Antonella PIAZZA Curriculum

Antonella Piazza is Associate professor of English  Literature. She teaches at the University of Salerno for a degree course in Visual Arts, Music and Performance and at the University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

Her main research area is Early Modernity. She published in 2000 a book on   tragedy and the rise of the modern nuclear family: Quarto: ‘Onora il Padre’. tragedie domestiche sulla scena elisabettiana [Fourth: ‘Honour thy Father’. Domestic Tragedies on the Elizabethan Stage]. Especially in and for the context of the group of Shine (Shakespeare in Europe) scholars,  she wrote extensively on the Shakespearean canon ( in 2004 she edited Shakespeare in Europe), a number of essays on Shakespeare’s plays-Coriolanus, Timon of Athens- but especially on The Tempest.  She has recently written  on the movie adaptations of this play and  she has directed her students in    multimedial  rewriting and stage  adaptations of The Tempest, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 John Milton’s  Paradise Lost is another   subject of Antonella Piazza’s cultural research, she wrote about  many Miltonic loci: the diabolical trinity, food in Eden, the separation scene and the tracts on divorce, Milton-Galileo and the Copernican paradigm.

Lastly,  mention has to be made of a lifelong interest in women’s writing, especially in the archetypical Jane Eyre.