Dr Rebecca Walker

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Dr Rebecca Walker
PhD in Italian Studies at the University of St Andrews
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Member - MHRA Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Associate (University of St Andrews)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
Home institution:
University of St Andrews
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Language and Literature (Italian)
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Rebecca Walker completed her doctorate in Italian Studies at the University of St Andrews, where she is now an MHRA Postdoctoral Scholar and a Research Associate. Her doctoral research was funded by the Carnegie Trust, and discusses the theme of fracture as a narrative device for representing female subjectivities in Italian women writers Goliarda Sapienza and Elena Ferrante. In the past she has also worked on Elsa Morante, Sally Rooney and Jhumpa Lahiri, and her broader interests include feminist criticism, identity studies, and women’s life-writing.

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