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Dr Simona Beccone
Tenured Researcher (Reader), Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, University of Pisa

Academic Profile
1999: Honours Degree in “Lingue e Letterature Straniere” (University of Pisa);
2004: PhD. in “Modern Literatures – English Literature” (University of Pisa);
2006-current: Researcher (tenured position), University of Pisa, Dept. of Philology, Literature and Linguistics (formerly: Dept. of English).
2012-2020: National Scientific Habilitation (ASN 2012 – Associate Professor)

Research interests
My research interests focus on Metaphysical poetry (G. Herbert), Romantic poetry (J. Keats), Renaissance literature (W. Shakespeare), Linguistics, Literary theory, Literature and the visual arts, Cognitive Psychology and Jungian analysis.

Within these fields, my most recent publications include five monographs (Le figure femminili nella scrittura di Keats. Un’indagine junghiana, 2016; A Clockwork Orange: l’arte come ultra-violenza, 2010; “Broken in pieces all asunder”: il paradigma della tortura in The Temple, 2009; “I do believe her though I know she lies”. Il sonetto 138 o l’apologia shakespeariana della poesia, 2008; La fenomenologia del tempo in Endymion di John Keats: tempo-durata, tempo-eternità e tempo-psiche, 2005) and a series of articles (“Displacement-Distortion Theory and the Desacralization of Aesthetic Categories: the Case Study of Hardy’s “Neutral Tones”, 2015; “Non-entropic Repetition and Mystical Smells Experience in Herbert’s ‘The Odour’ ”, 2011; “ ‘Hope’ di George Herbert: trascendenza e tempo dell’esperienza estetica”, 2008; “Impasse e azione, ninfe di terra e ninfe di acqua: le dinamiche del viaggio-quest in Endymion di John Keats”, 2008; “«The principle of beauty in all things»: l’esperienza estetica come deautomatizzazione della percezione in John Keats”, 2005).