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    Maria Del Sapio Garbero is Senior Full Professor of English Literature at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Roma Tre University), a member of the ESRA Board (European Shakespeare Research Association), and the Scientific  Director of the newly founded (1917) “Shakespeare’s Rome International Summer School” (SRISS). She was former Vice President of the School of Letters, Philosophy and Languages.

    Before taking a chair at Roma Tre (1993), she taught at “L’Orientale” University in Naples (where she took her degree),  the University of Calabria, and the University of L’Aquila (where she was also President of the Degree Course in Foreign Languages and Cultures). She specialized in her studies in Cambridge (UK) and as a recipient of a British Council scholarship as well as Visiting Researcher at the University of Warwick (UK).

    Research and research affiliations

    She has been recently appointed on the Board of ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association). She was a member of the Board of directors of AIA (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica) for two terms, during which she was also a member of the editorial board of Textus. English Studies in Italy, the association’s journal, as well as Vice President of ANDA (Associazione Nazionale Docenti di Anglistica). She has been a member of the CROMA Council since 2006 (Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Studi su Roma).

    She was a Partner, representing Roma Tre University, in the European interdisciplinary research project “Interfacing Sciences. Literature, and the Humanities” (Socrates Erasmus /Acume2, E.T.N.P., European Thematic Network Project, 2006-2009), within which she coordinated (together with Manfred Pfister of the Freie Universität, Berlin) the section “Theories of Bodies In Renaissance Culture” (project 1).

    She has been the coordinator of a departmental research project on Shakespeare and Rome for several years – a topic on which has organized a number of international conferences.

    She is affiliated to the Folger Shakespeare Library. She is a delegate member of the International Shakespeare Conference which is held every two years in Stratford, where she was invited to coordinate a seminar on “Ocular Encounters in Shakespeare’s Plays” (2008).

    She was among the founders and coordinators of the SPSS (Seminario Permanente di Studi Shakespeariani, 2014-2016), a joint venture of the three public Roman Universities, Sapienza, Roma Tre, and Tor Vergata.

    She is co-director of the book series “Biblioteca di Studi Inglesi” for Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, and she is a member of the Advisory boards of a number of other series and journals in English language studies. She has contributed for several years as an invited reviewer to The Modern Language Review (UK) and The Yearbook of English Studies (UK).

    She has held lectures and participated in conferences at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford,  the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, as well as the Universities of East Anglia (Norwich), Reading, Portsmouth, Warwick, Berlin, Utrecht, Krakow, Odense, Ottawa, Montpellier, Paris.

    Research areas

    Her current main research area is Shakespeare and early modern culture, but she has also done extensive work on the literature and culture of 19th– and 20th-century England.

    Current Shakespearean areas of interest are:

    Shakespeare and Rome

    Shakespeare and the New Science

    Shakespeare and the Visual Arts

    Shakespeare and Gender

    Selected Shakespearean publications:

    Rome in Shakespeare’s World, ed., Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2018, pp.289, ISBN 978-88-9359-159-1, .

    -“Shakespeare in One Act. Looking for Ophelia in the Italian War Time Context”, Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies, 4:1 (2018), pp. 145-162. ISSN 2421-4543.

    -“The Illness of Shakespeare’s Rome: An Introduction”, in Rome in Shakespeare’s World, ed. by Maria Del Sapio Garbero, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2018, pp. vii-xxii. ISBN 978-88-9359-159-1

    – “Lucrece’s Tabula Anatomica: Identitity, Possession and Self-Possession   in Shakespeare’s Roman Poem”, in M. Del Sapio Garbero, ed., Shakespeare and the New Science in Early Modern Culture / Shakespeare e la nuova scienza nella cultura early modern, Pisa, Pacini, 2016, pp. 171-214.

    –     Shakespeare and the New Science in Early Modern Culture / Shakespeare e la nuova scienza nella cultura early modern, ed., Pisa, Pacini, 2016, pp. 384.

    -“‘Be stone no more’: Maternity and Heretical Visual Art in Shakespeare’s Late Plays”, Actes des congrès de la Société Française Shakespeare. [En ligne], 33 / 2015. URL: http://Shakespeare.revues.org/3493

    – “Shakespeare’s Maternal Transfigurations”, in K. Bamford and N. J. Miller, eds, Maternity and Romance Narratives in Early Modern England, Farnham and Burlington VT, Ashgate, 2015, pp. 93-117.

    –  “Disowning the Bond: Coriolanus’s Forgetful Humanism”, in M. Marrapodi, ed., Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance, Farnham and Burlington VT, Ashgate, 2014, pp. 73-91.

    – “Caritas Romana: il tragico del femminile nel King Lear”, in S. de Filippis,ed., William Shakespeare e il senso del tragico, Napoli, Loffredo, 2013, pp. 113-135.

    –  “Troubled Metaphors: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Anatomy of the Eye”, in Dialoge zwischen Wissenschaft, Kunst und Literatur in der Renaissance, eds. Klaus Bergdolt and Manfred Pfister, Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissance-forschung, 27, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz,  2011, pp. 43-70.

    – “A Spider in the Eye/I: The Hallucinatory Staging of the Self in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, in Ute Berns, ed.,  Staging the Early Modern Self in England, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2010, pp. 133-155.

    – “Translating Hamlet / Botching up Ophelia’s Half Sense”, Textus, 3, 2007, pp. 518-537. Reprinted in Harold Bloom, ed., William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, New York, Infobase Publishing, 2009, pp. 135-150.

    Questioning Bodies in Shakespeare’s Rome, co-ed.,  Göttingen, V&R Unipress, 2010.

    -Identity, Otherness, and Empire in Shakespeare’s Rome, ed., Farnham and Burlington VT, Ashgate , 2009 (Reprinted by Routldege, paperback 2106).

    -Il bene ritrovato. Le figlie di Shakespeare dal King Lear ai romances, Roma, Bulzoni, 2005.

    –      La Traduzione di Amleto nella cultura europea, ed., Venezia, Marsilio, 2002.











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