Names Jeanne Frances
Born Looe (Great Britain), 8 April 1947
Citizenship : British and Italian
1964-67 University of Bristol, B.A. Honours in English .
1967-69 University of York, Ontario, Canada, M.A. English literature.
1971-72 University College London: began doctorate “Ruskin and Venice”
1979-81 St. Hugh's College Oxford: completed doctorate (D.Phil.).
Grants, prizes, fellowships
1967 Hannam Clark Shakespeare Prize
1967-68 Province of Ontario Fellowship
1971-73 Major State Studentship
1980-81 British Academy Wolfson Fellowship
April 1999 Short Term Fellowship, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
Jan-April 2000 Short Term Fellowship, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
April 2004 Short Term Fellowship, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
1974-83 Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Calabria.
1983-87 Associate professor of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Calabria.
1987-97 Associate professor of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Pisa.
1997- Associate professor of English language and literature, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Aquila.
2002-2010 Full professor of English Literature, University of Aquila.
2010- Full professor of English Literature, Ca' Foscari University Venice
I have selected and organised two major Ruskin exhibitions, the Arts Council’s “John Ruskin” (Sheffield, Oxford and Kendal 1983), for which I also wrote the catalogue, and, together with Paul Tucker for the Guild of St George, “Ruskin and Tuscany” (London and Lucca 1993). In connection with the latter I and Paul Tucker organized an international 3 day seminar in collaboration with the University of Pisa, the Scuola Normale and the Fondazione Ragghianti.
In May 2004 I and professor Angelo Turco organised an interdisciplinary conference on discourses of war, “Dire la Guerra e/è farla”, which was financed by the University of l’Aquila.
I participate actively in the conferences of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA) and the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), and the Italain Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies I have held two Research Fellowships at the William Andrews Clark Library and Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies Los Angeles.
I was a member of a research group whose project “La Guerra contro i teatri” was financed by the Italian government in 2004-6; the project concluded with an international conference. While at the University of Pisa I served on various Faculty committees, coordinated literature teaching in the English Department, represented the humanities in the Senate of the University and was member of the Senate Standing Committee for Teaching. I was also a member of the Collegio dei docenti of the doctoral programme in English and American Literature. †
At the University of Aquila I served on various committees (Teaching, Computing, Faculty Budget, Library); from 2000 to 2006 I coordinated language teaching for the Faculty, and from 2003 to 2008 was Chairman of the degree in Mediazione Linguistica. I organized a FSE funded post-graduate M.A. in technical translation and writing and was a member of the Collegio dei docenti of the doctoral programme in Literary Genres.
At Ca’ Foscari I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in English literature and culture, specializing in the 18th century phase of Early modernity. I am a member of the Department of Linguistic and Comparative Cultural Studies and currently serve on the Giunta with special responsibility for Cultural activities.
Associations and committees
- Ruskin Association
- Guild of St. George
- Associazione Italiana d'Anglistica
- Società italiana per gli studi settecenteschi.
- European Society for the Study of English.
- British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
- Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal for Early Modern Studies; joint editor of issue 4 due for publication in 2015.