Member Profile

Dr Silvia Antosa
University of Enna "Kore", Italy
Academic Status:
University/college academic
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
Literary Studies
Other Scholarly Societies:
The Italian Association for English Studies (AIA); The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE); The Gaskell Society; AISCLI (Associazione Italiana di Studi sulle Culture e Letterature in Lingua Inglese) NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) ANDA (Associazione Nazionale dei Docenti di Anglistica) CIRVI (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerche sul “Viaggio in Italia”)
Research Interests:
Silvia Antosa is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Enna “Kore”. She is the author of Richard Francis Burton: Victorian Explorer and Translator (Bern, Oxford and New York, Peter Lang 2012) and Crossing Boundaries: Bodily Paradigms in Jeanette Winterson’s Fiction 1985-2000 (Roma, Aracne 2008). Antosa is the editor of several interdisciplinary volumes on queer theories and practices; she has published extensively on Victorian fiction, poetry and travel accounts as well as on contemporary British fiction. More recently, she has co-edited a special issue of Textus: English Studies in Italy (1, 2015) on the construction of gender and sexuality in modern and contemporary British fiction with Joseph Bristow (UCLA). She is currently co-editing: a study on the technologies of the body in contemporary Anglo-American visual and literary representations, and a volume on a comparative approach on Shakespeare and Cervantes' work. She is writing a monograph on Frances Elliot's travels to Italy (forthcoming).