Nunziata, Dr Daniele

Daniele Nunziata

Stipendiary Lecturer 


Academic background

Dr Daniele Nunziata is a Stipendiary Lecturer in English. Teaching includes the Prelim papers ‘Literature in English, 1830 – 1910’ (‘Victorian’) and ‘Literature in English, 1910 – Present Day’ (‘Modern’), alongside ‘An Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Theory’. His primary research concerns postcolonial literature from the Eastern Mediterranean (the Middle East) with a focus on literary portrayals of Cyprus in travel writing before and after its independence from the British Empire. His publications concern this context and other aspects of postcolonial and world literature studies, from nineteenth-century Orientalist women’s writing on Cyprus to twentieth-century translations and transcriptions of oral narratives across the African continent. He supervises dissertation students studying world and postcolonial literature, and runs courses for visiting students. He is co-organising and co-chairing the conference, Translation Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines, alongside other St Anne’s academics.


Literature in English, 1830 – 1910

Literature in English 1901 – Present

An Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Dissertations on modern and postcolonial literary subjects

Research interests

World, comparative and postcolonial literature. Translation studies. Middle Eastern and African cultural production. Modern literature and theory. Book history and bibliography. 

Recent Publications

‘Cypriot Literatures and the World: Language, Nationalism, and the Bildungsroman, 1960-1974′ in World Literature in Motion: Institution, Recognition, Location (Ibidem and Columbia University Press, 2020)


‘The Scramble for African Orature: The Transcription, Compilation, and Marketing of African Oral Narratives in the Oxford Library of African Literature, 1964 to 1979’ (Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 2017)



‘”The First English Lady Seen in These Parts”: Autoexoticizing Race and Gender in Colonial Women’s Writing on Cyprus’ (PMLA, 2017)