Dr Penny Morris

  • Senior Lecturer in Italian (Italian)

telephone: 01413305223
email: Penelope.Morris@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests:

My research interests lie in the social and cultural history of modern Italy, with a particular emphasis on the history and writing of women, the intersection between the public and the private, and the role of emotions in history.

I have published a monograph and various articles on the writer and resistance activist Giovanna Zangrandi [link http://giovannazangrandi.com] (Giovanna Zangrandi: Una vita in romanzo, Cierre, 2000) and I have edited an interdisciplinary study of women in postwar Italy, Women in Italy 1945-1960, Palgrave, 2006.  I also work on the writer Alba de Céspedes. In recent years, I have turned my attention to emotions and history and, in a collaborative project with Francesco Ricatti and Mark Seymour, co-organised the Annual Conference of the Association for the study of Modern Italy on the theme of  'Italy and the Emotions: Perspectives from the 18th century to the Present' (IGRS, London, 26-27 November 2009) and co-edited two volumes: Italy and the Emotions, Special issue of Modern Italy 17 (2), 2012 and Politica ed emozioni nella storia d’Italia dal 1848 ad oggi , Viella, 2012. I am particularly interested in the way that the print media have addressed emotions and questions of the personal and private and along with a chapter in our edited volume on emotions in the political newspaper Lotta continua, I have also recently written on the reception of the Kinsey reports in the 1950s and on feminism and affect in 1970s Italy.

 

Current Projects:

My interest in the social and cultural history of women in Italy continues with the AHRC funded network ‘La Mamma: Interrogation of a National Stereotype’ (http://lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com/)

Other current projects include a critical anthology of Alba de Céspedes’ letters column in the 1950s (due to appear 2015, Viella) and a book-length investigation into the role of advice columns and emotions in Italy.

Grants

Current:

PI for AHRC Network Grant: La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype.

http://lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com/

 

Past awards:

2013: Carnegie Resesarch Grant

2010: Carnegie Resesarch Grant

2005: AHRC Research Leave Scheme

2005: British Academy Small Research Grant

2001: British Academy Conference grant

Supervision

I welcome PhD and masters by research applications on any aspect of twentieth-century and contemporary Italian history, culture or society. I have particular interests in: women’s history and writing; the relationship between public and private; Italy and the emotions.

 

Current PhD students:

  • Emily Ryder 'Victims' memories of 1970s Italian terrorism'
  • Guglielmo Perfetti '‘Popular Youth Culture in 1970s Naples'
  • Magdalena Kampert 'Self Translation in Italian and Polish Writers' (co-supervised)

 

Graduated Students:

PhD:

  • Fiona Stewart ‘L’impegno del dopo in Nuto Revelli’s writing’ (2008)
  • Sandrine Tonini ‘Gendered Journeys towards (Re)commitment in Les Mandarins and Il rimorso as Evidence of Simone de Beauvoir's Influence on Alba de Céspedes' writing (2010)
  • Francesca Aniballi ‘Towards an Anthropology of Literature: the Magic of Hybrid Fiction (co-supervised, 2013)

MPhil:

  • Consuelo Tersol ‘Joyce Lussu: Memory, Autobiography and Rewriting’ (co-supervised)

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching:

SMLC Core Lectures: Level 2 Gender and Performance

 

Italian:

Language (all levels)

Level 1: the novel (Calvino)

Level 2: 20th-Century Italian history; Gender and Performance (in literature and cinema)

Honours Options: Women in Modern Italy; The Italian Resistance to Fascism

Comparative Literature: Contribution to Level 1 and to Honours Holocaust Option (Primo Levi and Roberto Benigni)

 

Postgraduate Teaching:

Contributions to Courses on Literary Translation (MSc Translation Studies) and Gender and Text (MLitt Gender History)

Additional information

  • From January 2015 Co-editor with Mark Seymour (University of Otago) of Modern Italy
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Convenor
  • Member of Centre for Gender History
  • Member of External Expert Group, International Doctorate La Sapienza University, Rome

Publications

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Jump to: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
Number of items: 19.

2014

Morris, P. (2014) Un espace dédié aux émotions: les rubriques conseil italiennes d’après-guerre. In: Ambroise-Rendu, A.-C. , Demartini, A.-E., Eck, H. and Edelman, N. (eds.) Émotions contemporaines. Armand Colin, Paris, pp. 228-239. ISBN 9782200287733

2013

Morris, P. (2013) Feminism and emotion: love and the couple in the magazine Effe (1973-1982). Italian Studies, 68 (3). pp. 378-398. ISSN 0075-1634 (doi:10.1179/0075163413Z.00000000049)

Morris, P. (2013) Let's not talk about Italian sex: the reception of the Kinsey Reports in Italy. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 18 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 1354 571X (doi:10.1080/1354571X.2013.730271)

2012

Morris, P., Ricatti, F. and Seymour, M., (Eds.) (2012) Politica ed Emozioni Nella Storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad Oggi. Series: I libri di Viella. Viella, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9788883346989

Morris, P. (2012) 'Cari compagni, sto male...': Emozioni e politica nelle lettere a 'Lotta continua'. In: Morris, P., Ricatti, F. and Seymour, M. (eds.) Politica ed Emozioni Nella Storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad Oggi. Viella, Rome, Italy, pp. 211-240. ISBN 9788883346989

Morris, P., Ricatti, F., and Seymour, M. (2012) Introduction: Italy and the Emotions. Modern Italy, 17 (2). ISSN 1353-2944

Morris, P., Ricatti, F., and Seymour, M. (2012) Italy and the Emotions [Volume editors]. Modern Italy, 17 (2). ISSN 1353-2944

Seymour, M., Morris, P., and Ricatti, F. (2012) La storia delle emozioni e le emozioni nella storia. In: Morris, P., Ricatti, F. and Seymour, M. (eds.) Politica ed Emozioni Nella Storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad Oggi. Viella, Rome, Italy, pp. 7-21. ISBN 9788883346989

2008

Morris, P. (2008) Raccontare la Resistenza al femminile? Giovanna Zangrandi, partigiana veneta. In: Eravamo fatte di stoffa buona: Donne e Resistenza in Veneto. Nuova Dimensione. ISBN 9788889100561

2007

Morris, P. (2007) A window on the private sphere: advice columns, marriage, and the evolving family in 1950s Italy. Italianist, 27 (2). pp. 304-332. ISSN 0261-4340 (doi:10.1179/026143407X234194)

2006

Morris, P. (2006) Introduction. In: Morris, P. (ed.) Women in Italy 1945-60: An Interdisciplinary Study. Palgrave, New York, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781403970992

Morris, P. (2006) The harem exposed: Gabriella Parca's 'Le italiane si confessano'. In: Morris, P. (ed.) Women in Italy 1945-60: An Interdisciplinary Study. Palgrave, New York, pp. 109-130. ISBN 9781403970992

Morris, P. (2006) Women in Italy 1945-60: an Interdisciplinary Study. Series: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)) . Palgrave. ISBN 9781403970992

2004

Morris, P. (2004) From private to public: Alba de Céspedes' agony column in 1950s Italy. Modern Italy, 9 (1). 11-20 . ISSN 1353-2944 (doi:10.1080/13532940410001677467)

2000

Morris, P., Panizza, L., and Wood, S. (2000) Co-ordination of bibliographical guide to women writers and their work. In: Panizza, L. and Wood, S. (eds.) The History of Women's Writing in Italy. Cambridge University Press, pp. 282-337. ISBN 9780521570886

Morris, P. (2000) Giovanna Zangrandi: una vita in romanzo. Cierre Editore. ISBN 888314094X

Morris, P. (2000) Madri e figlie nella narrativa di Giovanna Zangrandi. In: Romani, W. and Arslan, A. (eds.) Giovanna Zangrandi: Donna, Scrittrice, Partigiana. Series: La terra e il tempo (7). Aspasia, pp. 39-50.

1999

Morris, P. (1999) A woman's perspective: autobiography and history in Giovanna Zangrandi's resistance narratives. In: Peitsch, H., Burdett, C. and Gorrara, C. (eds.) European Memories of the Second World War. Berghahn Books, Providence, pp. 35-43. ISBN 9781571819369

1998

Morris, P. (1998) Giovanna Zangrandi: negotiating fascism. Italian Studies . pp. 94-121. ISSN 0075-1634 (doi:10.1179/its.1998.53.1.94)

This list was generated on Mon Dec 22 21:21:40 2014 GMT.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Morris, P. (2013) Feminism and emotion: love and the couple in the magazine Effe (1973-1982). Italian Studies, 68 (3). pp. 378-398. ISSN 0075-1634 (doi:10.1179/0075163413Z.00000000049)

Morris, P. (2013) Let's not talk about Italian sex: the reception of the Kinsey Reports in Italy. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 18 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 1354 571X (doi:10.1080/1354571X.2013.730271)

Morris, P., Ricatti, F., and Seymour, M. (2012) Introduction: Italy and the Emotions. Modern Italy, 17 (2). ISSN 1353-2944

Morris, P., Ricatti, F., and Seymour, M. (2012) Italy and the Emotions [Volume editors]. Modern Italy, 17 (2). ISSN 1353-2944

Morris, P. (2007) A window on the private sphere: advice columns, marriage, and the evolving family in 1950s Italy. Italianist, 27 (2). pp. 304-332. ISSN 0261-4340 (doi:10.1179/026143407X234194)

Morris, P. (2004) From private to public: Alba de Céspedes' agony column in 1950s Italy. Modern Italy, 9 (1). 11-20 . ISSN 1353-2944 (doi:10.1080/13532940410001677467)

Morris, P. (1998) Giovanna Zangrandi: negotiating fascism. Italian Studies . pp. 94-121. ISSN 0075-1634 (doi:10.1179/its.1998.53.1.94)

Books

Morris, P. (2006) Women in Italy 1945-60: an Interdisciplinary Study. Series: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)) . Palgrave. ISBN 9781403970992

Morris, P. (2000) Giovanna Zangrandi: una vita in romanzo. Cierre Editore. ISBN 888314094X

Book Sections

Morris, P. (2014) Un espace dédié aux émotions: les rubriques conseil italiennes d’après-guerre. In: Ambroise-Rendu, A.-C. , Demartini, A.-E., Eck, H. and Edelman, N. (eds.) Émotions contemporaines. Armand Colin, Paris, pp. 228-239. ISBN 9782200287733

Morris, P. (2012) 'Cari compagni, sto male...': Emozioni e politica nelle lettere a 'Lotta continua'. In: Morris, P., Ricatti, F. and Seymour, M. (eds.) Politica ed Emozioni Nella Storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad Oggi. Viella, Rome, Italy, pp. 211-240. ISBN 9788883346989

Seymour, M., Morris, P., and Ricatti, F. (2012) La storia delle emozioni e le emozioni nella storia. In: Morris, P., Ricatti, F. and Seymour, M. (eds.) Politica ed Emozioni Nella Storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad Oggi. Viella, Rome, Italy, pp. 7-21. ISBN 9788883346989

Morris, P. (2008) Raccontare la Resistenza al femminile? Giovanna Zangrandi, partigiana veneta. In: Eravamo fatte di stoffa buona: Donne e Resistenza in Veneto. Nuova Dimensione. ISBN 9788889100561

Morris, P. (2006) Introduction. In: Morris, P. (ed.) Women in Italy 1945-60: An Interdisciplinary Study. Palgrave, New York, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781403970992

Morris, P. (2006) The harem exposed: Gabriella Parca's 'Le italiane si confessano'. In: Morris, P. (ed.) Women in Italy 1945-60: An Interdisciplinary Study. Palgrave, New York, pp. 109-130. ISBN 9781403970992

Morris, P., Panizza, L., and Wood, S. (2000) Co-ordination of bibliographical guide to women writers and their work. In: Panizza, L. and Wood, S. (eds.) The History of Women's Writing in Italy. Cambridge University Press, pp. 282-337. ISBN 9780521570886

Morris, P. (2000) Madri e figlie nella narrativa di Giovanna Zangrandi. In: Romani, W. and Arslan, A. (eds.) Giovanna Zangrandi: Donna, Scrittrice, Partigiana. Series: La terra e il tempo (7). Aspasia, pp. 39-50.

Morris, P. (1999) A woman's perspective: autobiography and history in Giovanna Zangrandi's resistance narratives. In: Peitsch, H., Burdett, C. and Gorrara, C. (eds.) European Memories of the Second World War. Berghahn Books, Providence, pp. 35-43. ISBN 9781571819369

Edited Books

Morris, P., Ricatti, F. and Seymour, M., (Eds.) (2012) Politica ed Emozioni Nella Storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad Oggi. Series: I libri di Viella. Viella, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9788883346989

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