Prof Ursula Fanning

Professor in Italian Studies

Ursula Fanning is Professor of Italian Studies at SLCL.

Her research focuses on Gender and genre; Italian women’s writing, especially nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction (and its critical reception both in Italy and beyond); autobiographical writing; feminist, literary and psychoanalytical theory; the theatre of Luigi Pirandello.


Gender & Authority

Book Launch (February 2018): Alberica Bazzoni & Ursula Fanning

Canto 10

A reading from Dante’s Inferno (Canto X) for the Italian Cultural Institute at the National Gallery, as part of the complete reading of the Divina Commedia, marking the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante in late 2015

A Poetry Reading by Laura Accerboni

A reading and discussion with the Italian poet, Laura Accerboni, by Ursula Fanning and Lucy Collins (Asso Prof in the School of English, Drama and Film) for the Foundation for Italian Studies and UCD’s poetry archive

La mamma italiana: Representations, Reflections, Refractions in 20th-century women’s writings’

Associate Professor Fanning’s talk involves an overview of the AHRC-funded collaborative project on ‘La mamma italiana: interrogating a national stereotype’ and of the project’s forthcoming volume.

PhD Supervision

Bianca Rita Cataldi

PhD candidate in Italian

Emanuela Caffe

PhD candidate in Italian