Laming Junior Research Fellow, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford
Adele Bardazzi holds a BA in English and Italian from Royal Holloway, University of London and a D.Phil. in Modern Languages from Christ Church, Oxford. Since 2018 she is the Laming Junior Research Fellow at Queen’s College, Oxford. Prior to this she was Lector in Italian at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford. She has also been awarded various visiting fellowships, among which at the University of Southern California (2018) and New York University (2019 and 2020).
Her research focuses on modern and contemporary poetry, with a series of cross-disciplinary, comparative, and gender-orientated foci. In particular, her scholarship focuses on lyric poetry (with an emphasis on elegy), discourses of mourning and loss, and the cross-fertilisation between the verbal and the visual. In her doctoral thesis she studied the poetry of Eugenio Montale (Genoa, 1896–Milan, 1981), one of the leading twentieth-century Italian poets; her first monograph resulting from this work is currently under revision for Legenda’s Italian Perspective Series. During her doctorate she was involved in several projects that allowed her to further explore and extend the focus of her research. Among these projects is the interdisciplinary Research Network ‘Gender and Authority’, which she co-founded in 2016 with funding from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and The Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute. By bringing researchers from different disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences — as well as periods and geographical contexts — into conversation, this Network aimed to advance our understanding of the question of authority in the artistic, cultural and political fields, and specifically where they intersect with issues of gender. The network legacy is a co-edited volume with Dr Alberica Bazzoni, Gender and Authority Across Disciplines, Space and Time (forthcoming with Palgrave in 2020). The Network fostered her interest in issues of gender, which is at the core of her current and future projects. Her current project on the poet Antonella Anedda, as part of her Laming Junior Research Fellowship at Queen’s College has given her the opportunity to lay the foundations for her next book project provisionally entitled A Textile Poetics of Entanglement, since it is through the work engaging with textile arts by Anedda that she became interested in this aspect in the interrelation between the poetic text and textiles in other female poets and artists.
She is committed to proactively engaging with the wider non-academic audience, and her latest project is the Podcast Series BOSS funded by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) that she hosted and co-produced with Dr Kira Allmann. You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/gender-authority-network.