Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Adalgisa Giorgio

Adalgisa Giorgio

Senior Lecturer in Italian

1 West North 2.35
Email: a.giorgio@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6171

Administrative duties
  • Italian Language Convenor
  • Italian Year Abroad Officer
  • Assistantships Abroad
  • Coordinator for Incoming Erasmus Students
Committee membership
  • Member of Senate
  • Chair of the University Equalities & Diversity Network
  • Coordinating Committee of the Gender & Sexuality Research Network

Profile

Dr Adalgisa Giorgio is highly regarded both in the UK and abroad for her work on Italian women writers and for her edited publications on European women’s writing. She also has a recognized expertise in Neapolitan narrative and has written leading articles on Fabrizia Ramondino. She has links with the Fondazione Premio Napoli. She is among the founders of the Centre for Contemporary Women’s Writing (IGRS, University of London) and is a member of its Steering Committee. She has organized interdisciplinary conferences on Southern Italy, Italy in the 1970s, European women writers and Fabrizia Ramondino. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Romance Studies and Italian Culture.

She was educated at the Istituto Universitario Orientale (Naples) and wrote her doctorate at the University of Reading. She held appointments at the Universities of Reading, Oxford, and Auckland (NZ) before coming to Bath in 1991. She is on the Coordinating Committee of the Gender & Sexuality Research Network, is a member of Senate and Chair of the University’s Equalities & Diversity Network and collaborates with the Equalities & Diversity Unit on the Women’s Development Network programme.

She teaches Italian Cultural Studies and Italian Language at all levels and runs a final year option on twentieth-century Italian women writers. She contributes to European Cultural Studies units. She is currently supervising two PhD students.

She is a member of the research cluster ‘Norms, Identities, and Representations’ and is the recipient of research grants from the British Academy, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

She is external examiner for Italian at the University of Bangor and Manchester Metropolitan University and for the MA in Women’s Studies at University College Cork.

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Italian women writers
  • Post-war Neapolitan writing
  • Place, gender and identity
  • Feminist theory
  • Literary representation of the mother-daughter relationship
  • Literary representation of home/house
  • Cultural representations of childhood

Publications

Book/s

Giorgio, A., Rye, G., Browne, V., Jeremiah, E. and Lee Six, A., eds., 2017. Motherhood in Literature and Culture:Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe. Routledge. (Routledge Interdisciplinary Persepctives on Literature; 78)

Giorgio, A., 2013. «Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa». Identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino. Morlacchi Editore. (Testi e studi di letteratura italiana; 8)

Giorgio, A. and Waters, J., eds., 2007. Women's Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation and Legacy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Cento Bull, A. and Giorgio, A., eds., 2006. Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s.Vol. 12. Legenda. (Italian Perspectives)

Giorgio, A., ed., 2002. Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women. Berghahn.

Cento Bull, A. and Giorgio, A., eds., 1994. Culture and Society in Southern Italy: Past and Present. University of Reading.

Book Sections

Giorgio, A., Rye, G., Brown, V., Jeremiah, E. and Lee Six, A., 2017. Introduction: Motherhood in Literature and Culture. In: Motherhood in Literature and Culture. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 1-13. (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature; 78)

Giorgio, A., 2017. Matrixial Creativity and the Wit(h)nessing of Trauma:Reconnecting Mothers and Daughters in Marosia Castaldi’s Dentro le mie mani le tue. Tetralogia di Nightwater. In: Rye, G., Browne, V., Giorgio, A., Jeremiah, E. and Lee Six, A., eds. Motherhood in Literature and Culture. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 137-150. (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature)

Giorgio, A., 2014. Napoli e le scrittrici “napoletane” in Inghilterra. Alcune riflessioni teorico-metodologiche, a partire da Fabrizia Ramondino. In: Nicolì, R., ed. Letteratura meridionale. Contesti nazionali e sovranazionali. Rome, Italy: ADI Editore Associazione degli Italianisti, pp. 34-44.

Giorgio, A., 2013. Dalla Serata a Colono a Terremoto con madre e figlia: Elsa Morante e Fabrizia Ramondino. In: Giorgio, A., ed. «Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa». Identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino (1936 2008). Perugia: Morlacchi University Press. (Testi e studi di letteratura italiana; 8)

Giorgio, A., 2012. Un esempio di postmoderno napoletano: Santa Mira di Gabriele Frasca. In: d’Elhoungne Hervai, F. and Falvay, D., eds. Sul fil di ragno della memoria: Studi in onore di Ilona Fried. Budapest: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, pp. 199-212.

Giorgio, A., 2012. Minori a Napoli tra globale e locale: Voci e autorappresentazioni dopo Gomorra. In: Fried, I., ed. Identità Italiana e Civiltà Globale all’Inizio del Ventunesimo Secolo: Meticciati, Relazioni, Attraversamenti – Rapporto con la Modernità. Budapest, Hungary: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, pp. 333-350.

Giorgio, A., 2010. Archetipi napoletani in veste postmoderna. Venti anni di narrativa su Napoli. In: Fried, I., ed. Tradizione e modernità nella cultura italiana contemporanea. Italia e Europa. Budapest, Hungary: Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE) TFK, pp. 295-312.

Giorgio, A. and Waters, J., 2007. Introduction: gender, generation, legacy. In: Giorgio, A. and Waters, J., eds. Women's Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation, Legacy. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1-19.

Giorgio, A., 2007. The legacy of Elsa Morante: the 'case' of Mariateresa Di Lascia. In: Giorgio, A. and Waters, J., eds. Women's Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation and Legacy. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 149-167.

Giorgio, A., 2006. From little girls to bad girls: women's writing and experimentalism in the 1970s and 1990s. In: Cento Bull, A. and Giorgio, A., eds. Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s. Oxford: Legenda, p. 95. (Legenda/Italian Perspectives)

Giorgio, A. and Cento Bull, A., 2006. The 1970s through the looking glass. In: Giorgio, A. and Cento Bull, A., eds. Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s. Oxford: Legenda, pp. 1-8. (Legenda/Italian Perspectives)

Giorgio, A., 2003. Da Napoli all'Europa al villaggio globale. Identità, spazio e tempo nell'opera di Fabrizia Ramondino. In: Fried, I. and Carta, A., eds. Le esperienze e le correnti culturali europee del Novecento in Italia e in Ungheria. Budapest, Hungary: Eötvös Lorand University BTK, pp. 227-252.

Giorgio, A., 2002. Mothers and daughters in Europe: mapping the territory. In: Giorgio, A., ed. Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women. Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 1-9.

Giorgio, A., 2002. Rappresentare la madre: temi e problemi in un secolo di narrativa italiana delle donne. In: Fried, I. and Baratono, E., eds. Il Novecento. Un secolo di cultura: Italia e Ungheria. Budapest, Hungary: Eötvös Lorand University TFK, pp. 131-152.

Giorgio, A., 2002. The passion for the mother: conflicts and idealizations in contemporary Italian narrative by women. In: Giorgio, A., ed. Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women. Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 119-154.

Giorgio, A., 2002. Writing the mother-daughter relationship: psychoanalysis, culture, and literary criticism. In: Giorgio, A., ed. Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women. Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 11-45.

Articles

Giorgio, A., 2017. Minori a Napoli tra globale e locale:Voci e autorappresentazioni dopo Gomorra. Nuova Corvina, 29, pp. 71-83.

Giorgio, A., 2016. Motherhood and work in Italy:A socio-cultural perspective. The Journal of Romance Studies, 15 (3), 1.

Giorgio, A., 2015. The Italian family, motherhood and Italianness in New Zealand. The case of the Italian community of Wellington. Women's Studies International Forum, 52 (September–October), pp. 53-62.

Giorgio, A., Christou, A. and Rye, G., 2015. Mothering and Migration: Interdisciplinary Dialogues, European Perspectives and International Contexts. Introduction. Women's Studies International Forum, 52, pp. 49-52.

Giorgio, A., 2015. Some reflections on the relevance of mammismo in the Italian diaspora in Wellington. Altreitalie, 50, pp. 152-155.

Giorgio, A., 2011. Precarietà allora/ora:Una testimonianza femminile dal mediterraneo. La Libellula: rivista di italianistica, 1, pp. 4-11.

Giorgio, A., 2011. Eleonora De Fonseca Pimentel e la rivoluzione napoletana: Una donna eccezionale tra storia, memoria einvenzione. Italian Studies, 66 (3), pp. 301-317.

Giorgio, A., 2011. Review of 'Manuele Gragnolati and Sara Fortuna eds., The Power of Disturbance: Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli, London: Legenda/MHRA and Maney Publishing, 2009, pp. 189+xii'. Italian Studies, 66 (1), pp. 144-146.

Giorgio, A., Chemello, A., Crivelli, T. and Wood, S., 2010. Didattica della sessualità e del genere tra Svizzera, Gran Bretagna e Italia [Teaching of sexuality and gender between Switzerland, Britain and Italy]. Italian Studies, 65 (2), 251 -262.

Giorgio, A., 2010. Mutazioni del lavoro, comunità e pensiero meridiano:Antonio Pascale e Fabrizia Ramondino. Narrativa: Letteratura e azienda. Rappresentazioni letterarie dell’economia e del lavoro, 31/32, pp. 175-187.

Giorgio, A., 2010. Writing versions of home :Marosia Castaldi’s Per quante vite and the poetics of the visible. The Journal of Romance Studies, 10 (2), pp. 77-96.

Giorgio, A., 2009. Review of 'Anna Bravo, A colpi di cuore. Storie del sessantotto, Roma-Bari, Gius. Laterza & Figli, 2008'. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 14 (3), pp. 374-376.

Giorgio, A., 2009. Review of Laura Benedetti. The Tigress in the Snow. Motherhood and Literature in Twentieth-Century Italy.Toronto:University of Toronto Press, 2007. Modern Language Review, 104 (3), pp. 889-892.

Giorgio, A., 2008. Tra Pirandello e Judith Butler:Forma e performatività nella narrativa di Marosia Castaldi. Narrativa: Femminile/Maschile nella letteratura italiana degli anni 2000, 30, 97 -109.

Giorgio, A., 2008. In una rete di connessioni. L’esperienza di una italianista di formazione anglosassone tra Women’s Studies e interdisciplinarietà. Leggendaria, 12 April 2008, pp. 13-14.

Giorgio, A., 2007. Coscienza etico-politica e realtà napoletana nella scrittura di Ermanno Rea. Narrativa: Letteratura e politica, nell'Italia degli anni 2000, 29, pp. 227-239.

Giorgio, A., 2007. 'Allegorie' di Napoli: Marosia Castaldi e Giuseppe Montesano tra tradizione e innovazione. Nuova Corvina: rivista di italianistica dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura per l'Ungheria, 19, pp. 121-139.

Giorgio, A., 2005. From Naples to Europe to the Global Village: Identity, Time and Space in Fabrizia Ramondino's L'isola riflessa (1998). The Italianist, 25 (1), pp. 72-96.

Giorgio, A., 2005. Natalia Ginzburg's 'La madre': exposing patriarchy's erasure of the mother. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, 156, pp. 51-62.

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