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Publications

Publications

Romani Writing: Literacy, Literature and Identity Politics. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2014

Differences on Stage, co-edited with Alessandra De Martino Cappuccio and Paolo Puppa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013

'For a Theatre on the Edge: An Introduction', with Paolo Puppa and Alessandra De Martino Cappuccio, in Differences on Stage, co-edited with Alessandra De Martino Cappuccio and Paolo Puppa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 1-12

'A “Theatre beyond Borders”: Moni Ovadia’s Yiddish Musical Theatre', in Differences on Stage, co-edited with Alessandra De Martino Cappuccio and Paolo Puppa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 145-168

'The Political Use of Romani Writing', in Blandfort, J. and Hertrampf, M. (eds), Grenzerfahrungen: Roma-Literaturen in der Romania. LIT: Berlin, 2011, pp. 85-98

The Creolization Reader: Studies in Mixed Identities and Cultures jointly edited with Robin Cohen. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2009

‘The creolization debate: analysing mixed identities and cultures’, with Robin Cohen, in The Creolization Reader: Studies in Mixed Identities and Cultures. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 1-21

'The Making of Gypsy Diasporas', Translocations: Migration, and Social Change, number 5, issue 1 (August 2009)

'Frammenti di letteratura sinta: i versi di Paula Schöpf', Kumá, number 15 (April 2008) ((PDF Document))

‘Translating Gypsies: Nomadic Writing and the Negotiation of Romani Identity’, The Translator, Vol 12, 2 (November 2006), pp. 233-251

‘The Danger of Writing: Hegemonic and Counter-Hegemonic Uses of Literacy’, Working Paper, ACUME European Cultural Memory Project, 2006

‘Vom Leiden schreiben. Die Lyrik von Paula Schöpf, Sinta’, in Tauber, E. (ed) Sinti und Roma. Eine Spurensuche, Arunda 67 Löwenzahn, 2005, pp. 121-133

‘La memoria e l’oblio. Riflessioni sulla memoria culturale fra i Roma’ (Memory and Forgetting: Thoughts on Cultural Memory among the Roma), Achab, 4 (2005), pp. 19-26

‘La produzione scritta fra i bambini dei Roma sloveno-croati’ (Written Narratives of Slovenian-Croatian Roma Children), OPRE ROMA Project ‘The Education of Gypsy Childhood in Europe’, University of Florence, 2004

‘Memory and Oblivion in the Construction of Romani Identities’, Warwick Working Papers in Translation and Cultural Studies. University of Warwick: Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, 2004, pp. 40-46

‘Le mille voci della poesia Romani’, in D’Isola, I. (ed), Alla periferia del mondo. Milan: Fondazione Franceschi, 2003, pp. 79-105 ((PDF Document))

‘L’uso femminile della scrittura fra i Roma sloveno-croati’ (The Use of Writing among Female Slovenian-Croatian Roma), in Piasere, L. (ed), Italia romani, vol II. Rome: CISU, 1999, pp. 147-168

Conference papers and invited presentations

‘A “Minor” Literature? Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics of Romani Writing’, Paper for the seminar ‘La littérature romani au prisme de la transnationalité: narration collective et récits individuels’, delivered at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, 6 January 2014

‘Diaspora and Identity Formation: The Case of the Roma/Gypsies’, Public Lecture at the University of Northampton, 25 March 2013

'From Nomadic Objects to Writing Subjects. Images and Counter-Images of Gypsy Nomadism in European/Romani Literature'. Research Seminar, University of Warwick, 28 February 2013

'Theorising Romani Literature'. Italian Research Seminar, University of Warwick, Department of Italian, 29 February 2012

'Romani Nomadism between Hetero-images and Self-representations'. Paper delivered at the International Conference 'Nomadism and Mobile Ways of Life in the Americas', Urania, Vienna, 15-17 February 2012

'The Political Use of Romani Writing'. Paper delivered at the International Conference 'Grenzerfahrungen: Roma-Literaturen in der Romania', University of Regensburg, 3-4 September 2010

'Deterritorialization and Subversive Mimicry in Contemporary Romani Writing'. Paper delivered at the Exeter Centre for Ethno-political Studies, University of Exeter, 13 March 2009

'The Romani Approach to Literacy'. Paper delivered at the Lancaster Literacy Research Center, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, February 19 2008

'Diaspora, Migration and Identity Formation: The Diasporic Experience of the Roma/Gypsies'. Paper delivered at the colloquium 'Mobility and Identity Formation', University of Warwick, June 15-16 2007

‘Interrogating Gypsy Diaspora’. Paper delivered at the conference 'Europe and the World'. 9th EASA Biennial Conference: Bristol, UK, 18-21 September 2006

‘The Diaspora Discourse among Roma in Western Europe’. Paper delivered at the conference 'Law’s End(s)?. Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association', Baltimore, July 6-9 2006 – session ‘Managing Multiple Identities in A Global Society’

‘The Making of Gypsy Diasporas: Preliminary Findings’. Paper delivered at the AHRC 'Diasporas, Migration and Identities' Project Workshop. University of Leeds, 19 June 2006

‘Anti-Gypsism in Romani Written Literature’. Paper delivered at the post-doctoral seminar 'Anti-Gypsism in Europe'. University of Verona, 5 May 2006

‘Breaking The Silence: The Female Voice in Italian Romani Poetry’. Paper delivered in the seminar series 'The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change'. International Gender Studies Centre (IGS), University of Oxford, 7 November 2005

‘Representations of Marginality and Discrimination in Romani Poetry’. Paper delivered at the conference 'The Roma in Europe: issues in representation and politics'. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, PARIS, 24-25 October 2005

‘The Danger of Writing: Orality and Writing among the Roma’. Paper delivered at the ACUME conference 'Interfacing Literacy and Oralcy'. University of Cardiff, 9-10 September 2005

‘Romani women’s literature and the (re)writing of female identity’. Paper delivered at the international conference 'Roma Self-Writing'. University of Umeå, 20-21 May 2005

‘Rewriting the Romani Diaspora’. Paper delivered at the Diaspora Series Seminar. University of Warwick, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, 9 March 2005

‘Beyond Boundaries: A Discussion of the Present Re-Definition of Romani Identity across Linguistic and National Borders’. Paper delivered at the ACUME conference Cultural Memory in Geographical Peripheral European Countries. University of Malta, 7-9 May 2004

‘Memory and Oblivion in the Construction of Romani Identities’. Paper delivered at the conference 'Translation, Memory and Culture'. Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, 14 June 2003

‘Borderline Identities and Gypsy Ethnic Strategies’. Paper delivered at the conference 'Borderlines: Migrant Writing and Italian Identities (1870-2000)'. Department of Italian, University of Warwick, 8-9 March 2002

‘The Rise of Romani Literature’. Paper delivered at the conference 'Translation and Mediation'. University of Warwick, 6-8th July, 2001

‘La nuova letteratura Romani/New Romani Literature’. Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Gypsy Lore Society, Department of Social Studies, University of Florence, 28-29 June 1999

‘La funzione della scrittura fra i Roma Sloveno-Croati: un utilizzo diversificato’. Public Seminar on 'Romani Culture and Literary Tradition'. Municipality of Udine, 1998