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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Italian Studies

Teaching and research staff within Italian Studies.

Italian Studies academic staff


Dr Guyda Armstrong
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies

Specialisms: Italian medieval literature (Boccaccio, Dante, Petrarch) and its reception; book history and print culture; the history of translation; digital humanities.


Dr Francesca Billiani 
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies

Specialisms: 20th-century Italian cultural history; publishing history; European modernisms and avant-gardes; 1930s aesthetics and dictatorships; 20th-century Italian cultural politics.


Dr Alessandra Diazzi 
Teaching Lecturer in Italian

Specialisms: History of psychoanalysis in Italy and its cultural reception; 20th-century Italian literature; literature of factory; Italian cinema in the Years of Lead.


Professional support staff


Languages administration team - salc-languages@manchester.ac.uk


Honorary and Emeritus staff


Dr Stuart Oglethorpe
Honorary Research Fellow in Italian Studies


Mr Spencer Pearce
Honorary Fellow Lecturer in Italian Studies


Dr Christopher Rundle 
Honorary Research Fellow in Translation and Interpreting


Prof Nigel Vincent 
Professor Emeritus of General and Romance Linguistics