Emanuela Cervato

Emanuela Cervato

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
History, Languages and International Studies

Role

Dr Emanuela Cervato is a Senior Lecturer. She is subject leader for Italian and Year Abroad Coordinator for Modern Languages. As well as language, she teaches modules on Italian Culture, Society and Politics, Interpreting and Translation and Business Italian.

Research areas

Dr Cervato is currently writing a monograph on the systematic character of Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone di pensieri.

Her research specialisms include:

  • Giacomo Leopardi
  • Italian literature and philosophy
  • Fragmentary writing
  • 18th Century Venice (culture and society)
  • Italian theatre (Carlo Goldoni and Luigi Pirandello in particular)
  • Interpreting (community interpreting) and Translation

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the following areas:

  • 18th and 19th Century Italian literature and philosophy
  • Fragmentary writing
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics, moral philosophy
  • Italian theatre

Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

  • External Examiner for Italian at the University of Essex (2013-2017)
  • External Examiner for Italian at the University of Westminster (2011-2015)
  • External Examiner for Italian at the University of Leeds Metropolitan (2005-2009)
  • External Examiner for Italian at the University of Hull (1999-2003)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Appunti Leopardiani, online journal

Publications

'Ending the ancient covenant: Leopardi and molecular biology'. Cervato, E, Ten Steps, Critical Inquiries on Leopardi, Peter Lang, Italian Modernities Series, 2015, Oxford

'"Su un fragile cristallo":il percorso leopardiano di prassi e teoria morale fra il Manuale di filosofia pratica e lo Zibaldone'. Cervato E, Appunti Leopardiani, 2013, (5-6) 1, 50-70

'Lo "Zibaldone" come ipertesto: limiti e possibilità'. Cervato E in (ed) M De Las Nievez Muñiz Muñiz, Lo «Zibaldone» di Leopardi come ipertesto, 2013, 313-332, Florence, Leo Olschki

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