Dr Laura Rorato

Senior Lecturer in Italian/Year abroad coordinator for Italian

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures


Laura Rorato studied Modern Languages at the University of Udine (Italy) and holds a PhD in Commonwealth Studies from the University of Bologna. She spent several years in Wales working at Bangor University where she was responsible for the planning and the delivery of all Italian degree programmes. Laura joined the University of Hull in 2015. She specialises in comparative cultural studies and in particular the image of Caravaggio in popular culture. She also researches the representation of space in contemporary Italian fiction, children's literature, and questions of memory and identity. More recently she developed an interest in migration and the Italian diaspora.

Journal Article

Re-writing complexity through fragments: mapping Milan in the twenty-first century

Rorato, L. (2017). Re-writing complexity through fragments: mapping Milan in the twenty-first century. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 25(4), 495-509.

Postgraduate supervision

Laura welcomes applications for supervision in any area broadly relating to her research. Completed PhDs Dr Claudio Brancaleoni, Letteratura e contestazione. Il '68 nella letteratura italiana tra neoavanguardia e postmoderno, Bangor University (2017) Dr Matthew Mild, The Metousiastics of Culture: European Relativism in Literature and Cinema, Bangor University (2015) Dr Maria Cristina Seccia, Translating Caterina Edwards' The Lion's Mouth: An Example of Cultural Translation in Practice, Bangor University (2014) Dr Gerwen Owen, The Jew as dangerous other in early Italian cinema, 1910-1914, Bangor University (2014) Current PhD supervisions Martina Codicé, Literary Representations of the effect and Consequences of Neoliberalism on Contemporary Life in Italy, the UK and the US, Bangor University