Researcher Bio

Alice Colombo holds an MA and PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Portsmouth. Her doctoral research examined reworkings of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels in eighteenth-century Britain and in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italy using a translational perspective. Alice’s doctoral project received funding from the University of Portsmouth (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Studentship – tuition fees only; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Completion Bursary), as well as a Foundation Main Grant from the Funds for Women Graduates. While working on her PhD, Alice developed a strong interest in the historical and transnational dimension of chapbook and broadside literature. This topic became the subject of the project that she developed as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, NUI Galway. The materials published on this website were collected during the course of Alice’s postdoctoral project.