Professor Sharon Wood

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Professor Sharon Wood
International Advisory Board - Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages (University of Leicester)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
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Literatures in a modern language
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Sharon Wood is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester, where she teaches Italian and Translation Studies. Publications include Italian Women’s Writing 1860-1994 (Athlone, 1995), the Cambridge History of Women’s Writing in Italy (edited with Letizia Panizza, 2000) and Under Arturo’s Star: The Cultural Legacies of Elsa Morante (with Stefania Lucamante, Purdue 2005). A collection of essays entitled Grazia Deledda: Challenge to Modernity (Market Harborough 2007)) has been translated into Italian as Grazia Deledda: una sfida alla modernità (Cagliari, 2012). Translations from Italian include Primo Levi’s L’assimetria e la vita (The Black Hole of Auschwitz); Romana Petri’s Alle Case Venie (An Umbrian War) and La donna delle Azzorre (The Flying Island) and Dacia Maraini’s Passi affrettati (Hurried Steps).

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