Dr. Mariangela Palladino

Title: Lecturer in English
Phone: (+44) 01782 733397
Email: m.palladino@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB2.054
Role: Module convenor
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 literatures and cultures, migration and diaspora; I am also interested in narratology and narrative ethics. I am currently working on a monograph The Forms of Ethics (Rodopi 2016) which focuses on the ethical import of narrative in Toni Morrison’s fiction. Latest works include: a co-edited book [with John Miller, Sheffield] titled The Globalization of Space: Foucault 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).

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

Selected Publications

  • 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>
  • Palladino M. 2018. FORTHCOMING: 'Island is no arrival': The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean Migration in Erri De Luca's poetry.
  • Palladino M. 2017. Internationalisation: Critical Incident(s) and Postcolonial Pedagogy. Journal of Academic Development and Education.
  • Palladino M. 2017. FORTHCOMING: The Forms of Ethics.
  • Palladino M and Woolley A. 2016. The arts and humanities: tackling the challenges of mass displacement. link>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Palladino M. 2017. FORTHCOMING: The Forms of Ethics.
  • 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.
  • 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. 2017. Internationalisation: Critical Incident(s) and Postcolonial Pedagogy. Journal of Academic Development and Education.
  • Palladino M. 2016. REVIEW: Contemporary asylum narratives: representing refugees in the twenty-first century. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. doi> link>
  • 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>
  • Palladino M. 2015. REVIEW: Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics, Yvette Christianse. Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 61(3), 553-555. link>
  • Palladino M. 2015. REVIEW: The postcolonial museum: the arts of memory and the pressures of histories. Kunapipi: journal of postcolonial writing. doi>
  • Palladino M. From Roots to Routes … to Borders: Trans-Coastal Narratives across the Mediterranean. Comparative Critical Studies. doi>
  • 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>
  • Palladino M. REVIEW: Postcolonial Space, by Teverson A. and Upstone S. (eds). Palgrave MacMillan 2012. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 2(49). doi>
  • Palladino M. 2013. REVIEW: Postcolonial Cinema Studies, by Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds) Routledge 2012. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 5(48). doi>
  • Palladino M. 2011. REVIEW: Migration, Literature and Hybridity, by S. Pultz Moslund Palgrave, 2010. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 2(47). doi>
  • Palladino M. 2012. ‘Love’s double narrative voice: A Pandemian Aphrodite’. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 2(58), 334-352.
  • Palladino M. REVIEW: Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature, by Françoise Král. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. doi>
  • 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>
  • 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>

Chapters

  • Palladino M. 2018. FORTHCOMING: 'Island is no arrival': The Contemporary Trans-Mediterranean Migration in Erri De Luca's poetry.
  • 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.
  • Palladino M. 2015. It's a Freedom Thing': Heterotopias and Gypsy Travellers' Spaciality. In The Globalization of Space Foucault and Heterotopia. Pickering & Chatto Publishers.
  • 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 and Woolley A. 2016. The arts and humanities: tackling the challenges of mass displacement. link>
  • 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
  • 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

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

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- 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).

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

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).

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE

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

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.