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Dr

Roberta Trape

Honorary
Languages And Linguistics
Ideals of Italy
Migration
Space
History
Australian Travel to Italy
Postcolonial
Intercultural Citizenship
Virtual Exchange
Australian poetry
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Dr

Roberta Trape

 
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Australian Literature
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Dr

Roberta Trape

 

Roberta Trapè is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne, where she lectured in Italian Studies for five years and where she was awarded a Macgeorge Fellowship in 2015 to conduct research as a visiting scholar. She holds a PhD in English and American Studies from the University of Florence, where she also completed her undergraduate studies.

She is currently resident in Italy.

Research

Her research is multi-disciplinary and multi-situated. The research she has carried out so far has shifted between theory – travel writing, notions of space and movement in contemporary society including the migration experience, notions of space in narrating history, postcolonial studies – and close communication with contemporary Australian writers and intellectuals in various fields (cultural studies, literature, history, philosophy, politics) who have lived or travelled in Italy, and written about it in the last three decades.

She has worked extensively on the theme of Australian travel to Italy in contemporary Australian fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She has written on notions of space in narrating history, and examined travel ideals of Italy in food in North American films. She has analysed the Italian-influenced works by Australian scholar Paul Carter, who embeds Italy into a series of practices and brings it into broader fields (migration, citizenship, identity). Her ongoing research explores transnational digital learning spaces in foreign language education.

Research themes:
The construction of Italy in English-speaking countries: Australian Travel to Italy – Ideals of Italy in literature and films.
Italian-Australian cultural studies. The Italian migration to Australia in the 21st century.
Paul Carter’s Italian-influenced works.
Foreign Language Education: Learning Spaces/Places and Virtual Exchange, Intercultural Citizenship and Active Citizenship in foreign language learning.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 17 most recent scholarly works by Roberta Trape.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

2015 Macgeorge Fellowship

University of Melbourne

2005

Honorary Fellow School of Languages and Linguistics


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Languages And Linguistics

Honorary

Languages And Linguistics

Education

Education


PhD

University of Florence

Foreign Languages and Literatures (English)

University of Florence