(PhD 1989, University of Wisconsin, Madison). Full Professor at Bologna University since 2005, her research areas are contemporary and twentieth-century American and English Literature as well as gender studies. In particular she has published on women's literature; feminist criticism; utopia, dystopia and science fiction; modernism; memory and nostalgia; trauma studies; young adults' literature, cinema.
She is a member of MeTRa; she is co-editor of the "Ralahine Utopian Studies" series (Peter Lang) and of the online journal mediAzioni.
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