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Antonella Luporini

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-LIN/12 Language and Translation - English

Curriculum vitae

Education

High school leaving certificate, Liceo Classico statale "Niccolò Machiavelli" (Lucca, Italy), July 2001.

BA in European Literature for Publishing and Cultural Production, summa cum laude, February 2006, University of Pisa. Thesis title: "El lector por horas di José Sanchis Sinisterra e un confronto interlinguistico con Reader by the Hour, traduzione di Paul Rankin".

MA in Language, Society and Communication, summa cum laude, July 2009, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. Thesis title: "Frames, Transitivity Structures e Harry Potter: analisi linguistica dell'evoluzione di un personaggio".

PhD in English linguistics, June 2013, Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, University of Pisa. Doctoral dissertation: "Metaphor in Times of Crisis: Metaphorical Representations of the Global Crisis in The Financial Times and Il Sole 24 Ore 2008".

Other certificates

AICA (Italian Association for Informatics and Automatic Calculation) - Full European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

Scholarships and awards

2004: Erasmus/ Socrates scholarship awarded by the University of Pisa for a 9-month exchange and internship programme at the Universidad Complutense and the publishing house Caos Editorial (Madrid).

2011 & 2012: scholarship awarded by Regione Toscana/Provincia di Lucca (European Social Fund, Operational Programme 2007-2013) for the PhD research project Metaphor in Times of Crisis.

2014: AIA (Italian Association for English Studies)/ Carocci PhD Prize. Honourable mention awarded by the Committee for the doctoral dissertation Metaphor in Times of Crisis. Metaphorical Representations of the Global Crisis in The Financial Times and Il Sole 24 Ore 2008.

Teaching

Academic year 2013/2014 to present: lecturer in English language and linguistics, LILEC Department, University of Bologna (BA course in Foreign Languages and Literatures).

Academic year 2011/2012 to present: English language and linguistics tutor, LILEC Department, University of Bologna (BA courses in Foreign Languages and Literatures and Asian Languages, Markets and Cultures).

Academic years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016: lecturer in English language, School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna (MA course in Sociology and Social Services).

Academic years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013: Juridical English tutor, Department of Law, University of Pisa (BA course in Business, Work and Administrative Legal Services).

Academic year 2011/2012: assistant to the Chair of English language (Cultore della materia), BA course in Economics and Legislation of Logistic Systems, Departments of Law and Economics, University of Pisa.

Academic year 2011/2012: Business English tutor, BA course in Business and Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Pisa.

Academic years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012: assistant to the Chair of English language and linguistics, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Pisa (MA course in Modern Euro-American Languages and Literatures). Seminars held: Corpus-assisted research on conceptual and grammatical metaphor; Applying Systemic Functional Linguistics and Frame Semantics to the analysis of literary texts.

Academic year 2010/2011: English language tutor, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Pisa (BA course in Foreign Languages and Literatures).

Institutional responsibilities

LILEC Department's Disability and inclusion contact person.

Member of the Communication Committee, LILEC Department.

Research projects and groups

Member of the LBC-CeSLiC research unit (University of Bologna) within the research project “Plurilingual Lexical Resources for Cultural Heritage”: http://www.lingue.unibo.it/it/ricerca/progetto-lbc/

Member of CeSLiC research project "SSS, the corpus, and the consumer": http://www.lingue.unibo.it/it/ricerca/progetto-ceslic-sss-the-corpus-and-the-consumer

P.I. of CeSLiC research project "CO-METS: COmputer-MEdiated Teacher-Student communication": http://www.lingue.unibo.it/it/ricerca/progetto-ceslic-co-mets

Member of the international project "METBIB - Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy", which is building a costantly updated database of publications on metaphor, metonymy and figurative language in general: https://benjamins.com/online/met

Talks delivered at conferences and seminars

Luporini, A. (2019), “Hidden treasure or irrational beast? Exploring cryptocurrency-related metaphors in a corpus of social journalism”. Paper, international conference Researching metaphor: cognitive and other/Autour de la métaphore – de la métaphore cognitive et d’autres approches, Genova, 13-15 May 2019.

Turci, M. and Luporini, A. (2019), “Il Naturalismo inglese: un’analisi quantitativa e comparativa”, seminar held within the Doctorat d’Études Supérieures Européennes/ PhD program in European Studies, University of Bologna, Department LILEC, 8 May 2019.

Luporini, A. (2018) "A Systemic Socio-Semantic Stylistics-informed classroom analysis of Wide Sargasso Sea: Reflecting on the symbolic articulation of 'other-ness'". Paper, 28th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC 2018). Pavia, 5-7 July 2018.

Luporini, A. (2017) "Renovating an urtext: A corpus-assisted analysis of Wide Sargasso Sea". Paper, XXVIII AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) Conference. Pisa, 14-16 September 2017.

Miller, D.R. and Luporini, A. (2017) "A fine-tuned SSS as appliable pedagogical stylistics: A case study". Paper, 27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC 2017). Salamanca, 29 June-1 July 2017.

Luporini, A. (2017) "What the corpus can(not) tell us about metaphor: A corpus-assisted analysis of crisis-related lexical/ grammatical metaphor in the 2008 financial press". Paper, 2nd Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr2017). Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 10 June 2017.

Fusari, S. and Luporini, A. (2017) (invited speaker) "CO-METS: La comunicazione docente-studente mediata dal computer". IDEAR – Incontri Dipartimentali su Esperienze e Attività di Ricerca (LILEC Department Meetings on Research Activities and Experience). University of Bologna, Department LILEC, 11 May 2017.

Luporini, A. (2016) "Metaphor and the global crisis: A corpus-assisted study of conceptual and grammatical metaphors (nominalization) in the 2008 British/ Italian financial press". Paper, 26th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC 2016). Salzburg, 13-15 July 2016.

Miller, D.R. and Luporini, A. (2016) "Systemic Socio-Semantic Stylistics: un metodo per insegnare la lingua e la cultura del/nel testo letterario". Paper, Giornata di studio CeSLiC Il testo letterario nell'apprendimento linguistico: esperienze a confronto. University of Bologna, Department LILEC, 13 May 2016.

Luporini, A. (2015) "Compelling synergies between conceptual and grammatical metaphor: A corpus-assisted study". Paper, 2nd Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language (FTL2). Pavia, 28-30 October 2015.

Miller, D.R. and Luporini, A. (2015) "Systemic Socio-Semantic Stylistics and the corpus - Step 2: Apprasing tru* in J.M. Coetzee's Foe". Paper, 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress. Aachen, 27-31 July 2015.

Fusari, S. and Luporini, A. (2015) "The role of Computer-Mediated Communication in learning English as a Foreign Language: A comparison between e-mails and Moodle forum posts in a university course of English Language and Linguistics". Paper, XV AItLA (Italian Association for Applied Linguistics) Conference. University of Salento, Lecce, 19-21 February 2015.

Miller, D.R. and Luporini, A. (2014) "Social Semiotic Stylistics and the corpus: How do-able is an automated analysis of verbal art?". Paper, 25th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference & Workshop (ESFLCW 2014). Université Paris Diderot, Paris, 10-12 July 2014.

Miller, D.R., Bayley, P., Bevitori, C., Fusari, S. and Luporini, A. (2013) “‘Ticklish trawling': The limits of corpus assisted meaning analysis”. Colloquium, 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference & Workshop (ESFLCW 2013). Coventry, 1-3 July 2013.

Luporini, A. (2012) "Cultural patterns in the British business press: A corpus-assisted study of The Financial Times". Paper, international workshop Intercultural Communication: Examples from English and Italian. Pisa, April 23, 2012.

Luporini, A. (2011) "Inside "the home of Friday": A Corpus-assisted Study of Meta-linguistic Reflection, Reconstructed Identities and the Rebirth of a Myth in J.M. Coetzee's Foe". Poster, 25th AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) Conference. L'Aquila, September 15-17, 2011.

Luporini, A. (2010) "Linguistic representations of frustrated communication: A corpus-assisted study of J.M. Coetzee's Foe". Poster, LinC International Summer School in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Cardiff, September 13-16, 2010.

Luporini, A. (2010). "Combining Frame Semantics and SFL Transitivity for Text Analysis: A Case Study". Paper, 22nd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference & Workshop (ESFLCW 2010). University of Primorska, Koper, July 9-12, 2010.

Organisation of conferences/ seminars

Member of the Organizing Committee of the international conference Diversity and Inclusion: Overcoming Fragmentation (“Progetto di Eccellenza” Dive-In, Diversity and Inclusion, Department LILEC, University of Bologna), Bologna, 21-23 February 2019.

Member of the Organizing Committee of the international conference The language of art and cultural heritage: A plurilingual and digital perspective. University of Bologna, Department LILEC, 13-14 December 2018

Organisation of the CeSLiC Workshop on UAM Corpus Tool. University of Bologna, Department LILEC, 17 November 2017.

Collaboration on the organisation of the CeSLiC Seminar Il testo letterario nell'apprendimento linguistico: esperienze a confronto. University of Bologna, Department LILEC, 13 May 2016.

Collaboration on the organisation of the international conference Tradurre Figure/Translating Figurative Language, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures & Center for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC), University of Bologna. Bologna, December 12-14, 2012.

Collaboration on the organisation of the international conference 23rd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference & Workshop (ESFLCW 2012), Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures & Center for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC), University of Bologna. Bertinoro (FC), July 9-11, 2012. 

Membership: editorial boards, scientific committees, associations

Member of the MetBib (Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy) Editorial board, John Benjamins Publishing Company: https://benjamins.com/online/met/

Member of the Local Editorial board and Full Scientific committee of Quaderni del CeSLiC: http://www.lilec.it/ceslic/i-quaderni-del-ceslic/

Member of the Scientific committee of the Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas: https://polipapers.upv.es/index.php/rdlyla

Member of REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation, Ministry of Education, University and Research, Italy): https://reprise.cineca.it/

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European Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ESFLA).

Italian Association for English Studies (AIA) and European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).

Center for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC), Department LILEC, University of Bologna.

International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA).

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Currently collaborating as a peer reviewer with several scientific journals (Intercultural Pragmatics, Linguistics and Literature Studies, Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Text and Talk) and with the international publishing house Routledge.