Dr Claudia Capancioni

Dr CLAUDIA CAPANCIONI, Dott. (Urbino, Italy), MA & Ph.D (Hull, UK), SFHEA

Reader in English Literature and Programme Leader for English

ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7127-6202


Claudia is Reader in English Literature and Programme Leader for English, including the MA English Literature and MA Children’s Literature and Literacies. She is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). At BGU, she leads the Research & Knowledge Exchange Unit, ‘Voicing the Past: ‘Culture, Legacy, and Narrative’. She is also the academic lead for the Sandford Award, and a member of the Research Ethics and Quality Assurance Committees. She is the Membership Secretary of the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS).

The contribution of women to literatures in English is her scholarly pursuit, with a focus on the long nineteenth century, the twentieth and twenty-first century. 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, and transnational studies.

She has also published on detective fiction, the Gothic, Anglo-Italian literary and cultural connections, and Joyce Salvadori Lussu. Her publications include translations into English of Italian literary texts. She teaches nineteenth-century and contemporary literature, literary theory, and research skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She previously taught Victorian literature and Modernism at the University of Hull, where she was awarded her Ph.D.

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Claudia specialises in Victorian Studies, women’s writing, travel and life writing, gender, transgender, and translation studies. She has a keen interest in multigenerational literary legacy, intellectual circles, intertextuality, women’s education and Anglo-Italian literary and cultural connections.

Most recently the subjects of her work have been Victorian women translators into English of French and German scholarly and literary texts (Sarah Austin and Lucie Duff Gordon in particular) and Margaret Galletti di Cadilhac’s fairy tales. She has contributed to The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing edited by Lesa Scholl.

She continues to work on the results of a 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. Together with them, she also worked on another project entitled, ‘Celebrating women’s football: past and present’ (with Lincoln Central Library, Lincoln Mystery Plays, and other partners). Her current projects focus on travel writing, female multigenerational intellectual legacy, bordering genders and contemporary author Ali Smith.

Conference & Research Seminar Series Organiser

2019: Voicing the Past Lecture (‘Material Traces of the Victorian Past: Authenticity and Artifice’ by international guest Professor Mariaconcetta Costantini, 16 October, BGU, UK, in collaboration with C19 Research Group).

2017: BAVS 2017: Victorian Unbound: Connections and Intersections, the annual conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies, organised with Alice Crossley, BGU, UK (22-24 August).

2015-2016: School of Humanities Research Seminar Series, BGU, UK (co-organiser).

2015: George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks (24 & 25 July), BGU Grosseteste University, UK, organised with Alice Crossley, with BAVS Events funding [George Meredith and His Circle].

2011: Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Objects and Collections (13-15 July, University of Lincoln, UK, co-organiser with Kate Hill and Laurie Garrison; partly funded by the Royal Historical Society).

2006: Dealing with Primary Sources, Postgraduate Conference, University of Hull, UK (9 December, organising assistant).

2005: The European Medieval Vernacular Sermon, AHRC sponsored, University of Hull, UK (9-12 November, organising assistant);

Near and Dear – Gender and Generation and Genealogy: Friends and Family Figures in Contemporary Fiction, University of Hull, UK (14 May, organising assistant).

2003-2005: PhD Forum, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Hull (co-founder and co-organiser).


Visiting Professorship and Evidence of Esteem:

2021: Visiting Professor, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (6 April – 7 May).

Invited guest speaker, Generi di confine: attraversamenti, scritture, culture / Bordering Genders/Genres/Genera: Crossings, Writings, Cultures, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (26 March).

Invited guest speaker, ‘Living memory? The challenge of heritage without a house’, Roundtable, ‘Locating the Burneys: from the Margins to the Mainstream’, Conference of the Burney Society (UK), BGU, UK (30 July-1 Aug.).

Invited guest speaker, CUSVE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE VICTORIAN METAMORPHOSES: Rewritings, Remediations, Translations, Transcodifications, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (funded, 18-19 Oct.).

2017: invited guest speaker, Transgressive Appetites: Deviant Food Practices in Victorian Literature and Culture, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, organised by Mariaconcetta Costantini & Emanuela Ettorre, and Silvia Antosa (funded, 23-24 Nov.).

Invited guest lecturer, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. My lecture was entitled, 'Vertiginous Postmodernism: Angela Carter's Subversion of Literary Standards' (funded, 11 April).

2009: invited speaker, ‘International Poetry Reading Day’ organised by the Tagore Centre UK in London (12 July).

2007: invited guest speaker to the international conference on travel writing and Italy entitled, ‘Travel and Travellers in the Modern Age. The discovery of Italy in the English-Speaking World and the Adventures of Italian Travellers’, organised by the Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello Foundation, Perugia, Italy (funded, 10-12 May).

Funding (from 2014)

2020: School of Advanced Study (University of London), AHRC and British Academy, Being Human Festival 2020, Small-Grant for ‘Open Spaces’, with Dr Jonathan Memel (£1,620).

BGU Learning & Teaching Innovation Fund for a research project entitled, Intergenerational Legacy: Women Principals’ Contribution to Transformative Education with Dr Daphne Whiteoak (£1,500).

2019: BGU Learning & Teaching Innovation Fund for a research project entitled, BGU’s Heritage: Legacies of the Lincoln Diocesan Training College, in collaboration with the Old Student Association (OSA) (£2,006.68).

2018: BGU Research Innovation Fund for a research project entitled, #Vote100BGU, in collaboration with Dr Andrew Jackson (£ 1,242.08).

2017: BGU Research Innovation Fund for a research project entitled, BGU’s Victorian Origins: a women’s teacher training college for the Diocese of Lincoln founded in 1862, (£ 4,690).

2016: BGU REF2014 Funding 2016-17 (£2,000).

2015: BAVS Events Funding Award for organising the conference George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks held at BGU, 24 & 25 July (£ 439).

BGU Research Project Award Scheme (£2,000 for fieldwork in the British Library and the Acton Library, Florence, Italy).

2020: Provincial newspapers, sports reporting and the origins, rise and fall of women’s football: Lincolnshire, 1880s-1940s’, Midland History, 45, 2, 244-57, with Andrew J. H. Jackson, Siân Hope-Johnson, and Elaine Johnson DOI: 10.1080/0047729X.2020.1767977;

Ross, Janet. In: Scholl L. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. [view item]

‘A Visit to the Brontë Parsonage: Metamorphoses of Charlotte Brontë in Michèle Roberts’ The Mistressclass’, Metamorfosi Vittoriane: Riscritture, riedizioni, traduzioni, transcodificazioni edited by Renzo D’Agnillo and Anna Enrichetta Soccio, Chieti: Solfanelli, pp. 95-109.

2018: ‘Janet Ross’s “Love of Italian Peasant Songs”: Tuscan Folk Songs and the Victorians’, in Interconnecting Music and the Literary Word, edited by Fausto Cioppi, Roberta Ferrari, and Laura Giovannelli, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 110 – 123 [view item]

Janet Ross’s Intergenerational Life Writing: Female Intellectual Legacy through Memoirs, Correspondence, and Reminiscences’, in Writing Lives Together, edited by Felicity James and Julian North, Routledge, pp. 101-112 [view item]

2017: 'A Meeting of Two Remarkable Men: Garibaldi at Farringford', in The Tennyson Bulletin, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, pp. 40-51;

‘Janet Ross’s Intergenerational Life Writing: Female Intellectual Legacy through Memoirs, Correspondence, and Reminiscences’ in Life-Writing, Volume 14, Writing Lives Together: Romantic and Victorian Auto/Biography edited by Felicity James and Julian North, pp. 233-244 [view item].

2015: Kundu, Kalyan, Tagore in Italy, Oxford: Oxford University Press - published in Bengali in 2009, with the title, Italy safare Rabindranath o Mussolini prasanga, Kolkata, India: Punascha (ISBN 9788173325618, contribution as a translator into English of Italian articles and news items.

2014: ‘Victorian Women Writers and the Truth of the “other side of Italy”’, in Women, Travel Writing, and Truth edited by Clare Broome Saunders, Routledge, pp. 109-123 [view item].

2013: ‘Sherlock Holmes, Italian Anarchists and Torpedoes: The Case of a Manuscript Recovered in Italy’, in The Cultural Afterlives of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle: Representations Across the Media edited by Sabine Vanacker and Catherine Wynne, Palgrave, pp. 80-92 [view item].

2012: ‘“Have you no compassion?”: Danny Boyle’s and Nick Dear’s Re-examination of Monstrosity in Frankenstein’, Textus. 3 – Gothic Frontiers, edited by Glennis Byron and Francesca Saggini, with Sibylle Erle. [view item]

‘“The strong patriotism with which the hearts of all Italians beat has made them one nation”: The Risorgimento in the writings of Margaret Collier’, Anglistica Pisana IX: 2, pp. 38-44;

‘Joyce Lussu’s “Africa, Out of Portugal”: translating José Craveirinha, Kaoberdiano Dambarà, Marcelino dos Santos, Agostinho Neto, and Alexander O’Neill in Italian, Scientia Traductionis, published at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil [view item].

2011: ‘Travelling and Translation: Joyce Lussu as a Feminist Cultural Mediator’, in Translating Gender edited by Eleonora Federici, Brussels: Peter Lang, pp. 177-187.

2009: ‘“L’altro lato d’Italia”: viaggiatrici britanniche alla scoperta delle Marche nell’Ottocento’, in Il viaggio e i viaggiatori in età moderna: gli inglesi in Italia e le avventure dei viaggiatori italiani edited by Attilio Brilli and Elisabetta Federici, Edizioni Pendragon, pp. 193-215.

2007: ‘Transmitting Difference: An Anglo-Italian Female Tradition in Joyce Salvadori Lussu’s Literary Investigation’, in Women’s Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation and Legacy edited by Adalgisa Giorgio and Rosalind Marsh, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 279-293 [view item]

2006: ‘From Independence to Fascism: British Women Writers Depicting Italy in the Interwar Period’, in Loving against the Odds edited by Elizabeth Russell, Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 195-205;

‘“Border-crossing” English: The Poetic Communications of Joyce Lussu’, in Identity and Cultural Translation: Writing Across the Borders of Englishness edited by Ana Gabriela Macedo and Margarida Esteves Pereira, Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 87-94;

2005: ‘Note to Joyce Lussu’s “The Story of Adlard Welby”’, in The English in The Marche edited by Giorgio Mangani, Ancona: Il Lavoro Editoriale, pp. 79-81;

‘Note to Our Home by the Adriatic by Joyce Lussu’, in The English in The Marche edited by Giorgio Mangani, Ancona: Il Lavoro Editoriale, pp. 45-52 (2005);

The Story of Adlard Welby by Joyce Lussu, in Mangani, The English in The Marche edited by Giorgio Mangani, Ancona: Il Lavoro Editoriale, pp. 83-97 (2005);

‘Town Views for Praying: The Ancient Way of Thinking by Means of Places’ by Giorgio Mangani, in Inferno: Journal of Art History, vol. X, University of St Andrews: School of Art History, pp. 33-42 (2005).

Blogs, Book Reviews & other publications

2019: Vote 100: A Lincolnshire View of Women’s Suffrage, Exhibition Booklet, Lincoln: Bishop Grosseteste University, with Andrew Jackson, Siân Hope-Johnson, Elaine Johnson, and Jasmine Mills - ISBN 9781871346237;

Book Review of Susan Fletcher’s House of Glass, Lincoln Book Festival website posted on 12 August [view item].

2018: ‘Thomas Adolphus Trollope. Un viaggio quaresimale in Umbria e nelle Marche (2015) a cura di Alberto Sorbini’, in Quaderni della Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, pp.261-270.

2015: ‘Archival Visit in the Harold Acton Library, Florence’, blog posted on 17 July www.meredithcircle.wordpress.com.

‘Lyrical Lincoln: Poetic Summer’, in BG&You, issue 12, with Alice Crossley, pp.18-19.

‘George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks’, in BG&You, issue 12, with Alice Crossley, pp. 36-37.

2012: ‘BG GLOBAL: India’, in Compass Point, the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) (13 January 2012, Vol 14. 1) [view item]

2010: Lincoln Life, editorial piece for i-LASH Guide Issue of i-studentadvisor, ISA Media Online Publishing (ISA Media Ltd)

2006: ‘Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother-Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison’, in Journal of Gender Studies, March, vol. 15, Issue 1, Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Carfax Publishing, pp. 93-95;

2004: ‘Black Family (Dys)function in Novels, by Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, & Fannie Hurst’, in Journal of Gender Studies, Nov., Vol. 13 Issue 3, Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Carfax Publishing, pp. 587-588;

‘An Anthology of Women’s Travel Writing’, in Journal of Gender Studies, March, vol. 13, Issue 1, Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Carfax Publishing, pp. 94-95.

Claudia contributed to the impact case studies for REF2021 and REF2014:

REF2021 (UoA: English Language and Literature): Deeds and words: reclaiming women’s lives and their legacy in Lincolnshire since 1862;

(UoA: History): Public histories of the ‘long’ First World War: culture and society, Lincolnshire and England, 1910-20.

REF2014 (UoA: English Language and Literature): ‘From Risorgimento to Resistance: intergenerational female literary legacy in the Collier-Galletti-Salvadori Family’ (https://www.ref.ac.uk/2014/)

Public Events

Claudia regularly organises public events for National Poetry Day (since 2014) and World Book Night (since 2013) at BGU, and contributes to the organisation and running of the Lincoln Book Festival (since 2017).

2020: Lincoln Book Festival 2020 – Online Author Talk – William Sitwell in conversation with Dr Claudia Capancioni (18th December 2020). In this is special feature-length talk, Sitwell discusses his latest book, The Restaurant: A History of Eating Out (Simon & Schuster, 2020), the origins of his fascination with food and history, his ideas for fiction writing and techniques for creating narrative, and how his research reveals how food connects us across generations [view item];

Being Human: Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2020 (funded) [Festival Programme]

2018: Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2018, Origins and Endings: Winning the Vote: Equal Rights Past and Future, Bishop Grosseteste University [Festival programme].

Heritage Open Day 2018, ‘Pioneering Women’, BGU;

2017: Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2017, Lost and Found: BGU’s Victorian Origins, BGU [ Festival programme]

‘Educating for the Future’ by Dame Sally Coastes, International Women’s Day Lecture, English Speaking Union (Lincolnshire Branch), BGU.

Displays and Exhibitions

2018-19: ‘A Lincolnshire View of Women’s Suffrage’, VOTE100 Exhibition: This project includes a BGU Vote 100 video and a free exhibition booklet available also at BGUVote100.

It was first displayed at Lincoln Central Library, Lincoln, UK, 4th June – 2nd July 2018 in collaboration with Lincoln Central Library and The Fawcett Society. From 4th October to 13th November 2018, it was on display as part of North Kesteven District Council’s Local Democracy Week, tying in with European Local Democracy Week / UK Parliament Week. Over this period, the exhibition was to be found in the Council Chamber, Sleaford Town Hall, and at Kesteven & Sleaford Girls High School in Sleaford, Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykeham, and in the Terry O’Toole Theatre, Nth Hykeham. On 16th November 2018, it provided the stimulus and inspiration for a workshop with local schools I led for the Origins and Endings Being Human Festival 2018 (Festival programme). On 17th November, The Lincoln Labour Club hosted the exhibition for their event to recognise and celebrate women’s rights: ‘100 years of Women’s Suffrage: Learning from their Legacy’. From 10th to 13th December, it was displayed in the historic Old Stonebow Guildhall on the invitation of the City of Lincoln Council, as part of the lead up to the centenary of the 1918 General Election. On 14th December, it formed the backdrop to an event to mark the centenary of the 1918 General Election. The event also featured an extract from the play, The World At Her Feet, introduced by Stephen Gillard, Sam Miles (Lincoln Mystery Plays) and me, as well as an extract from the play, The Forgotten Suffragette, introduced by Phoebe Wall-Palmer (Lincoln Performing Arts Centre) and Rachel Baynton (Proto-type Theater). From 5th June to 26h July 2019, A Lincolnshire View of Women’s Suffrage joined The Wolds Women of Influence exhibition in Spilsby. Then, it re-joined it at Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre from 25th October 2019 to 30th November 2019.

2018: BGU’s Victorian Origins, display and exhibition, Heritage Day 2018, Pioneering Women, at BGU.

2017: BGU’s Victorian Origins, display at Lost and Found Being Human, Festival of the Humanities 2017;

BGU’s Victorian Origins, exhibition at BAVS 2017: Victorian Unbound: Connections and Intersections, the annual conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies, 22 – 24 August 2017 at BGU;

Mapping Victorian Lincolnshire, display at BAVS 2017, the annual conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies entitled, Victorian Unbound: Connections and Intersections, 22 – 24 August 2017 at BGU.

2015: Tennyson’s Intellectual Community & Literary Network, a display of archival material, for the George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks Conference, held on 24 & 25 July 2015 at BGU, organised in collaboration with the Collections Access Officer of the Tennyson Research Centre, Grace Timmins, and Alice Crossley [George Meredith and His Circle].

Knowledge Exchange and Outreach Events

2021: Plotting New Worlds, debating-skills workshop on Climate Change for Next Steps, a widening participation programme coordinated by BGU (27 Jan.).

2019: ‘Debating the Vote for Women: Views from the all-female Lincoln Diocesan Training College’, with Sîan Hope-Johnson (included in The Wolds Women of Influence Programme, Arts and Heritage Centre, Caistor, UK, 5 Oct.);

‘Children’s Literature Creative Workshops’, School Event for local schools and colleges, at the Drill Hall, Lincoln (included in the Lincoln Book Festival Programme 2019, 23 Sept.);

‘BGU’s Victorian Origins: A women’s teacher training college for the Diocese of Lincoln founded in 1862’, Old Students’ Association Lecture, BGU (29 June);

2018: ‘Winning the Vote: Equal Rights Past and Future’: debating workshop with secondary schools, BGU (included in the Being Human 2018 programme, 16 Nov.);

‘A Pioneering Training School Full of Pioneering Women’, National Heritage Day 2018 (14 Sept.);

‘Votes for Women: The Story of Women’s Rights’, with Sîan Hope-Johnson (20 July);

2017: ‘The Gothic’, Gothic Literature School Event for local schools and colleges, with the University of Lincoln, at the University of Lincoln (included in the Lincoln Book Festival Programme 2017, 27 Sept.);

‘Unfolding Lost and Found Voices’: creative writing workshop with schools taking part in Slam Jam and First Story in Lincolnshire and East Midlands, BGU (included in the Being Human 2017 programme, 25 Nov.).

Consultancy and Media

2017: she examined the English Language and Literature degree programmes as international external reviewer for the Quality Review at G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (Jan.).

2013: BBC Radio Lincolnshire afternoon with Rod Whiting, invitation to discuss Sophie Hannah’s new Hercule Poirot novel commissioned by Agatha Christie’s estate and afterlives of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond (05/09/2013 at 13:30).

2014-15: Adviser to the National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition, Picture the Poet hosted at The Collection, Lincoln, and BGU representative in the Picture the Poet Lincoln Organising Team.

2009 & 2015: Adviser to Dr Kalyan Kundu on Interwar anti-fascist activism, as well as translator of newspaper articles from Italian into English for Kundu’s monograph, Tagore in Italy published in English by the Oxford University Press in 2015. This monograph was first published in Bengali, in India, with the title, Italy safare Rabindranath o Mussolini prasanga by Punascha, in 2009. For this edition, she also edited the appendix of historical Italian newspapers articles: http://www.parabaas.com/rabindranath/articles/pKalyan.html

2008: Adviser in the selection of the texts included in the anthology, Joyce Lussu: Opere Scelte, edited by Giorgio Mangani and published by il Lavoro editoriale in 2008.

2007: Adviser to Antonia Langiù and Gilda Traini, co-authors of Biografia e Bibliografia Ragionate di Joyce Lussu (2008, Joyce Lussu’s Reflective Biography and Bibliography), funded by the Centro Studi Joyce Lussu (Lussu’s Centre for Studies, P. S. Giorgio, Italy) and the Italian region of Le Marche.

Claudia is a member of many professional associations and serves as a Peer Review College Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). She is the membership secretary of the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and regularly serves in BAVS panels for Funding Streams (Events, Research, Public Engagement). She is member of the Board of Directors of Heritage Education Trust and of The Tennyson Society’s Executive Committee. She is a trustee of The Lincoln Book Festival (LincolnBookFestival). As a member of the Lincoln Book Festival Organising Committee, she has contributed to the creation and running of The Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition (Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition) since 2017.

Claudia is the Chief External Examiner of the School of Humanities and External Examiner for English (UG) at Newman University. This year she has also been appointed External Examiner for English Literature (UG and MA) at the University Centre Doncaster, University of Hull. She is a member of the Teaching Committee for the Doctoral Degree Programme in Languages, Literatures and Interconnecting Cultures (Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato di Ricerca in Lingue, Letterature e Culture in Contatto, Doctoral Degree Programme) at the G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

Claudia is a member of the editorial boards of Il Segno e le Lettere, academic series of the Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture of the G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, published by LED, and of Anglosophia: Studies of English Literature and Culture, published by Mimesis Edizioni. She has peer-reviewed for a variety of journals including Victoriographies, the Journal of Victorian Culture and the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. She has also been a member of judging panels for a variety of awards and competitions, such as The Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition, BGU English Short Story Competition BGU Tennyson Poetry Award and BGU English Awards for Research Excellence, The Undergraduate Awards (2018), and SlamJam Finals in 2017 and 2016.

Claudia is a member of the following subject associations and learned societies:

Association of Italian Scientists in UK (AISUK);

Centro Universitario di Studi Vittoriani ed Edoardiani (CUSVE), at the G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy;

Contemporary Women’s Writing Association;

Victorian Popular Fiction Association;

Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar;

Nineteenth-Century Research Group (University of Lincoln);

Urbinoir (Urbino, Italy);

Centro Studi Joyce Lussu (Joyce Lussu Research Centre, Porto San Giorgio, Italy).

Claudia contributes to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English. She is also involved in the series of lectures of for the Doctoral Degree Programme in Languages, Literatures and Interconnecting Cultures at the G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, where is a member of the Teaching Committee for the above Doctoral Degree Programme. She is a second supervisor and welcomes dissertations and thesis on Victorian and gender studies, auto/biographical, travel and women’s writing, and female multigenerational intellectual legacy.

The topics of Claudia’s masterclasses include, but are not limited to, Christina Rossetti, Victorian poetry and the fairy tale, the Brontë sisters, Angela Carter, Tsitsi Dangarembga and contemporary African women writers, travel and life writing, love and the Victorians, and satire from Augustan to twentieth-century poetry, studying and research English.

2021: ‘“Male, female, both ... Beautiful all of them”: Ali Smith's Fluid Poetics of Identity’, Generi di confine: attraversamenti, scritture, culture / Bordering Genders/Genres/Genera: Crossings, Writings, Cultures, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (26 March) invited;

“The Adventures of ‘Unofficial Gentlemen: Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George’”, Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions (12-15 June, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy).

‘Lincoln Diocesan Training School: Teacher Training for Women since 1862’, Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America, 1850-1950 (17-18 July, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK) funded;

2020: ‘Emergency Tools for Research: How to Pursue Your MA Dissertation in A Pandemic’, with Dr Hannah Grenham, Action on Teaching, University English (online satellite event at English Shared Futures, 3 July);

‘The European Mind – Experiences in Multicultural Political Activism’, On our Doorstep Series Lecture, The Bishop Grosseteste University Associate Award (29 January, BGU, UK).

2019: ‘Debating the Vote for Women: Views from the all-female Lincoln Diocesan Training College’, with Sîan Hope-Johnson (5 October, Arts and Heritage Centre, Caistor, UK);

In the Tuscan Kitchen of Janet Ross’, Lincoln Book Festival Event 2019 (27 September, Lincoln Central Library, Lincoln, UK);

‘Roundtable: Living memory? The challenge of heritage without a house’ – Locating the Burneys: from the Margins to the Mainstream: Conference of the Burney Society (UK) (30 July-1 August, BGU, UK) invited;

‘Growing up in a multicultural context: “a new sort of country” in Prince Peerless: A Fairy Folk Story Book’, Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century (23 July, University of Lincoln, UK);

‘Vote100: Impact, Knowledge Exchange and Community Engagement’, Learning and Teaching Conference (2-3 July, BGU, UK);

‘BGU’s Victorian Origins: A women’s teacher training college for the Diocese of Lincoln founded in 1862’, Old Students’ Association Lecture (29 June, BGU, UK) invited;

“The Adventures of ‘Unofficial Gentlemen: Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George’”, Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions (12-15 June, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy).

2018: ‘A Pilgrimage to the Brontë Parsonage: Metamorphoses of Victorian Female Fictional Agency’, C.U.S.V.E. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018: Victorian Metamorphoses: Rewritings, Remediations, Translations, Transcodifications, (18-19 Oct., G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) invited;

‘Arctic Patterns: Victorian Geographical Explorations and Narratives of Travel’, BAVS 2018: Victorian Patterns, (29-31 August, University of Exeter, UK) funded;

‘Lincoln Diocesan Training School: Teacher Training for Women since 1862’, Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America, 1850-1950 (17-18 July, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK) funded;

‘Unfolding Victorian Students’ Voices: How BGU Archive Enriches Students’ Experience and Research Excellence’, BGU Learning and Teaching Conference (4-5 July, BGU, UK).

2017: ‘Narratives of Discoveries or Cannibalism? Victorian Explorations and the Devouring Other’, Transgressive Appetites: Deviant Food Practices in Victorian Literature and Culture (23-24 Nov., G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) invited;

‘A Meeting of two Remarkable Men: Garibaldi at Farringford’, Tennyson Society, The Service of Commemoration (6 August, Bag Enderby, Lincolnshire Wolds, UK) invited;

Garibaldi’s Autograph & Tennyson’s Garden: A Meeting of two Remarkable Men at Farringford’, Books-Place-Space: Tennyson in the early 1860s (9-11 June, BGU, UK);

‘Florence with Janet Ross: Anglo-Italian Intellectual Connections and Intersections in late Nineteenth-Century Tuscany’, aureo anello/ fra Italia e Inghilterra: NAVSA/AVSA Conference (17-20 May, NYU/Purdue U Conference in Florence, Italy) funded.

2016: ‘Janet Ross’s ‘love of Italian peasant songs’: A Project of Cultural Preservation, “Sphere-Born Harmonious Sisters, Voice and Poetry”: The Interconnections between Music and the Written Word (9-11 September, Michel de Montaigne Foundation, Bagni di Lucca, Italy);

Janet Ross “who produced at Poggio Gherardo not only books but a rather special vermouth”: Consuming Tuscany in the late Nineteenth Century’, BAVS 2016: Consuming (the) Victorians (31 Aug. – 2 Sept., Cardiff University, UK) funded.

2015: ‘Women’s intellect and life writing: Janet Ross’s intergenerational biographies’, Writing Lives Together: Romantic and Victorian Biography (18 September, University of Leicester, UK);

The Victorian Age through Janet Ross’s intergenerational biographies’, BAVS 2015: Victorian Age(s) (27-29 August, Leeds Trinity University, UK) funded;

‘Janet Ross and George Meredith: a life-long intellectual bond’, George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks (24 & 25 July, BGU, UK);

‘Janet Ross’s Poggio Gherardo: Intellectual Encounters and Collaborations in late Nineteenth-Century Rural Tuscany’, Placing the Author: Literary Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century (20 June, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester, UK);

‘Thailand English Teaching Programme 2012-15: British Council, the Thailand Ministry of Education & BGU’, BG Global Conference (22 April, BGU, UK);

‘At Poggio Gherardo with Janet Ross: Literary Legacy and Intellectual Communities’, Research seminar paper, Nineteenth Century Research Group (15 April, University of Lincoln, UK).

2014: ‘“Have you no compassion?”: Danny Boyle’s and Nick Dear’s Re-examination of Frankenstein’, research seminar paper (30 October, BGU, UK);

‘Poggio Gherardo: Janet Ross’s other side of Tuscany’, research seminar paper, Celebrating BGU Research (15 September, BGU, UK);

‘The “padrona leading the way”: Preservation and Sustainability at Janet Ross’s Poggio Gherardo’, BAVS 2014: Victorian Sustainability (4-6 September, University of Kent, UK);

‘Michèle Roberts and ‘lots of good food as a muse’, 1st Food and Culture in Translation (FaCT) Conference (22-24 May, University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy) funded.

2013: ‘Austen at 250: Celebrating the Literary Legacy and Impact of Pride and Prejudice’, research seminar paper (18 November, BGU, UK);

‘Travelling and Translation: Joyce Lussu’s Search for Nazim Hikmet’s Poetry’, Translating Gender (11-12 September, University of Calabria, Italy);

‘Unfolding the Marche: Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers and “the other side of Italy”’, Il viaggio e viaggiatori in epoca moderna. Gli inglesi in Italia e le avventure dei viaggiatori italiani (10-12 May, Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello Foundation, Palazzo Sorbello, Perugia, Italy) invited;

‘Gender and Generation: The Collier-Salvadoris’ British Maternal Legacy’, Research seminar paper (14 Feb., Gender Studies Dept., University of Hull, UK).

2012: ‘The Cultural Afterlives of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of a Manuscript Recovered in Italy’, research seminar paper (13 December, BGU, UK);

‘Teaching Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlockian Adventures and Afterlives’, Roundtable, Urbinoir 2012: The Dark Side of Words (28-30 November, University of Urbino, Italy) invited.

'From the Risorgimento to the Resistance: Anglo-Italian Relations in the Writings of Margaret Collier, Giacinta Galletti and Joyce Lussu’, Transnational Italy: National Identity and the World Atlas (13-14 July, University of Reading, UK) funded;

“'Ma quanto piu' bello il cammino ancora da fare”: sulle orme di Joyce Lussu, l'affabulatrice’, keynote, Joyce Lussu tra Storia e Futuro /Joyce Lussu between history and the future (8 May, Centro Studi Joyce Lussu, Porto San Giorgio, Italy) invited.

2011: ‘Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers and “the other side of Italy”’, Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference (16-18 Sep., Wolfson College, Oxford, UK) funded;

‘The strong patriotism with which the hearts of all Italians beat has made them one nation': The Risorgimento in the writings of Margaret Collier’, Art, Literature, Business, The Press, and Exile: Relationships between the United Kingdom and the Italian Risorgimento (9-11 Sep., Michel de Montaigne Foundation, Bagni di Lucca, Italy) invited;

‘Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers and the New Italian Nation’, Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Objects and Collections (13-15 July, University of Lincoln, UK).

2010: ‘Michèle Roberts and Charlotte Brontë: An Intertextual dialogue’, Research seminar paper, (14 September, Celebrating BG Research, BGU, UK);

‘Mediating between Writing and Translation: Joyce Lussu’s Poetic Communications’, The Author-Translator in the European Literary Tradition Conference (28 June – 1 July, Swansea University, UK) funded;

‘Victorian Women Travel Writers and Italy’, Research seminar paper (24 February, Nineteenth-Century Research Group, University of Lincoln, UK).

2009: ‘“And this hedge, which from so great a part / Of the farthest horizon, the gaze excludes”: Margaret Collier’s Travel Writing’, Research seminar paper (19 October, BGU, UK);

‘Travelling and Translation: Joyce Lussu’s Search for Nazim Hikmet’s Poetry’, Translating Gender (11-12 September, University of Calabria, Italy);

‘Sherlock Holmes, Italian Anarchists and Torpedoes: the case of a manuscript recovered in Italy’, The Cultural Afterlives of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes (4 July, University of Hull, UK).

2008: ‘Margaret Collier’s Italian Country Life’, Women Travellers in Italy (13 February, Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, UK).

2007: ‘An “Atypical Translator”: Joyce Salvadori Lussu’s Crossings in Search of Poetry’, 7th Borders & Crossings Congress (1-3 November, Ethnographic Regional Institute [ISRE], Nuoro, Italy).

‘Unfolding the Marche: Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers and “the other side of Italy”’, Il viaggio e viaggiatori in epoca moderna. Gli inglesi in Italia e le avventure dei viaggiatori italiani (10-12 May, Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello Foundation, Palazzo Sorbello, Perugia, Italy) invited;

‘And this hedge, which from so great a part/ Of the farthest horizon, the gaze excludes’: Women Travel Writers in the Marche in the 19th century, In Transit: Literature on the Move (12 May, University of Hull, UK).

‘Anglo-Italian Subjectivity and Anti-Fascism: Giacinta Collier Galletti’s ‘Contribution to the World’, Research seminar paper (2 May, Modern Languages Dept., University of Hull, UK);

‘Gender and Generation: The Collier-Salvadoris’ British Maternal Legacy’, Research seminar paper (14 Feb., Gender Studies Dept., University of Hull, UK).

2005: 2005: ‘Transmitting Difference: An Anglo-Italian Female Tradition in Joyce Salvadori Lussu’s Literary Investigation’, Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation (30 March – 1 April, University of Bath, UK) funded.

2004: ‘The Anglo-Italian Travelling Heroine in Margaret Collier’s Babel’, European Intertexts: Travels: ‘She’s leaving home’ (25-26 June, University of Szeged, in Szeged, Hungary) funded.

2003: ‘“Re-Memory” in Toni Morrison’s Paradise’, Historical Fictions: Women, History and Authorship (5-7 August, University of Wales Swansea, UK) funded;

‘Giacinta Galletti: an antifascist in the interwar period’, European Intertexts: Nations, Traditions and Cross-Cultural Identities (27-28 June, University Federico II of Naples, Italy) funded.

‘Margaret Collier and Victorian Women’s Travel Writing’, BAVS 2002: Idealisms and Materialisms in Nineteenth-century Culture, Literature, History and Art (5-7 Sep., University of Hull, UK);

‘From independence to fascism: British Women writers depicting Italy in the interwar period’, European Intertexts: Loving against the odds (5-6 July, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain) funded;

2002: ‘Margaret Collier and the Victorian Women’s Travel Writing’, Research seminar paper (25 Nov., English Dept., University of Hull, UK);

‘Margaret Collier and Victorian Women’s Travel Writing’, BAVS 2002: Idealisms and Materialisms in Nineteenth-century Culture, Literature, History and Art (5-7 Sep., University of Hull, UK);

‘From independence to fascism: British Women writers depicting Italy in the interwar period’, European Intertexts: Loving against the odds (5-6 July, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain) funded;

‘Antenati autentici ed immaginari: l’indagine letteraria di Joyce Lussu’, Keynote (8 May, The Joyce Lussu Centre for Studies, Porto San Giorgio, Italy) invited.

2001: ‘The English Language as a means of Poetic communication: the translations of Joyce Lussu’, European Intertexts: Identity and Cultural Translation (6-7 July, Universidade Do Minho, Braga, Portugal) British Academy funding.

2000: ‘Non-conformist women of English ancestry in the Marches’, European Intertexts: Issues and Methodologies (30 June - 1 July, University of Hull, UK), British Academy funding.