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Dr Silvia Caserta, Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Italian

Dr Silvia CasertaContact Details

sc332@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 463651
Office: Buchanan 311

Module surgery hours:
Thursday 10-11 and 12-13

Research and Teaching

My research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, with a specific interest in Italian culture in relation to and within the larger Mediterranean context.

I hold a Doctorate from Italy on Italian colonial literature and culture. My PhD research project focused on Italian colonial travelogues and memoirs, and the results of that research are soon to be published in book format by Aracne Editors.

Before moving to St Andrews, I completed a second Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Cornell University (NY), with a dissertation on Mediterranean narratives of movement and resistance across Italy and North Africa.

At Cornell, I taught Italian language and culture. I also designed and taught Comparative Literature seminars. 

Publications

Mute foreste e plaghe feconde. I resoconti di viaggio e la memorialistica coloniale italiana
Caserta, S. 2018 Rome: Aracne Editrice.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

The Mediterranean Abyss of Narration. A sea of times and words in Lina Prosa’s Lampedusa Beach
Caserta, S. 2017 Donne del Mediterraneo. Rappresentazioni e Autorappresentazioni. Carabba Editore
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Tra storia e memoria. Scrittura privata e racconto collettivo nei diari di Pieve Santo Stefano.
Caserta, S. 2013 Memoria Della Modernità: Archivi Ideali E Archivi Reali. Pisa: Edizione ETS, Vol. 2, p. 209-19
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Esploratori e indigeni: L’incontro con l’altro da sé
Caserta, S. 2012 Orientalismi Italiani. Alba: Antares, Vol. 2, p. 39-56
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

 

Memory and representations of the colonial experience in Italian literature
Caserta, S. 2015 In : KULT Journal for Nordic postcolonial studies at Roskilde University, Denmark. 12 Beyond the Empires, p. 52-66
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle