Current postgraduate research students

  • Emma Barlow 'The Syllogistics of Suicide in Dante: a Study of Self-Destruction.'
  • Daniel Canaris 'Vico and the Chinese Rites Controversy.'
  • 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: Prosody, Space, and Translingual Versification.'
  • Cristiana Palmieri 'Motivation, self identity and Italian as second language in Australia.'
  • Judith Parolini, 'Resistance in an Italian Valley: the case of Valsaviore, 1940-1945. The Lived Experience.'
  • 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.'
  • Valentina Seffer 'The myth of Persephone in Italo-American women writers.'

Recently completed theses

  • Francesca Ori "Odi e Inni by Giovanni Pascoli: a Critical Edition." (PhD, 2014)
  • Lina Rapone, "Connectedness to Italian cultural heritage across generations of 'Abruzzesi' Italians from Griffith." (MPhil, 2014)
  • Marco Santello, "Advertising to Italian bilinguals: the role of language dominance and language attitudes in the evaluation of advertising in Italian and in English." (PhD, 2014)
  • Will Visconti, "La Goulue and La Casati: studies in the performance of Belle Époque decadentism." (PhD, Italian and French Studies, 2013)
  • 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)
  • 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)