Dr Monica Jansen

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Dr Monica Jansen
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Member - Assistant Professor of Italian Literature (Utrecht University)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
Home institution:
Utrecht University
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Language and Literature (Italian)
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Monica Jansen is Assistant Professor of Italian Literature in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC) - Italian Language and Culture, Utrecht University. Her research interests include modernism and postmodernism studies, and more specifically new forms of cultural engagement. She investigates cultural representations of socially relevant topics such as religion, precarity, youth, and migration, from an interdisciplinary, transmedial and transnational perspective. Her publications include: Il dibattito sul postmoderno in Italia: In bilico tra dialettica e ambiguità (Franco Cesati, 2002); a number of co-edited volumes, including The History of Futurism: The Precursors, Protagonists, and Legacies (Lexington books, 2012), Le culture del precariato. Pensiero, azione, narrazione (ombre corte, 2015), Televisionismo. Narrazioni televisive della storia italiana negli anni della seconda Repubblica (edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2015), and 'Futurism and the Sacred' (International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, 11,  2022); special journal issues, articles and book chapters. She is co-editor-in-chief of Annali d’italianistica and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies and the Bollettino 900. She is a director of the book series 'Moving Texts' (Peter Lang).

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