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Professor Raffaella Antinucci

English Literature

Parthenope University of Naples



Raffaella Antinucci is Associate Professor of English Literature at the Parthenope University of Naples, Italy, and former Lecturer in Italian at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her main areas of research include Victorian culture and fiction, corpus stylistics, literature and cinema, and comparative literatures, with a special focus on the Anglo-Italian relations in the years of the Risorgimento.

She is the author of a monograph on the literary representations of the Victorian gentleman (Sulle orme del gentiluomo: percorsi narrativi ed episteme vittoriana, Roma, Aracne, 2009), and of several articles on Victorian and modernist writers (Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edward Lear, Giovanni “John” Ruffini, D.G. Rossetti, Cardinal Newman, Henry James, E.M. Forster, and James Joyce).

Raffaella recently edited the first Italian translation of Gaskell’s The Moorland Cottage (La casa nella brughiera, Croce, 2016) and co-edited a volume on maritime terminology and sea literature (Navigating Maritime Languages and Narratives, Peter Lang, 2017). She is currently completing a study on Jane Austen’s Emma. She is a member of CUSVE (Centre for Victorian and Edwardian Studies, Chieti) and of the editorial board of the academic journal Traduttologia.