It All Began In Sligo

Italy - Sassari

It all began in Sligo, 1998, my first time ever in Ireland. I went there to attend the International Yeats Summer School, and there I encountered Countess Markievicz. Today, 23 years down the line, an Irish scholar, I dedicate my research work to Madame.

In 2017 I edited her Prison Letters in Italian. In 2018, that book inspired a performance by the University theatre group I coordinate. In 2022, I hope to publish a critical edition of her political writings translated into Italian.

Ireland is at the heart of what I do as a scholar and a university lecturer. Students love the country and its culture. So my most treasured possession is the memory of the people I encountered, the places I have seen, the things I have learned, and those I am honoured to pass to my students, on stage and off stage.

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