Dr Luciana d'Arcangeli

Full Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (3102)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Ex Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian, now honorary with full academic status, I have taught Italian language and culture at all levels. My expertise is in the areas of Italian theatre and cinema (I worked for the Cecchi Gori Group in Rome and on a number of documentary/movie projects while in Scotland), 20th century studies, translation and interpreting (with over 30 years of professional experience) - www.linkedin.com/in/lucianadarcangeli.
I also have a great interest in innovative teaching and learning practices with a particular focus on distance and blended learning.

Research is listed here:



ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2080-1430


BA Italian Hons [First Class] (University of London)
MHRM (HKE, Lazio)
PhD (Strathclyde)
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Academic Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Academic Studies (Strathclyde)
Certificate of Professional Development in Adult Teaching and Learning (Strathclyde)
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Strathclyde)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (UK)

Honours, awards and grants

Winner of the Italian Institute of Culture Melbourne 2018 Prize for Italian Literary Translation - Premio alla Traduzione Letteraria. "The judges were very impressed by the high standard of entries in this year's IIC Premio alla Traduzione. The text for translation [Wu Ming's short story "Momodou" from "Crimini italiani/The Italian Crime Anthology", edited by Giancarlo De Cataldo, Einaudi Stile Libero, 2008] posed a number of challenges, including a mix of registers and of colloquial varieties of Italian. The winning entry tackled the challenges admirably, bringing Wu Ming's important and moving story to a new audience". The translation has been published.

Awarded the Diploma di Benemerenza "Medaglia d'Oro"/Diploma of Merit "Gold Medal" by the Societa' Dante Alighieri (Rome) for the dissemination of Italian Language and Culture as President of the Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia, April 2017.

Awarded the Premio Italia nel Mondo/Italy in the World Prize in recognition of professional excellence in disseminating Italian culture as President of the Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia Inc., Fondazione Italia, Brisbane, XVII edition, October 2016.

Awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers, Flinders University, 2012.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK).

Fellow of Advanced HE (UK).

Teaching interests

Italian Cinema, Italian Theatre, Cinematic Representation of the Italian Mafia, Italian Language, Translation.

Supervisory interests
Italian cinema
Italian literature
Italian theatre
Italian translation
Literature, Italian
Twentieth century Italian poetry and narrative
Higher degree by research student achievements
Stefano Bona

PhD - APR 2018

Walter Barbieri

PhD - APR 2018

Expert for media contact
Literature - Italian
Italian Cinema
Italian Popular Culture
Italian Theatre
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Media expertise
  • Italy
  • Literature - Italian
  • Italian Cinema
  • Italian Popular Culture
  • Italian Theatre