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Ursula Fanning

Associate Professor

School Of Languages, Cultures & Linguis
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168475
Email: ursula.fanning@ucd.ie

Biography

Ursula Fanning completed her first degree in French and Italian at UCD, as well as her Master's degree in Italian. She completed her Ph.D. in Italian (on the writings of Matilde Serao) at Reading University and, while studying there, taught at the University of Reading, University College London (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College), the University of Sussex and the University of Bath. She joined the Department of Italian in UCD in 1990.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2004.
Title: President's Research Fellowship 2004-05

Associations

Association: Society for Italian Studies, Function/Role: Committee Member
Association: Society for Pirandello Studies, Function/Role: Board Member, Editorial Board Member and Journal Referee
     

Conference Contributions

Ursula Fanning (2017) The Isola-ted Self. [Invited Oral Presentation], Exploring Pirandello's Islands of the Map and of the Mind, Italian Institute, Dublin , 13-OCT-17 - 14-OCT-17.
Ursula Fanning (2016) Veiling and unveiling the maternal in Italian Women¿s Autobiographical writings. [Invited Lecture], ESCRITORAS EN LOS MÁRGENES DEL TEXTO, University of Seville , 12-DEC-16 - 14-DEC-16.
Ursula Fanning, Enrica Ferrara, Silvia Ross (2016) Walking with Tigers and Autobiographical Writing. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Remembering Natalia Ginzburg, 100 years on, Italian Cultural Institute Dublin , 15-NOV-16 - 15-NOV-16.
Ursula Fanning (2016) Matilde Serao's Cautionary Tales. [Invited Oral Presentation], Capturing Reading:The Character of the Woman Reader in Novels and Paintings in Nineteenth-Century Italy, University of Leeds , 04-NOV-16 - 04-NOV-16.
Ursula Fanning, Ruth Glynn, Olivia Santovetti (2017) Ferrante's Mothers: Re-imagining the Maternal?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reconsidering Elena Ferrante, University of Bristol , 29-MAR-17 - 29-MAR-17.
Ursula Fanning, Bart Van den Bosssche, Simon Image, Kate Mitchell, Enza De Francisci (2016) Violence and Aggression in Modern Theatre. [Roundtable Participant], Violence and Aggression in Pirandello, SPS conference, Christ Church, University of Oxford , 15-OCT-16 - 15-OCT-16.
Ursula Fanning (2016) Turning points of gender: gazes, mothers, influences - the early works of Elena Ferrante. [Roundtable Participant], SIS Turning Points: Transmission, Transformation, Transition, Trinty College Dublin , 29-APR-16 - 30-APR-16.
Ursula Fanning (2016) Re-Reading Matilde Serao (Matilde Serao and her Many Audiences). [Oral Presentation], Cultural Encounters through Reading and Writing: New Approaches to the History of Literary Culture, Glasgow , 09-JUN-16 - 11-JUN-16.
Ursula Fanning (2015) Writing the Maternal in Italy in the 21st Century: The Cases of Elena Ferrante and Valeria Parrella. [Invited Lecture], MIRCI Mothers, Mothering, Motherhood in the 21st Century: Culture, Society, Literature and the Arts, Toronto , 21-OCT-15 - 23-OCT-15.
Ursula Fanning (2015) Mothers and Mothering: Maternal representations in Italian Women's Writing. [Oral Presentation], Motherhood and Culture, Maynooth University , 15-JUN-15 - 17-JUN-15.
Ursula Fanning (2015) Conceptualizing the maternal: Representations, Reflections and Refractions in Italian Women's Literary Writings. [Invited Oral Presentation], MIRCI Maternal Subjectivities: Psychology/Psychoanalysis. Literature, Culture and the Arts, Casa Internazionale delle donne, Rome , 24-APR-15 - 24-APR-15.
Ursula Fanning (2015) Presentation of work in progress. [Oral Presentation], Italianists in Ireland - work in progress, UCD , 21-MAR-15 - 21-MAR-15.
Ursula Fanning (2013) Discussant. [Other], 'Motherhood in Post-1968 European Women's writing: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues', Institute of Modern Langauges Research, University College London , 24-OCT-13 - 26-OCT-13.
Dr Ursula Fanning (2013) 'Unhappy Pirandellian Families: Each in its Own Way?'. [Oral Presentation], 'The Family in Pirandello', Senate House, University College London , 09-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13.
Ursula Fanning (2012) Sibilla Aleramo - representing the maternal: reflections and refractions. [Invited Oral Presentation], La Mamma Italiana : representations of maternity in the late nineteenth & early twentieth centuries, University of Dundee , 04-MAY-12 - 04-MAY-12.
Brian Jackson, Caitriona Ni Dhuill, Mirna Vohnsen, Emer O' Beirne, Clara Cullen, Ursula Fanning, Paola Benchi, Gerardine Meaney; (2011) 1-day colloquium to initiate Research Strand. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Autobiographical Expressions: Gendered Identities Colloquium, HII, UCD , 03-DEC-11 - 03-DEC-11.
Ursula Fanning; (2011) Short Story Strategies: Matters of Genre, Gender and Generation. [Oral Presentation], Pirandello: Generations, Gender and Genre, IGRS, University of London , 14-OCT-11 - 15-OCT-11.
Dr Ursula Fanning; (2010) Respondent at symposium on Lisa Baraitser monograph, in conversation with the author. [Invited Oral Presentation], Symposium on 'Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption', University College Dublin, School of English , 18-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10.
Dr Ursula Fanning; (2009) Futurism and the Abjection of the Feminine. [International Refereed Conference], Futurismo: Impact and Legacy, Florence , 16-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09.
Dr Ursula Fanning; (2009) Futurism and the Abjection of the Feminine. [Invited Lecture], Italian Futurism, University College Dublin , 18-JUN-09 - 20-JUN-09.
Dr Ursula Fanning; (2009) 'Touching on taboos: constructing maternal identity in some post-'68 autobiographical narratives by women'. [Invited Lecture], Mosaics of Identity: The Problem of Identity in Recent Italian Literature, Trinity College Dublin , 03-APR-09 - 03-APR-09.
Ursula Fanning; (2009) Maternal Descriptions and Prescriptions in Late 19th-Century Italy. [Invited Lecture], Women in Ottocento Italy: New Perspectives, Clare College, University of Cambridge , 07-MAR-09 - 07-MAR-09.
Dr Ursula Fanning; (2008) Chaired session on 'L'eredita' di Elio Vittorini'. [Chaired Session], Elio Vittorini: 100 years after his birth, Trinity College Dublin , 18-APR-08 - 18-APR-08.
Dr Ursula Fanning; (2007) (Exploring) Aspects of Abjection in Pirandello. [Invited Lecture], Annual Conference of Association for Pirandello Studies, University College London , 20-OCT-07 - 20-OCT-07.
Fanning, U; (2003) The Gothic and Fantastic in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe: Inheriting, Re-Mapping and Re-Assessing Cultural Traditions'. [Invited Lecture], Institute for Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London conference, University of London , 09-MAY-03.
Fanning, Ursula; (2005) Writing the Body, Constructing a Self: Maternal and Paternal Paradigms in the Writings of Sibilla Aleramo and Dacia Maraini. [International Refereed Conference], Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation, University of Bath , 01-MAY-05.
*; (2005) Literary Canons. [Chaired Session], Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation, University of Bath , 30-MAR-05 - 01-APR-05.
Fanning, Ursula; (2004) Double Trouble: Mattia Pascal et. al. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Society for Pirandello Studies: Current Thinking on Pirandello, University College Dublin , 06-NOV-04.
Fanning, Ursula; (2004) Aspetti inaspettati dell'amicizia femminile nel lavoro di Matilde Serao. [N/A], Matilde Serao, Universita' Orientale, Naples , 01-DEC-04 - 04-DEC-04.
Fanning, Ursula; (2004) Chaired morning session of conference. [N/A], Current Thinking on Pirandello, University College Dublin , 06-NOV-04.
Fanning, Ursula; (2003) 'Subject to Change: Italian Women's Autobiographical Writings of the 20th Century'. [Invited Lecture], *, University College Cork , 15-NOV-03.
Fanning, Ursula; (2003) 'From Domestic to Dramatic: Matilde Serao's Rewriting of English Gothic'. [Invited Lecture], The Gothic and Fantastic in 19th and 20th-Century Europe: Inheriting, Re-Mapping and Re-Assessing Cultural Traditions, Institute of Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London , 10-MAY-03 - 11-MAY-03.
Fanning, Ursula; (2003) 'Domestic Dramas: Matilde Serao's Gothicisms'. [Invited Lecture], *, University of Reading , 09-MAY-03.
*; (2003) Italian Women's Writing: Diaries and Poetry. [Chaired Session], Society for Italian Studies Conference, University College Cork , 15-JUN-03 - 17-JUN-03.
Francesca Sanvitale; (2003) Response to lecture by Francesca Sanvitale. [Invited Oral Presentation], Il linguaggio femminile nella storia e i tempi della globalizzazione, Italian Cultural Institute Dublin , 20-OCT-03.
Fanning, Ursula; (2002) 'Feminist Fictions?' Representations of Self and (M)Other in the Works of Anna Banti. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Women in Italy 1945-60, University of Glasgow , 20-SEP-02 - 22-SEP-02.
*; (2002) The Writings of Anna Banti The Films of Federico Fellini. [Chaired Session], Women in Italy 1945-60, University of Glasgow , 20-SEP-02 - 21-SEP-02.
Fanning, Ursula; (2001) 'La figura femminile nel lavoro di Matilde Serao. [Invited Lecture], Letteratura e cultura a Napoli tra Otto e Novecento, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli , 20-NOV-01 - 23-NOV-01.
Fanning, U.; (1999) Representations of the Self in Grazia Deledda's Cosima: Enclosure/Escape and the Erotic. [Chaired Session], Society for Italian Studies Conference, University of Bristol , 15-APR-99 - 17-APR-99.
*; (1999) 20th Century Italian Theatre. [Chaired Session], Society for Italian Studies Conference, University of Bristol , 15-APR-99 - 17-APR-99.
Fanning, Ursula; (1996) 'Impure Subjects: Constructions of the Self in Italian Women's Autobiographical Writings of the Twentieth Century'. [Invited Lecture], Italian Women's Writing, Academy for Advanced Studies in Italian, Columbia University, New York , 25-APR-96 - 27-APR-96.
Fanning, Ursula; (1995) From She to I: Natalia Ginzburg's Autobiographical Fiction. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Malta , 03-MAR-95 - 06-MAR-95.
Ursula Fanning; (1995) 'Fabulous Realisms: Calvino's Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Italo Calvino: Ten Years After, Trinity College Dublin , 20-NOV-95.
Fanning, Ursula; (1994) 'Sibilla Aleramo's Una donna: a case study in Women's Autobiographical Writing'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Lives or Lies? The Arts of Biography and Autobiography, University College Cork , 10-FEB-94 - 12-FEB-94.
Fanning, U.; (1994) Adultery in the Plays of Luigi Pirandello: The Paternal Potential. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Society for Pirandello Studies conference, Italian Institute, London , 09-OCT-94.
Fanning, Ursula; (1994) Discussant of topic. [Other], Mothers: Myth and Reality, Italian Cultural Institute, London , 10-APR-94.
Fanning, Ursula; (1993) Women's Autobiographical Fiction: Sibilla Aleramo and Una donna. [Chaired Session], Society for Italian Studies Biennal Conference, University College Dublin , 15-JUL-93 - 17-JUL-93.
Fanning, Ursula; (1991) Writing Women's Work: The Ambivalence of Matilde Serao. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Bath , 09-MAR-91 - 11-MAR-91.
Fanning, Ursula; (1991) Mother in the Text: Francesca Sanvitale and Fabrizia Ramondino. [National Refereed Conference Paper], RIA Modern Languages Symposium, St Patrick's College, Maynooth , 10-NOV-91 - 12-NOV-91.
*; (1991) Immigrant women in Italy The Writings of Anna Maria Ortese. [Chaired Session], Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Bath , 10-MAR-91 - 12-MAR-91.
Fanning, Ursula; (1991) 'Matilde Serao: scrivere donna'. [Invited Lecture], Les femmes ecrivains en Italie au dix-neuvieme siecle, University of Provence, Centre Aixois de Recherches Italiennes , 10-NOV-91 - 12-NOV-91.

Committees

Committee : Scientific Committee for Arena Romanistica
Committee : Society for Italian Studies
Committee : Society for Pirandello Studies
Committee : Centre for Italian Women's Studies, University of Reading
Committee : Board of Doctoral Studies for Italian, Orientale University, Naples
Committee : Board of Doctoral Studies for Comparative Romance Languages, Orientale University, Naples
Committee : Pirandello Studies
Committee : Romance Studies
Committee : School Postgraduate Committee
 

Education

Year 1981 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University of Reading
Qualification: PhD Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Classiques Garnier
Client: University of Oxford
Client: University of Kent
Client: University College London
Client: Waterford Institute of Technology
Client: University of Glasgow
Client: University of Birmingham
Client: University of Cambridge
Client: University of Warwick
Client: University of Hull
Client: UCG

Outreach Activities

Hosting of Italian poetry reading, by Laura Accerboni with Dr Lucy Colilns, School of English. Humanities Institute, UCD, open to the public. 8th March 2017, 5 pm. 
Reading of Canto X of Dante's Inferno, National Gallery of Ireland, November 28th, 2015.
Invited lecture UCC to Postgraduate Students and staff (also made available to an international audience via Panopto): 'La mamma italiana: Representations, Reflections, Refractions in 20th-century Women's Writings', May 27th 2015 
Reader for special issue of 'Intervalla' special issue on Motherhood, summer 2015
Lecture to students and staff of two doctoral programmes (Italian and Comparative Romance Literatures) at the Orientale University, Naples, April 30th,  2008 on 'La scrittura autobigrafica al femminile nel ventesimo secolo'
Interview, Newstalk Radio, 'Talking History' programme on Mussolini and Italian Fascism, November 2006
Talk on 'Italian Women's Writing in the 20th Century' to the Dante Alighieri Society, Belfast (20th Feb., 2008)
Interview RTE radio, Arts Show, 18/3/2008 on Pirandello in Great European Writers series
Invited Lectures:
Université de Provence, Nov. 1991 on Matilde Serao
Discussant at symposium, Italian Cultural Institute, London, April 1994, ‘Mothers: Myth and Reality'
TCD Calvino conference, Nov. 1995, ‘Fabulous Realisms'
Keynote speech, Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, April 1996, on women's autobiographical writing in Italy
TCD, Dec. 1995 on genre in Serao
Orientale University Naples, Nov. 2001 on women in Serao
Institute for Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, May 2003, on Serao's rewriting of English Gothic
University of Reading, May 2003, research seminar on Serao's gothic writings
Discussant, Italian Instiute Dublin, Oct. 2003, on a lecture by Francesca Sanvitale
UCC, Nov. 2003, research seminar on Italian women's autobiographical writing
Orientale University, Naples, Nov. 2004 on female friendship in Serao
TCD, Nov. 2005, lecture on Calvino and Roddy Doyle
University of Wales, Bangor, research seminar on Gianna Manzini and Lalla Romano


Reviewer for Italian Studies, Modern Languages Review, Journal of Feminist Studies
Reader for Italian Studies, Pirandello Studies, Romance Studies

 

Other Activities

External Examiner PhD thesis University of Leicester, 7th April 2017. Topic: Queer(ing) Gender in Contemporary Italian Women's Writing.  Maraini, Sapienza, Morante.
Research Seminar 21st April 2016, SLCL UCD, ¿Annie Vivanti: Constructing Selves, Performing Femininities ¿ Singers, Sirens, Mothers¿ (linked to book project on Annie Vivanti, transnational politics, identity and culture.

External Examiner 2012, Ph.D. thesis University College London on Verga and Pirandello from page to stage
External Examiner University of Kent 2012, Ph.D. thesis on family paradigms in Deledda, Banti, Bontempelli
External Examiner, University of Oxford, 2012, Ph.D. thesis on Grazia Deledda and Modernity
                      
External Examiner for Ph.D. thesis, University of Glasgow, October 1st 2010 on Alba De Cespedes Il rimorso as (re)ecriture of Simone De Beauvoir's Les Mandarins
Internal Examiner for Ph.D. thesis, University College Dublin, August 5th 2010 on Arrigo Boito and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti  - the Scapigliatura and Futurism
Invited lecture to doctoral students and staff in Italian Studies and in Comparative Literature, Orientale University Naples, April 30th 2008 (La letteratura autobiografica al femminile nell'Italia del ventesimo secolo)

External Examiner for Italian at the University of Birmingham 2002-2006

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External Examiner for Ph.D. theses:
University of Cambridge1998 "Caterina Percoto's Racconti"
University of Cambridge 2001  "The Female Double in Italian Literature 1860-1929"
University of Cambridge 2003 "Anna Banti and Virginia Woolf: Close Reading, Translation, Rewriting and Reviewing
University of Cambridge 2005 "Abjection in the Writings of Elsa Morante"
 University of Warwick 2001 "Unmanned Territories: Contemporary Italian Women Writers and the Intertextual Space of the Fantastic"
Univeristy of Warwick 2006 "On the Cusp of Historiography and Fiction: Italian and British Women's Writings of the Late Twentieth Century"
University of Warwick 2007 "Domestic Realism: Matilde Serao, Neera and La Marhces Colombi"
University of Hull 2001"The Writings of Paola Capriolo from 1988-1996"
University of Hull 2006 "The Daughter-Mother Bond in Contemporary Italian Fiction",
University College Galway 2006 "Aspects of Androgyny in the Writings of Paola Capriolo and Marta Morazzoni"

Reviewer for Italian Studies, Modern Languages Review, Journal of Feminist Studies
Reader for Italian Studies, Pirandello Studies, Romance Studies

Publications

Books

Ursula Fanning (2017) Italian Women's Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century: Constructing Subjects. New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson university press. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2002) Gender Meets Genre: Woman as Subject in the Fictional Universe of Matilde Serao. Dublin and Portland, Oregon: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Ursula Fanning (2016) 'Constructing Selves, Performing Femininities: Singers, Sirens, Mothers' In: Sharon Wood and Erica Moretti (eds). Annie Chartres Vivanti: Transnational Politics, Identity, and Culture. New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. , pp.17-30 [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2013) 'Maternal Prescriptions and Descriptions in Post-Unification Italy' In: Katharine Mitchell and Helena Sanson (eds). Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy: Between Private and Public Spheres. Oxford: Peter Lang. , pp.13-37 [Details]
Ursula |Fanning, Paola Benchi (2012) 'Reclusione, evasione ed erotoco: ombre dell'io nelle opere di Grazia Deledda' In: Sharon Wood (eds). Grazia Deledda: Una sfida alla modernita'. Sardinia/Leicester: Edizioni Iris/Troubador. , pp.223-245 [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2011) 'Futurism and the Abjection of the Feminine' In: Giuseppe Gazzola (eds). Futurismo: Impact and Legacy. New York: Forum Italicum. , pp.53-64 [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2007) 'Generation through Generations: Maternal and Paternal Paradigms in Sibilla Aleramo and Dacia Maraini' In: Adalgisa Giorgio and Julia Waters (eds). Women's Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation and Legacy. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. , pp.248-262 [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2007) 'Enclosure, escape and the erotic: shadows of the self in the writings of Grazia Deledda' In: Sharon Wood (eds). The Challenge of Modernity: Essays on Grazia Deledda. Leicester: Troubador. , pp.215-236 [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2007) 'From Domestic to Dramatic: Matilde Serao's Use of the Gothic' In: Francesca Billiani and Gigliola Sulis (eds). The Italian Gothic and Fantastic: Encounters and Rewritings of Narrative Traditions. Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. , pp.119-138 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2006) 'Calvino and Roddy Doyle: Undoing Notions of Heroism' In: Bertoni, R (eds). Twenty Years After: An ¿Irish' Calvino?. Trauben Edizioni and TCD: Turin. , pp.31-47 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2006) 'Aspetti inaspettati dell'amicizia femminile nel lavoro di Matilde Serao' In: Pupino, A.R (eds). Matilde Serao: Le opere e i giorni. Naples: Liguori. , pp.206-221 [Details]
Fanning, U; (2006) 'Feminist Fictions? Representations of Self and (M)Other in the works of Anna Banti' In: Morris, P (eds). Women and Italy, 1945-1960: An Interdisciplinary Study. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.120-139 [Details]
Fanning, U; (2005) 'Some Segments of Daughterly Discourse: Dacia Maraini's return to the mother in La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa, Bagheria, and La nave per Kobe' In: Bertoni, R (eds). Recent Italian Fiction. Turin: Trauben Edizioni and TCD. , pp.121-133 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2003) 'Adultery: The Paternal Potential' In: in Harold Bloom (ed.), (Blooms Major Dramatists) (Philadelphia, Chelsea House Publishers, 2003),(The editor requested permission to reprint an extract from an earlier published article of mine in this guide to Pirandellos work, which represents the best analysis available from a number of leading critics, p.7) (eds). Luigi Pirandello. , pp.74-80 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2003) 'La figura femminile nel lavoro di Matilde Serao' In: Elena Candela (ed.), (Naples, Liguori, 2003) (eds). Letteratura e cultura a Napoli tra otto e novecento. , pp.315-322 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2003) 'Sketching Female Subjectivity: Anna Banti's Il coraggio delle donne and Le donne muoiono' In: Valentini, d. and Carù, P (eds). Beyond Artemisia: Female Subjectivity, History and Culture in Anna Banti. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. , pp.15-30 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2002) '16 entries (mostly on Italian women writers)' In: (Oxford University Press, 2002) (eds). The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1997) 'Entries on Aleramo, Sibilla (pp.10-11), Bildungsroman (p. 30), Feminist Criticism of Italian Literature in England and Ireland (pp. 94-97), the Nineteenth-Century Novel (pp. 229-30) and Serao, Matilde (pp. 310-12) in ' In: ed. R. Russell (Westport, Connecticut & London, Greenwood Press, 1997) (eds). The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature. [Details]
Fanning, Ursula; (1994) 'Matilde Serao' In: Russell, Rinaldina (eds). Italian Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1993) 'Matilde Serao: scrivere donna' In: (Actes du colloque international, Centre Aixois de Recherches Italiennes, University of Aix-en-Provence) 1993 (eds). Les femmes ecrivains en Italie. , pp.91-101 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1992) 'Italy' In: ed. C. Buck (London, Bloomsbury, 1992), (& 220 individual entries) (eds). Bloomsbury Guide to Womens Literature. , pp.80-89 [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1991) 'Angel vs. Monster: Seraos use of the Female Double' In: The italianist, 7, 1987, 63-89; eds. Z.G. Baranski and S.W. Vinall (London, Macmillan, 1991), pp. 263-93 and was accompanied by my translation of one of Seraos short stories (eds). Women and Italy: Essays in Gender, Culture and History. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Ursula Fanning (2017) 'Recent Productions Review'. Pirandello Studies, 37 :148-149. [Details]
Enza De Francisci, Katharine Mitchell, Bart Van Den Bossche, Ursula Fanning, Simon Image (2017) 'Violence and Aggression in Pirandello Round-table Presentations'. Pirandello Studies, 37 :118-134. [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2016) 'Review of 'Postal Culture: Writing and Reading Letters in Post-Unification Italy. GabriellaRomani. Toronto: University of Toronto Press '. Modern Language Review, (111.3). [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2016) 'Review of ¿Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa¿: identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino. Ed. by Adalgisa Giorgio. Perugia: Morlacchi'. Modern Language Review, (111.2). [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2016) ''Rappresentare il padre: le lunghe ombre paterne e la ricostruzione del romanzo d¿amore nella narrativa di Anna Banti''. Il Giannone, :145-159. [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2014) 'Unhappy Pirandellian Families: Each in its Own Way?'. Pirandello Studies, 34 :22-32. [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2015) 'Book review of Elsa Morante's Politics of Writing: Rethinking Subjectivity, History, and the Power of Art'. Italian Studies, 70 (4):564-565. [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2014) 'Review of 'The Printed Media in Fin-de-Siecle Italy: Publishers, Writers and Readers', edited by Ann Hallamore Caesar, Gabriella Romani and Jennifer Burns'. The Modern Language Review, 109.3 (July 2014):31-32. [Details]
Ursula Fanning (2012) ''Short Story Strategies: Matters of Genre, Gender and Generation''. Pirandello Studies, 32 :14-25. [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2010) 'Review of On Diary by Philippe Lejeune'. Modern Language Review, 105 (4):36-37. [Details]
Fanning. Ursula; (2011) 'Touching on Taboos: Imagining and Reconceptualizing Motherhood in some post-'68 autobiographical writings by women'. La modernita' letteraria, 4 (1):43-52. [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2010) 'Review of Laura Benedetti, 'The Tigress in the Snow: Motherhood and Literature in Twentieth-Century Italy' (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2007)'. Italian Studies, 65 (2):302-304. [Details]
Fanning, Ursula; (2008) 'Aspects of Abjection in Pirandello'. Pirandello Studies, 28 (1):111-123. [Details]
Fanning, U, ; (2007) 'Luce Irigaray and the philosophy of sexual difference'. Journal of Gender Studies, 16 :202-203. [Details]
Fanning, U; (2005) 'Double Trouble: Mattia Pascal et al'. Pirandello Studies, 21 :25-37. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (2002) 'Women's Writing in Italy'. Italian Studies, lvii :151-157. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1999) 'Sibilla Aleramo's Una donna: a case study in womens autobiographical fiction'. The Italianist, 19 . [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1995) 'Adultery: the Paternal Potential'. Yearbook of the Society for Pirandello Studies, 15 (16):7-18. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1994) 'Mother in the Text: Francesca Sanvitale and Fabrizia Ramondino'. Italianist, 14 :204-218. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1993) 'Writing Women's Work: the Ambivalence of Matilde Serao'. Italian Studies, xlviii :62-71. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1992) 'Serao's Gothic Revisions: Old Tales through New Eyes'. The Italianist, 12 :32-42. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1989) 'Sentimental Subversion: Representations of Female Friendship in the work of Matilde Serao'. Annali D'Italianistica, 7 :273-287. [Details]
Fanning, Ursula; (1987) 'Angel vs. Monster: Serao's Use of the Female Double'. Italianist, 7 :63-89. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1986) 'An annotated copy of Matilde Serao's Nel sogno'. The Italianist, 6 :152-157. [Details]
Fanning, U.; (1984) 'An introduction to Matilde Serao'. P.E.N, xxxiv (1). [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Fanning, U; (2005) Writing the Body, Constructing a Self: Maternal and Paternal Paradigms in the Writings of Sibilla Aleramo and Dacia Maraini Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation University of Bath, , 30-MAR-05 - 01-APR-05 [Details]
Fanning, U; (2005) Undoing Notions of Heroism: Italo Calvino and Roddy Doyle An Irish Calvino Trinity College Dublin, , 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Fanning, U; (2002) Feminist Fictions? Representations of Self and (M)Other in the works of Anna Banti Conference on 'Women in Italy 1945-60' University of Glasgow, , 21-SEP-02 - 22-SEP-02 [Details]
   

Dictionary Entry

Fanning, Ursula; (2002) 16 entries on Italian women writers (The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature). Oxford: Dictionary Entry [Details]
   

Encyclopedia Entry

Fanning, Ursula; (1997) The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
                       

Invited Seminars

Fanning, U; (2003) 'Il linguaggio femminile nella storia e i tempi della globalizzazione'. Invited Seminars [Details]
     

Invited Lectures

Fanning, U; (2007) Figuring the Father in Constructing a Self: The Writings of Gianna Manzini and Lalla Romano'. Invited Lectures [Details]
Fanning, U; (2003) Subject to Change: Italian Women's Autobiographical Writings of the Twentieth Century'. Invited Lectures [Details]
Fanning, U; (2003) Domestic Dramas: Matilde Serao's Gothic. Invited Lectures [Details]
 

Electronic Publication

Ursula Fanning; (2010) Sibilla Aleramo - profile. The Literary Encyclopedia Online: Electronic Publication [Details]
Ursula Fanning; (2009) Matilde Serao Profile, Works List, Recommended Reading List. The Literary Encyclopedia Online: Electronic Publication [Details]

Book Reviews

Fanning, U (2005) Borderlines: Autobiography and fiction in postmodern life writing. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, U (2006) Grazia Deledda: A legendary life. Book Reviews [Details]
Fanning, U (2007) Luce Irigaray and the philosophy of sexual difference. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Gender and genre; Italian women's writing, especially nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction; autobiographical writing; language and gender; feminist, literary and psychoanalytical theory; Pirandello. PI for Research Strand 'Autobiographical Expressions: Gendered Identities'.

 

Recent Postgraduates

Postgraduate Supervision:
M. Litt. Theses on ¿The Fantastic in the Fiction of Paola Capriolo', ¿Feminism in Dacia Maraini', ¿Neo-realist Fictions in Italy', ¿Pirandello's Short Stories'
Ph.D. theses on ¿The Death of the Novel: Italian Fiction in the Twentieth Century' , ¿Italian Children's Literature in the Twentieth Century' and ¿A Comparative Study on the Death and Resurrection of the Author: Calvino, Flann O' Brien, Pirandello and Unamuno' (with Prof. Declan Kiberd), 'Conversations with the Maternal: A Study of Feminist Theories and Contemporary Irish and Italian Women's Narrative' (with Dr Lucy Collins).

Current Postgraduate Students

Bianca Rita Cataldi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Emanuela Caffè, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

19th and 20th-century narrative (including modernist and post-modernist fiction, autobiographical writing, the fantastic genre, neo-realism and writing under Fascism), especially women's writing
20th-century drama, especially Pirandello.

         

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

External Collaborators

The Literary Encyclopedia Online
Classiques Garnier ¿Women and Gender in Italy (1500-1900)/Donne e gender in Italia (1500-1900)¿.