Author: Francesca Pierini
Francesca Pierini is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Studies at the Graduate Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She holds a Master degree in Buddhist Studies (2009) and a Certificate in the Study of Religion (2005) from The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University from 2011 to 2015, she received the Academia Sinica Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2014-15). She has written the essay “Anglo-American Narratives of Italian Otherness and the Politics of Orientalizing Southern Europe” Culture and Dialogue (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) 3, no. 2 (2013): 53-69, the (co-authored, with Philippe Major) essay “Reading Chinese Painting: Antonello Trombadori’s China and the Limits of the Contemporary,” published in Orientalismi Italiani, vol. 3, 2013, and “Trading Rationality for Tomatoes: The Consolidation of Anglo-American National Identities in Popular Literary Representations of Italian Culture.” Anglica: A Journal of English Studies 25, no. 2 (2016). Forthcoming. She is currently an international scholar at KU Leuven, Belgium.