Member Profile

Name: Dr Claudia Capancioni Institution: Bishop Grosseteste University
Academic Status: University/college academic Main Discipline: Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines: Cultural Studies
Other Scholarly Societies: Claudia is a member of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Education Trust and of The Tennyson Society’s Executive Committee. She is a member of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association, the Centro Universitario di Studi Vittoriani ed Edoardiani (CUSVE), the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, the Nineteenth-Century Research Group (University of Lincoln), and the Association of Italian Scientists in UK (AISUK).
Research Interests: The contribution of women to literatures in English is Claudia’s scholarly pursuit, with a focus on the long nineteenth century and contemporary literature. She specialises in Victorian and contemporary women writers, life and travel writing, adaptation, gender and translation studies. She has a keen interest in multigenerational literary legacy, intellectual circles, intertextuality, women’s education and transnational studies. Recently the subjects of her work have been Victorian women translators into English of French and German scholarly and literary texts such as Sarah Austin and Lucie Duff Gordon, and the Victorian fairy tales and travel writing published by Margaret Galletti di Cadilhac. She has contributed to a collaborative, multidisciplinary project, ‘Vote 100: A Lincolnshire view of women’s suffrage’, based on original archival material held in BGU’s Archive (in collaboration with Lincoln Central Library, Fawcett Society, University of Lincoln, and other partners), which she developed with Dr Andrew Jackson, Sîan Hope-Johnson, Elaine Johnson and Jasmine Mills. With them, she also worked on another collaborative project entitled, ‘Celebrating women’s football: past and present’ (with Lincoln Central Library, Lincoln Mystery Plays, and other partners). Claudia’s current projects focus on Victorian travel writing and the South, female multigenerational intellectual legacy, and bordering genders. Claudia has also published on detective fiction, the Gothic and the Risorgimento; on Elizabeth von Arnim, Michèle Roberts, Tennyson, Danny Boyle’s National Theatre production of Nick Dear’s Frankenstein, and Joyce Salvadori Lussu. Her publications include translations into English of Italian literary texts.

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