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Curriculum Vitae
Annalisa Oboe is Full Professor of English Literature and Postcolonial Studies in the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies (DiSLL) and Vice-Rector for Cultural, Social and Gneder Relations at the University of Padua. Her research focuses on postcolonial theory and cultures, South African and Black Atlantic literatures, Australian Indigenous writing, and British colonial and contemporary literature. She got her PhD from Ca' Foscari University, Venice, in 1992. She visited and studied at a number of foreign institutions (University of London, Oxford, Johannesburg-Wits, Cape Town-UCT, Toronto, Sydney-NSW), also thanks to scholarships and funding provided by the British Council, the Italian CNR, the Centre for American Studies in Rome, the Canadian Studies Faculty Research Award Program, and the University of Padua.
She was President of AISCLI (Associazione Italiana di Studi sulle Culture e Letterature in lingua Inglese, 2010-2016), advisor to the executive committee of EACLALS (European Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies, 2008-11), and she co-founded the international literary festival "Incroci di Civiltà" in Venice (2008). She has directed international research projects and organized and presented papers at national and international conferences.
Among her publications are the volumes: Fiction, History and Nation in South Africa (Venezia, Supernova, 1994); Mongrel Signatures. Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo (Amsterdam-New York, Rodopi, 2003); Recharting the Black Atlantic: Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections (with A. Scacchi, London and New York, Routledge, 2008); Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures (with S. Bassi, Abingdon and New York, Routledge 2011); Approaching Sea Changes: Metamorphoses and Migrations across the Atlantic (Padova, Unipress, 2005); Parole parlate: forme di comunicazione orale fra tradizione e modernità (afriche e orienti, 2005); Black Arts in Britain: literary visual performative (with F. Giommi, Roma, Aracne, 2011); A Garland of True Plain Words (con A. Scacchi, Unipress, 2012); Archivi del futuro: il postcoloniale, l’Italia e il tempo a venire (issue 1, From the European South, 2016, pp.1-314).

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): C082E870CEF33864207B32385670CE05.pdf

Research areas
Postcolonial literatures and cultures
British contemporary literature
Black Atlantic Studies
South African and African Literature
Australian Indigenous culture
Historical fiction and historiographic metafiction
Literature and ethics
Questions of subjectivity and identity formation

- Postcolonial studies in Italy - http://www.postcolonialitalia.it
- Discourses on love and the future across late modernities
- South Africa in the Black Atlantic

Selected publications:

Oboe A. (2016) "Convivial Crossings in the European South: New Italian Representations.” In Postcolonial Transitions in Europe, ed. S. Ponzanesi and G. Colpani, London

Oboe A.(2014) Traveling with Said (in 2013) LE SIMPLEGADI (ISSN:1824-5226), 6- 10, XII (12)

Oboe A. e Guarducci M.P. (2014) Cultures and Imperialisms, LE SIMPLEGADI (ISSN:1824-5226), 1-342, XII (12)

A. OBOE (2013). Esoterismi bianchi e neri. Mondi contigui nella letteratura sudafricana contemporanea. Ermetismo ed esoterismi. Mondo antico e riflessi contemporanei. Libreriauniversitaria.it Edizioni, Limena PD: 217- 230

A. OBOE (2013). Chaos and the Postcolonial: preliminary notes. Contemporary Sites of Chaos in the Literatures and Arts of the Postcolonial World. ARACNE EDITRICE, Roma: 7- 14

A. OBOE (2013). Language, Eros and Culture in Xiaolu Guo?s A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. The Tapestry of the Creative Word in the Literatures in English. Forum Editrice, Udine: 267- 279

A. OBOE (2013). Strategie di rappresentazione e resistenza nella collaborazione teatrale di Athol Fugard, John Kani e Winston Ntshona. Abeunt studia in mores. Saggi in onore di Mario Melchionda. PADOVA UNIVERSITY PRESS, Padova: 195- 203

A. OBOE (2013). Arte di tenebra? Paul Gilroy e il discorso razziale nella cultura inglese contemporanea, SCRITTURE MIGRANTI (ISSN:2037-5042), 235- 245, 6/2012

A. OBOE (2013). Discorsi sul tempo e sull'amore. Una parentesi sul futuro nella narrativa inglese di fine Novecento. In: a cura di Cristina Consiglio. Il futuro come intreccio. Tempo e profezia nella tradizione letteraria moderna e contemporanea. Mesogea, Messina: 265- 281

A. Oboe (2012). Sull'invito a "pensare oltre" di Achille Mbembe AUT AUT 354(ISSN:0005-0601), 82-88

A. OBOE (2012). In transito: scritture postcoloniali, migrazioni e biopolitica. A garland of true plain words. UNIPRESS, Padova: 381-397

A. OBOE, S. Bassi (2011) Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures ROUTLEDGE LONDON AND NEW YORK, 1-366

A. Oboe, F. Giommi (eds. 2011) Black Arts in Britain: literary visual performative. ARACNE, Roma

A. OBOE (2011). Introduction: Trying Freedom. Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. Routledge, London and New York: 1- 12

OBOE A. (2010). 'Survival is in the mouth': Yvonne Vera's Nehanda JOURNAL DES AFRICANISTES (ISSN:0399-0346), 127- 140, 80(1-2)

OBOE A. (2010). In costruzione: nazionalismi e nazioni postcoloniali. In: S. BASSI E, A. SIROTTI (a cura di). Gli studi postcoloniali: un'introduzione. Le Lettere, FIRENZE: 57- 77

OBOE A, SCACCHI A. (2008) Recharting the Black Atlantic: Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections ROUTLEDGE NEW YORK & LONDON, 1-423

OBOE A. (2008). From South Africa, to Europe, to North America and Back: Sol Plaatje, W.E.B. Du Bois and the Routes of Romance. In: A. OBOE, A. SCACCHI. Recharting the Black Atlantic. Routledge, NEW YORK AND LONDON: 20-44

OBOE A. (2008). Metamorphic Bodies and Mongrel Subjectivities in Mudrooroo's The Undying. In: BORCH FALK, M. et al. (eds). Bodies and Voices.The Force-Field of Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. RODOPI, AMSTERDAM-NEW YORK: 225-235

A. OBOE (2007). The TRC Women's Hearings as Performance and Protest in the New South Africa RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES (ISSN:0034-5210), 60-76


List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
LE0613 COMMON LEM0016604 6 2nd Year Second
LE0613 COMMON SUP6076643 6 2nd Year Second
IF0314 COMMON LE01122587 6 1st Year Second
LE0611 COMMON LE01122587 6 1st Year Second
LE0613 COMMON LE04122587 9 1st Year Second