Ritratto di Iolanda.Plescia@uniroma1.it

Iolanda Plescia is an Associate Professor of English in the department of European, American and Intercultural Studies of Sapienza University of Rome and the current director of the international MA programme in English and Anglo-American Studies. She earned her PhD in 2006 at Sapienza, where she taught English language and translation before going on to complete a two-year research fellowship at RomaTre University (2008-2010).
Among her research interests are stylistics, the history of the English language, the history of Italian-English translation, literary translation, with special regard to the early modern age and the twentieth century. While her PhD focused on the language of war and the political dimension of Virginia Woolf's use of language in her novels and essay-writing, her main interests in the past decade have centred on Shakespeare's language and style, and more recently on intersections between literary and scientific texts and scientific translation in early modern England.
She has translated Henry VIII's Letters to Anne Boleyn into Italian (first Italian edition, Nutrimenti, 2013), and published a new translation of Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida' (Feltrinelli, 2015). She is editor of the special issue of Memoria di Shakespeare 'The Shape of a Language' (2016) and co-editor of 'Elizabeth I in Writing: Language, Power and Representation in Early Modern England', Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Her edition of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' was published by Feltrinelli in 2019, and her new translation of 'Flush' by Virginia Woolf was published in the Feltrinelli Classics series in 2021. Her new translation of 'Sir Thomas More', with Nadia Fusini, appeared in 2022 (Feltrinelli).
She was Visiting Professor in the Fall of 2022 at UCD - University College Dublin, School of English.
She is currently President of the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies:
http://www.iasems.org/
She serves on the editorial board of Memoria di Shakespeare. A Journal of Shakespearean Studies (https://rosa.uniroma1.it/rosa03/memoria_di_shakespeare) and Status Quaestionis (https://rosa.uniroma1.it/rosa03/status_quaestionis).
She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge University Press Elements in Shakespeare and Text series (Eds: C. M. Bourne and R. Loughnane)

Full list of publications available here: https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/Iolanda-Plescia_nC2335_EN.aspx    

 

AVVISO ESAMI 10/6/2024

La Facoltà ha indetto una pausa didattica dal giorno 8 al 10 incluso di giugno, per consentire la regolare partecipazione degli studenti alle elezioni europee. 

Il I appello si terrà dunque martedì 18 giugno, ore 8,30 in aula 204. 

 

The Faculty has suspended exams from June 8th to June 10th in order to allow students to participate in the European elections. 

The Ist call will therefore be held on the 18th of June, 8,30 am, in room 204. 

 

RICEVIMENTO/office hours


AVVISO: per ragioni di salute la prof. Plescia non potrà tenere il ricevimento in presenza come previsto nella giornata del 7 giugno. Eventuali questioni urgenti potranno essere disusse per mail e se necessario con un colloquio a distanza. Scrivere a: iolanda.plescia@uniroma1.it 

 

INIZIO CORSI 

 

Lingua Inglese III - LCLT: 26 febbraio 2024

Orario: lunedì 10-12, aula 106; venerdì 10-12, aula 106

Codice Google classroom: 2qjygcx

 

English Language I anno - Advanced - SLLT: 26 febbraio 2024

Orario: lunedì 8-10, aula 106; venerdì 14-16, aula 106

N.B. La lezione del lunedì inizierà sempre alle ore 8.30 (saltando le pause didattiche)

Codice Google classroom: o7sc5rh

 

English Language I - EAAS: 26th February, 2024

Schedule: Mondays 12-2 pm, room 106; Fridays 12-2 pm, room 106

Google classroom code: 4g4qtm5 

 

GUIDA AI CORSI DI LINGUA INGLESE 2023-24 / GUIDE TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES 2023-24

 

https://web.uniroma1.it/seai/sites/default/files/Guida%20ai%20corsi%20di%20Lingua%20Inglese%202023-2024.pdf  

 

Please note that emails requesting information available in the guide will not be answered. 

 

EXAM sessions 

 

Exam dates for 2023-24 have been uploaded on Infostud. If you cannot see a date, it means the booking period has not started or has expired. 
 

2023-24 courses

 

Classes start Feb. 26th, 2024. 

 

LINGUA INGLESE III – IOLANDA PLESCIA (CANALE I-Z) 6cfu II sem

La storia della lingua inglese: problemi e sfide traduttive

Il modulo proposto integra l'acquisizione di competenze di analisi diacronica del testo con il lavoro di analisi e traduzione di testi di epoche lontane dall'inglese contemporaneo, mirando a permettere l'acquisizione di conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese e questioni di metodo relative alla comprensione di diverse tipologie testuali. In particolare si illumineranno gli aspetti formali caratteristici di alcuni momenti importanti della storia della lingua inglese, dall'Old English al Late Modern English, per elaborare efficaci strategie di comprensione ed analisi dei testi storici.

Bibliografia • Jonathan Culpeper, History of English, 2nd ed., Routledge 2015

• A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ed edizioni seguenti): capp. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

• N. Braber, L. Cummins, L. Morrish, Exploring Language and Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, 2015: chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 (lettura consigliata)

Ulteriori informazioni e/o integrazioni saranno comunicate a lezione e sulla pagina di Facoltà della docente. METODI DIDATTICI: Lezioni frontali ed esercitazioni

FREQUENZA: Fortemente raccomandata

METODI DI VALUTAZIONE: L’esame consisterà in una prova scritta sugli argomenti del programma del modulo.

 

LINGUA INGLESE I PER LA MAGISTRALE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE I-M - English language and linguistics - advanced course

12 CFU (INGLESE 1° LINGUA: MODULO + LETTORATO ANNUALE)

6 CFU (INGLESE 2° LINGUA: MODULO + 1 SEMESTRE DI LETTORATO)

 Il modulo proposto affronta il problema della traduzione di un testo di epoca lontana, integrando conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese relative al periodo dell’early modern English con questioni di teoria e metodo relative alla traduzione letteraria. Sarà prima di tutto approfondito il periodo early modern nelle sue principali caratteristiche formali e linee evolutive; il programma del modulo si concentrerà poi su alcuni testi del corpus shakespeariano, conducendo un’analisi stilistica e diacronica come preparazione necessaria alla prova della traduzione.

Bibliografia:

• A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002: CHAPTER 8

• Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010: CHAPTERS 1-2-3

• David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008: CHAPTERS 1, 7, 8, 9 • Paula Blank, Shakesplish, 2018: INTRODUCTION

• Ton Hoenselaar, ed., Shakespeare and the Language of Translation, Arden, 2004: INTRODUCTION

• Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002

• Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli, 2022

Modalità di valutazione: scritta.

 

ENGLISH AND ANGLO-AMERICAN STUDIES, Year 1: 12 CFU II SEM.

This course will explore the issue of ‘Shakespeare’s language’, which has long intrigued critics and linguists who are now posing new questions about the popular idea of Shakespeare as the “father” of the English language. Starting from David Crystal, Jonathan Hope, and other linguists' recent work, which positions Shakespeare’s linguistic creativity within the broader socio-cultural transformations of his age, the module will concentrate on choice texts from the Shakespearean corpus, carrying out stylistic and diachronic analysis; at the same time, other early modern text type samples (especially prose) will be analysed in contrast, so as to single out the most prominent linguistic features in fictional dialogue as a speech-based text.

Reading List:

• A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ch. 8)

• Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010 (ch. 1, 2, 3)

• David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008 (1 5, 7, 8, 9)

• Iolanda Plescia, ed., The Shape of a Language. Memoria di Shakespeare: A Journal of Shakespearean Studies, 2016 [Editor’s Forweword (Plescia), The Shape of Early Modern English (Culpeper-Plescia), Who invented 'gloomy'? (J. Hope)]

• Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli 2022

 

2022-23 courses

 

 

LINGUA INGLESE III (LCLT)

Programma d'esame: 

Jonathan Culpeper, History of English, 2nd ed., Routledge 2015 
A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002  CAPP. 
3 (OLD English)
5 (Norman Conquest)
7 (Middle English)
8 (The Renaissance)
9 (The Appeal to Authority)
Mona Baker, In Other Words, new ed., Routledge 2017 
CAP 2: pp. 10-46
CAP. 6: pp. 194-220
CAP. 7: pp. 235-254

Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002 
Cap. 1 (intero)
Cap. 2: pp. 60-62
Cap. 3: pp. 110-119

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE I (SLLT)

Programma d'esame:

A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002: CHAPTER 8

Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010: CHAPTERS 1-2-3

David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008:
CHAPTERS 1, 7, 8, 9

Paula Blank, Shakesplish, 2018: INTRODUCTION

Ton Hoenselaar, ed., Shakespeare and the Language of Translation, Arden, 2004:
INTRODUCTION

Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002

Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli, 2022

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE I (EAAS)

Programma d'esame: 

A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ch. 8)

Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010 (ch. 1, 2, 3)

David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008 (1 5, 7, 8, 9)

Iolanda Plescia, ed., The Shape of a Language. Memoria di Shakespeare: A Journal of
Shakespearean Studies, 2016 [Editor's Forweword (Plescia), The Shape of Early Modern English (Culpeper-Plescia), Who invented 'gloomy'? (J. Hope)]

Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli 2022

 

 

VERBALIZZAZIONI

 

A message for students who need to register their marks after receiving lettorato and linguistics results. 

 

1) If you have both marks (lettorato + linguistics), your final mark will be registered by me (you may come to my office hours if you wish, but there is no need to do so unless you need to discuss something with me). Send me proof of both results in an email to request registration. You MUST be on an Infostud verbale in order for me to do so. You should register at the beginning of the session regardless of your results. 

 

2) If you have a doubt about your final mark, write to me or come to office hours- you will receive an answer and a request that you confirm acceptance. 

 

3) If you write to register your result with a previous lettorato exam, please also send the link to your result. 

 

4) If you have not passed your lettorato exam or have not requested registration, you will be marked as absent or 'rinuncia' on the register. This does not mean you have to repeat my exam. Your mark will remain valid for two years. 

 

 

Email policy

 

Students should be aware that an excessive volume of email will slow down answers to urgent queries. Please take note of the following email policy: 

1) Emails requesting information posted on this page will not be answered; exam results, exam dates, and office hours are posted here. If this information is not yet available, please wait for the page to be updated. 

2) Thesis/dissertation requests should be made in person during office hours. 

3) Requests for marks to be registered ('verbalizzazione') will be attended to as soon as possible. Please do not send multiple emails or confirmation requests, as I will not be able to answer these.  

4) Anonymous, unsigned, or inappropriate emails (i.e. containing inappropriate language or register) will not be answered. 

5) It is illegal, as well as inappropriate, to circulate/publish personal correspondence from a professor to Whatsapp groups and other social networks. Action will be taken whenever this conduct is suspected. 

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare Bacheca
OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES AAF1809 2023/2024
LINGUA INGLESE III 1007783 2023/2024

La storia della lingua inglese: problemi e sfide traduttive

Il modulo proposto integra l'acquisizione di competenze di analisi diacronica del testo con il lavoro di analisi e traduzione di testi di epoche lontane dall'inglese contemporaneo, mirando a permettere l'acquisizione di conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese e questioni di metodo relative alla comprensione di diverse tipologie testuali. In particolare si illumineranno gli aspetti formali caratteristici di alcuni momenti importanti della storia della lingua inglese, dall'Old English al Late Modern English, per elaborare efficaci strategie di comprensione ed analisi dei testi storici.

 

Bibliografia

• Jonathan Culpeper, History of English, 2nd ed., Routledge 2015

• A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ed edizioni seguenti): capp. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

• N. Braber, L. Cummins, L. Morrish, Exploring Language and Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, 2015: chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 (lettura consigliata)

 

Ulteriori informazioni e/o integrazioni saranno comunicate a lezione e sulla pagina di Facoltà della docente.

METODI DIDATTICI: Lezioni frontali ed esercitazioni

FREQUENZA: Fortemente raccomandata

METODI DI VALUTAZIONE: L’esame consisterà in una prova scritta sugli argomenti del programma del modulo.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588753 2023/2024

Il modulo proposto affronta il problema della traduzione di un testo di epoca lontana, integrando conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese relative al periodo dell’early modern English con questioni di teoria e metodo relative alla traduzione letteraria. Sarà prima di tutto approfondito il periodo early modern nelle sue principali caratteristiche formali e linee evolutive; il programma del modulo si concentrerà poi su alcuni testi del corpus shakespeariano, conducendo un’analisi stilistica e diacronica come preparazione necessaria alla prova della traduzione.

Bibliografia:

• A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002: CHAPTER 8

• Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010: CHAPTERS 1-2-3

• David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008: CHAPTERS 1, 7, 8, 9 • Paula Blank, Shakesplish, 2018: INTRODUCTION

• Ton Hoenselaar, ed., Shakespeare and the Language of Translation, Arden, 2004: Introduction

• Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002

• Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli, 2022

Modalità di valutazione: scritta.

English Language I-M 1047472 2023/2024

ENGLISH AND ANGLO-AMERICAN STUDIES, Year 1: 12 CFU II SEM.

This course will explore the issue of ‘Shakespeare’s language’, which has long intrigued critics and linguists who are now posing new questions about the popular idea of Shakespeare as the “father” of the English language. Starting from David Crystal, Jonathan Hope, and other linguists' recent work, which positions Shakespeare’s linguistic creativity within the broader socio-cultural transformations of his age, the module will concentrate on choice texts from the Shakespearean corpus, carrying out stylistic and diachronic analysis; at the same time, other early modern text type samples (especially prose) will be analysed in contrast, so as to single out the most prominent linguistic features in fictional dialogue as a speech-based text.

 

Reading List:

 

• A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ch. 8)

• Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010 (ch. 1, 2, 3)

• David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008 (1 5, 7, 8, 9)

• Iolanda Plescia, ed., The Shape of a Language. Memoria di Shakespeare: A Journal of Shakespearean Studies, 2016 [Editor’s Forweword (Plescia), The Shape of Early Modern English (Culpeper-Plescia), Who invented 'gloomy'? (J. Hope)]

• Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli 2022

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588706 2023/2024
OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES AAF1809 2022/2023
English Language I-M 1047472 2022/2023

This course explores the issue of 'Shakespeare’s language', which has long intrigued critics and linguists who are now posing new questions about the popular idea of Shakespeare as the “father” of the English language. Starting from David Crystal, Jonathan Hope, and other linguists' recent work, which positions Shakespeare’s linguistic creativity within the broader socio-cultural transformations of his age, the module will concentrate on choice texts from the Shakespearean corpus, carrying out stylistic and diachronic analysis; at the same time, other early modern text type samples (especially prose) will be analysed in contrast, so as to single out the most prominent linguistic features in fictional dialogue as a speech-based text. The collaborative playtext 'Sir Thomas More' will be the main case study for this course. 

 

Evaluation: written exam

 

A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ch. 8)

 

Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010 

 

David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008 

 

Iolanda Plescia, ed., The Shape of a Language. Memoria di Shakespeare: A Journal of Shakespearean Studies, 2016

 

Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli 2022

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588753 2022/2023

Il modulo proposto affronta il problema della traduzione di un testo di epoca lontana, integrando conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese relative al periodo dell' early modern English con questioni di teoria e metodo relative alla traduzione letteraria. Sarà prima di tutto approfondito il periodo early modern nelle sue principali caratteristiche formali e linee evolutive; il programma del modulo si concentrerà poi sul testo teatrale collaborativo Sir Thomas More, conducendo un’analisi stilistica e diacronica come preparazione necessaria alla prova della traduzione. 

 

 

Valutazione

- Prova scritta, lavoro individuale

 

 

Testi 

 

A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002: CHAPTER 8

 

Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010: CHAPTERS 1-2-3

 

David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008: CHAPTERS 1, 7, 8, 9

 

Paula Blank, Shakesplish, 2018: INTRODUCTION

 

Ton Hoenselaar, ed., Shakespeare and the Language of Translation, Arden, 2004: INTRODUCTION

 

Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002

 

Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli, 2022

 

LINGUA INGLESE III 1007783 2022/2023

La storia della lingua inglese: problemi e sfide traduttive

 

Il modulo proposto integra l'acquisizione di competenze di analisi diacronica del testo con il lavoro di traduzione di testi di epoche lontane dall'inglese contemporaneo, mirando a permettere l'acquisizione di conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese e questioni di teoria e metodo relative alla traduzione di diverse tipologie testuali. In una prima parte del corso sarà tracciato un breve profilo storico-linguistico della lingua inglese; in secondo luogo si affronteranno alcuni nodi teorici e pratici degli studi traduttivi, come preparazione al lavoro di traduzione che sarà svolto su brani scelti appartenenti alle diverse fasi storiche oggetto di studio. In particolare si illumineranno gli aspetti formali caratteristici di alcuni momenti importanti della storia della lingua, per elaborare efficaci strategie di traduzione e adattamento per un pubblico contemporaneo.

 

 

Jonathan Culpeper, History of English, 2nd ed., Routledge 2015

 

A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002 (ed edizioni seguenti)

 

Mona Baker, In Other Words, new ed., Routledge 2017 (cap. scelti)

 

Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002 (cap. scelti)

 

Selezione di saggi di approccio storico-linguistico

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588706 2022/2023

Il modulo proposto affronta il problema della traduzione di un testo di epoca lontana, integrando conoscenze sulla storia della lingua inglese relative al periodo dell' early modern English con questioni di teoria e metodo relative alla traduzione letteraria. Sarà prima di tutto approfondito il periodo early modern nelle sue principali caratteristiche formali e linee evolutive; il programma del modulo si concentrerà poi sul testo teatrale collaborativo Sir Thomas More, conducendo un’analisi stilistica e diacronica come preparazione necessaria alla prova della traduzione. 

 

 

Valutazione

- Prova scritta, lavoro individuale

 

 

Testi 

 

A.C. Baugh & T. Cable, A History of the English Language, Routledge, 2002: CHAPTER 8

 

Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare and Language, Arden, 2010: CHAPTERS 1-2-3

 

David Crystal, Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, CUP, 2008: CHAPTERS 1, 7, 8, 9

 

Paula Blank, Shakesplish, 2018: INTRODUCTION

 

Ton Hoenselaar, ed., Shakespeare and the Language of Translation, Arden, 2004: INTRODUCTION

 

Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies, Routledge, 2002

 

Nadia Fusini, Iolanda Plescia, trad. e cura, Sir Thomas More, Feltrinelli, 2022

OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES AAF1809 2021/2022
English Language I-M 1047472 2021/2022
LINGUA INGLESE III 1007783 2021/2022
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588753 2021/2022
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588706 2021/2022
OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES AAF1809 2020/2021
TIROCINIO AAF1044 2020/2021
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588753 2020/2021
GERMAN LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 1054966 2020/2021
LINGUA INGLESE III 1007783 2020/2021
English Language I-M 1047472 2020/2021
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588706 2020/2021
TIROCINIO AAF1044 2019/2020
OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES AAF1809 2019/2020
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 10589240 2019/2020
CREATIVE DESIGN THINKING 1049279 2019/2020
English Language I-M 1047472 2019/2020
LINGUA INGLESE III 1007783 2019/2020
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588753 2019/2020
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588706 2019/2020
OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES AAF1809 2018/2019
TIROCINIO AAF1044 2018/2019
LINGUA INGLESE III 1007783 2018/2019
English Language I-M 1047472 2018/2019
CREATIVE DESIGN THINKING 1049279 2018/2019
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 10589240 2018/2019
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588753 2018/2019
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - ADVANCED COURSE 10588706 2018/2019
TIROCINIO AAF1044 2017/2018
English Language I-M 1047472 2017/2018
English Language I-M 1047472 2017/2018
English Language I-M 1047474 2017/2018
English Language I-M 1047472 2016/2017
English Language I-M 1047474 2016/2017

Vedere bacheca principale

Iolanda Plescia is an Associate Professor of English in the department of European, American and Intercultural Studies of Sapienza University of Rome and the current director of the international MA programme in English and Anglo-American Studies. She earned her PhD in 2006 at Sapienza, where she taught English language and translation before going on to complete a two-year research fellowship at RomaTre University (2008-2010).
Among her research interests are stylistics, the history of the English language, the history of Italian-English translation, literary translation, with special regard to the early modern age and the twentieth century. While her PhD focused on the language of war and the political dimension of Virginia Woolf's use of language in her novels and essay-writing, her main interests in the past decade have centred on Shakespeare's language and style, and more recently on intersections between literary and scientific texts and scientific translation in early modern England.
She has translated Henry VIII's Letters to Anne Boleyn into Italian (first Italian edition, Nutrimenti, 2013), and published a new translation of Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida' (Feltrinelli, 2015). She is editor of the special issue of Memoria di Shakespeare 'The Shape of a Language' (2016) and co-editor of 'Elizabeth I in Writing: Language, Power and Representation in Early Modern England', Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Her edition of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' was published by Feltrinelli in 2019, and her new translation of 'Flush' by Virginia Woolf was published in the Feltrinelli Classics series in 2021. Her new translation of 'Sir Thomas More', with Nadia Fusini, appeared in 2022 (Feltrinelli).
She was Visiting Professor in the Fall of 2022 at UCD - University College Dublin, School of English.
She is currently President of the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies:
http://www.iasems.org/
She serves on the editorial board of Memoria di Shakespeare. A Journal of Shakespearean Studies (https://rosa.uniroma1.it/rosa03/memoria_di_shakespeare) and Status Quaestionis (https://rosa.uniroma1.it/rosa03/status_quaestionis).
She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge University Press Elements in Shakespeare and Text series (https://www.cambridge.org/core/publications/elements/shakespeare-and-tex...
Eds: C. M. Bourne and R. Loughnane)