is Professor of English Literature at Roma Tre University. She has done extensive work on Shakespeare’s Rome, Shakespeare’s late plays, Shakespeare and gender, the interfacing of literature, science, visuality, and the visual arts in Renaissance culture, as well as nineteenth and twenteenth-century novel and poetry. Her book-length works on Shakespeare include Il bene ritrovato. Le figlie di Shakespeare dal King Lear ai romances (Bulzoni 2005), (as editor) La traduzione di Amleto nella cultura europea (Marsilio 2002), Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare’s Rome (Ashgate 2009; rpt by Routledge 2016), Shakespeare and the New Science in Early Modern Culture (Pacini 2016), (and as co-editor) Questioning Bodies in Shakespeare’s Rome (V&R Unipress 2010). She is Scientific Director of “Shakespeareare’s Rome International Summer School”.