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Mr Giuseppe Zevolli

Biographical details

I received a BA in Literature, Writing, Publishing and Journalism from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', where I became interested in literary and critical theory, hermeneutics and 'reader-response' in particular. I then graduated with an MA in Text, Languages and Literature at the same institution. My dissertation focused on the issue of canon formation and postmodernism, the social construction of value and the institutional control of interpretation. Research for the final dissertation was conducted as a visiting student in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge and funded by the University of Rome. A long-term interest in gender studies led me to pursue a second MA in Gender, Media and Culture at the University of Leeds, where I started to look at gendered notions of authenticity in popular culture and strategies of subversion. I also regularly write about music and popular culture for print and online magazines, both in Italy and in the UK, such as Mucchio Selvaggio and Drowned in Sound.

Awards

Arts and Humanities Graduate School Studentship, King's College (ongoing)

School of Sociology and Social Policy Graduate 'Excellence' Prize, University of Leeds, 2013

University of Leeds/Santander Graduate Scholarship, University of Leeds, 2012

'Thesis Abroad' Scholarship, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', 2010

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