Katharine Mitchell

Katharine Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She has a BA (Hons) in Italian with French Languages and Literatures, an MA by research (both from the University of Leeds), and her PhD in Italian Literature was awarded by the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the fin de siècle female culture industry, paying close attention to middle-class women as authors, producers, consumers and performers of the melodramatic mode on stage and screen. Among her publications: Rethinking Neera (coedited with Catherine Ramsey-Portolano) (2010), Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy: Between Private and Public Spheres (coedited with Helena Sanson) (2013), Italian Women Writers: Gender and Everyday Life in Fiction and Journalism, 1870-1910 (2014), The Diva in Modern Italian Culture (coedited with Clorinda Donato) (2015). She is currently working on a new book soon to be published with Routledge, titled Gender, Writing, Spectatorships: Evenings at the Theatre, Opera and Silent Screen in Italy and Beyond, 1870-1915, and is coediting (with Gabriella Romani and Ursula Fanning) a volume of essays on the international translation and circulation of Matilde Serao’s writings. She is the Director of the Scottish Network for Nineteenth-Century European Cultures