Michela Compagnoni is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, where she works within the PRIN project on “Classical Receptions in Early Modern English Drama” (local coordinator Domenico Lovascio). She holds a PhD from Roma Tre University, where she worked on a research project on the representations of monstrosity in selected plays by Shakespeare and where she also worked as a post-doctoral research fellow within the research programme on “The Potentialities of Shakespeare’s Theatre for L2 Learning” coordinated by Maddalena Pennacchia. She holds an MA from the University of Bergamo and was awarded the AIA/Carocci PhD Dissertation Prize 2021 of the Italian Association of English Studies. Her monograph entitled I mostri di Shakespeare: figure del deforme e dell’informe was published in 2022 by Carocci.
She was a Visiting Scholar at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon (2014) and at the Warburg Institute in London (2018). In 2020 she won a fellowship of the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies (IASEMS) for a research residency at the Warburg Institute in London (carried out in 2022). She is part of the Advisory Board and Organising Committee of the Shakespeare’s Rome International Summer School of Roma Tre University and was part of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) 2019 Conference Secretariat at Roma Tre University. At Roma Tre University she is also part of the Project Team of the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre Digital Archive and of the educational activities carried out by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, coordinated by Maddalena Pennacchia in collaboration with the staff of the Gigi Proietti Globe Theatre Silvano Toti in Rome. She also works as free-lance translator for theatres and cultural institutions in Italy and abroad.
Michela Compagnoni’s main contributions have been published or are forthcoming in Cahiers Élisabéthains, Lingue e Linguaggi, Notes and Queries, Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, Textus: English Studies in Italy, Shakespeare Bulletin, Early Modern Literary Studies, Iperstoria. She has also published chapters in such edited collections as Roman Women in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries edited by Domenico Lovascio (Medieval Institute Publications, 2020) and Shakespeare / Nature edited by Charlotte Scott (Arden Shakespeare Intersections Series, forthcoming in 2023). She is currently working on the first Italian translation of A Hundred Merry Tales for the English section of a critical edition of European jestbooks edited by Stefano Pittaluga and published by Bompiani.