Silvia Romani

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France: from November 1st to November 30th, 2022

After a master in Greek Literature and a PhD in Anthropology of the Ancient World from the University of Siena, Silvia Romani taught for some years at the University of Turin and, since 2017, she has been Associate Professor of Anthropology, Religions and Mythology of the Antiquity at the University of Milan. She deals in particular with female figures in myth and ancient religion and with issues related to the representation of the female body in antiquity.

The projet 

Title: The Gendered Emptiness. Sex, Gender, and the Body in Ancient Mythology, Religion, and Beliefs

Keywords: Ancient Religion and Anthropology, female Figures in Ancient Myth and Religion 

Selected publications

  • 2022 (Forthcoming) The Resistance of Bodies in Myth and Polytheistic Religion. T. Canella, S. Botta (eds.). «SMSR» 2 (2022)
  • 2022 (Forthcoming) Irrelevant Bodies: The Creation of Woman as a Model of Post-Natural Creation. E. Di Rocco, C. Lombardi (eds.). Myths of Origins as Patterns of Literary Creation. Leiden: Brill
  • 2022, Saffo, La Ragazza di Lesbo, Einaudi, Torino (book)
  • 2022, La Sicilia degli dèi, with G. Guidorizzi, Cortina, Milano (book)
  • 2021 Tutta colpa di Giocasta. S. Beta, S. Romani (eds.). Tirsi per Dioniso. A Giulio Guidorizzi, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, pp. 297-302
  • 2020 Animali fantastici e dove trovarli, a Cipro. «SMSR», vol. 86, pp. 641-654
  • 2020 Translated Bodies: a ‘Cartographic’ Approach. A. Violi, B. Grespi, A. Pinotti, P. Conte (eds.). Bodies of Stone in the Media, Visual Culture and the Arts, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 45-61
Published at 3 November 2022