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Postcolonial Cinema Studies.  Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.). London, Routledge, 2011





  Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette B. Blaagaard (eds.). London, Routledge, 2011.

 Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. Sandra Ponzanesi and Daniela Merolla (eds.). Lanham, MD, Lexingtonbooks, 2005.





Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora. Albany, State University of New York Press, 2004.

Bookreview Journal of Modern Italian Studies

Bookreview European Journal of Women's Studies 

Bookreview Incontri.

Bookreview. Dep, Rivista di studi sulla memoria femminile Cà Foscari, Università di Venezia.


  Special Issues

'Postcolonial Europe: Transcultural and Multidisciplinary Perspectives.' Guest editors Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette B. Blaagaard. Social Identities.  Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, published by Routledge, Vol. 17, n. 1, 2011.



Selected articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

‘The Non-Places of Migrant Cinema in Europe.’ Third Text. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art. Vol. 26, issue 6, 2012, forthcoming

'The Color of Love. Madamismo and Inter-racial Relationships in the Italian Colonies.' Research in African Literatures. Vol. 43, n. 2, summer 2012, pp. 155-172

Koen Leurs, Eva Midden and Sandra Ponzanesi, 'Digital Multiculturalism in the Netherlands. Religious, Ethnic and Gender Positioning by Moroccan-Dutch Youth.' Religion and Gender, Vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 150-174

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, ‘Communicative spaces of their own. Migrant girls performing selves using Instant Messaging software.’ In Feminist Review, Vol. 99, special issue on Media Transformations, 2011, pp. 55-78.

Europe Adrift: Rethinking Borders, Bodies and Citizenship from the Mediterranean.' Moving Worlds. A Journal of Transcultural Writing. Guest Editor Graham Huggan. Vol. 11, n. 2, 2011, pp. 67-76.

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, Mediated crossroads: youthful digital diasporas’ Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi. M/C Journal special issue on ‘Diaspora’ vol. 14, n. 2, 2011. Lynne Pearce and Kath Woodward, special issue editors.

'In the Name of Europe.' Introduction to Special Issue on Postcolonial Europe. In Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. Published by Routledge. Vol. 17, n. 1, 2011, pp.  1-10.

'Europe in Motion: Migrant Cinema and the Politics of Encounter.' In Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. Published by Routledge. Vol. 17, n. 1, 2011, pp. 75-92.

'Mediterranean Routes: Migration Literature in Italy in a Postcolonial Perspective.' In Arena Romanistica. Journal of Romance  Studies. Special Issue on Genre Studies, 2009, pp. 330-345.

Feminist Theory and Multiculturalism. Feminist Theory, Sage Publication, April 2007, vol. 8. n. 1, 2007, pp. 91-103.

‘Liefde in de Koloniën. Het Afrikaanse madamato vanuit postkoloniaal perspectief.’ Jaarboek voor Vrouwengescheidenis, “Gemengde Gevoelens. Gender, etniciteit en (post)kolonialisme.” n. 27, 2007, pp. 84-106.

Il Postcolonialismo Italiano. Figlie dell’Impero e Letteratura Meticcia’. Quaderni del ‘900. Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali. Pisa-Roma, Anno IV, 2004, pp. 25-34.

‘Patrizia Palumbo (ed.), A Place in the Sun. Africa in Italian Colonial Culture from Post-Unification to the Present. Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 2003.’ In The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Vol. 5, N. 3, Winter 2004.

`Writing Against the Grain. African Women's Texts on Female Infibulation as Literature of Resistance'. In Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Sage Publications India. Special issue on Feminism and the Politics of Resistance. 7:2, 2000, pp. 303-318.

`Postcolonial Women's Writing in Italian. The Case Study of the Eritrean Ribka Sibhatu'. In Northeast African Studies, Michigan State University Press, Vol. 5, n. 3 (New Series), 1998, pp. 97-115.


Chapters in books

Queering European Sexuality through Italy's Fascist Past: Colonialism, Homosexuality and Masculinities.' In Sudeep Dasgupta and Mireille Rosello (eds.), What's Queer About Europe. Fordham University Press, forthcoming.

The Postcolonial Turn in Italian Studies: European Perspectives.’ In Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo (eds.), Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity. New York, Palgrave, 2012, pp. 51-69.

‘Breaking the Canon? Critical Reflections on “Other” Literary Traditions. In Brigitte Hipfl and Kristin Loftsdóttir (eds.), Teaching “Race” with a Gendered Edge. Budapest- New York, CEU Press, 2012, pp. 35-51.

 'Publishing, Prizes, and Postcolonial Literary Production' in Ato Quayson (ed.), Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 949-1002.

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, "Dutch-Moroccan Girls Performing Selves in Instant Messaging Spaces." Handbook of Gender, Sexualities and the Media. Karen Ross (ed.).  Oxford, Blackwell, 2011. pp. 436-444.

'Postcolonial Adaptations: Gained and Lost in Translation.’ In Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.) Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 172-188.

‘Introduction. Postcolonial Cinema Studies.’ In Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 1-16.

‘Introductions I-IV: Cinemas of Empire, Postcolonial Cinema: Unframing Histories, Postcolonial Cinemas: Postcolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Cinemas and Globalization.’ In Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.) Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 17-19, 61-62, 127-128, 189-190.

 ‘In the Name of Europe’.  In Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 1-10.

‘Europe in Motion: Migrant Cinema and the Politics of Encounter’. In Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 73-92.

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, ‘Gendering the Construction of Instant Messaging.’ Women and Language. Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media. Melissa Ames and Sarah Burcon and (Eds.). Jefferson NC, McFarland Press, 2011, pp. 199-214

'The Arena of the Colony: Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique. ' In Rosemarie Buikema and Iris van der Tuin (eds.), Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture. London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 85-98.

'Diaspora in Time: Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.' In Mark Shackleton (ed.), Diasporic Literature and Theory - Where Now? Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, pp. 120.137.

'De kolonie als strijdtoneel: Phoolan Devi en de postkoloniale kritiek.’ In Rosemarie Buikema and Iris van der Tuin (eds.), Gender in media, kunst en Cultuur. Bussum, Coutinho, 2007, pp. 94-108.

'Città Immaginarie. Spazio e Identità nella Letteratura Italiana dell'Immigrazione.' in Robert Lumley and John Foot (eds.), Le Città Visibili. Spazi urbani in Italia, culture e trasformazioni dal dopoguerra a oggi. Milan, Il Saggiatore, 2007, pp. 189-199.

Susheila Nasta: Public Intellectual on Current Black British Aesthetics.’ In Victoria Arana, (ed.), “Black” British Aesthetics Today. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, pp. 356-367.

‘Branding the Nation. Exporting Literature as Cultural Capital.’ In V. Kumar, M. Mukherjee, H. Trivedi, C. Vijayasree (eds.), Focus India: Postcolonial Narratives of the Nation. Delhi, Pencraft International, 2007.

Boutique Postcolonialism: Literary Awards, Cultural Value and the Canon. In Holger Klein and Wolfgang Görtschacher (eds.), Fiction and Literary Prizes in Great Britain. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2006, pp. 107-134.      

 ‘Edward Said. Teorie in Movimento. Oltre il Cosmopolitismo.’ In Iain Chambers (ed.), Esercizi di Potere. Gramsci, Said ed il Postcoloniale. Roma: Meltemi Editore, 2006, pp. 89-99.

 Under Erasure: the Commercial Sustainability of Minority Literatures and Cultures’. In Graham Huggan and Stephan Klasen (eds.), Perspectives on Endangerment. Hildesheim/Zurich/New York, Olms Verlag, 2005, pp. 137-149.

‘Outlandish Cinema. Screening the Other in Italy.’ In Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. Sandra Ponzanesi and Daniela Merolla (eds.). Lanham, MD, Lexingtonbooks, 2005, pp. 267-280.

 ‘Beyond the Black Venus: Colonial Sexual Politics and Contemporary Visual Practices’ in Jacqueline Andall and Derek Duncan (eds.), Italian Colonialism. Legacies and Memories. Oxford, Peter Lang, 2005, pp.165-189.

Beyond Postcolonial Theory? Paradoxes and Potentialities of a Necessary Paradigm’. In Davis, Geoffrey V., Peter H. Marsden, Bénédicte Ledent and Marc Delrez (Eds.), Towards a Transcultural Future. Literature and Society in a ‘Post’-Colonial World. Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2004, pp. 37-47.

 ‘Imaginary Cities. Space and Identities in Migration Literature in Italy’. In Italian Cityscapes.Culture and Urban Change in Italy. Robert Lumley and John Foot (eds.). Exeter, Exeter University Press, 2004, pp. 156-165.

'Diasporic Subjects and Migration'. In Thinking Differently. A Reader in European Women's Studies. Gabriele Griffin and Rosi Braidotti (eds.). London, Zed Books, 2002, pp. 205-220.

'Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine: The Exuberance of Immigration, Feminist Strategies and Multicultural Negotiations'. In Rajeshwar Mittapalli and Pier Paolo Piciucco (eds.), Studies in Indian Writing in English. New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers, pp. 77-107 and in Encyclopaedia of Literature in English. M.K. Bhatnagar (ed.). New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers, 2001, pp. 1348-1379.

‘Diasporic Narratives @ Home Pages. The Future as Virtually Located’. In Colonies, Missions,Cultures in the English Speaking World: General and Comparative Studies Gerhard Stilz (ed.). Tübingen, Stauffenburg Verlag, 2001, pp. 396-406.

'All'Ombra della letteratura Postcoloniale. Meticciato e Ibridità Culturale nelle Scrittura AfroItaliana di Maria Abbebù Viarengo' in Letterature Comparate al Femminile. Liana Borghi (ed.). Urbino, Quattro Venti, 2001, pp. 273-282.

'Comparing Minority Discourses. Shadows in Italian Literature’ in Colonizer/Colonized. Theo D'Haen and Patricia Krüs (eds.). Amsterdam-Atlanta, Rodopi, 2000, pp. 599-611.

‘In My Mother’s House: The Mobilization of Home in Women’s Writers of the Indian Diaspora’ in The Literature of Indian Diaspora: Essays in Criticism.  A L. McLeod (ed.). New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 2000, pp. 239-251. 


Other Publications

'Adattamenti postcoloniali: genere, identità e autorità tra letteratura e Cinema.” Coloniale e postcoloniale nella letteratura italiana degli anni 2000. Narrativa, n. 33/34, 2011-2012, Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2012, pp. 89-102.

‘Passaggi migranti: genere, generazioni e genealogie nella letteratura postcoloniale Italiana.’ Tiziana Caponio, Fedora Giordano, Beatrice Manetti e Luisa Ricaldone (eds.),  “World Wide Women Globalizzazione, Generi, Linguaggi. Volume 3. Conference Proceedings World Wide Women: Globalizzazione, generi, linguaggi. CISDRe, Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche e Studi delle Donne, pp. 139-153.

‘Transnational Feminism in Film and Media’. Book review Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (eds.) Katarzyna Marciniak, Aniko Imre, and Aine O’ Healy. (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan, 2006). Third Text, vol. 110, vol. 25, n. 3, pp. 353-356, 2011.

‘Nuove tendenze nella critica della letterature italiana della migrazione’ Book review Scrivere nella Lingua dell’altro. La letteratura degli immigrati in italia (1989-2007) by Daniele Camberiati. Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2010. Incontri Rivista Europea di Studi italiani, Vol. 26, n.1, pp. 94-97.

Theorieën in Ballingschap. De Contrapuntistische Interpretaties van Edward Said’, in Lover, Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Jaargang 31, No. 1,  2004, pp.15-17.

Il Multiculturalismo Italiano’ in ‘Ibridazioni’ Sagarana, Rivista Letteraria Trimestrale, n. 10, 2003, January.

Entries for The Routledge Companion to Black British Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2001.

`Fragments of a Nation. Italian Cultural Studies from Colonial Legacy to Global Perspective'.   Leggendaria, Italy, special issue on Women's Studies, n. 23, September, 2000, pp. xxiv-xxvi.

 The Past Holds no Terror? Colonial Memories and Afro-Italian Narratives' in Wasafiri, Special issue on Migrant Writings in Europe. N. 31, Spring, 2000, pp. 16-22.

Entries for The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 

Voyage to Hell. Sunetra Gupta’s Moonlight into Marzipan’(1995). In Wasafiri, No. 26, Autumn, 1997, pp. 73-75.

Landmarks: Post-colonial Literatures and Theories at the End of the Century’ in Thamyris, Vol.4, No. 2, autumn, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1997, pp.361-366.

 ‘Professionista Magico. Dino Buzzati e l’Africa’ in Incontri, Rivista Europea di Studi Italiani, No. 3-4,  1997, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 200-206.


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