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Biography After successfully completing my European doctoral degree in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Rome (Italy) in December 2010, I joined the University of Salford in 2013. Prior to my current position, I had the opportunity to teach at the University of Manchester, the University of Hull, and Liverpool John Moore University.
Research Interests My research primarily revolves around early modern literature, with a specific focus on drama. I have explored various aspects of this field, including intertextuality within John Webster's plays, the concept of maternal misrecognition in early modern tragedies, the exploration of identity in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the intriguing question of authorship in Arden of Faversham, the dynamic relationship between dominant and marginal languages in theatrical translation, the performativity found in Victorian adaptations of The Tempest, the portrayal of the natural and monumental body in Romeo and Juliet, as well as the 'use' of Shakespearean narratives during times of crisis in Italy.

I have produced a substantial body of work, extensively delving into the figure of the malcontent, intertextuality within the realm of stage productions, and skepticism and self during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

I am currently engaged in an exciting project involving the development of a digital open-access archive called SENS (Shakespeare's Narrative Sources). This project aims to provide scholars, students, and general readers with accessible resources related to Shakespeare's narrative influences. You can explore the archive at this link:
Teaching and Learning I currently convene Rebels, Villains, and Discontented Minds (Level 6) and From Salvation to Damnation (Level 5).
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics I supervise doctoral theses that explore a range of topics within the fields of Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Drama, and Digital Humanities.