Dr Claudia Bernardi

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Dr Claudia Bernardi
BA (Hons) at the University of Bologna; MA in Women and Literature at the University of Hull; PhD at the University of Bath
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Members - Senior Lecturer in Italian (Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
Home institution:
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Language and Literature (Italian)
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Dr Claudia Bernardi completed her BA (Hons) at the University of Bologna, and her MA in Women and Literature at the University of Hull. Her PhD thesis, for the University of Bath, discussed literary tradition, avant-garde, youth culture, and gender in the new Italian narrative of the 1990s. In 2000 she joined the School of Languages and Cultures of Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where she is now Senior Lecturer in Italian. Her research and publications focus on contemporary Italian women’s writing from the 20th century to the present, film and film adaptations of literary works, and the intersection between gender, politics, and cultural representation.

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