MA in English Studies, first class degree with honours, University of Perugia (supervisor: Prof. Sergio Rufini). Title:
Lytton Strachey. Il genere (auto)biografico alla luce del gender
A close analysis of the work of Bloomsbury member and biographer Lytton Strachey, compared to the biographies by Virginia Woolf (Roger Fry and Orlando) and the “autobiographical” writing by E. M. Forster (Maurice). Classical theories on biography and autobiography (Harold Nicholson, Leon Edel, Philippe Lejeune, Paul John Eakin, Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes) are used to enlighten Strachey’s original innovations, together with psychoanalytic theories on the concept of “transference” (Leon Edel and Jaques Lacan), to focus on the fertile relationship between biography and autobiography. In addition, various theories of gender studies (Susan Sontag, Jeffrey Meyers, Eve Kosoksky Sedgwick, Fabio Cleto, Suzette Hendke) are used to examine Strachey’s High Camp style, in the light of the tradition of 18th century Literature
1999: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, Exeter University (UK)
2000: PGCE in English Studies, Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione (italian "abilitazione all'insegnamento della lingua e della letteratura inglese)
2007: PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Turin (supervisor: Prof. Carla Marengo Vaglio). Title:
Im-marginable. Percezioni di luoghi e spazi in Joyce, Beckett e Genet.
A comparative analysis of the three authors in the light of their recreations of space and place according to the perceptions and to the states of conscience of their characters. Literary theory (Genette, Hamon, Joseph Frank), Phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty and Bachelard), and Classical Philosophy (Bruno, Descartes, Berkeley, Lucrezio, Aristotle and Plato) are used to analyse various conceptions of space, perception and mental (as well as literary) spatial recreations.
2009: Appointed as specialist in English and Translation, Exam Commission Board Member, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Turin.
2010: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature and Fondazione Goria (CRT), University of Turin.
Italian, native speaker
English, near native
English Language, English Literature (19th and 20th centuries)
Italian Language and Literature
James Joyce and European Modernism
19th Century Literature
Literary Theory and Philosophy
Biography, Autobiography and Gender Studies
Space, Place (Philosophy of Science) and Perception in Literature
Literature and Visual Arts - Intertextuality
PEER-REVIEWER for Plenum, South Carolina University Interdisciplinary Journal. Areas of Interest: English and Comparative Literature; from 2010.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
2004-2007: three-year monthly scholarship from the University of Turin to pursue PhD reserach in Comparative Literature.
2008: Scholarship from the James Joyce Italian Foundation to cover participation in The James Joyce International Symposium, Tours, France, June 2008.
2009: Scholarship from James Joyce Research Centre, UCD, University of Central Dublin, to participate in the Second International James Joyce Colloquium, UCD, Dublin.
2009: Scholarship from Fordham University, New York, to finance participation in the XIX Virginia Woolf International Conference, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, June 2009.
2010: Giorgio Melchiori Grant from Italian James Joyce Foundation, to pursue further research on Joyce.
2010: Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Turin, Fondazione Goria (CRT), Turin.
"To find an equivalent for life: Virginia Woolf, Transference and Modernism through Roger Fry and the 1910 Post-Impressionist Exhibition, The December 1910 Centenary Conference, British Association of Modernist Studies, University of Glasgow, December 2010.
Im-marginable. Lo spazio di Joyce, Beckett e Genet, Rome, Aracne, 2007; the book has been inserted in the annual bibliography of critical studies on Samuel Beckett and shortlisted for the Carver Prize 2008.
Federico Sabatini, James Joyce. Scrivere Pricolosamente, Rome, Minimum Fax (series "Filigrana"). A collection of Joyce's thoughts on Writing edited, translated and introduced by Federico Sabatini, 2011.
Federico Sabatini e Teresa Prudente (eds), Cinematic Strategies in Twentieth Century Naratives and Beyond, Amherst, New York, Cambria Press, forthcoming (2011)
ESSAYS, ARTICLES AND CRITICISM (peer-reviewed)
“James Joyce’s Visual Writing : The Symbolic Space of Embrasure”, Joyce in Progress. Proceedings of the James Joyce Graduate Conference in Rome (ed Franca Ruggieri, John Mc Court), Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.
“‘It can’t be all in one language’: Poetry and “Verbivocovisual” Language in Joyce and Pound”, in Enrico Monti, The Reception of Ideogrammes in Early 20th century European Poetry, Rilune, 2009.
Jean Genet, “Our Lady of the Flowers”, Literary Encyclopedia, www. www.litencyc.com, 2009.
“ ‘Im-marginable Langscape’: Re-creation and De-creation in Joyce and Beckett”, The Anachronist, A Journal of English and American Studies, vol. 13, 2007/2008.
“Louise Bourgeois. An Existential Act of Self-perception”, Nebula-Nobleworld, volume 4, issue 4, December, 2007.
“Jean Genet. Emprisonné pour l’éternité”, Secretum, March, 2007.
“Louise Bourgeois. Tra percezione ed esistenzialismo”, Secretum, December, 2007.
“Réalité, abstraction et (il)limitation: les recréations spatiales de Joyce et Beckett”, in Tania Collani and Eric Lisøe (ed), Entre tensions et passions: Construction et decostruction de l’espace européen, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2010.
"A most envolving description: descrizione e narratività in James Joyce", Comparatistica e Intertestualità, Studi in onore di Franco Marenco, Alessandria, Edizioni dall'Orso, 2010.
"James Joyce and Giordano Bruno: An Immarginable and Interdisciplinary Dialogue", Selected Papers from Renascent Joyce, XXI International James Joyce Symposium (ed. Sam Slote, Daniel Ferrer, André Topia), forthcoming, 2011.
Federico Sabatini, “Body as Landscape: The Cinema and the Cinematic of Jean Genet”, in Federico Sabatini e Teresa Prudente (eds), Cinematic Strategies in XXth Century Narratives and Beyond, New York, Cambria Press, forthcoming, 2010.
Federico Sabatini, "'Dark pours over the outlines of houses and towers:' Virginia Woolf's Prismatic Poetic of Space", Proceedings of the International Virginia Woolf Conference 2009, in print, 2010.
“The Immermemorial Instant: Finnegans Wake and Giordano Bruno’s Philosophy of Time”, Selected Proceedings of the « International Conference of the Italian James Joyce Foundation », Joyce and Metamorphosis, Università di Romatre, accepted, forthcoming, 2010.
"Alexandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project", L'Indice, forthcoming, 2010.
"John Banville, The Newton Letter", L'indice, forthcoming, 2010.
"Daphne Du Maurier, The Parasites, L'Indice, forthcoming, 2010.
“Not So Familiar Readings. Charles Rossman and Alan W. Fiedman (eds), De-familiarizing Readings. Essays from the Austin Joyce Conference”, The James Joyce Literary Supplement, May 2010.
"William Trevor, Love and Summer", L'indice, March 2010.
"Kurt Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect", L'indice, December, 2009.
"Doris Lessing, Alfred and Emily", L'Indice, December, 2009.
“Muriel Spark, Loitering with Intent”, L’indice, February, 2008.
“Madison Smart Bell, The Stone that the Builder Refused”, L’indice, December, 2008.
“T. C. Boyle, Talk Talk”, L’indice, December, 2008.
“Kenzaburo Oe, Hiroshima Notes”, L’indice, n. 18, May, 2008
“Album Hemingway”, L’indice, n. 18, May, 2008.
“Jerry Stahl, Permanent Midnight”, L’indice, n.18, May, 2008.
“Nadine Gordimer, Writing and Being: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures”, L’indice, n. 18, May, 2008.
“Ian Ferguson, A Village of the Small Houses”, L’indice, n.18, May, 2008.
“E. L. Doctorow, The March”, L’indice, n. 13, December 2007.
“Clifford Chase, Winkie”, L’indice, n. 10, September 2007.
“Mary Morris, Revenge”, L’indice, n.10, September 2007.
“David Sedaris, Barrel Fever”, L’indice, n. 7/8, July/August 2007.
“Anne Raeff, Clara Mondschein’s Melancholia, L’Indice, n.6 , June 2007.
“Percival Everett, Erasure, A Novel”, L’indice, n. 6, June 2008
FICTION -SELECTED SHORT-STORIES
“Piercing Intimacy”, in Diabolic Tales II, An Anthology Conceived in Desire, North Carolina, Diabolic Publications, 2010.
“A Long Term Voyage”, Nebula-nobleworld, volume 4, issue 1, March, 2007, (www.nobleworld.biz).
“Something Real”, Diabolic Tales, An Anthology of Dark Minds, North Carolina, Diabolic Publications, 2007.
“Suoni dimenticati”, Ecletticae, www. officinae.net/ecletticae, September, 2006.
“Il silenzio dentro”, Ecletticae, www.officinae.net/ecletticae, April, 2006.
“A film in slow motion”, Erodiade, www.erodiade.com, April, 2006.
“To Make Love with a Stranger”, Onefortytwo, www.onefortytwo.com, May, 2004.