Associate Professor Giona Tuccini
MA PGDip PhD Florence PGDip Roma Tor Vergata (Beattie 216)
Research interests: Mysticism and religious writings (poetry and prose); medieval and early-modern Italian literature; Twentieth-century Italian prose, cinema and drama.
Senior Lecturer: Dr Wilhelm Snyman
MA PhD Stell (Beattie 215)
Research interests: Italian & German Modernism and post-war cinema; colonial literature and history of Asia and Africa; literature arising from captivity, prisoner of war (POW) literature; Italian and German language teaching.
Honorary Research Associate: Dr Lara Gochin Raffaelli
MA Wits PhD Cape Town
Research Interests: Gabriele D’Annunzio, Maria Messina, Natalia Ginzburg, women’s studies, Renaissance theatre
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Mara Boccaccio
MA PhD Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Beattie 216)
Research interests: 20th century Italian art and literature; contemporary poetry
Lecturer: Dr Giovanna Trento
Research Interests: Constructions and representations of Africa in Italian literature and cinema; Italian colonialism in Africa and gender legacies; Pier Paolo Pasolini; Futurism; 19th-20th century Italian literature and cinema in an interdisciplinary perspective.
Administrative Assistant: Elouise Petersen
Office: Beattie 204
2nd Floor, Beattie Building (Arabic, Classical Studies French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)
2nd Floor, AC Jordan Building (African Languages, Afrikaans and Chinese)
University of Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2607 (Director queries)