Work E-mail: adagnino@uOttawa.ca
Dr. Arianna Dagnino joined the School of Translation and Interpretation as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient under the supervision of Prof. Rainier Grutman.
Within a transcultural paradigm, her research focuses on writers who self-translate from romance languages into English and vice versa.
Bio note: Arianna Dagnino holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of South Australia and an M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Genoa, Italy. Her publications include the transcultural novel Fossili (2010; due to be published in English self-translation in 2018), and several books on the impact of information technology and global mobility; among them: I nuovi nomadi (1996), Uoma (2000) and Jesus Christ Cyberstar (2008). Her latest volume, Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility (Purdue UP, 2015), consists of a creative nonfiction piece, which the author self-translated from Italian into English, and of a critical exegesis on transnational flows, transcultural writing, identity and cultural translation. Dagnino is a fully certified translator both in Canada (STIBC) and Australia (NAATI).
Books – single authored
- Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2015.
- Fossili. Roma: Fazi Editore, 2010
- Jesus Christ Cyberstar. Heaven Can Wait No Longer. Vimodrone, Milano: Ipoc Press, 2009
- Uoma. La fine dei sessi. Milano: Mursia, 2000
- I nuovi nomadi. Pionieri della mutazione, culture evolutive, nuove professioni. Roma: Castelvecchi, 1996.
Books – co-authored
- Gulmanelli Stefano and Arianna Dagnino. Popwar: Il netattivismo contro l’ordine costituito. Milano: Apogeo/Feltrinelli, 2003.
- ‘Transpatriation Processes and Early Twenty-First Century Transcultural Novels in the Global Age.’ In Border Crossings. Mile End, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 2016, pp. 204-217.
- “Nomadi transculturali, caravanserragli urbani e spazi pubblici di quartiere.” In Iterni Inclusivi. Dialoghi Trasversali. Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN): Politecnica/Maggioli Editore, 2016, pp. 12-28.
- “When and Why Writers Self-Translate.” TransLetter, Vancouver: Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia, January 2017 (Winter Issue).
- "Re-discovering Alessandro Spina's Diasporic Consciousness in a Transcultural Mode." Special Issue: "Transcultural Literary Studies: Politics, Theory, and Literary Analysis." Humanities, 5.42: 1-11.
- “Contemporary Transcultural Auto/biography and Creative Nonfiction Writing on the Neonomadic Frontier.” Transcultural Studies: A Series in Interdisciplinary Research (Brill). 11 (2015): 93-107.
- “Transcultural Literature and Contemporary World Literature(s).” World Literatures from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century.
- Ed. Marko Juvan. Special Issue CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 15.5 (2013): <http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1481-4374.2339>.
- ‘Global Mobility, Transcultural Literature, and Multiple Modes of Modernity.’ Transcultural Studies, 2 (2013): 130-160, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/transcultural/article/view/9940
- ‘Transcultural Writers, World Literature and Multicultural Australia in the Global Age.’ Transpostcross. Thematic Issue, ‘World Literature, Translation and New Media,’ 3.1 (2013): 1-14, http://www.transpostcross.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96:transcultural- writers&catid=8:interventi&Itemid=11
- ‘Transculturalism and Transcultural Literature in the 21st Century.’ Position Paper. Transcultural Studies. A Series in Interdisciplinary;Research. Special Issue, ‘Transcultural Perspectives on Literature, Music, Cinema and Culturology,’ 8 (2012): 1-14, http://www.transculturalstudies.com/issue/view/42
- ‘Comparative Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Transcultural Perspective?’ CSAA 2011 Conference Proceedings. ‘Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities,’ 22-24 November, 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, 2012, 1-16,
- ‘Transcultural Writers and Transcultural Fiction in the Age of Global Modernity.’ Transnational Literature Journal, 4, 2 (2012): 1-14,
- http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2328/25881/Transcultural_Write rs.pdf;jsessionid=0BA7CB7B0D96CB206E9A41AD24F9D75C?sequence=3
- ‘Mikhail Epstein, The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.’ A review. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, 27(2014).
Academic Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
- ‘Manifesto for a Transcultural Humanism,’ Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities, Inaugural conference, Centre for Humanities Innovation (CHI), Durham University, UK, July 7-9, 2014.
- ‘21st Century Transcultural Novels and Intercultural Reading Habits.’ Intercultural Research: Looking Back, Looking Forward. 10th Annual Symposium, Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 9, 2014.
- ‘Writing Across Cultural Borders: Transcultural Authors and Transcultural Novels in the Early 21st Century Literature of Global Mobility.’ Border Crossings Conference, Flinders University, December 10-12, 2012, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
- ‘Neonomadism and the Transcultural Turn in the Literature of Mobility.’ Digital Crossroads Conference, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, 28-30 June, 2012.
- https://www.freepressunlimited.org/sites/default/files/preliminaryprogramdigtialcrossroads25may2012 x.pdf
- ‘Comparative Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Transcultural Perspective?’ CSAA 2011 Annual Conference: Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities, Adelaide, University of South Australia, 22-24 November, 2011.
- “Chopin and Italy,” pre-show talk, inaugural concert of the Dante Alighieri Society, Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, December 4, 2015.
- “Flamenco and the diasporic soul,” pre-show talk to Paco Peña’s show “Flamencura,” The Chan Centre of the Performing Arts, Vancouver, October 24, 2015.
- Rymaszewski M. et al. 2007. La Guida Ufficiale di Second Life (The Official Guide to Second Life). Roma: La Biblioteca di Repubblica-L’Espresso.
- McKenna, E.P. 2002. Donne che lavorano troppo (Women Who Work Too Much). Milano: Mondadori.
- Springsteen, B. 1999. Bruce Springsteen: Songs. Milano: Mondadori.
- Njiké-Bergeret, C. 2000. Passione d’Africa (Ma passion africaine). Milano: Mondadori