Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell is Lecturer in Italian Culture and Gender at the University of Strathclyde, where she teaches on the MSc in Applied Gender Studies. She is author of Gender, Writing, Spectatorships: Evenings at the Theatre, Opera and Silent Screen (Routledge, 2022) and Italian Women Writers: Gender and Everyday Life in Fiction and Journalism, 1870-1910 (Toronto University Press, 2014), as well as article and book chapters on women writers and the Fallen Woman trope in Italian tragic (realist) opera and silent film. She is interested in how young women’s spectatorships of texts featuring Fallen Women on stage and screen in this period helped shape their sense of selfhood.