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Professor Mauro Pala

The Trinity Long Room Hub was delighted to welcome Professor Mauro Pala from the University of Cagliari, Italy as a Visiting Research Fellow in collaboration with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.

Professor Pala has published extensively on European Romanticism, Critical theory, Cultural studies and Postcolonial studies. He has published books, articles and essays on Raymond Williams, Edward Said, Antonio Gramsci, among the others and he has also published on Romanticism and comparative studies, frequently cooperating with the Bologna centre for Romantic studies and lecturing for the Palermo European PhD programme in Cultural studies.

In 1984, Professor Pala graduated in Lettere (modern philology, history and philosophy) at the University of Cagliari, Arts Faculty (Modern Philology) and in 1989, as Fulbright scholar, obtained a Master of Arts from Columbia University with a thesis on the American exile of Klaus Mann, attending classes with Edward Said, Eric Foner, Julia Kristeva. In 1991 he graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Cagliari and between 1992 and 1994 attended classes in German and American Literature and Theory of Literary Analysis at Frei University in Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Scherpe.

In 1995 he obtained a PhD in comparative literature with a Dissertation on the urban representations in Döblin and Dos Passos and since 2000 has taught Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Cagliari. In 2010, as Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, he was Visiting Professor for the PhD Program in Literature at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and Visiting Professor at the University of Limoges (France). In 2011 he was Guest Professor at the University of Malta.

Professor Pala gave a lecture in the Trinity Long Room Hub titled 'Gramsci and the Great Community: Subalternity, Hegemony and Autonomy in Irish Literature and Culture' on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 6.15pm.

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