20th Anniversary of
The Emma Grollo
A Commemorative Collection
of Italian Studies Research
at The University of Melbourne
The year 2008 marks the 20th Anniversary of The Emma Grollo Memorial
Scholarship in Italian Studies at The University of Melbourne.
This book celebrates the milestone by recognising the achievements of
the recipients of the Scholarship from 1988 to 2008. It presents a
collection of research papers or extracts of these from each of the
Scholarship recipients. It also offers a short autobiography of
each Scholarship recipient, providing an opportunity for them to discuss
how the Scholarship has enabled them to pursue their interest in Italian
Studies, to relate anecdotes from their experience of studying in Italy
and to discuss how their receipt of The Emma Grollo Memorial
Scholarship has influenced their career.
Dr. Vita Giordano was educated in Italy and completed her PhD at The
University of Melbourne, where she currently lectures in Italian Studies
in the School of Languages and Linguistics. She has recently
published her doctoral thesis on the Italian author Massimo Bontempelli.
Dr. Andrew McGregor lectures in
French Studies in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The
University of Melbourne, where he also completed his PhD. He has
published on European cinema and the representation of cultural identity
in film. His research interests include contemporary France and
Italy and their relationship with Australia.
The Italian Australian Institute (I.A.I.) is a non-profit organisation,
supported by the co-operation between the Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation and
La Trobe University. Its charter states that its main aim is to
research and study every aspect of the Italian presence in Australia.