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Prof. Gloria Lauri Lucente

Prof. Gloria Lauri Lucente

B.A.,D.Lett.(Siena),Ph.D.(Michigan)

Deputy Dean
Faculty of Arts
Room 316
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2955

Head of Department
Italian
Faculty of Arts
Room 316
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2955

Director
Institute of Anglo-Italian Studies
Room 316
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2955

Professor
Italian
Faculty of Arts
Room 316
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2955

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Biography

I obtained a Laurea in ‘Lettere Moderne’ at the University of Siena and a PhD in ‘Comparative Literature’ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
My main areas of research are Film Studies, Italian Literature, and Comparative Literature with a focus on Anglo-Italian Studies.
My most recent publications include E.M. Forster Revisited (Solfanelli, 2015), co-edited with Francesco Marroni and Tania Zulli, Style in Theory. Between Philosophy and Literature (London, Bloomsbury, 2013), co-edited with Ivan Callus and James Corby, and Jane Austen’s Emma: Revisitations and Critical Contexts (Rome, Aracne, 2011), co-edited with Francesco Marroni. I am the volume editor of Vol. 12 (2013) and Vols.13 & 14 (2014) of the Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies (General Editor, Peter Vassallo, Malta University Publishing). I have published various articles and book chapters, ranging from Ovid and Petrarch to Italian Cinema and film adaptations of literary texts. I am currently completing a monograph on filmic adaptations of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Literature. Other research interests include theory of literature, posthumanism, and literary and cinematic representations of organized crime in Italy and the United States.
I developed the first Interdepartmental Taught Master’s in the Faculty of Arts dedicated to ‘Literary Tradition and Popular Culture’ which was launched in 2012. I also devised the MA in ‘Film Studies’ offered through the Faculty of Arts with the support of the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Film Commission which was inaugurated in 2015. I have been the co-ordinator of both MA programmes since their inception.
I am Head of the Department of Italian, Director of the Institute of Anglo-Italian Studies and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
I serve on a number of editorial boards, among which the Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies (Malta University Publishing), Merope (Solfanelli), "Media/Eros. Sessualità, tecnologie, rappresentazioni" (Mimesis) and Riverrun (Aracne).
I regularly contribute to radio programmes on Film on the University of Malta’s radio station, Campus FM.
I am an Honorary Member of CUSVE (Centro Universitario Studi Vittoriani e Eduardiani), Università degli Studi Gabriele D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.

Research Interests & Publications

Selected Publications

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2015, "Fidelity to Great Expectations Deepened: Dickens, Lean, and Cuarón" in Dialogic Dickens: Invention and Transformation, eds. A.C. Christensen, F. Marroni & D. Paroissien, Solfanelli, Chieti, pp. 175-195.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2015, "Nostalgia and Nostophobia: Filming Englishness and Italianness in A Room with a View and Where Angels Fear to Tread", Forster Revisited, Merope, Francesco Marroni, Gloria Lauri-Lucente, Tania Zulli (co-eds.), vol. Anno XIII, no. 60-61, pp. 35-57.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2014, "History, Film, and Mafia Narratives. The Case of Francesco Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano", At the Borders of (Film) History. Temporality, Archaeology, Theories, pp. 399-408.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2014, "Parking Orientalism on Screen: Jane Austen, Edward Said and Patricia Rozema", Rivista di Studi Vittoriani, vol. XVIII-XIX, no. 36-37, pp. 45-67.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2014, "Sanguineti: La vera poesia, se rinascerà, ripartirà dalla contestazione,' Interview conducted with Gregory L. Lucente", Madrelingua, Supplemento di 'Pagine della Dante', vol. Anno III, no. 4.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2014, "Translating Dante's Divine Comedy. An Interview with Robert Hollander", Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, Gloria Lauri-Lucente (volume editor), Peter Vassallo (general editor), vol. XIII-XIV, pp. 219-234.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2013, "Petrarch and the Birth of Style" in Style in Theory. Between Philosophy and Literature, eds. G. Lauri-Lucente, I. Callus & J. Corby, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 31-48.

Lauri-Lucente, G., Callus, I. & Corby, J. (eds) 2013, Style in Theory. Between Philosophy and Literature, Bloomsbury, London.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2011, "The Fatal Allure of Sicily in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy", Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, vol. XI, pp. 149-161.

Lauri-Lucente, G. 2011, "Pride and Prejudice in Fidelity Criticism. The Case of Jane Austen's Emma" in Jane Austen's Emma: Revisitations and Critical Contexts, eds. F. Marroni & G. Lauri-Lucente, Aracne, Rome, pp. 37-64.

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