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Marika Preziuso
Marika Preziuso
Comparative Literature - Literature from the Caribbean Diaspora - postcolonial Literature in English -
Migration Studies-Feminist Theories -Women's Literature
Lecturer of Research Methods and Introduction to Humanities
November 2002–February 2009
PhD, Comparative Literature from the Caribbean Diaspora
(Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Board ARHC - fees-only Scholarship) School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London. Date of the Award: February 23rd 2009.
Thesis Title: “Mapping the ‘Lived-Imagined’ Caribbean: Ambivalent Freedom in the Work of Five Women Writers from the Caribbean Diaspora”. Supervisor: Dr Carol Watts, School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck.

October 2001–October 2002
MA, Gender, Society and Culture
School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London. Dissertation title: “‘There is Always Another Side’: Caribbean Narratives of Sexualit(ies) in Exile: Jean Rhys and Joan Riley”. Supervisor: Prof. Mpalive Msiska, School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck.

December 2000–October 2001
Postgraduate Certificate, Literary Translation (from English into French and Italian) Department of Modern Languages, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

October 1997–June 1998
Diploma, English and American Literature
School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.

October 1994–November 2000
Honours first class BA, Modern European Languages and Literature (English, French and German)
Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Università di Salerno, Italy. Title of dissertation: “Healing Words: Female Signs and Senses in the Autobiographical Writing by bell hooks”.
November 2004 - October 2009
Lecturer of the following Courses: Skills for Academic Study, Introduction to Humanities with Language Support, English for Academic Purposes. Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, University of London.
Among the topics taught:: Academic Writing in English; Summary and Critical Skills; Essay Writing 1 and 2, Presentation Skills; Time Management and Exam and Revision Skills.
September 2006–June 2008
Teaching Assistant for the Undergraduate Core Course: “Key Concepts in Cultural Analysis: The Production of the Human”, School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London.

2005 and 2006, Spring Terms
Lecturer of the undergraduate modules “The Literature of the French Caribbean since 1930” and “From Caribbean Fiction to Film” both taught at the Caribbean Studies Centre, London Metropolitan University, London.

October –November 2004
Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Modern Languages, University of the Antilles and Guyana, Martinique and the University of Havana, Cuba (Fellowship sponsored by the University of London Central Research Fund).

April 2004–March 2005
Editor and Researcher for the collection Write Black British: from Postcolonialism to Black British Literature, Hansib Publications Ltd, March 2005.

September 2002–June 2008
Italian Language Assistant, Beaumont School, St. Albans, Herts, UK. The post originally resulted from the award of an EU Comenius 2 Scholarship that enabled an Italian teacher to teach Italian in a British school. After the completion of the first year of teaching, the scholarship was converted into a long-term post as Italian Teaching Assistant.
Comparative Literature, English Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Research Methods, Skills for Study, English for Academic Purposes, French Language and Francophone Studies, Spanish language and hispanic Literature, Italian language and Literature, Human Geography
  • Demonstrating,
  • Seminar delivery,
  • Lecture delivery,
  • One-to-one tutoring,
  • Supervision (undergraduate),
  • Supervision (postgraduate)
  • London,
  • South East,
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