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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Radboud University in Nijmegen, in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and Radboud Institute for Culture and History. My current project, “European Local Colour Fiction in Transnational Contexts, 1830-1914”, is funded by the Dutch research council NWO. My research is part of the wider project “Redefining the Region: The Transnational Dimensions of Local-Colour” (P.I. Prof. Marguérite Corporaal). I am also a Research Associate of the University College Dublin (UCD) Humanities Institute in Ireland.

I hold an MA and PhD from the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD and a Laurea Magistralis in Modern Languages and Literatures (English and French) from the University of Turin, Italy.

My research interests include 19th- and 20th-century Irish literature, travel writing studies, print and periodical culture, and ecocriticism. My first monograph– J.M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival–was published by Syracuse University Press in 2017. My work on Synge, the Irish Revival, Irish periodical culture, and Revival travel writing has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals and collections such as Irish Studies Review, The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Studies in Travel Writing, Studi Irlandesi, Global Literary Journalism.

In Ireland, I lectured for six years in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film and at the UCD Writing Centre, teaching a variety of modules in literary studies and academic writing. At UCD, I also worked on collaborative multimedia projects such as the event and exhibition “Revival to Revolution: The Literary Career of Thomas MacDonagh” (2015). The project, funded by the Irish Research Council, comprised an interdisciplinary symposium on writer and revolutionary Thomas MacDonagh, the screening of a 1966 RTÉ commemorative documentary on the Easter Rising, and a multimedia exhibition on MacDonagh with items held in UCD Library Special Collections.

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