Modern and contemporary comparative literatures

Linguistic, philological and literary sciences


Host Department
Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies



Research Topic B

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


The research project concerns how Anglo-American science fiction are translated and accepted by Italian readers and how Italian authors are influenced. While science fiction has been mostly undervalued in Italian literary criticism, recent years saw a resurgence in interest. Although Italian science fiction was heavily influenced of foreign models, there is non comprehensive study of the subject. This research will fill the blank area of Anglo- American science fiction translation phenomenon sin postwar Italy.



Short bio

Zhang Qiyue, graduated from Nanjing Normal University, majored in Italian literature with a master’s degree. She was born in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province, China. She started to learn Italian 8 years ago, at Tianjin Foreign Studies University, where developed her interests on Italian literature. She has been in Italy for twice as an exchange student. She is an inquisitive person in research with original perspective.

Topic assigned to
Zhang Qiyue


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