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Fausto Dardi

  • Overview



    I am Associate Lecturer in Italian for the 2023-24 academic year.

    Besides Birkbeck, I am Teaching Associate in Italian at the University of Sheffield (MLTC) and Tutor of Italian at Durham University (CFLS LFA).

    Prior to joining Birkbeck, I was Associate Lecturer in Italian at both Newcastle University and Northumbria University at Newcastle, as well as Teaching Assistant at Durham University, where I extensively taught on Italian language modules and also delivered lectures and seminars on the MA in Translation Studies for the 'Specialised Translation IT>EN' module.

    Professional memberships

    • Network of Italian Language Teachers in the UK (NILI-UK), 2023-present.

    • The Society for Italian Studies, Part-time and Early Career Membership, 2023-2024 (renewed).

    • Association for Language Learning, Early Career Teacher Membership, 2023-2024.

    Honours and awards

    • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE, September 2022
    • Northern Bridge Consortium Doctoral Scholarship, Arts and Humanities Research Council, September 2018


  • Research


    Research interests

    • Italian Language and Culture
    • Translation Studies
    • Translation and Cognition
    • Idiom and Metaphor Translation
    • Linguistics
    • Pragmatics
    • Sociolinguistics
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Italian 5 (ARCL043S6)
    • Italian 4 (Level 4) (ARCL104S4)