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Monica Turci

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

Curriculum vitae

Monica Turci gets her first class Bachelor Degree at the Faculty of Modern Languages of the University of Bologna in 1991. During her undergraduate years she gets an Erasmus bursary to spend a year as an exchange student at the University of Kent in Canterbury. There, she attends courses in English. In 1991 she  gets a Master of Arts in English at the same University. In 1998 she gets the title of Doctor of Philosophy with a dissertation entitled Readings in the Works of Michael Ondaatje under the supervision of Prof. Lyn Innes and Prof. Stephen Bann (C. B. E. and Chair of Cultural Studies). During her PhD she teaches courses on modern English novel and poetry and she is language assistant in the Italian Department. From 1998 to 1999, she teaches at the Faculty of Conservazione dei Beni Culturali (Università di Bologna, Sede di Ravenna). In 1999 she holds a post doctoral fellowship with a project on the role of photographic images in contemporary autobiographies and biographies in English. From 2000 to 2001 she teaches English language and literature at the University of Ferrara. In 2001 she is visiting professor  at Monash University (Melbourne AU) where she  teaches seminars on the role of family photographs in contemporary autobiographies. From 2002 to 2006, she teaches English language and linguistics at the Faculty of languages - University of Bologna. In 2006 she becomes lecturer in English language and linguistics at the Faculty of languages - University of Bologna. In  2008 she gets the Marco Polo scholarship for young scholars and stays three months in the United Kindgom to do research on illustrations and adaptations in Rudyard Kipling's work. Since 2010 she is Senior Lecturer at the dept. of modern languages - University of Bologna. She teaches courses on systemic functional grammar, stylistics and English for specific purposes for Bachelor and Master courses. She is member of the European Network LACE: Literature And Change in Europe.

She is coordinator of two Erasmus exchanges:  with the University of  Reading (UK) and with the Katholieke Universiteit (Leuven – Belgium).

From 2012 to 2015 she has been a member of the Senate of the University of Bologna. Since 2012 she has been coordinator for teaching and learning activities at the University Language Center (Sede di Bologna) .