Rosa Mucignat is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at King’s College London. She is the author of Realism and Space in the Novel, 1795-1869 (Ashgate, 2013), and has published widely on space and place in European and world literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Her current research interests are twofold: representations of Italianness in literature and historiography of the Romantic period; and the experience of modernity in literatures in “minor” and endangered languages. She has written on Pier Paolo Pasolini and Friuli, and has edited the collection of essay Friulian Language: Identity, Migration, Culture (2014).
- the novel in 19th century Europe
- literary geography; the idea of space in narrative
- the Romantic myth of Italy
- modern Italian literature
Literary realism, Romanticism, representations of the French Revolution, historiography and political theory in the Romantic period, literature in minor languages, translation.
Realism and Space in the Novel, 1795-1869: Imagined Geographies. Farnham, Ashgate, 2013.
Ed. The Friulian Language: Identity, Migration, Culture. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
"Narrating Revolutionary Failure in Sylvain Maréchal and Vincenzo Cuoco: The Legend of Pythagoras." Early Modern French Studies (forthcoming in 2016).
“Torquato Tasso in the Romantic Imagination: Goethe and Leopardi”. Proceedings of the English Goethe Society (forthcoming in 2016).
“Characters in Time: Staël, P.B. Shelley, Leopardi and the Construction of Italianness in Romantic Historicism.” Comparative Literature (forthcoming in 2016).
“Strategie retoriche e temi del postmoderno in WG Sebald, Austerliz.” Contemporanea: rivista di studi sulla letteratura e sulla comunicazione 5, 2007. 21-41.
Chapters in books
“History, Prophecy, Revolution: Italian Politics in Byron and Foscolo”. Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry. Ed. Roderick Beaton and Christine Kenyon-Jones. Farnham, Ashgate, 2015 (forthcoming).
“Language and History in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Il sogno di una cosa.” The Friulian Language: Identity, Migration, Culture. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2014.
“Il seminario scritto e il seminario parlato. Aspetti dello stile di Arnaldo Momigliano.” La storia e la scienza dell’antico: Lo stile dei classicisti italiani nel Ventesimo Secolo. Ed. Angelo Giavatto and Federico Santangelo. Heidelberg: Verlag Antike, 2013. 68-87.
“The Home, the Palace, and the Cell: Places of Recognition in Le rouge et le noir and Great Expectations.” Anagnorisis as a Mode of Knowledge: Recognition After Aristotle. Ed. Teresa Russo. Edmonton: U of Alberta P, 2012. 219-40.
‘Minority Languages and Multilingualism in the Global Age’, In Other Words 45 (2015), forthcoming. [Magazine of the British Centre for Literary Translation]