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Katie Aldred, BA French and Italian (2010)

Italian and French graduate Katie tells us about her time at Leeds, the value of the year abroad, and how she is using the skills she developed at Leeds in her current job.
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Richard Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3630

European theatre (especially comedy) 1500-1800; community theatre in contemporary Tuscany; metrics; Renaissance epic; modern fiction
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Alessio Baldini, Lecturer in Italian Culture

+44 (0)113 3432925

Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture, Literary Theory, Literature and Ethics, Literature and the Mind.
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Zygmunt Baranski, Visiting Professor

Dante and medieval Italian literature; modern Italian literature, film, and culture.
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Silvia Bergamini, Teaching Fellow in Italian

History of the Italian language; Italian Linguistics, Style and Syntax; 20th-century Sicilian literature (particularly Leonardo Sciascia, Gesualdo Bufalino); Cultural History.
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Alan Bullock, Emeritus Professor of Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3630

Renaissance lyric poetry; modern Italian narrative and drama
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Chiara Fiorentini, Research Postgraduate Student

Born in Florence (Italy), I studied and I graduated in cinema at the University of Bologna. I'm the editor of a cinema webzine sushiettibili.it and the Film Department Director of Ozu Film Festival.
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Rachel Flannery, BA French and Italian

As a Joint Honours student Rachel studied in France for her term abroad and spent a further year working as a language assistant.
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Alessandra Flore, Teaching Fellow in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3637

Liaison interpreting; consecutive interpreting; translation and use of language
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Ned Frimston, BA Italian and Portuguese

Final year student Ned decided to study a new language ab initio at Leeds and tells us how studying languages at Leeds is a life-changing experience.
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Melisa Guler, BA French and Italian Beginners

Melisa describes the best things about Leeds University and shares her memories of spending a study year abroad.
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Lois Haines, BA French and Italian

Joint honours student Lois talks about her plans for her upcoming study abroad.
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Grace Harland, BA French and Italian

Grace studies both French and Italian at Leeds. She spent a term in France and a year studying in Verona, read here story here.
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Alice Hawkins, BA French and Italian

Alice is a Joint Honours student at Leeds, studying French and Italian. She spent a year teaching in Italy and a term studying in France.
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Claire Honess, Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3631

As Dean of PGR Studies I have academic oversight of all research degree activity in the University. My research interests focus on medieval Italy, especially Dante.
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Hannah Jacobsen, BA Italian (B)

Second year student Hannah talks about forming the Italian society and how she is rapidly noticing improvements in her language ability in time for her year abroad.
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Rachel Johnson, PhD Researcher in Italian Cinema

Italian cinema; film festivals; political cinema; ideology; psychoanalysis; discourse analysis; aesthetic theory; artistic legitimation
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Chiara La Sala, Senior Teaching Fellow in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 9534

Relationship between standard Italian and local or regional varieties spoken in Italy.
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Simone Lomartire, Teaching Fellow

+113 343 9535

Broadly, my scholarly interests include: Foreign Language Pedagogy, Theatre Studies, Cinema Studies, Canadian Studies, Irish Studies, Semiotics, and Cultural History.
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Kathryn Marshall, BA French and Italian

First year student Kathryn talks about the sense of community at Leeds and ultimately why she choose Leeds as the place to study Joint Honours French and Italian.
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Maddalena Moretti, PhD Researcher in Italian Literature

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Pier Paolo Pasolini; Dante Alighieri; intertextuality; multilingualism
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Alan O'Leary, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3633

Cinema and history; Italian cultural studies; Popular cinema; Terrorism in Italian cinema; The trivial
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Annick Paternoster, Visiting research fellow

Stylistics of the literary dialogue, the pragmatics of politeness and impoliteness in three dialogical genres: theoretical dialogue, theatre and the novel.
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Federica Pich, Lecturer in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3589

Early Modern and Renaissance literature and art; lyric poetry; chivalric poems; literature and visual arts; memory
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Pier Pischedda, Tutor in Linguistics and Translation Studies

Semantics; sound symbolism; Disney comics/movies; translation; diachronic linguistics; CAT tools; phonetics and phonology
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Natalie Plowman, BA Arabic and Italian (2015)

Arabic and Italian graduate Natalie talks about her time at Leeds.
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Brian Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Italian Language

The late Middle Ages and Renaissance; the history of the Italian language; the history of the circulation of texts
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Laura Lucia Rossi, PhD student in Italian

literary theory; 19th-20th century novel; narratology; literary nonsense; the comic; reader's response theory; reader in the text; combinatory literature; metafiction; self-reflexivity in the novel;
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Abigail Rowson, Research Postgraduate

Theologians as characters in Dante's Commedia (supervised by Prof Claire Honess and Dr Matthew Treherne)
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Olivia Santovetti, Associate Professor in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3635

Eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century Italian authors; theory of the novel; self-reflexivity in Italian literature
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Clara Stella, PhD student in Italian

History of the book; Sixteenth-century anthologies ; Renaissance literature; Women and Gender Studies; The history of the circulation of texts; Lodovico Domenichi
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Gigliola Sulis, Associate Professor in Italian, Director of Italian and Classics

+44 (0)113 343 3639

Multilingual literature; regional and dialect literatures, especially Sardinian; twentieth-century fiction; language and style of Italian writers
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Rebecca Thompson, BA Italian and Spanish

Find out why Rebecca chose Leeds after an Open Day and how she plans to spend her year abroad.
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Matthew Treherne, Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Senior Lecturer in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 8612

Dante and medieval literature; Tasso and Renaissance literature
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Naomi Wells, Alumni - Postgraduate student

The Central State and the Protection of Linguistic Minorities in Spain and Italy, 1992-2010
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