Dr Daniele Nunziata is a Lecturer in English Literature. He primarily teaches at St Anne’s College. He researches postcolonial and world literature with a focus on writing from the Eastern Mediterranean (the Middle East) including portrayals of Cyprus in travel writing before and after its independence from the British Empire. His research has been published in PMLA, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and the Studies in World Literature series (Columbia University Press). A monograph is forthcoming based on his DPhil research conducted at the university. His interests range from nineteenth-century Orientalist women’s writing about the Levant to depictions of twentieth-century anti-colonial movements in Cyprus. He has also performed archival research on the translation and transcription of oral narratives from across the African continent. He connects all these concerns with language, nationality, and ethnicity by analysing contemporary refugee writing and chairing workshops about diasporic literatures.
In his capacity as lecturer, he teaches modern prelim papers, supervises dissertation topics related to world literature, and convenes teaching courses for visiting students at multiple colleges. He has organised and co-organised several conferences at the University of Oxford, including Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines for OCCT at St Anne’s. He is a regular contributor to the postcolonial literary project, Writers Make Worlds, and he has written for TORCH, Routed Magazine, and The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.