Valeria Illuminati

University of Bologna

Valeria Illuminati is completing her PhD in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies in the Department of Interpreting and Translation (DIT) of the University of Bologna at Forlì, and in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of Durham University. Her thesis combines her interests in translation, gender studies and children's literature and focuses on the analysis of Italian translations of French and English classics for children published from 1930s onwards from a gender perspective. She is also interested in the field of audio-visual translation and is currently working on audio description for the visually impaired.

“You may think you know this story.” Rewriting, reimagining, and twisting classic fairy tales in Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle and its Italian and French translations