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Dr Cristiano Bianchi

The Trinity Long Room Hub was delighted to welcome Dr Cristiano Bianchi (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) as a Visiting Research Fellow.

Dr Cristiano Bianchi is a researcher at Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy working in the field of comparative literature, with  a particular focus on Karl Kraus' interpretation of Charles Baudelaire's and Oscar Wilde's works. His research is currently focusing on the symbolic role of the mask as a linguistic and literary construct with reference to Austrian literature.

He is questioning, in particular, the unique use of the mask in fiction as opposed to drama and the value of such an aesthetic choice: does the mask entail a different approach in drama and prose fiction? 

Dr Bianchi was appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub in collaboration with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. As identity is the cornerstone of his research, his visit also contributed to Trinity’s Identities in Transformation research theme.

 Dr Bianchi gave a seminar entitled 'Ugly facts in pretty guises: The strategy of the mask in Arthur Schnitzler's fiction' on Tuesday, 25 November at 6pm as part of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Research Seminar Series.

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