College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Modern Languages
Department: Modern Languages
Research Centre/Unit: Italian
My background is in Modern Languages (English and Russian). Having completed an undergraduate degree at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, I focused my later studies on contemporary Anglophone post-colonial cinema and obtained a MA (Laurea specialistica) with honours in 2007, with a thesis on the early works of Canadian director Atom Egoyan.
I was then awarded an AHRC scholarship and started my PhD at the University of Exeter in October 2010. My research project, supervised by Dr. Danielle Hipkins and Dr. Fiona Handyside, is a comparative study of the work by Michelangelo Antonioni and Atom Egoyan. In particular, I aim to investigate how their films deal with issues of mediation and contamination in a context of major socio-historical transformations.
As a graduate teaching assistant, I also teach undergraduate classes of Italian language .