Barbara Pezzotti

Dr

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20092021
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Personal profile

Biography

Laurea Filosofia (Università La Sapienza, Roma), Ph.D (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

Before moving to Melbourne, I worked in Italy and New Zealand. My areas of research are within modern and contemporary literature and culture with emphasis on crime fiction, popular culture, and literary geographies. I have worked on 20th and 21st  century writing, cultural representations of space, and re-interpretation of history in literature and films.  I am the author of  "Investigating Italy’s past through Crime Fiction, Films and TV Series: Murder in the Age of Chaos" (Palgrave McMillan, 2016);  "Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction. An Historical Overview "(McFarland,2014) and "The Importance of Place in Contemporary Italian Crime Fiction. A Bloody Journey" (FDU Press/Rowman&Littlefield, 2102). As an adjunt supervisor I am supervising a PhD thesis on Andrea Camilleri's crime writing.

 

External positions

Researcher, DETECt H2020 Projeect

31 Jul 201931 Jul 2021

Adjunt Supervisor, Macquarie University

1 Feb 2017 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies

1 Jan 2013 → …

Keywords

  • crime fiction
  • Popular culture
  • literary geographies
  • utopian literature
  • Migration Studies

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2009 2019

Femminicidio in crime fiction: The curious case of Maraini's Voci

Pezzotti, B., 2019, In : Spunti e Ricerche. 33, p. 28-44 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The 'new year of the women'? Women, violence, and social change today

Pezzotti, B., 2019, In : Spunti e Ricerche. 33, p. 9-27 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Blood on the Table: Essays on Food in International Crime Fiction

Pezzotti, B. (ed.), Miranda, C. (ed.) & Anderson, J. (ed.), 2018, North Carolina USA: McFarland & Company, Inc. 191 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Bridging the Gap? Investigating Food and Identity in Transnational Television Series

Miranda, C. & Pezzotti, B., 2018, Blood on the Table: Essays on Food in International Crime Fiction. Miranda, C. & Pezzotti, B. (eds.). Jefferson North Carolina USA: McFarland & Company, Inc., p. 163-174 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Duca Lamberti

Pezzotti, B., 2018, 100 Greatest Literary detectives. Sandberg, E. (ed.). London UK: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, p. 111-112 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Activities 2016 2019

Italies Lost and Found

Barbara Pezzotti (Session chair)
9 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Gale Cengage (Publisher)

Barbara Pezzotti (Guest editor)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Spunti e Ricerche (Journal)

Barbara Pezzotti (Editorial board member)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Italian Studies (Journal)

Barbara Pezzotti (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Quaderni D Italianistica (Journal)

Brigid Maher (Guest editor), Barbara Pezzotti (Guest editor)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

A Journey through Italian Crime Fiction : Milan

Barbara Pezzotti & Magica Fossati

12/10/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Violence against women in literature

Barbara Pezzotti, Annamaria Pagliaro, Gregoria Manzin & Carlo Oreglia

8/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The reasons behind Montalbano's success

Barbara Pezzotti

19/07/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Social inclusion in New Zealand

Barbara Pezzotti

16/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment