Prodotti della ricerca


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1. Volumes

  1. Douthwaite, Daniela Francesca Virdis and E. Zurru (eds), The Stylistics of Landscapes, the Landscapes of Stylistics, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017 (“Linguistic Approaches to Literature (LAL)”, volume no. 28), ISBN 9789027200020.
  2. Serialised Gender: A Linguistic Analysis of Femininities in Contemporary TV Series and Media, Genoa (Italy): ECIG, 2012 (“Lagado Studi”, volume no. 7, General Editors G. Sertoli and F. Cleto), ISBN 9788875442507, awarded the AIA (Italian Association of English Studies) Book Prize 2013 for a monograph in the field of English Language and Linguistics.
  3. Bowles, J. Douthwaite and Daniela Francesca Virdis (eds), Ricerca e didattica nei Centri Linguistici di Ateneo: Atti delle Giornate di Studi sull’Insegnamento delle Lingue, Cagliari (Italy): CUEC, 2006 (“University Press Linguistica”, volume no. 5), ISBN 8884673437.
  4. “A spectacle of strangeness”: Diavoli e streghe nel teatro giacomiano, Viterbo (Italy): Sette Città, 2004 (“Fuori collana”, volume no. 14, General Editor D. Paris), ISBN 8886091877.
  5. Ben Jonson, Il diavolo è un asino, Traduzione, introduzione e note di Daniela Francesca Virdis, Prefazione di Filippo Grazzini, Ristampa anastatica a fronte, Viterbo (Italy): Sette Città, 2003 (“Anglia”, volume no. 4, General Editor A. Graziano), ISBN 8886091869.


2. Articles in Academic Journals and Edited Volumes

  1. “Sexualised Landscapes and Gentry Masculinity in Victorian Scenery: An Ecostylistic Examination of a Pornographic Novel from the Magazine The Pearl”, Journal of Literary Semantics: An International Review 48.2 (2019), pp. 109-128, ISSN 0341-7638.
  2. “Interpersonal Metadiscourse in Wordsworth’s “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads”, in V. Bonsignori, G. Cappelli and E. Mattiello (eds), Worlds of Words: Complexity, Creativity, and Conventionality in English Language, Literature and Culture: Vol. I: Language, Pisa (Italy): Pisa University Press, 2019, pp. 583-588, ISBN 9788833392448.
  3. Douthwaite, Daniela Francesca Virdis and E. Zurru, “Introduction” to The Stylistics of Landscapes, the Landscapes of Stylistics, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017, pp. 1-20, ISBN 9789027200020.
  4. “Representing Postfeminist Female Characters in the Contemporary Mediascape: The Discursive Function of Irony”, Verbum 8 (2017), pp. 40-50, ISSN 2029-6223.
  5. “Interactive Practices and Identity Construction in W. Wordsworth’s “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads (1800): A Historical Pragmatic Scrutiny”, Studii de Lingvistică 7 (2017), pp. 207-227, ISSN 2248-2547.
  6. “Interactive Strategies in Victorian Academic Discourse: Citation in J. Ruskin’s The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century (1884)”, Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English 17 (2016), special issue The Rhetoric of Character, Face and Identity Construction from Early Modern to Present-Day English edited by M. Nevala, U. Lutzky, G. Mazzon and C. Suhr, 34 online pages, ISSN 1797-4453.
  7. Buckledee and Daniela Francesca Virdis, “From Inarticulacy to Art: Normal Non-Fluencies in Verbatim Theatre”, Analele Universitatii din Oradea: Seria Filologie, Fascicula Limba si Literatura Romana 23 (2016), pp. 20-39, ISSN 1224-7588.
  8. “Mediterranean Landscapes as Heritage: An Ecostylistic Analysis of a Sardinian Tourism Website”, in L. Abbamonte and F. Cavaliere (eds), Mediterranean Heritage in Transit: (Mis-)Representations via English, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, pp. 161-177, ISBN 9781443887168.
  9. “Hybrid Animals and Hybridizing Representational Strategies in R. Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Functional Grammatical Investigation”, in R. Spannring, R. Heuberger, G. Kompatscher, A. Oberprantacher, K. Schachinger and A. Boucabeille (eds), Tiere – Texte – Transformationen: Kritische Perspektiven der Human-Animal Studies, Bielefeld (Germany): Transcript Verlag, 2015, pp. 213-226, ISBN 9783837628739.
  10. “Eroticising Female and Male Bodies: A Linguistic Investigation of a Pornographic Novel from the Victorian Magazine The Pearl”, Porn Studies1 (2015), pp. 19-34, ISSN 2326-8743 (print), 2326-8751 (online).
  11. “British Stereotypes in Two Humorous Collections of Postcards: A Stylistic Examination”, Rhesis: International Journal of Linguistics, Philology and Literature1 (2015), pp. 134-150, ISSN 2037-4569.
  12. Puddu and Daniela Francesca Virdis, “Dalla Scozia alla Sardegna: Stereotipi e tratti bandiera di Groundskeeper Willie/Willie il Giardiniere dei Simpson”, in A. Dettori (ed.), Dalla Sardegna all’Europa: Lingue e letterature regionali, Milan (Italy): Franco Angeli, 2014, pp. 338-354, ISBN 9788820458485.
  13. “When American Surgery Speaks Spanish: A Linguistic Analysis of a Doctor-Patient Interview in FX’s Nip/Tuck”, in R. Cagliero and A. Belladelli (eds), American English(es): Linguistic and Socio-Cultural Perspectives, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 132-153, ISBN 9781443847483.
  14. “Ideological Landscapes in G. O. Trevelyan’s ‘An Indian Railway’: An Ecostylistic Analysis”, in N. N. Belozerova (ed.), Ekologiya yazyka na perekrestke nauk: materialy 2-y mezhdunarodnoy nauchnoy konferentsii: v 2-h chastyah: Ch. 1 (Ecology of Language at the Crossroads of Sciences: Proceedings of the 2nd International Scientific Conference in 2 Volumes: Volume 1), Tyumen (Russia): Izdatelstvo Tyumenskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta (Tyumen State University Publishing House), 2012, pp. 40-47, ISBN 9785400006661.
  15. “Interactive Dialogue Sequences in The Romance of Lust (1873-1876)”, in G. Mazzon and L. Fodde (eds), Historical Perspectives on Forms of English Dialogue, Milan (Italy): Franco Angeli, 2012, pp. 116-135, ISBN 9788820413842.
  16. “Friendliness, Aggressiveness and Coarseness: Scottish Groundskeeper Willie’s Linguistic Features in The Simpsons”, NAWA: Journal of Language and Communication1 (2012), pp. 127-150, ISSN 1993-3835.
  17. “Spagnolo e inglese nella serie televisiva Nip/Tuck: Un approccio didattico”, in A. Abi Aad and L. Marci Corona (eds), Una scuola che parla: Lingue straniere, Italiano L2 e Lingue regionali: Atti del Convegno ANILS: Cagliari, 5-6 Novembre 2009, Rome (Italy): Aracne, 2011, pp. 173-183, ISBN 9788854836778.
  18. “Changing Media Landscapes, Innovative Female Characters: Julie’s Politeness Strategies in ABC’s Desperate Housewives”, in G. Di Martino, L. Lombardo and S. Nuccorini (eds), Challenges for the 21st Century: Dilemmas, Ambiguities, Directions: Papers from the 24th AIA Conference: Volume II: Language Studies, Rome (Italy): Edizioni Q, 2011, pp. 113-120, ISBN 9788890396984.
  19. “Marge’s Private Conflict in The Simpsons: A Linguistic Analysis”, Anglophonia: French Journal of English Studies 27 (2010), special issue Women, Conflict and Power edited by E. de Cacqueray, N. Duclos and K. Meschia, pp. 295-304, ISSN 1278-3331.
  20. “Sexuality, Masculinities & Co. in the Limericks from the Victorian Erotic Magazine The Pearl”, Textus: English Studies in Italy1 (2010), special issue Stylistics and Co. (Unlimited): The Range, Methods and Applications of Stylistics edited by J. Douthwaite and K. Wales, pp. 209-234, ISSN 1824-3967.
  21. “Twentieth-Century Sardinia in The National Geographic Magazine: A Lexical Analysis of a Biased Representation”, in G. Marci and S. Pilia (eds), Minori e minoranze tra Otto e Novecento: Convegno di Studi nel centenario della morte di Enrico Costa (1841-1909), Cagliari (Italy): CUEC, 2009, pp. 129-148, ISBN 9788884675675.
  22. “Representing Female Clumsiness: The Figure of Susan in ABC’s Desperate Housewives”, in N. Kara (ed.), Gender at the Crossroads: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Women’s Studies: Famagusta (Cyprus), 20-22 April 2009, Famagusta (Cyprus): Eastern Mediterranean University Press, 2009, pp. 97-104, ISBN 9789758401703.
  23. “Polite Interaction or Cooperative Interaction? Bree’s Conversational Style in ABC’s Desperate Housewives”, BAS: British and American Studies 15 (2009), pp. 237-251, ISSN 1224-3086.
  24. “Niccolò Goes to America: Ideology and/through Lexicon in a 1900s US Reader”, in D. Torretta, M. Dossena and A. Sportelli (eds), Forms of Migration – Migration of Forms: Language Studies: Proceedings of the 23rd AIA Conference: Bari (Italy), 20-22 September 2007, Bari (Italy): Progredit, 2009, pp. 212-223, ISBN 9788861940574.
  25. “George Gifford’s A Discourse of the Subtill Practises of Devills by Witches and Sorcerers: Female Figures through Corpus Stylistics”, in S. Cocco, A. Pinna and C. Varcasia (eds), Corpora, Discorso e Stile – Corpora, Discourse & Style, Rome (Italy): Aracne, 2009, pp. 285-301, ISBN 9788854829633.
  26. “Ben Jonson Across Cultures: Bartholomew Fair’s Italian Adaptation”, in A. V. Jovanovic and R. Vukcevic (eds), International Conference English Language and Literature Studies: Structures Across Cultures: ELLSSAC Proceedings: Volume II: Belgrade (Serbia), 7-9 December 2007, Belgrade (Serbia): Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, 2008, pp. 245-257, ISBN 9788686419460.
  27. “’I’m Mary Brady. I go to Saint Agnes in Queens’: Il personaggio irlandese di Mary in Sex and the City”, NAE: Trimestrale di cultura 22 (Spring 2008), pp. 45-49, ISSN 2038-4548.
  28. “Women and Witches in Scot’s The Discoverie of Witchcraft and in James I’s Daemonologie: A Linguistic Analysis”, in J. Douthwaite and D. Pezzini (eds), Words in Action: Diachronic and Synchronic Approaches to English Discourse: Studies in Honour of Ermanno Barisone, Genoa (Italy): ECIG, 2008, pp. 339-352, ISBN 9788875441357.
  29. “Old Models of Power and Gender in David Harrower’s Blackbird: A Conversation Analysis”, in M. Arcangeli and C. Marcato (eds), Lingue e culture fra identità e potere, Rome (Italy): Bonacci, 2008, pp. 603-611, ISBN 9788875734251.
  30. “On David Harrower’s Blackbird Yet Again: Further Linguistic Evidence of Chauvinist Ideology”, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Linguistica e Stilistica dell’Università di Cagliari: Itinerari di ricerca linguistica e letteraria 5 (2007), pp. 177-191, ISBN 9788843044498.
  31. “Women and Devils at War in Jonson’s The Devil Is an Ass and in Machiavelli’s Favola: A Stylistic Analysis”, Letterature straniere &: Quaderni della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell’Università degli Studi di Cagliari: Guerra e pace 9 (2007), pp. 91-99, ISBN 9788843041091.
  32. “Sardinia and Sardinian Women in a 1923 National Geographic Magazine: A Stylistic Analysis”, in L. Jottini, G. Del Lungo and J. Douthwaite (eds), Cityscapes: Islands of the Self: Language Studies: Proceedings of the 22nd AIA Conference: Cagliari (Italy), 15-17 September 2005, Cagliari (Italy): CUEC, 2007, pp. 545-555, ISBN 9788884673947.
  33. Bowles, J. Douthwaite and Daniela Francesca Virdis, “Presentazione” a Ricerca e didattica nei Centri Linguistici di Ateneo: Atti delle Giornate di Studi sull’Insegnamento delle Lingue, Cagliari (Italy): CUEC, 2006, pp. 11-17, ISBN 8884673437.
  34. “Giovanni Papini, Wallace Stevens e l’idea di poesia e di poeta”, Il lettore di provincia1 (2005), pp. 85-96, ISSN 0024-1350.
  35. “W. Stevens’ ‘Reply to Papini’”, in M. Bacigalupo and P. Castagneto (eds), America and the Mediterranean: AISNA: Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial International Conference: Genoa (Italy), November 8-11, 2001, Turin (Italy): Otto, 2003, pp. 361-367, ISBN 8887503567.


3. Reviews and Other Publications

  1. “De-Constructing Stereotypical Discourse: A Linguistic Analysis of the Characters of Foreign Language Learners in British Humorous Postcards” (poster publication), in L. Di Michele (ed.), Regenerating Communities, Territories, Voices: Memory and Vision: Proceedings of the 25th AIA Conference: Volume II, L’Aquila (Italy), 15-17 September 2011, Naples (Italy): Liguori, 2012, pp. 243-248, ISBN 9788820757243.
  2. “Time and the Text of Sex and the City: The Last Conversation among the Four Female Characters in the American TV Series”, in Online Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Poetics And Linguistics Association (PALA): Sheffield (UK), 23-26 July 2008, pp. 1-16,
  3. Review of J. M. Kozma, Grazia Deledda’s Eternal Adolescents: The Pathology of Arrested Maturation, Madison (NJ): Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002, published in Rivista di Letterature moderne e comparate1 (2005), pp. 117-120, ISSN 0391-2108.
  4. Review of F. Troncarelli (ed.), Il flauto magico: Il frammento, Naples (Italy): Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1998, published in Il Cristallo1 (2000), pp. 166-167, ISSN 0011-1449.
  5. Review of G. M. Anselmi (ed.), Dal primato allo scacco: I modelli narrativi italiani tra Trecento e Settecento, Rome (Italy): Carocci, 1998, published in Il Veltro5-6 (1999), pp. 666-672, ISSN 0042-3254.
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