Claire Buckley

Background

Biography

Claire Buckley holds a BA in Italian, French and European Studies, a Masters in Italian and a PhD in Italian which were all completed at University College Cork. She also has a Diploma in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from the Università per Stranieri "Dante Alighieri" di Reggio Calabria. Claire conducted research for her PhD in Italian literature under the guidance of Dr. Silvia Ross in the Italian Department in UCC.  Her research interests focus primarily on issues of gender and space in Italian literature and the title of her doctoral thesis is "Wild Woman: Representations of Female 'Deviance' in Modern and Contemporary Italian Fiction".  She has been teaching languages since 1995 and has worked at a number of institutions in Italy, Australia and Ireland. At DIT, she teaches Italian language, literature and current affairs.

Research interests

Contemporary Italian literature, gender and space in fiction, Italian women writers, terrorism in Italy

Research 

'In Her Shoes: 'Capturing' the Female Terrorist in Marco De Franchi's La carne e il sangue.' Paper presented at 6th Annual Sibéal Conference-'Intersecting Gender', Queen's University Belfast. (2013)

'The Fractured Self: Identity Construction in Anna Laura Braghetti and Paola Tavella's Il prigioniero'. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2013)

'Foreign Bodies: Representations of Estrangement in Younis Tawfik's La straniera'-paper presented at College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork. (2012)

'Bread and Roses: Voicing Discontent in Armanda Guiducci's Due donne da buttare'. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2012)

'Out-of-Place: Spatial Representations of the Prostitute in Alberto Moravia's La romana'. Paper presented at College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork. (2011)

'Bewitching Time: Elements of the Fairy Tale in Gianna Manzini's Tempo Innamorato'.  Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2011)

'Ladies of Light and Darkness: the Female Double in Tachetti's Fosca'. Paper presented at College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork. (2010)

'Beauty and the Beast: Subverting the Angel/Monster Dichotomy in Margaret Mazzantini's Non ti muovere'.Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2010)

 

Publications:

“In Her Place: Subverting the Woman/Terrorist Binary in Marco De Franco’s La Carne e il Sangue.” In S. Ross and C. Honess (Eds.). Identity and Conflict in Tuscany. Florence: Firenze University Press, (2015).

Recent Conference Papers:

Staying in her Place: Positionality and the Prostitute in Alberto Moravia's Woman of Rome. Paper presented at Urban Space and the Body conference, University College Cork. (2017)

 

Spaces of Trauma: The Female Terrorist and the City in Marco De Franchi's La carne e il sangue. Paper presented at Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Urban Space. Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. (2016)

 

Feared and Dreaded: Representations of the ‘Ugly’ Woman in Iginio Ugo Tarchetti’s Fosca. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2016)   

             

The Impossibility of Return: Survivor Guilt and Memory in Antonella Tavassi La Greca's La guerra di Nora. Paper presented at Canadian Society for Italian Studies conference, Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento Italy. (2015)

 

Neither Angel nor Devil:  Normalizing Female Militancy in Marco De Franchi's La Carne e il Sangue. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork (2015)

 

The Abject City: Perceiving Place in Marco De Franchi's La carne e il sangue. Paper presented at Tuscan Territories Conference, Monash University, Prato, Italy. (2014)

 

The Enigma of Survival: Repetition and Trauma in Antonella Tavassi La Greca's La guerra di Nora. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2014)

 

In Her Shoes: 'Capturing' the Female Terrorist in Marco De Franchi's La carne e il sangue. Paper presented at 6th Annual Sibéal Conference-'Intersecting Gender', Queen's University Belfast. (2013)

 

The Fractured Self: Identity Construction in Anna Laura Braghetti and Paola Tavella's Il prigioniero. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2013)

 

Foreign Bodies: Representations of Estrangement in Younis Tawfik's La straniera. Paper presented at College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork. (2012)

 

Bread and Roses: Voicing Discontent in Armanda Guiducci's Due donne da buttare.  Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2012)

 

 Out-of-Place: Spatial Representations of the Prostitute in Alberto Moravia's La romana. Paper presented at College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork. (2011)

 

 Bewitching Time: Elements of the Fairy Tale in Gianna Manzini's Tempo Innamorato.  Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2011)

 

Ladies of Light and Darkness: the Female Double in Tarchetti's Fosca. Paper presented at College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork. (2010)

 

 Beauty and the Beast: Subverting the Angel/Monster Dichotomy in Margaret Mazzantini's Non ti muovere. Paper presented at Graduate Conference in Italian Studies, University College Cork. (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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