European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Alessandra De Angelis


Alessandra De Angelis
Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" - DSUS
Research Fellow


Alessandra De Angelis, PhD in “Cultural and Postcolonial Studies of the Anglophone World” at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” (with a dissertation on memory, writing, and art in post-apartheid South Africa), has taught a seminar on “Postcolonial English Literature” from 2007 to 2010 as a contract professor. In 2010 she worked as language assistant of English at the Second University of Naples.

Her latest publications include articles on the visual artist Penny Siopis, strategies of resistance in South African literature, and migrant female writers from anglophone Africa.

She is a research member of the MeLa* RF02 “Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernities and Museum Practices.”

Selected publications:

De Angelis, Alessandra. 2012. “Recovering, Archiving, Contaminating. The Negotiation of Museums with Memory". In Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernities and Museum Practices, edited by Beatrice Ferrara, 95-114. Milano: DPA Politecnico di Milano.

De Angelis, Alessandra. 2011. “Penny Siopis: An Artist’s Dance Through Medium and Vision.” Anglistica XV: 41-51.

De Angelis, Alessandra. 2010. “Playing White, Playing Foul? Racial Passing, Mimetic Strategies and Morality in Antony Fabian’s Skin (2008) and Zöe Wicomb’s Playing in the Light (2006),” Scritture Migranti 4: 121-147.