”Modern Language Review (2018), 112, 4, 1011-2.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Anna Maria Ortese”, The Literary Encyclopedia, 1.6.1 (2019).

“Goliarda Sapienza”, The Literary Encyclopedia, 1.6.1 (2018).

 

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