Chiara Valcelli (IRC - Government of Ireland PhD Scholar)


Chiara Valcelli received her BA in humanities (2018) from the Università di Perugia and her MA in Italian Language to Foreigners (2021) from the Università per Stranieri di Perugia with a thesis on the influence of Dante’s Inferno in the works of James Joyce.

From May to August 2022, she won a research grant at Univeristà per Stranieri di Perugia with a project entitled: “Dante’s path in Umbria: following Dante’s steps in Paradiso XI”.

Chiara Valcelli is currently a Government of Ireland PhD scholar - her project received funding from the Irish Research Council for the Academic Years 2022-2023 to 2025-2026. Her research project, entitled “Dante in Joyce: mapping Dante’s Commedia onto Joyce’s Dubliners, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake” is supervised by Daragh O’Connell (Italian Department) and Adam Hanna (English Department).


- Valcelli, C., “Il Cammino di Dante in Umbria: seguire i passi di Dante in Paradiso XI”, in Turismi Danteschi, Collana TULE, a cura di Giovanni Capecchi e Roberto Mosena, Perugia Stranieri University Press, Perugia (Forthcoming in 2024).

- Valcelli, C., “Dream, vision and hallucination in Joyce and Dante”, in Joys in Transition, Joyce Studies in Italy no. 25, edited by Fabio Luppi and Serenella Zanotti, Editoriale Anicia, Roma (Forthcoming in 2024).

- Valcelli, C., “Influences of Dante’s Purgatorio in Joyce’s Ulysses: a pilgrimage of redemption”, in One, no one, and one hundred (thousand?) Ulysses, Joyce Studies in Italy no. 24, edited by Serenella Zanotti, Editoriale Anicia, Roma, 2022, pp. 155-168.

- Valcelli, C., “Joyce’s infernal Dublin in childhood and maturity”, in Joyspace, James Joyce and spaceJoyce Studies in Italy no. 23, edited by Roberto Baronti Marchiò, Editoriale Anicia, Roma, 2021, pp. 175-187.