Dr. Mariangela Palladino

Title: Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies
Phone: (+44) 01782 733397
Email: m.palladino@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB2.054
Role: Deputy Programme Director, English and English and American Literatures
NWCDTP Pathway Lead (Literature)
Contacting me: Via email

I studied at the Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale (Italy) where I obtained and MA in English and German; then moved on to the University of Strathclyde (UK) to complete a PhD in Postcolonial studies. I have held teaching and research positions at the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Coimbra (Portugal). 

My research interests lie at the intersection of Postcolonial and Cultural Studies; I write on African literatures, migration and diaspora. My monograph Ethics and Aesthetics in Toni Morrison’s Fiction (Brill - Rodopi 2018) focuses on the African-American experience, slavery and its legacies by exploring an aesthetics that is inseparable from the ethical. I am also interested in space: I co-edited a book with John Miller, titled The Globalization of SpaceFoucault and Heterotopia (Pickering and Chatto 2015) which explores the concept of heterotopia by examining a range of contested spaces from a multidisciplinary perspective. My longer term research plans centre on a study of representations of contemporary migration between Africa and Europe and the idea of a postcolonial Mediterranean. Traversing postcolonial studies and cultural studies, this work will also address questions concerning identity, space culture and the environment.

I am Principal investigator (PI) of AHRC funded project 'Responding to Crisis' with Dr Agnes Wolley (RHUL); I am Co-Investigator of ESRC-AHRC 'Global Challenges scheme project 'Arts for Advocacy' with Dr Laura Jeffery (Edinburgh University). Both these projects are concerned with forced displacement and the role of the arts; I deploy participatory, creative methods and work with a wide range of data. I have curated and co-curated several exhibitions (mainly with video and photo installations) in both national and international venues (Glasgow, Naples, London, Rabat, Keele).

KEY WORDS:

Postcolonial, Migration & Mobilities, Cultural Studies, African Literatures, Creative Methods, Cultural Resilience, Space & Power.

I would be happy to supervise students interested in any of these research areas.

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Palladino M. 2017. (Im)mobility and Mediterranean migrations: journeys ‘between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor'. The Journal of North African Studies. doi> full text>
  • Palladino M and Gjergji I. 2016. OPEN 'HEARING' IN A CLOSED SEA Migration Policies and Postcolonial Strategies of Resistance in the Mediterranean. INTERVENTIONS-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, vol. 18(1), 1-18. link> doi> full text>
  • Palladino M and Woolley A. Humanitarianism, Neocolonialism and the Poetics of Salvation in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. full text>
  • Palladino M. 2018. Ethics and Aesthetics in Toni Morrison’s Fiction. Leiden - Boston: Brill | Rodopi. link>
  • Palladino M. 2018. FORTHCOMING: 'Island is no arrival': The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean Migration in Erri De Luca's poetry.

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Palladino M. 2018. Ethics and Aesthetics in Toni Morrison’s Fiction. Leiden - Boston: Brill | Rodopi. link>
  • Palladino M and Miller J. 2015. The Globalization of Space. Pickering & Chatto. link>
  • Palladino M and Miller J. 2015. The Globalization of Space. Pickering & Chatto. link>
  • Aiello L, Charnley J, Palladino M. 2014. Displaced Women Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. full text>
  • 2007. The Song of the H.F. and of the U.M. in Three Parts (Edited and Translated with P. Hart). Transference Series - Joker. link>

Journal Articles

  • Palladino M and Woolley A. Humanitarianism, Neocolonialism and the Poetics of Salvation in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. full text>
  • Palladino M. 2017. (Im)mobility and Mediterranean migrations: journeys ‘between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor'. The Journal of North African Studies. doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2017. Internationalisation: Critical Incident(s) and Postcolonial Pedagogy. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Palladino M. 2016. REVIEW: Contemporary asylum narratives: representing refugees in the twenty-first century. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. doi> link> full text>
  • Palladino M and Gjergji I. 2016. OPEN 'HEARING' IN A CLOSED SEA Migration Policies and Postcolonial Strategies of Resistance in the Mediterranean. INTERVENTIONS-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, vol. 18(1), 1-18. link> doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2015. REVIEW: Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics, Yvette Christianse. Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 61(3), 553-555. link> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2015. REVIEW: The postcolonial museum: the arts of memory and the pressures of histories. Kunapipi: journal of postcolonial writing. doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. From Roots to Routes … to Borders: Trans-Coastal Narratives across the Mediterranean. Comparative Critical Studies. doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2014. Divorce and dialogue: intertextuality in Amara Lakhous' Divorzio all'islamica a viale Marconi. LANGUAGE AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, vol. 14(3), 287-303. link> doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. REVIEW: Postcolonial Space, by Teverson A. and Upstone S. (eds). Palgrave MacMillan 2012. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 2(49). doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2013. REVIEW: Postcolonial Cinema Studies, by Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds) Routledge 2012. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 5(48). doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2011. REVIEW: Migration, Literature and Hybridity, by S. Pultz Moslund Palgrave, 2010. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 2(47). doi> full text>
  • Palladino M. 2012. ‘Love’s double narrative voice: A Pandemian Aphrodite’. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 2(58), 334-352. full text>
  • Palladino M. REVIEW: Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature, by Françoise Král. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. doi> full text>
  • Palladino M and Miller, J. 2011. Glasgow’s Doulton Fountain and Postcolonial Heterotopia in ‘There’s the Bird that Never Flew. Safundi: the journal of South African and American studies, vol. 3(12), 407-423. doi> full text>
  • Palladino M and Sveda J. Central Europe’s ‘War-Cry’. Tous Azimuts 4 The Culture Mangle Conflict and Violence in Language and Culture. link>
  • Palladino M. ‘History, Postcolonialism and Postmodernism in Toni Morrison’s Beloved’. Neither East Nor West. link>
  • Palladino M. 2007. Mnemonics and Orality in Toni Morrison’s Love’. ESharp. link>
  • Palladino M. 2005. ‘Sound and Sign in Toni Morrison’s Jazz’. Ecloga, 34-50. link> full text>

Chapters

  • Palladino M. 2018. FORTHCOMING: 'Island is no arrival': The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean Migration in Erri De Luca's poetry.
  • Palladino M and Miller J. Glasgow’s Empire Exhibition and the Interspatial Imagination in ‘There’s the Bird That Never Flew. In Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal: Writing Scotland & South Africa. Routledge. link>
  • Palladino M. 2015. Divorce and dialogue: intertextuality in Amara Lakhous’ Divorzio all’islamica a viale Marconi. In Languages in Migratory Settings Place, Politics, and Aesthetics. Routledge. full text>
  • Palladino M. 2015. It's a Freedom Thing': Heterotopias and Gypsy Travellers' Spaciality. In The Globalization of Space Foucault and Heterotopia. Pickering & Chatto Publishers. full text>
  • Palladino M. 2011. Morrison’s Critical Perspectives. In The Festschrift: Memory and Meaning: Essays in Honour of Toni Morrison. eds Tally, J. & Seward A..

Other

  • Palladino M. 2017. Violent evictions of refugees in Rome reveal inhumanity of modern democracy. link>
  • Palladino M and Woolley A. 2016. Borderlands: words against walls. link>
  • Palladino M and Woolley A. 2016. The arts and humanities: tackling the challenges of mass displacement. link>
  • Palladino M. 2015. REVIEW: The postcolonial museum: the arts of memory and the pressures of histories. doi>
  • Palladino M. 2015. ‘The Mediterranean “between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor”’. link>
  • Palladino M. 2013. On the rocks of obesity the dream dies. link>

I contribute to three programmes: English; English and American Literatures; and Media, Communications and Culture (MCC) 

  • Telling tales: An Introduction to Narrative Fiction
  • Reading Literature
  • Burning Crosses: Religion and American Culture
  • New York, New York: An Introduction to American Culture
  • Post-War British Fiction and Poetry
  • Writing at the Borders: Migrant and Refugee Narratives
  • Postcolonial and World Literature in English
  • MA in Global Media and Culture

QUALIFICATIONS

2014 POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, University of Keele, UK

2008 PHD IN POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, University of Strathclyde, UK

2003 MA (WITH DISTINCTION) IN ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES, Universitá ‘L’Orientale’, IT

CAREER HISTORY

2018  Senior Lecturer In English, The University Of Keele.

2013-2018 Lecturer In English, The University of Keele.

2012-2013 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Centre for Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies, The University of Coimbra, Portugal

2011-2012 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, School of Social and Political Sciences,
The University of Edinburgh, UK

2010-2013 HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOW, School of Social and Political Studies
The University of Glasgow, UK

2010-11 RACE EQUALITY AND POLICY OFFICER
Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure Scotland (NGO), UK

2008-2010 TEACHING FELLOW Comparative Literature, The University of Glasgow

2009 TUTOR, The Scottish Universities' International Summer School, UK

2005-2009 TEACHING ASSISTANT, School of English, The University of Strathclyde

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

2017 ‘Refugee Literature’? Narrative of Journeys across Africa and the Mediterranean'. Refugee Literature Workshop GIS - MOMM Congress, 6 July 2017. PARIS

2017 [Invited Speaker]; ‘Island is no arrival’: The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean Migration in Erri De Luca’s poetry;; Sussex English Colloquium, University of Sussex (8th February).

2016 [Invited Speaker]; ‘Island is no arrival’: The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean

Migration in Erri De Luca’s poetry' Migration, Asylum and Detention in Lampedusa: Discussing Research, Policies and Narratives. The University of Manchester (4th July).

2016 Panel Organiser: 'The Mediterranean: Memories, Salvage, Salvation'; BCLA Conference 'Salvage', University of Wolverhampton, 12-15 July.

2016 (invited speaker) '‘Island is no arrival’: The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean Migration in Erri De Luca’s poetry'; Migration, Asylum and Detention in Lampedusa: Discussing Research, Policies and Narratives. The University of Manchester (4th July).

2015 ‘Salvation, Abandonment and the Bureaucracies of Recognition’. Migration & Marginalities, University of Brighton, 10 September (with Agnes Wolley)

2015 University of Malta, English Department, 13th May ‘Transcoastal Narratives: Journeys “between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor”.

2014 Leeds university, Reframing Disaster: Conference, 28—29 November; with A. Woolley ‘Responding to crisis: Forced migration in the twenty-first century’

2014 EACLAS Conference Innsbruck 14-18 April, ‘On a quest for Hope and Other dangerous Pursuits’.

2013 ‘Cultural Crossroads’. The University of Copenhagen, Crossroads Europe, Migration and Culture – International Conference, October 24-25, Copenhagen.

2013, 'Burning Boundaries: Trans-coastal narratives across the Mediterranean', British Comparative Literature Association XIII International Conference Migration, University of Essex, UK, 08 to 13 July.

2012, [KEYNOTE SPEAKER]: ‘Those Happy Few Are Becoming Even Fewer’, Conference Homage to Elsa Morante, Italian Institute of Culture (Edinburgh) and The University of Glasgow, 30 November.

2012 [KEYNOTE SPEAKER]: ‘Making an Impact with Research’, Making an Impact, The University of Glasgow, UK – Researcher Development Framework, 27th January.

2010 [INVITED SPEAKER] Talk on Immigration and Refugees matters and introduction to film Like a Man on Earth (2008) – iNCUDISA event, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

2010 ‘Recasting imperialist sculpture into postcolonial text’ – The Cape and the Cosmopolitan: Reading Zoë Wicomb, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

2010 [KEYNOTE SPEAKER]: ‘Hand, Writing, Memory’ - Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines Symposium, University of Glasgow, UK.

FELLOWSHIPS, FUNDING AND AWARDS

2016-2018  ESRC-AHRC (GCRF), ES/P004598/1 'Arts for Advocacy'; Co-I (with Dr Laura Jeffery PI, The University of Edinburgh). (£ 300,000)

2016-7 ERASMUS+ Teaching Mobility Grant, Visiting Lecturer, Cagliari University (Italy)

2015 AHRC Networking Grant, AH/M009645/1 ‘Responding to Crisis: Forced Migration and the Humanities in the Twenty-First Century’ (Principal Investigator; with Co-I A. Woolley, Royal Holloway) (£42,668) (2016-8).

2015 Keele University Key Fund – Refugee Week Organization (£2000).

2014-5 ERASMUS+ Teaching Mobility Grant (British Council), Visiting Lecturer, Malta University.

2013 Amnesty International (600€) for KE event ‘Human Rights in a Closed Sea’ – film screening of Mare Chiuso (2012) an open debate - Coimbra, 18 April.

2012-13 FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia – Portuguese Research Council). Postdoctoral Grant.
2010 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant

2008-8 University of Strathclyde, English Studies, conference/research grant

2004-07 University of Strathclyde PHD Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHD SUPERVISION

Completed:

2013- 2017 Gemma Scott ‘Women under Emergency in India (1975-1977)’ (second supervisor, with Dr Shalini Sharma)

2013- 2015 Chitra Jayathilake ‘Biopolitics and postcolonial theatre: a comparative study of Anglophone plays in South Africa, India and Sri Lanka’ (lead supervisor, with Prof. David Amigoni)

Ongoing:

2016- Matthew Mild 'Undoing Gendered Race Postcolonial Masculinity in Contemporary Experimental Literature', second supervisor, with Dr Nicholas Bentley)

2013- to date Robert Croton ‘Post-apartheid South African theatre since the year 2000’ (lead supervisor with Prof. David Amigoni and Dr Rebecca Yearling).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2016-2018 'Arts for Advocacy'; Co-I (with Dr Laura Jeffery PI, The University of Edinburgh); (£ 300,000) ESRC-AHRC (GCRF), ES/P004598/1.

2016-8 AHRC Responding to Crisis: Forced Migration and the Humanities in the Twenty-First Century’ with Dr. A. Woolley.

2014-15 ‘Knitted Narratives’ (art-based project with migrant women, African Social Health Agency (ASHA), Stoke on Trent.

2012-13 ‘Mediterranean Crossings: Migrants’ oral Narratives’ (Funded by Portuguese Research Council FCT.

2010-11 ‘Gypsy Travellers in Contemporary Scotland’ (Funded by Scottish Government, and STEP).

EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE

2017 Nominated Chair AHRC World Development Summit Panel  “Mobilising the Arts: Migration and Forced Displacement”, 7th June 2017; London British Library.

2017 Organizer: 3 Public Engagement Events “Refugee Festival Scotland” (20-23 June Glasgow 2017): Art Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art; Concert- DRAM!; KE Event Glasgow University.

2014-2016 Board Member, at African Social Health Agency (ASHA) Stoke on Trent – supporting migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

2014- Board Member, at African Social Health Agency (ASHA) Stoke on Trent – supporting migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

2013 ‘Human Rights in a Closed Sea’ – film screening of Mare Chiuso (2012) and open debate - Coimbra, 18 April ‘- [Funding and support obtained from: Amnesty International (PT), Coimbra City Council, University of Coimbra, Radio RUC, and EU].

2010-12 Co-organizer film series on human rights and Social Justice: Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
• British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA)
• European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS)
• Northern Postcolonial Network
• International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)
• Network for Migration and Culture (NMC) University of Copenhagen
• Migration, Asylum and Refugee Network (University of Glasgow)
• ISRC – The Italo-Scottish Research Cluster (The university of Edinburgh)

ADMINISTRATION AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

2018 – North-West Consortium Doctoral Training Programme Pathway Lead (Literature)

2017- Member Of Humss Faculty Research Ethics Working Group

2017- Deputy Programme Director, English

2017- Member Of School Executive Group

2017- Elected Member Of University Senate (Humss Representative)

2016- Research Seminars Coordinator, English

2016- Teaching And Research Mentor, School Of Humanities, Keele University.

2015-to date, Chair of STUDENT PROJECT ETHICS COMMITTEE (SPEC), School of Humanities.

2014-2015 Open Days Coordinator, English.

2014 PEER REVIEWER, Culture, Theory and Critique, Routledge- 1473-5784 (Print), 1473-5776 (Online).

2013 PEER REVIEWER, Melus Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Oxford Journals - ISSN 0163-755X.

2012 CONFERENCE: co-organizer ‘Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe’, Glasgow Women’s Library (28-30 March 2012).

2009-12 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER, Migration, Asylum and Refugee Network, University of Glasgow.