SENS: Shakespeare’s Narrative Sources: Italian novellas and their European dissemination.

Starting date
June 1, 2018
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Bigliazzi Silvia
Shakespeare, European Narrative Sources, Early Modern Culture

This project stems from research on a single case study carried out in 2014-2015. It has been relaunched in 2018 on new theoretical premises and updated critical material on the relation between linear transmission and a broader interpretation of intertextuality. The project is premised on the idea that the stability of the texts that Shakespeare and his contemporaries read cannot be taken for granted and that the larger cultural context, both visual and verbal, as well as theatrical and broadly performative constitutes an unavoidable part of the processes of transformation of a whole variety of sources. Our attempt is to recover the textuality of Shakespeare’s Italian narrative sources and their European mediations within this broader context and set up a digital archive to offer a new multilingual and multimodal research tool.


Project participants

Sidia Fiorato
Associate Professor
Emanuel Stelzer
Temporary Assistant Professor
Roberta Zanoni
Teaching Assistant

Collaboratori esterni

Lucia Nigri
University of Salford, Manchester (UK) School of Arts and media Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature
Susan Payne
già Università di Firenze Professore Ordinario di Letteratura inglese
Savina Stevanato
Università Roma Tre
Bianca Del Villano
Università di Napoli 'L'Orientale' Associate Professor of English Language
Research areas involved in the project
Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone


Research facilities