Dr. Diletta De Cristofaro

DilettaDiletta was awarded her PhD in American Studies in September 2015 from the University of Nottingham with a thesis that examines temporality in a selected corpus of American, Canadian, and British contemporary post-apocalyptic fictions. Her primary specialism is in late twentieth-century and twenty-first-century North American and British fiction, and her research takes place at the intersection of literary studies and philosophy to interrogate the way in which contemporary narratives play a key role in our construction of time and history. Diletta has an undergraduate and a master’s degree by research in Philosophy from Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), spent an Erasmus year at Université Paris IV Sorbonne (France), and a period of research at the Centre for the Humanities of Utrecht University (the Netherlands). From August 2016, she will be a Teaching Fellow in British Studies at Harlaxton College, after teaching twentieth-century and twenty-first-century American literature, critical approaches to popular culture, as well as intellectual and cultural history, at the University of Nottingham and at the University of Lincoln. Diletta has published on Cormac McCarthy and Jim Crace and is currently working on her first monograph. She is Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the Contemporary Studies Network.

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Contributor to ‘What now for UK academia? Twelve academics on Brexit’, 27 June 2016.