Dr Federica Coluzzi


Federica Coluzzi is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow (2020-23) at the University of Warwick with a project titled Dante’s Transnational Female Public in the Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1921) which will provide the first systematic inquiry into the historical formation and development of Dante’s modern female audience in Britain, Ireland and Italy. Her research encompasses reception theory, Dante studies, intellectual history, and the history of publishing and reading in the long nineteenth century. She is the outreach editor of Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies.

The project has been presented in a Interview with Dr Matthew Threherne for the Leeds Dante Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0lihne7v9cX8yBAiMhCU35 ).

Prior to that, she was Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork where she was completing her monograph Dante Beyond Influence: Rethinking Reception in Victorian Literary Culture forthcoming with Manchester University Press (2021). At UCC she was the co-organiser of the Italian Department Research Seminars and of the first Cork Italian Film Festival. She participated in the organisation of the Dante Public Lectures Series along with Dr Daragh O’Connell and Dr David Bowe. She delivered a workshop session for the 2020 edition of Cork Discovers along with Dr David Bowe on Dantean Afterlives.



(2022) Coluzzi, F. and J. Blakesley, The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Translation and Reception History (London: Routledge). ISBN 9781032021065. Co-edited volume.

(2022) Coluzzi, F. 'The Vita nova in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Translations, Editions and Commentary, 1893-1906', in The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Translation and Reception History (London: Routledge). ISBN 9781032021065. pp. 121-137. Chapter in volume.

(2022) 'Rediscovering Matthew Arnold: The Commonplace Reader (of Dante)', Nineteenth-Century Prose, vol.49.1, pp. 113-136. peer reviewed article

(2022) Coluzzi, F. ‘Dorothy L. Sayers and Feminist Archival Historiography in Dante Studies: (Re)discovering Female Authorship in Fin de Siècle Britain’, CoSMo: Comparative Studies in Modernism, doi: https://doi.org/10.13135/2281-6658/6510. Peer-reviewed article.

(2022) Coluzzi, F., David Bowe "Mediating Dante" Italian Studies Special Issue, 77.2

(2022) Coluzzi, F. ‘Illuminating the Vita Nuova: Phoebe Anna Traquair, Evelyn Paul, and Medievalist Practices of Visual Mediation’, Italian Studies, 77.2, p. 190-201, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00751634.2022.2056327. Peer-reviewed article

(2022) 'Dante negli archivi: Storia transnazionale delle Società Dantesche di secondo Ottocento', in La mondializzazione di Dante I : Europa - Actes du Colloque international (Nancy, 15-16 Octobre 2020), (Ravenna: LongoEditore), pp. 233-252. Chapter in volume.

(2021) Coluzzi, F. Dante beyond Influence: Rethinking reception in Victorian Literary Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press). ISBN: 978-1-5261-5244-2, single-author monograph.

(2021) Three Dante Societies: Historical Notes, in Dante Beyond Borders: Contexts and Reception, ed. by NickHavely and Jonathan Katz with Richard Cooper, Italian Perspectives, 52 (Cambridge: Legenda), pp. xxvix-xviii. Chapter in volume.

(2021) F. ‘Rossetti reconsidered : Dante's Vita Nuova and its paths to canonization in Victorian literary culture.’ Tre corone : rivista internazionale di studi su Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, VIII, 2021, p. 135-146, doi: http://digital.casalini.it/10.19272/202112101009. Peer-reviewed article.

(2019) Coluzzi, F. ‘Dante in the Lecture Room: For a (Social) History of Teaching Dante in Nineteenth-century Britain.’ Dante Studies, vol. 137, 2019, p. 138-150. Project MUSE, doi: https://doi.org/10.1353/das.2019.0007. Peer reviewed article.