Valeria Sperti

Valeria Sperti teaches French and Francophone Literature in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’. She has been interested in the autobiographical space in the work of Marguerite Yourcenar (Écriture et mémoire, Naples, 1999), in the representation of the dictator in the French-speaking sub-Saharan novel of post-independence (La parola esautorata, Naples, 2000) and in the status of photographic reproduction in the contemporary French novel (Fotografia e romanzo, Naples, 2005). More recent is his interest in visual paradigms in contemporary French and Francophone prose, in expatriate writers who self-translate, and in the collaboration between author and translator in literary translations.