Category Archives: Queer


Here are some of my publications on sexuality and gender. Eccentricity and Sameness. Discourses on Lesbianism and Desire between Women in Italy, 1860s-1930s (Oxford and New York: Peter Lang 2015) ‘Italian medical and literary discourses around female same-sex desire, 1877-1906’. In  Italian … Continue reading

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‘I’m not a lesbo-feminist but…..’: forms of lesbian (dis)avowal in contemporary Italian culture

The post below is a slightly modified version of a paper I presented at the conference ‘Postfeminism? The Culture and Politics of Gender in the Age of Berlusconi’ [Postfemminismo? Cultura e politica di genere ai tempi di Berlusconi], held in Bologna, 7-9 … Continue reading

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Queer Embodiments: fluidity, materiality, stickiness

I am pleased to announce a recent publication of mine: Queer Embodiments: fluidity, materiality, stickiness in Queer Crossings. Theories, Bodies, Texts. ed. Silvia Antosa (Mimesis, 2012) My contribution to this volume reflects on how we might describe, theorise and experience … Continue reading

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