Professor Emmanuela Tandello

Modern Languages
Tutor in Italian and Curator of Pictures


M.A., D.Phil

Academic Background

Dr Tandello has a first degree in English Literature from Padua University, an M.Phil and a D.Phil from Oxford. She taught at Cambridge (Dept of Italian 1987-1990, and Bye-Fellow of Queens' 1989-1990) and UCL (1990-2001) before being appointed at Christ Church.

Undergraduate Teaching

Italian language and literature (especially 19th and 20th century: courses on Leopardi, Montale, Pirandello, Svevo, Sciascia, Introduction to the Modern Period, modern Italian poetry, Elsa Morante, Annamaria Ortese, Dario Fo

Research Interests

E. Tandello's research interests include Contemporary Italian poetry (in particular the poetry of Amelia Rosselli), Modernist drama (Pirandello), 20th century poetry in dialect; Leopardi.

Publications include:

With editor: Stefano Giovannuzzi, 'Amelia Rosselli o la geometria della passione', in: Amelia Rosselli. Un'apolide alla ricerca del linguaggio universale. Quaderni del Circolo Rosselli no. 17 (Giunti, 1999), 7-18


With editors: V.R.Jones and A.L.Lepschy, 'Tradition and innovation in the 1880s: Annie Vivanti and Contessa Lara', in: With a Pen in her hand: Women and Writing in Italy in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond (Society for Italian Studies, 2000), 76-91


With editors: P. Shaw and J. Took, 'Giacomo Noventa, Heine and the language of Poetry', in: Reflexivity: Critical Themes in the Italian Cultural Tradition (Longo, 2000), 63-81


Editor, with Giorgio Devoto, Amelia Rosselli, special issue of the journal 'Trasparenze' (San Marco dei Giustiniani, 2003)


E. Tandello, Amelia Rosselli. La fanciulla e l'infinito, Roma, Donzelli 2007.


I love walking (fells, mountains, in this country and in the Dolomites), and go to a lot of exhibitions (I was married to an artist!)