About the author


Arianna Primissimo Piano (Agosto 2014)Arianna Dagnino is a researcher, writer, and socio-cultural analyst. She holds an M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures from l’Università degli Studi di Genova and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Sociology from the University of South Australia.

She is currently conducting research in the fields of transcultural studies, world literature and translation studies at the University of British Columbia after having relocated to Vancouver as a permanent resident of Canada. She is interested in looking at how socio-economic factors and cultural changes linked to global mobility shape identities and cultural practices – in particular creative writing and (self-)translation.

Her articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Transcultural Studies, Transnational Literature, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Rhizomes and Transpostcross: Letterature CultureDagnino’s book publications include the novel Fossili (Fazi, 2010) inspired by her four years spent in South Africa as an acting foreign correspondent and several books on the impact of socio-techno globalization including I nuovi nomadi (1996), Uoma (2000) and Jesus Christ Cyberstar (2008). Her latest book Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility (Purdue UP, 2015) consists of a creative nonfiction, which the author self-translated from Italian into English, and of a critical exegesis on transcultural writing, translingualism, identity and cultural translation.

Dagnino is currently self-translating her transcultural novel Fossili into English.

Contact:  arianna.dagnino at ubc dot ca