Current postgraduate research students

  • Daniel Canaris 'Giambattista Vico and Chinese philosophy.'
  • Catherine Davis 'Attitudes, expectations and experiences of recent migrants from Italy.'
  • Rita Frangiosa 'The impact of learning standard Italian among dialectophone speakers.'
  • Alice Loda 'Towards a New Italian Poetry: a Middle Eastern Case.'
  • Francesca Ori 'Odi e Inni by Giovanni Pascoli: a Critical Edition.'
  • Cristiana Palmieri 'Motivation, self identity and Italian as second language in Australia.'
  • Carlo Pennarola 'The Relationship Between Dante's Divina Commedia and the Fascist Regime in Italy.'
  • Francesco Possemato 'Oral corrective feedback and Italian descent learners' uptake in classroom of Italian L2. Towards effective repair strategies.'
  • Lina Rapone 'Connectedness to Italian cultural heritage across generations of "Abruzzesi" Italians from Griffith.'
  • Valentina Seffer 'The myth of Persephone in Italo-American women writers.'

Recently completed theses

  • Diana Bryant, "Love and loyalty in a dynastic marriage of the Italian Renaissance: a study of affection and trust in the early years of the marriage of Eleonora d’Aragona and Ercole d’Este." (PhD, 2012)
  • Theodore Ell, "Piero Bigongiari's Rogo (1944-1952)." (PhD, 2010)
  • Marco Santello 'Advertising to Italian bilinguals: the role of language dominance and language attitudes in the evaluation of advertising in Italian and in English.'
  • Margherita Zanoletti, "Brett Whiteley's words and images: a translation studies approach." (PhD, 2010)
  • Andrew Wright, “‘Negativity’ in the works of Melville, Kafka, and Blanchot.” (PhD, 2009)
  • Gloria De Vincenti, “‘Oltrarealtà’ e il Secondo Futurismo Fiorentino.” (PhD, 2009)
  • Francesco Ricatti, “Embodying Italian Migrants: Impossible dialogues, spectral fantasies, and the body. Letters to Mamma Lena (La Fiamma, Australia, 1956).” (PhD, 2007. Jointly awarded the Premio Altreitalie 2008 for the best foreign thesis on Italian emigration.)
  • Jennifer Gargiulo, “Vivere sul serio: Eduardo De Filippo and the Art of Life” (PhD, 2007)
  • Anthony Cuzzilla, “Time, Telos and Mysticism in the Divina Commedia” (PhD, 2006)
  • Kathleen Olive, “Creation, Imitation, Fabrication: Renaissance self-fashioning in the Codex Rustici” (PhD, 2004)
  • Antonella Strambi, “The impact of Web-enhanced interaction and collaboration on the language learner. A longitudinal study of beginning learners of Italian at tertiary level.” (PhD, 2002)
  • Pip Visconti 'La Goulue and La Casati: studies in the performance of Belle Époque decadentism.'