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Department of Italian

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CLICK HERE: Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin | Corinna Salvadori Lonergan | Roberto Bertoni | Giuliana Adamo |Enrica Ferrara | Silvia Bertoni | Anna Cozzi | Mary Keating | Visiting Research Fellows: Rosangela Barone, Enrica Ferrara, Clare Guest & Peter Sirr

Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, MA (Dubl., NUI), PhD (Cantab.), Dip.Appl.Ling (DIT), Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana
Professor; Head of Department 2006—
Main areas of interest : Boccaccio; translation; Dante; fiction

Some publications [fuller listing on the new Staff page]: The Grounds, a novel published under the pseudonym Cormac Millar, Dublin and London, Penguin Ireland (2006). 376pp. 'Simona Vinci: Childhood as a global experience', in Narrativa italiana recente / Recent Italian Fiction , ed. Roberto Bertoni, Turin, Trauben Edizioni (2005), pp. 161-177. 'Growing up in a writer's head', in Treasure Islands: Studies in Children's Literature , edited by Celia Keenan & Mary Shine Thompson, Dublin, Four Courts Press, (2006), pp. 200-208. Patterns in Dante: Nine Literary Essays, eds Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and Jennifer Petrie, Dublin, Four Courts Press, (2005), 213 pp. 'Patterns of Enclosure in the Commedia ,' in Patterns in Dante, eds Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and Jennifer Petrie, Dublin, Four Courts Press, (2005), 119-145, Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron : A new English version by Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, based on John Payne's 1886 translation, Ware, Wordsworth Editions (2004), lxxi+766pp. An Irish Solution , a novel published under the pseudonym Cormac Millar, Dublin and London, Penguin Ireland (2004). 307pp. Paperback edition reissued 2005. 'Dante in The Zebra-Striped Hearse ', in Echi Danteschi, ed. Roberto Bertoni, Turin, Trauben Edizioni (2004), pp. 107-124. The Languages of Ireland, eds Michael Cronin and Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, Dublin, Four Courts Press (2003), 240pp. Joint editor, Translation and Censorship, Dublin, Four Courts Press (2009). Joint editor, Translation Right or Wrong, Dublin, Four Courts Press (2013).

Contacts : telephone +353-1-8961527; email cocullnn@tcd.ie

Personal page: http://www.tcd.ie/Italian/011.COC.php |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>


Corinna Salvadori Lonergan, MA (Dubl., NUI); Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin; Cav. Uff. nell'ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana; Honorary President of AIPI, Associazione Internazionale dei Professori d'Italiano.
Professor Lonergan lectures on Dante, Inferno, Paradiso, Convivio and Monarchia; Italian Renaissance Comedy; Ariosto, Castiglione, Lorenzo de' Medici and Michelangelo. She contributes to the Master's course in Medieval Studies, and to the one in Literary Translation.
Main areas of interest : Medieval and Renaissance Italian Studies. Comparative literature (English/Italian).

Principal publications: she has published mostly in the Renaissance area, including Yeats and Castiglione (1965) and Lorenzo de' Medici: Selected Writings (ed.), 1992). Her recent publications are: '"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle". - But there are no stars. Dante in Beckett's Endgame', in Echi danteschi / Dantean Echoes , edited by Roberto Bertoni, Turin, Trauben, (2003), 71-84; 'Una versione inglese in ottave dell' Ambra di Lorenzo de' Medici', in Laurentia laurus. Per Mario Martelli , a cura di F. Bausi e V. Fera, Messina, Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi Umanistici, (2004), 91-107; 'Tradito ma non troppo': on Translating Poliziano's Fabula d'Orfeo (verses 141-308) into Rhymed Verse', in Theatre, Opera, And Performance in Italy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present , Essays in Honour of Richard Andrews , edt Brian Richardson, Simon Gilson, Catherine Keen, Leeds,The Society for Italian Studies, (2004), 10-22. Currently she is working on Poliziano's vernacular works.

Contacts : 896 1847, clonergn@tcd.ie |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>


Roberto Bertoni, Dott. Lett. (Pisa); MA (Dubl.), Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana
Associate Professor; Acting Head of Department Hilary Term 2014
Main areas of interest : Italian literature since the 1940s; Leopardi; language materials; translation of Irish poetry

Some recent publications [fuller listing on the new Staff page]: 'Anni '40-60: prime ipotesi ludiche', and 'Anni '70: gioco della scrittura e scrittura del gioco nella trilogia combinatoria', pp. 21-44 and 75-104 of R. Bertoni and B. Ferraro, Calvino ludico: Riflessioni sul gioco in Italo Calvino , Viareggio (Lucca), 2003, 104 pp.; editor of Quaderni di cultura italiana where he has written essays on Giuseppe Bonaviri, Italo Calvino in relation to Leopardi, Giorgio Manganelli in relation to Dante, Angelo Tonelli, and Italian fiction in the 1990s; 'Aspetti del fantastico in alcuni romanzi italiani degli anni '80-'90', Italia & Italy , 7 (2000), pp. 3-7; 'Michele Spina: A Neomodernist, Existential Writer, '"The Poet is Buzzing like a Bluebottle": Some Notes on Edoardo Sanguineti in Relation to the Irish Publication of His Libretto' , and Bartolo Cattafi 'Far from Places Normally Frequented', Translation Ireland , 15.4, 2001-2002, pp. 9-10, 14-15, 16-17; 'Annamaria Ferramosca's Doors into Words and Silence', Translation Ireland , 2 (2002), p. 50; coauthor of the 'Novecento' section in The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies; translation from and introductions to the work of Pat Boran, Ciaran Carson, Kathleen Ferguson, Michael Longley, Brian Lynch and Derek Mahon; Fili (San Cesario di Lecce, Manni, 2008).

Contacts : 8962063, rbertoni@tcd.ie |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>


Giuliana Adamo, PhD (Reading)

Coordinator of JF and SF TSM Italian; Erasmus exchange coordinator.
Assistant Professor
Main areas of interest : 19th and 20th century Italian poetry and literature; History of the Italian Language; History of Western and Italian novels; History of food; Textual and linguistic analysis. (2008/2009: Fulbright Scholar at Harvard.)

Some recent publications [fuller listing on the new Staff page]: BOOKS: 'L'ultimo dono di Quetzalcoatl. Viaggio intorno al cioccolato e divagazioni' (Pavia, Monboso, 2001), Premio Speciale Cesare Angelini 2002); 'Metro e ritmo del primo Palazzeschi' (Salerno, Roma, 2003); Editor of La parola scritta e pronunciata. Nuovi saggi sulla narrativa di Vincenzo Consolo, preface by G. Ferroni (San Cesario di Lecce, Manni, 2006) (book plus audio CD); Volta la carta la ze finia. Luigi Meneghello. Biografia per immagini, jointly edited with Pietro De Marchi, (Milan, Effigie, 2008); L'inizio e la fine: I confini del romanzo nel canone occidentale, 2013 - prefazione di Giulio Lepschy (Ravenna, Longo Editore, 2013). ARTICLES: 'La deliberata infedeltà della scrittura, Riflessioni sulla narrativa storica di Maria Attanasio', Strumenti critici XXIV, (3), 2009, p471-484; 'Scrivere lettere, Una storia plurimillenaria', Strumenti critici XXV (2), 2009, p352-358; ' Alessandro Manzoni e Vincenzo Consolo: romanzo e antiromanzo storico attraverso una lettura degli inizi dei Promessi sposi e del Sorriso dell’ignoto marinaio, in in Salvatore Bancheri (ed), Manzoni and the Historical Novel/ Manzoni e il romanzo storico, New York/Ottawa/Toronto, Legas, 2009, pp255-270; 'Letteratura e impegno: l’eredità sciasciana nella narrative storica di Maria Attanasio', La libellula, 2009, p87-94

Contacts : gadamo@tcd.ie , Tel: 896 1452 |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>



Enrica Ferrara, PhD (Reading)
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Enrica Ferrara joined the Italian Department in October 2008 as a Postdoctoral Fellow holding an award from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research project on modern Italian literary history, including the relationship between theatre and narrative, was published by Firenze University Press in 2014, under the title Il realismo teatrale nella narrativa novecentesca: Vittorini, Calvino, Pasolini. Other recent publications include a monograph, Calvino e il teatro: Storia di una passione rimossa (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011), Italian Modernities series, Volume 11. Her research interests lie mainly in Nineteenth-, Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Italian and Comparative Literature, Drama and Film Studies, Literary Theories, Gender Studies, Dante and Boccaccio. She looks at literary and cultural objects from a broad interdisciplinary angle, using a critical approach which focuses on transnational and trans-genre perspectives.Contact: ferrarae@tcd.ie |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>


Silvia Bertoni, MPhil.
Adjunct Assistant Lecturer
Main areas of interest : language teaching and learning, teacher training.
Among her publications: Italiano e inglese allo specchio (Torino, Loescher, 2014)

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Anna Cozzi
Dottoressa in Lingue e Letterature Straniere (Universita`degli Studi di Pavia).
Language Assistant
Research interests: Victorian literature

Contacts : 8961247, tennad@tcd.ie |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>


Administrative staff

Mary Keating is Senior Executive Officer in the Italian Department. A telephone message may be left for her at (+353-1) 896 2062; her email address is italian@tcd.ie. |||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>


Visiting Research Fellows

The Italian Department currently has four Visiting Research Fellows:

Professor Rosangela Barone, who has published widely on Irish literature and is a translator of Irish writers (including those writing in Gaelic) into Italian.

Dr Enrica Ferrara
[see above]

Dr Clare Guest, whose research interests include the role of ornament in the later Renaissance, Italian Renaissance works on poetics in the early printed collections of Trinity College Library, and works on Roman antiquities printed from the 15th century to 1789 and held in Dublin libraries. In 2011/12 she was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Long-Room Hub, TCD. Her email address is cguest@tcd.ie

Mr Peter Sirr, poet and translator. He was the first Director of the Irish Writers' Centre, and has taught on Trinity''s Literary Translation MPhil since its inception. His blog is entitled The Cat Flap.||| >>>BACK TO TOP OF PAGE >>>

Contact: cocullnn@tcd.ie
Last updated: Jun 29 2016.

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