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School of English and Drama

Doriana Licusati

Doriana

Confessional writing from Sylvia Plath to St. Augustine

Email: d.licusati@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

I received my MA in Philosophy from La Sapienza University, Rome. My doctoral research focuses on the literary genre of confession, questioning Sylvia Plath’s poetry and its cold-war context through Augustine’s Confessions. I also examine the development of other confessional forms (spiritual, religious, judiciary, psychotherapeutic) to give account of some mid-century modernist reconfigurations of the relation between the confessional self, writing and God.

My work is funded by a Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Studentship.

Teaching

  • ESH102 Reading, Theory, and Interpretation
  • ESH124 Poetry

Research

Supervision

Professor Peter Howarth and Dr. Molly Macdonald.