Literature and Comparison Seminar Series - 27 March 2006 At the next session of the Literature and Comparison Seminar Series, Dr Clare Thake Vassallo will read a paper called “Whose Play is it Anyway? Doctor Faustus and the Issues of Multiple Authorship and Generic Transformation.” The Seminar will be held on Monday 27 March at 18:00hrs in Gateway Hall C.

Clare Thake Vassallo graduated from the University of Malta with B.A. (Gen.) in Philosophy with English Literature and Linguistics, and a B.A. (Hons.) in English with Linguistics. She pursued her interest in the interface between these three areas at the Istituto di Discipline della Comunicazione, University of Bologna, Italy, where she obtained her Ph.D in Semiotics under the tutorship of Professor Umberto Eco. The emphasis of her research was in the field of the Semiotics of the literary text and as cognitive process. She is presently Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Malta. She teaches at the Junior College, and she lectures in the field of Literary and Critical Theory to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts. She has published papers on literary theory, literary history and on local language issues. She is co-editor of The Communist Manifesto: Karl Marx’s Legacy to Humanity, Malta UP, 2003, and of Malta, the Second World War, and Cultural Memory: Representations of the ‘Madonna’s Chosen People’, Malta UP, 2005, a collection of essays on various forms of remembering (literary, popular culture, museums, visual) WWII in Malta for the ACUME Thematic Network Project. She is currently editing a collection of papers, previously published in Italian, on aspects of Semiotics as developed in Bologna together with Professor Umberto Eco.

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22 March, 2006