Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in Italian Culture, Media and Gender at the University of Strathclyde and Director of Postgraduate Research (Modern Languages & History), where she teaches the MSc in Applied Gender Studies. She is the 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 spectatorship of texts featuring Fallen Women on stage and screen in this period helped shape their sense of selfhood.