Alberica Bazzoni is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, and she is currently working on a project on gender and the Italian literary canon. She completed her PhD on the Sicilian writer Goliarda Sapienza at the University of Oxford, where she then taught Italian language and literature as Lector and Non-Stipendiary Lecturer. Her research interests lie in the fields of modern Italian literature, gender and sexuality studies (with a specific focus on the relationship between queer and feminist discourses), literary theory and political philosophy. She has published on of Goliarda Sapienza, Elsa Morante, Luigi Pirandello, the thought of Adriana Cavarero and cognitive theory. Her first monograph, Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (Peter Lang) is forthcoming in 2018.