Italian Staff

Italian in Swansea has grown considerably in recent times, with three full-time lecturers and three part-time language tutors, teaching in the areas of general and specialist Italian, translation, Italian literature and history.

Lecturing staff are active in academic research. Current research interests include the theoretical writings of Umberto Eco, translation and censorship in Fascist Italy, Italian modernism, and social and political control in Mussolini's Italy. Recent or forthcoming publications include Twentieth Century Italy. A Social History (Longman) by Dr Jonathan Dunnage. Current work in progress includes volumes on Eco and Aesthetics (Dr Jonathan Smith); The Policing of Fascist Italy (Dr Jonathan Dunnage);  A History of Post-War Italy(Prof. Gino Bedani). For more information about staff research and publications, please refer to Research.

Ms Chiara Ariotti  Italian Language and Culture
Professor G Bedani (Emeritus)   Dante, Medieval Studies, post-war Italy, 13th century cartulary of the University of Paris, mendicants, Vico and religious views of history.
Dr Giovanna Donzelli  Second language acquisition, vocabulary uptake in formal instructional settings, young language learners, methodologies in language teaching, corpora in language teaching.
Mr Howard Moss (Associate Fellow) Italian Language and Culture; History of Italian Language
Mrs Adriana Rizzo-Dunnage  Italian Language and Culture
Dr Jonathan Smith Italian literature; literary theory; narratology; semiotics; hermeneutics

The department was saddened this year by the sudden loss of Dr Jane Dunnett.