Prof George Talbot

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts & Sciences

Prof George Talbot

Prof George Talbot

George Talbot is a professor of Italian, with active research interests in modern history, literature and culture. He has worked at Dublin City University (1991-94) and at the University of Hull (1994-2010), where latterly he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, leading the Faculty through phases of expansion, growth and consolidation, in which it enhanced its academic reputation and its financial performance.

He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and of the international editorial board of the Troubador series of publications in Italian Studies. George joined Edge Hill in 2010.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Irma Brandeis, MacGregor’s Island and Other Stories, edited by G. Talbot and M. Sonzogni (Leicester & New York: Troubador, 2013) ISBN: 9781780883809
  • Censorship in Fascist Italy, 1922-43 (London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007)
  • Essays in Italian Literature and History, edited by G. R. Talbot and P. A. Williams (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002)
  • Essays in Language, Translation and the Digital Learning Technologies, edited by G. R. Talbot and P. A. Williams (Market Harborough: Matador, 2002)
  • Lord Charlemont’s History of Italian Poetry from Dante to Metastasio, edited by George Talbot, 3 vols, with a Foreword by Prof. Peter Brand, (Lewiston NY-Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press Historical Texts and Manuscripts series, 2000)
  • Selected Poems of Eugenio Montale, edited by George Talbot (Dublin: Belfield Italian Texts, 2000)
  • Montale’s ‘mestiere vile’: The Elective Translations from English of the 1930s and 1940s (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1995)

Papers

  • ‘Lord Charlemont’s Dante: A Whig Interpretation of Dante at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century’, in Dante and the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. by Aida Audeh and Nick Havely (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 305-32
  • ‘Montale’s I miraggi as Nostalgia for Modernism’, Italian Studies, 67 (2012), 96—108,
  • ‘Carlo Linati e la ricezione italiana delle opere di John M. Synge’, Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, 11 (2011), 131-47
  • ‘Montale fra i miraggi e i paesaggi’, in ‘Credo non esista nulla di simile al mondo’. Paesaggio ligure e paesaggi internori nella poesia di Montale. Atti del convegno internazionale Riomaggiore–Monterosso (La Spezia), 11–13 dicembre 2009, edited by Paola Polito and Antonio Zollino (Florence: Olschki, 2011), pp. 119–29, (ISBN: 978-88-222-6109-0)
  • ‘Linati e Synge’, Terra Insubre. Supplement Atti della giornata di studio Carlo Linati tra Irish Renaissance e rivoluzione joyciana, Varese, 29 maggio 2010, 56 (2010), 15, XIX–XXIX
  • ‘Misteri d’autobiografismo!: Montale’s seaside palimpsests’, The Italianist,29 (2009), i, 69-87
  • ‘Alberto Moravia and Italian Fascism: Censorship, Racism and Le ambizioni sbagliate’, Modern Italy 11 (2006), 2, 127-45
  • ‘Italian Film Culture in the English-speaking World: Translations and Transpositions’, in Italian Culture: Interactions, Transpositions, Translations, edited by C. Salvadori, C. Ó Cuilleanáin and J. Scattergood (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006), pp. 197-211
  • ‘A Micro-History of Censorship in Fascist Italy: the case of Henry Furst’, in Censorship, Culture and the State in Twentieth-Century Italy, edited by G. Bonsaver and R. Gordon (Oxford: Legenda, 2005), pp. 86-95
  • ‘Unpublished letters from Henry Furst to Benedetto Croce’, Italian Studies 60 (2004), 112-131
  • ‘Montale’s critical friendship with Henry Furst’, Spunti e ricerche 17 (2002), 65-80

 

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