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Shirley Vinall

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I teach on modules on Italian language, Italian Modernism, Contemporary Literature, and Medieval and Renaissance Literature (including a course on the novella in Italy and France).

My principal research interests are in the early twentieth-century avant-garde in Italy, especially Futurism and La Voce, and links between French and Italian culture. My interests also include twentieth-century Italian fiction, especially works written by women. I am the Editor of Pirandello Studies and have been co-editor of The Italianist since its early years.
My recent work on early twentieth-century Italian culture includes:
'The Impact of French Symbolism on Italian Poetry', in Symbolism, Decadence and the Fin-de-Si├Ęcle, ed. P. McGuinness (Exeter, Exeter University Press, 2000), 244-63
'Marinetti, Soffici and French Literature', in International Futurism in Arts and Literature, ed. G. Berghaus (Berlin/New York, Walter De Gruyter, 2000), 15-38
'Princes and Pierrots: Palazzeschi's Early Writing and Laforgue', Italian Studies 58 (2003), 104-32
'Symbolism and Latinity: Anthologie-Revue de France et d'Italie and its diffusion of French literature in Italy' The Italianist 26 (2006), 32-91
'In the footsteps of D'Annunzio: Anthologie-Revue de France et d'Italie and the promotion of Italian culture in France', The Italianist 26 (2006), 274-310.
Publications on other topics include:
Women and Italy: Essays on Gender, Culture and History, ed Zygmunt G. Baranski and Shirley W. Vinall (Basingstoke and London, Macmillan, 1991)
'Francesca Duranti: Reflections and Inventions', in The New Italian Novel, ed. Z. G. Baranski and L. Pertile (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1993), 99-120.

Postgraduate supervision:

I am happy to supervise doctoral students on these and related aspects of twentieth-century culture.