Dr Penelope Morris

  • Senior Lecturer in Italian (Italian)
  • Dean for Global Engagement (Americas) (External Relations)

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

R207 Level 2, Italian, Hetherington Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1654-2803

Research interests

Research interests:

Penelope (Penny) Morris’s research interests lie in the social and cultural history of modern Italy.  focuses on the history and writing of women, on emotions and the intersection between public and private, and on the role of print media.

Recently she led an AHRC Research Network Project on the history of motherhood in Italy and its diaspora (with Perry Willson, CoI, http://lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com) and published the co-edited volume P. Morris and P. Willson (eds.) La mamma italiana: Interrogation of a National Stereotype (New York: Palgrave, 2018)

Current Projects:

  • Translating Feminism:
    • Developing a co-edited volume which draws on the Leverhulme International Network project Translating Feminism: Transfer, Transgression, Transformation (1945-1991), for which she was Co-Investigator (PI Maud Bracke, University of Glasgow)
    • Exploring feminist magazines as loci of translation
  • Critical anthology of the writer Alba de Céspedes’ letters column in the magazine Epoca in the 1950s (due to appear with Viella)
  • Book-length investigation into the role of advice columns and emotions in 20th-Century Italy

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
Number of items: 25.

2018

Morris, P. and Willson, P. (Eds.) (2018) La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. Series: Italian and Italian American studies. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. ISBN 9781137559869

Morris, P. (2018) Problems and prescriptions: motherhood and mammismo in postwar Italian advice columns and fiction. In: Morris, P. and Willson, P. (eds.) La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. Series: Italian and Italian American studies. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 77-104. ISBN 9781137559869 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54256-4_4)

Morris, P. and Willson, P. (2018) La Mamma: Italian mothers past and present. In: Morris, P. and Willson, P. (eds.) La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. Series: Italian and Italian American studies. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781137559869 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54256-4_1)

Bracke, M. , Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Introduction. Translating feminism: transfer, transgression, transformation (1950s–1980s). Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-225. (doi: 10.1111/1468-0424.12358)

Bracke, M. , Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Translating Feminism Forum [Guest Editors]. Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-285.

2015

Morris, P. , Willson, P. , Barocci, S. , Garroni, M. S. , Giorgio, A. and Ricatti, F. (2015) Mothers and mammismo in the Italian diaspora. Altreitalie, 50, pp. 143-163.

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. (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. (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),

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

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. (doi: 10.1179/026143407X234194)

2006

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) Introduction. In: Morris, P. (ed.) Women in Italy 1945-60: An Interdisciplinary Study. Palgrave: New York, pp. 1-20. 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), pp. 11-20. (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. (doi: 10.1179/its.1998.53.1.94)

This list was generated on Sun Sep 20 00:13:45 2020 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Bracke, M. , Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Introduction. Translating feminism: transfer, transgression, transformation (1950s–1980s). Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-225. (doi: 10.1111/1468-0424.12358)

Bracke, M. , Morris, P. and Ryder, E. (2018) Translating Feminism Forum [Guest Editors]. Gender and History, 30(1), pp. 214-285.

Morris, P. , Willson, P. , Barocci, S. , Garroni, M. S. , Giorgio, A. and Ricatti, F. (2015) Mothers and mammismo in the Italian diaspora. Altreitalie, 50, pp. 143-163.

Morris, P. (2013) Feminism and emotion: love and the couple in the magazine Effe (1973-1982). Italian Studies, 68(3), pp. 378-398. (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. (doi: 10.1080/1354571X.2013.730271)

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

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

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. (doi: 10.1179/026143407X234194)

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

Morris, P. (1998) Giovanna Zangrandi: negotiating fascism. Italian Studies, pp. 94-121. (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. (2018) Problems and prescriptions: motherhood and mammismo in postwar Italian advice columns and fiction. In: Morris, P. and Willson, P. (eds.) La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. Series: Italian and Italian American studies. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 77-104. ISBN 9781137559869 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54256-4_4)

Morris, P. and Willson, P. (2018) La Mamma: Italian mothers past and present. In: Morris, P. and Willson, P. (eds.) La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. Series: Italian and Italian American studies. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781137559869 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54256-4_1)

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) 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) Introduction. In: Morris, P. (ed.) Women in Italy 1945-60: An Interdisciplinary Study. Palgrave: New York, pp. 1-20. 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. and Willson, P. (Eds.) (2018) La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. Series: Italian and Italian American studies. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. ISBN 9781137559869

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

This list was generated on Sun Sep 20 00:13:45 2020 BST.

Grants

CoI (with PI Maud Bracke, University of Glasgow), Translating Feminism: Transfer, Transgression, Transformation (1945-1991), Leverhulme International Network Grant https://translatingfeminism.org/

2011-2015 PI (with CoI, Perry Willson, University of Dundee) of AHRC Network Grant: La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype. http://lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com/

2013: Carnegie Research Grant

2010: Carnegie Research 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; translation and feminism.

Current PhD students:

  • Minlin Yu Translating Women’s Language: female power and its construction in Chinese feminist translations of English literature (Jan 2019-)

  • Sophie Maddison Urban Interconnections: Reconsidering Human Centrality in the Works of Émile Zola and Matilde Serao (2019-)

  • Vanessa Santoro Fashioning Sensibility: Women’s Writing, Emotions and Fashion Journalism in Mid-20th Century Italy (2019-)

  • Alessia Zinnari 'Mental Illness and Female Creativity in the 20th Century: A Comparative Study of Leonora Carrington and Alda Merini' (co-supervised)

Completed Research Degrees:

PhD:

  • Magdalena Kampert 'Self Translation in Italian and Polish Writers' (co-supervised in 2014-2016)
  • Guglielmo Perfetti 'Absolute Beginners of the “Belpaese”. Italian Youth Culture and the Communist Party in the Years of the Economic Boom' (co-supervised, 2018)
  • Emily Ryder 'Victims' memories of 1970s Italian terrorism' (co-supervised, 2015)
  • Francesca Aniballi ‘Towards an Anthropology of Literature: the Magic of Hybrid Fiction (co-supervised, 2013)
  • 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)
  • Fiona Stewart 'L’impegno del dopo in Nuto Revelli’s writing' (2008)

MPhil:

  • Vanessa Santoro Fashioning Sensibility: Women’s Writing, Emotions and Fashion Journalism in Gianna Manzini’s Fashion Writing (2019)

  • Consuelo Tersol ‘Joyce Lussu: Memory, Autobiography and Rewriting’ (co-supervised, 2013)
  • Alison McNaugton 'Vindicación Feminista: Translating Feminism across National and Historical Boundaries in the
    Spanish Transition to Democracy' (co-supervised, 2018)

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching:

Italian:

Language (all levels)

Level 1: the novel

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

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

Comparative Literature: Honours Holocaust Option (Primo Levi and Roberto Benigni)

 

Postgraduate Teaching:

Contributions to MSc Translation Studies, Gender and Text (MLitt Gender History)

Additional information

  • Since Jan 2015, Co-Editor (with Mark Seymour, University of Otago) of Modern Italy
  • From Jan 2015 to Dec 2018 I was International Lead for the College of Arts
  • Member of External Expert Group, International Doctorate La Sapienza University, Rome