Silvia Ross

Silvia Ross (BA U of Toronto; MA, PhD Johns Hopkins University) is Senior Lecturer and former Head (2018-2021) of the Department of Italian, University College Cork. Her research concentrates on the representation of space in modern and contemporary literature, the subject of her monograph, Tuscan Spaces: Literary Constructions of Place (U of Toronto P, 2010) and of her current research project entitled Subverted Sites: Textual Representations of Conflict in Tuscany. Her research also concerns questions of gender, identity and alterity, and she is particularly interested in women writers (Manzini, Ginzburg, Gianini Belotti, Avallone). She has published in scholarly journals such as Studies in Travel Writing, Italian Studies, Annali d’italianistica, Italian Culture, Spunti e ricerche and The Italianist. She has co-edited the special issue of Annali d’Italianistica on ‘Urban Space and the Body’ (2019), and the volumes Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Italian Urban Space (DIDA Press, 2019); Rappresentare la violenza di genere. Sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura (Mimesis, 2018); Identity and Conflict in Tuscany (Firenze University Press, 2015); Mediterranean Travels: Writing Self and Other from the Ancient World to Contemporary Society (Legenda, 2011) and Gendered Contexts: New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies (Peter Lang, 1996). She is currently Senior Co-Editor for Italian Studies (for post-1700 submissions). For more information see: