I obtained a Laurea in â€˜Lettere Moderne' at the University of Siena and a PhD in â€˜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 â€˜Literary Tradition and Popular Culture' which was launched in 2012. I also devised the MA in â€˜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. SessualitÃ , 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), UniversitÃ degli Studi Gabriele D'Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara.
Lauri-Lucente, G. 2015, "Fidelity to Great Expectations Deepened: Dickens, Lean, and CuarÃ³n" 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 rinascerÃ , ripartirÃ 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.