PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXIX
building: Marco Polo
room: 205

co-supervisor: Prof. Michele Sisto, Prof.ssa Zuzana Augustová


Antonella Candela graduated in 2019 in “Languages, Cultures, Literatures, Translation” (L-11) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a dissertation in German literature entitled “The silent territories: the memory of places through time”, in which the past of Central Europe is investigated - the theater of dramatic historical events - trying to reconstruct the memory of this land and the populations who inhabited it, through the words of authors such as Karl Emil Franzos (1848 - 1904), Joseph Roth (1894 – 1839), Paul Celan (1920 – 1970), Martin Pollack (1944) and Katja Petrowskaja (1970). In 2022 she obtained a master’s degree in “Linguistic, Literary and Translation Sciences” (LM-37) at the same University, discussing a dissertation on the writing of Franz Kafka and Paul Celan, entitled “The word as guardian of the Gefühls-Leben”. The focus of this work is on the word, considered as “interpreter” and “guardian” which, as such, is responsible for translating and preserving interiority. The most significant words from the two authors’ lexicon are collected in a short list of headwords, in which an attempt is made to explain their meaning starting from the different occurrences in the texts. She is currently a doctoral student in “Germanic and Slavic Studies” (curriculum of “Germanic Studies”; Type 1 - PNRR ex D-M- 118/2023) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a project that aims to map the path and the presence of the works of the Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek in Europe. Furthermore, she intends to analyze the practices of manipulation in Italian translations and the phenomenon of cultural interference. The results produced will be published on a dedicated website, designed to make the work accessible to other scholars.

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