Dr Mirna Cicioni

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Dr Mirna Cicioni
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Members - Affiliate Research Fellow in Italian Studies (Monash University)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
Home institution:
Monash University, Melbourne
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Language and Literature (Italian)
Summary of research interests and expertise:


Mirna Cicioni is an Affiliate Research Fellow in Italian Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, and has taught Italian for over 30 years in tertiary institutions in the UK and Australia. She has published an introductory monograph on Primo Levi (Primo Levi – Bridges of Knowledge, 1995) and co-edited Visions and Revisions: Women in Italian Culture (with Nicole Prunster, 1993) and Differences, Deceits and Desires: Murder and Mayhem in Italian Crime Fiction (with Nicoletta Di Ciolla, 2008). Cicioni has written on Italian women's movements and on post-World War II Italian-Jewish writers (especially Primo Levi and Clara Sereni), and is currently working on a book chapter on Levi's humour and irony and on an essay on male pair-bonds in Hollywood Westerns and Italian Westerns.

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