Lidia Curti

University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Fellows, Visiting Fellow

Lidia Curti

Lidia Curti was born in Naples and studied at the universities of Naples, of Kansas, Lawrence, US, and of Birmingham, UK. She has been teaching English literature, women and postcolonial studies at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ and is now Honorary Professor of English in the same university. She is a member of the editorial board of Anglistica, Estetica, New Formations, Parol and Scritture migranti. In the first part of her career she published books and essays on contemporary theatre, Shakespeare's revisitations, feminist and postmodern theory, women in the media, psychoanalysis and feminism.

Among her recent books, Female Stories, Female Bodies (Macmillan 1998; N.Y.U.P. 1999) and La voce dell’altra (Meltemi 2006); she has also co-editedThe Postcolonial Question (Routledge 1996), La nuova Shahrazad (Liguori 2004), The Other Cinema, the Cinema of the Other (Anglistica, 1-2, 2007), Schermi indiani, linguaggi planetari (Aracne 2008) and Shakespeare in India (Editoria&Spettacolo, 2011). She is presently preparing a book on women's diasporic writings in Italy and in the Mediterranean, and on this subject has recently published essays on DWF, Feminist Review, Lettera Internazionale, Postcolonial Studies, as well as in various collections of essays.

Another field of interest is migration and present social conditions in Southern Italy, particularly in the Campania region; accounts of her activity and research in  those territories is in art catalogues and in “Migration between modernity and tradition: a Southern Italian vista”, CIS, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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