Adriano Elia


Senior Lecturer in English
Department of Political Science
University of Rome "Roma Tre"
Via G. Chiabrera, 199
00145 Rome - Italy
Room 4.11
Phone/Fax: +39 (06) 57335351
E-mail: adriano.elia@uniroma3.it




Research Interests


Teaching

Language, Culture and Institutions of English-Speaking Countries


Publications

Books

- La Cometa di W.E.B. Du Bois, Roma, Roma TrE-Press, 2015. Read

- Hanif Kureishi, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2012.

- The UK: Learning the Language, Studying the Culture (with R. Ambrosini and A. Rutt), Roma, Carocci, 2005.

- Ut Pictura Poesis: Word-Image Interrelationships and the Word-Painting Technique, Pescara, Libreria dell'Università Editrice, 2002.


Book Chapters

- ‘My split self and my split world’: Troping Identity in Mohsin Hamid’s Fiction, in Jonathan P.A. Sell (ed.), Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (pp. 59-79).

- Pressure (1975): from Black Power to 21st-century British Citizenship, in A. Oboe, F. Giommi (eds.), Black Arts in Britain: Literary Visual Performative, Roma, Aracne Editrice, 2011 (pp. 67-84).

- The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Islamophobia, in A. Monti, F. Gallucci (eds.), Scritture e interpretazioni, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2010 (pp. 193-199).


Articles

- W.E.B. Du Bois’s Proto-Afrofuturist Short Fiction: The Comet, Il Tolomeo, Vol. 18, 2016. Read

- ‘The Great Near’: mondi possibili in The Princess Steel di W.E.B. Du Bois, Iperstoria, Issue 8, Fall 2016 (pp. 186-192). Read

- The Languages of Afrofuturism, Lingue e Linguaggi, Vol. 12, 2014 (pp. 83-96). Read

- Catching Up With the New Millennium: Hanif Kureishi's Something To Tell You', in R. Ambrosini et al. (eds.), Challenges for the 21st Century: Dilemmas, Ambiguities, Directions, Roma, Edizioni Q, 2011 (pp. 465-471).

- Multiculturalism and Contemporary British Fiction: Londonstani and The Islamist, Epiphany, no. 4, Spring 2010 (pp. 1-12). Read

- Teaching London as a Multicultural City: Pressure, a Case Study, Englishes, 40, Roma, Pagine Ed., 2010 (pp. 113-121).

- Sam Selvon's Trilogy: Moses Ascending and 1970s London, in V. Intonti, F. Troisi, M. Vitale (eds.), Forms of Migrations - Migration of Forms, Bari, Progedit, 2009 (pp. 316-21).

- Yaars in 1970s Suburbia: London in Hanif Kureishi’s Fiction, in Le Simplegadi, No. 6, Year VI, November 2008. Read

- "So who's the fanatic now?": Hanif Kureishi and the Multicultural City, in F. Marroni et al. (eds.), Cityscapes - Islands of the Self. Literary and Cultural Studies vol. 1, Cagliari, CUEC, 2007 (pp. 85-92).

- Carmen figuratum - Calligrams - Concrete Poetry: Shaping the Ad, in S. Albertazzi, C. Pelliconi (eds.), Cross-Cultural Encounters. Literary Perspectives, Roma, Officina, 2005 (pp. 144-157).

- Dis Nigeria Sef: Cultural and Linguistic Implications in Translating Ken Saro-Wiwa, Englishes, 25, Roma, Pagine Ed., 2005 (pp. 51-70).

- Sublime and Word-Painting in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, Textus, 18, Genova, Tilgher, 2005 (pp. 61-76).

- Gabriel Okara's Piano and Drums and The Mystic Drum: Translation and Commentary, Englishes, 16, Roma, Pagine Ed., 2002 (pp. 106-118).

- Dialogismo e pastiche in The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser di Aubrey V. Beardsley, Merope, 29/30, University of Chieti/Pescara, Edizioni Tracce, 2000 (pp. 169-204).

- Il poster pubblicitario: Art Nouveau, arti maggiori e arti minori, Malamente, Salerno, Laveglia Editore, 1997.


Conference Papers and Research Seminars

- ‘The Comet’ by W.E.B. Du Bois: post-apocalypse, speculation and proto-Afrofuturism, International Conference Speculative Humanities: Steampunk to Afrofuturism, Essex County College – Humanities Division (Newark, New Jersey), 11-12 March 2015.

- (Invited Speaker) I linguaggi dell'Afrofuturismo, International Conference I linguaggi dell’identità: lingue, arti, tecnologie e culture, University of Rome "Roma Tre", 13-14 November 2013.

- (Invited Speaker) ‘A Modern-Day Janissary’: the Role of Metaphor in Mohsin Hamid’s Fiction, International Conference Metaphor and Diaspora in Recent UK Writing, University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), 5 November 2010.

- L’identità culturale nell’opera di Mohsin Hamid, International Conference L’identità culturale nelle letterature postcoloniali. Lavori in corso, University of Rome “Roma Tre”, 14-15 October 2010.

- The Rise of Radical Islam in Britain: Ed Husain’s The Islamist, International Conference ‘ESSE 10’, University of Turin (Italy), 24-28 August 2010.

- Pressure (1975): from Black Power to 21st-century British Citizenship, International Conference Black Arts in Contemporary Britain: Literary, Visual, Performative, University of Padua, 15-16 January 2010.

- Catching Up With the New Millennium: Hanif Kureishi's Something To Tell You, XXIV AIA Conference (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica), University of Rome "Roma Tre", 1-3 October 2009.

- Londra nella narrativa post-7 luglio 2005, Conference Tutta mia la città - Visioni urbane del mondo postcoloniale , University of Bologna, 26 March 2009.

- Mohsin Hamid and Islamophobia, International Conference ESSE 9, University of Aarhus (Denmark), 22-26 August 2008.

- 'The Guns of Brixton': Alex Wheatle's East of Acre Lane, International Conference Liminal London, Brunel University, London, 2-4 July 2008.

- Multiculturalism and Contemporary British Fiction, International Conference Europe in Black and White, University of Lisbon, 12-14 May 2008.

- Multiculturalismo e narrativa britannica contemporanea, Seminar, Faculty of Humanities, University of Rome "Roma Tre", 21 April 2008.

- Sam Selvon's Trilogy: Moses Ascending and 1970s London, XXIII AIA Conference (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica), University of Bari, 20-22 September 2007.

- Londonstanis in Londonistan, International Conference Literary London 2007: Representations of London in Literature, organised by the University of Westminster / University of Northampton / Kingston University, 19-20 July 2007.

- "Introduzione a My Beautiful Laundrette di Hanif Kureishi / Stephen Frears", Seminar, Faculty of Humanities, University of Rome "Roma Tre", April 2007.

- Teaching London as a Multicultural City : Pressure, a Case Study, International Conference Teaching London: a Two-day Conference, University of Westminster (London), 3-4 November 2006.

- ‘My Son the Fanatic’ di Hanif Kureishi", Seminar, Faculty of Humanities, University of Rome "Roma Tre", October 2006.

- Yaars in 1970s Suburbia: London in Hanif Kureishi’s Fiction, International Conference Literary London 2006: Representations of London in Literature, organised by the Greenwich University / Kingston University / Liverpool Hope University (UK), 13-14 July 2006.

- "So who's the fanatic now?": Hanif Kureishi and the Multicultural City, XXII AIA Conference (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica), University of Cagliari, 15-17 September 2005.

- Carmen figuratum - Calligrams - Concrete Poetry: shaping the ad, XXI AIA Conference (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica) - Poster session - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 25-27 September 2003.

- Word Painting: interrelazioni tra la pittura paesaggistica del XVII secolo e The Mysteries of Udolpho di Ann Radcliffe", Seminar, University of Catania, Faculty of Modern Languages, 17 April 2000.

- Evoluzione del romanzo decadente da Gautier a Wilde", Seminar, Liceo Classico ‘G. Verga’, Adrano, Catania, 8 June 1999.




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