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Professor Derek Duncan

Professor Derek Duncan‌Contact Details

ded3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 463668
Office: Buchanan 303

Module surgery hours:
Mon, Tue 2-3 

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

My research focuses mainly on modern Italian literature and film with a particular emphasis on issues of sexuality, gender, and colonial/postcolonial Italy. I am particularly interested in texts which explore the intersection of identities grounded in constructions of sexuality/gender and of race/ethnicity. I draw extensively on Queer Theory and Postcolonial Theory and am interested in the issues of transcultural interpretation they raise when they move into the Italian context. My current project is a book on films dealing with migration to Italy and I am also working on a project which looks at constructions of race in Italy. Further areas of specialism are: cultural identity; memory; self-representation; cultural geographies, transnational identities. My teaching in Italian reflects my research interests and I also contribute to the degree in Comparative Literature.

I am founding Senior Editor of the Cultural Studies issue of the long-established journal Italian Studies. The first issue was published in 2009.

PhD Supervision

Chiara Giuliani, Mattia Roveri

Publications

National Belongings: Hybridity Italian Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures
Duncan, D. E. & Andall, J. 2010 Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing . (Italian Modernities).
ISBN: 978-3-03911-965-3.
Research output : Book/Report Book

The Legacy and Memory of Italian Colonialism
Duncan, D. E. & Andall, J. 2005 Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing .
Research output : Book/Report Book

Reading and Writing Italian Homosexuality: a case of possible difference
Duncan, D. E. 2005 Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate .
ISBN: 0754653919 , 978-0754653912.
Research output : Book/Report Book

Cultural Encounters: European Travel Writing in the 1930s
Duncan, D. E. & Burdett, C. 2002 Oxford: Berghahn Press .
Research output : Book/Report Book

 

Shooting the Colonial Past in Contemporary Italian Cinema: Effects of Deferral in Good Morning Aman
Duncan, D. E. 2012 Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity. Lombardi-Diop, C. & C. R. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan , p. 115-24 9 p.
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

'Is it because I'm a wop?: Queer Diaspora and Postcolonial Italy
Duncan, D. E. 2012 New Persepctives in Italian Cultural Studies: Volume 1: Definitions, Theory, and Accented Practices. Parati, G. (ed.). Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press , p. 175-93 18 p.
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Grave Unquiet: the Mediterranean and its Dead
Duncan, D. E. 2011 Mediterranean Travels: Writing Self and Other from the Ancient World to Contemporary Society. Crowley, P., Humble, N. & Ross, S. (eds.). Oxford: Legenda , p. 209-22 14 p. (Legenda).
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Kledi Kadiu: Managing Postcolonial Celebrity
Duncan, D. E. 2010 National Belongings: Hybridity Italian Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures. Andall, J. & Duncan, D. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang , p. 195-214 20 p. (Italian Modernities).
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Kledi Kadiu: Italian National Cinema and Postcolonial Stardom
Duncan, D. E. 2009 Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures. Clarke, R. (ed.). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing , p. 225-38 13 p.
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Popular Culture
Duncan, D. E. & Papanikolaou, D. 2008 The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory . 1 ed. Vol. 16 , p. 302-24 22 p.
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

 

The geopolitics of spectatorship and screen identification: what's queer about Italian cinema?
Duncan, D. E. Jun 2013 In : The Italianist . 33 , 2 , p. 256-261 5 p.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/0261434013Z.00000000048
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Double time: Facing the future in migration’s past
Duncan, D. E. 2011 In : California Italian Studies . 2 , 1 , p. 1-24 24 p.
Open access version: eScholarship_UC_item_38q389mk.pdf
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Italy’s postcolonial cinema and its histories of representation
Duncan, D. E. 1 Sep 2008 In : Italian Studies . 63 , 2 , p. 195-211 17 p.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/007516308X344351
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

"Loving Geographies”: queering straight migration to Italy
Duncan, D. E. 2008 In : New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film . 6 , 3 , p. 167-82 15 p.
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The sight and sound of Albanian migration in contemporary Italian cinema
Duncan, D. E. 2007 In : New Readings . 8 , 15 p.
Open access version: Duncan_2007_NewReadings_TheSight.pdf
Research output : Contribution to journal Article