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Elisa Bizzotto: curriculum vitae et studiorum


Elisa Bizzotto has been a Lecturer in English Literature at UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia since October 2009.


She graduated in Modern Languages from Ca' Foscari University of Venice in 1995. In 2001 she obtained a Ph.D in English Studies from the University of Florence.


From January 2002 to December 2004 she worked on a research project entitled “Intrecci del decadentismo europeo” [Interconnections in European Decadence] at the Department of European and Postcolonial Studies of Ca' Foscari University.


She taught English Language and Translation at Ca' Foscari University (2003-2009) and English Literature (2003-2006), Didactics of the English Language (2006-2009; 2012-2013) and History of English Culture (2008-2009) at the University of Trento.


Her research mainly focuses on Victorian, late-Victorian and pre-Modernist literature and culture from genre, gender, mythological and mythographic, inter-art and comparative approaches.  She devotes special attention to Aestheticism and Decadence, starting from their initial expressions in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and following their evolution in such figures as Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee, Aubrey Beardsley, Arthur Symons and Ernest Dowson. She is interested in the reception of Shakespeare in British and Italian culture in the late-Nineteenth and early-Twentieth century. She has worked on translation theory and practice.


She has delivered papers at national and international conferences and has been in the organizing and scientific committee of several conferences. She is a member of AIA (Italian Association of English Studies), ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) and ANDA (Italian Association of the Teachers of English Studies).


She is currently member of the Council of the Doctoral School in History of the Arts of UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Ca' Foscari University and University of Verona.


She is part of the editorial board of the magazines The Pater Newsletter and Oscholars and was co-editor of the online magazine Ravenna.