Dr Antonella Castelvedere


Dr. Antonella Castelvedere holds a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Milan and a PhD in Literature from the University of Essex. English and European poetry is her academic specialism and her other interests are modernity and postmodern theory. Her book Dimensions of Delicacy is a linguistic, literary and theoretical study of the notion of delicacy in the poetry of John Keats, Rainer Maria Rilke and Pier Paolo Pasolini. She is currently researching the relationship between poetry, performance and pedagogy. She is a Lecturer in the Department of English at University Campus Suffolk. 

QualificationsBA Milan; PhD Essex

Dimensions of Delicacy: The Poetics and Politics of Delicacy in the Poetry of Keats, Rilke and Pasolini, Lambert Academic Publishing (May 2011) 
'Neither Religion nor Philosophy: The Language of Delicacy in Rilke's Poetry' German Life and Letters, volume 63, number 2 (April 2010).

'If one knew how to read, the need for it would disappear', review of Paul Breslin's Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott, in Agenda, vol. 39, nos. 1, 2, 3 (Winter 2002-2003). 


'Dimensions of Delicacy: Keats, Rilke and Pasolini', at Critical and Cultural Trajectories, Essex/Italia Convegno, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex (July 2004).

'John Keats, the Delicacy of Mortality', at Mortality in the Arts, Department of Art History and Theory, University of Essex (April 2004).

‘Delicacy, Discourse, Difference: A Reading of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Poetry’, paper presented at Literature and Philosophy / Philosophy and Literature, Centre for Literature and Philosophy, University of Sussex, Brighton (June 2008).

‘Tenderness and Sacredness: A Postmodern Melancholia’, Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling (July 2011).

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