Simona is a joint PhD student at Ghent University and at the University of Wuppertal. She obtained her MA in English and American Studies in the Joint Degree Programme at the University of Venice and at the University of Bamberg, with a thesis on the narrative strategies of Alzheimer’s literature. Her PhD project, supervised by Prof. Marco Caracciolo and Prof. Roy Sommer, examines contemporary novels of migration, showing how canonical themes usually associated to migration fiction are being subverted and complicated on a formal level by analysing them through critical posthumanities. Simona is particularly interested in questions of memory and narrative identity, Rosi Braidotti’s work on nomadic theory and the posthuman, and migration studies. Her research interests are narrative theory, narratives of migration, ageing and memory studies. She is part of the Horizon 2020 project OPPORTUNITIES, in which she analyses migration narratives in the Italian media. Her first publication, “Altered Narration: unreliability in narrators with Alzheimer’s Disease” is forthcoming in the edited volume Narratives of Non-Normative Bodies and Minds (Brill 2023).
In the Winter Semester 2022, I taught one of the seminars of the English Literature 1 course. The course is taught by Prof. Andrew Bricker.
In the seminars, we examined contemporary texts in Englsih, with the aim of developing literary analysis skills.