Laura Lucia Rossi

Laura Lucia Rossi


I have a BA (2009) and a MA (2012) in Literary Studies from the University of Milan and a PhD in Italian from the University of Leeds. I also hold DITALS, Level I, a certification for the teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language (Università per Stranieri di Siena, 2012).

I have experience of teaching Italian language, Italian literature and culture and comparative literature in the UK in UG modules. I previously worked as Lecturer in Italian Studies and Language Tutor at the University of Manchester (2018-2019 and 2019-2020).


  • Italian Final Year Project Coordinator

Research interests

My research interest include narrative studies and literary theory (in particular, the relationship between narrative and identity-building, life-writing, and reader-response and reception theories) and Italian literature, (in particular the Italian novel and the work of Carlo Emilio Gadda, Elio Vittorini, Italo Calvino, Anna Maria Ortese, and Antonio Tabucchi). 

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  • 2018 PhD in Italian, University of Leeds.
  • 2012 DITALS I, certification for the teaching of Italian L2/LS (Universit√† per Stranieri di Siena)
  • 2012 MA in Modern Literary Studies, University of Milan (Universit√† degli Studi di Milano)
  • 2009 BA in Literary Studies, University of Milan (Universit√† degli Studi di Milano)

Student education

I teach on Italian language and culture modules in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

Research groups and institutes

  • Literary studies
  • Centre for World Literatures