Dear students of Italian and residents of the Italian House,

BENVENUTI on the official blog of the W&M Italian House!

Photo_Veronica_FantiniMy name is Veronica Fantini and I am the Italian House tutor for year 2014-15. I am 26 years old and I come from Grosseto, a small city in the south of Tuscany.

I love travelling and meeting people from other cultures. I think this is the best way to enrich one’s life. That is the reason why I chose foreign languages as my subject of study.

I got my BA from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy) in 2011. My honour thesis was focused on a short story by the British writer Robert Louis Stevenson, called “The Body Snatcher”. I examined the way Stevenson developed the theme of the duality of human nature through its narrative structure and found several connections with his later and most famous novel The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde.

In 2013, I got my MA from the Università degli Studi di Firenze. I wrote my honour thesis on a contemporary writer from Zimbabwe, Yvonne Vera, focusing my research on postcolonial and feminist issues, and translating her novel Without a Name into Italian. I also analyzed some crucial aspects of contemporary translating theories, trying to apply them to my own translation.

I am at your disposal for any question about linguistic and cultural issues.

Just write me an email at vfantini@wm.edu

A presto!





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