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  • Publish Date:2017/12/31
    Modify Date:2019/01/29
Francesca Pierini
  • Position:Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Email:franchina51@hotmail.com
  • Visiting Date:2018/01/01~2019/12/31
Francesca Pierini

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Cultural Studies, Graduate Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2010-2017.
  • Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2005- 2009.
  • Certificate in the Study of Religion, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2004-2005.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2018-ongoing.
  • International Scholar, Literature, Discourse and Identity Unit, Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2015-16.
  • Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2014-15.
  • Language Instructor and Italian Program Coordinator, Foreign Languages Division, Language Center, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2014-15.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2011-15.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Anglophone Literary Representations of Italian Culture
  • E. M. Forster
  • Anglophone Popular Literature
  • Romance Novel

PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Pierini, F. (2019) “Such is the Working of the Southern Mind: A Postcolonial Reading of E.M. Forster’s Italian Narratives.” Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies 16. Forthcoming.
  • Pierini, F. (2016) “The Genetic Essence of Houses and People: History as Idealization and Appropriation of an Imagined Timelessness.” Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica 8, no. 1 (2016): 99-116.
  • Pierini, F. (2016) “Trading Rationality for Tomatoes: The Consolidation of Anglo-American National Identities in Popular Literary Representations of Italian Culture.” Anglica: A Journal of English Studies 25, no. 1 (2016): 181-197.
  • Pierini, F, and Major, Philippe (2014) “The Aesthetics of the Contemporary: Antonello Trombadori’s Chinese Notebook and Shitao’s Concept of the One-Stroke.” Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity 15, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 23-35.
  • Pierini, F. (2013) “Anglo-American Narratives of Italian Otherness and the Politics of Orientalizing Southern Europe.”  Culture and Dialogue (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) 3, no. 2 (2013): 53-69.

 

Chapters in Collective Volumes

  • Pierini, F. (2020) “La Fiaba Oscura: Narrating Italy in Sarah Hall’s How to Paint a Dead Man.” In Sarah Hall: Critical Essays, edited by Elke D'hoker and Alexander Beaumont. Canterbury: Gylphi Contemporary Writers (Critical Essays series). Forthcoming.
  • Pierini, F. (2019) “Michel Foucault et Edward Said: Le savoir-pouvoir et le fondement de l’analyse du discours colonial.” In Foucault et… Les Liaisons Dangereuses de Michel Foucault, edited by A. Brossat and D. Lorenzini. Paris: Vrin. Forthcoming.
  • Pierini, F. (2019) “Such is the Working of the Southern Mind: A Postcolonial Reading of E.M. Forster’s Italian Narratives.” Untitled Collective Volume on E.M. Forster. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming
  • Pierini, F. and Major, Philippe (2013) “Reading Chinese Painting: Antonello Trombadori’s China and the Limits of the Contemporary.” In Orientalismi Italiani, vol. 3, edited by Gabriele Proglio, 20-36. Rome, Antares. (co-written with Philippe Major)

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Pierini, F. (2018)      “‘He Looks like He’s Stepped Out of a Painting’: The Idealization and Appropriation of Italian Timelessness through the Experience of Romantic Love.” Conference Proceedings, http://popcaanz.com/popcaanz-2018-conference/.
  • Pierini, F. (2011)      “The War on Terror and the Ethical Turn in Politics: Reflection on the Death of Osama bin Laden.” In Borders, Displacement and Creation: Questioning the Contemporary, 520-527.

 

Articles under Review

  •  “Anglophone Popular Narratives of Italian Otherness and the Politics of Orientalizing Southern Europe.”
  • “‘He Looks like He’s Stepped Out of a Painting’: The Idealization and Appropriation of Italian Timelessness through the Experience of Romantic Love.”
  •  “Multitudes of Otherness: Italian and Indian Crowds in E.M. Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread and A Passage to India.”
  • “Olive Skin Chocolate Eyes: Echoes of The Sheik on Descriptive Patterns of the Italian Romantic Hero in Harlequin Short Contemporaries.”

 

Book Reviews

  • Pierini, F. (2017) Beauty and the Beast: Italianness in British Cinema, by Elisabetta Girelli. The Polish Journal of English Studies 3, no. 2 (2017).
  • Pierini, F. (2017) Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing: E. M. Forster's Legacy, by Alberto Fernández Carbajal. The Polish Journal of English Studies 3, no. 2 (2017).
  • Pierini, F. (2017) Tuscan Spaces: Literary Construction of Space, by Silvia Ross. The Polish Journal of English Studies 3, no. 2 (2017).

 

Online Essays and Fiction

  • Pierini, F. (2018) “Leuven, Wellington.” Vice Versa Online. October 2018. http://viceversaonline.ca/2018/10/ leuven-wellington/.
  • Pierini, F. (2018)  “Taipei (A View from Singapore).” Cargo Literary. Issue No.12. Winter 2018. https://cargoliterary.com/.
  • Pierini, F. (2017) “Taipei.” The Ravens Perch. June 2017. http://www.theravensperch.com/taipei-by-francesca-pierini/.
  • Pierini, F. (2017)      “London Galleries.” The Spadina Literary Review. April 2017. http://www.spadinaliteraryreview. com /SR18-Mem-01.html
  • Pierini, F. (2017) “Red Bialetti.” Vice Versa Online. February 2017. http://viceversaonline.ca/2017/02/red-bialetti/.
  • Pierini, F. (2016)      “Onions, Sulphites, and Panic Attacks.” The Spadina Literary Review. October 2016. http://www.spadinaliteraryreview.com/SR15-Fic-18.html
  • Pierini, F. (2016)      “The Gift of Certainty: What Does It Mean to Be Knowledgeable?” THINK: The International Academic Forumhttp://think.iafor.org/gift-certainty-mean-knowledgeable/.
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