University of Calgary

Francesca Zambolin

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

About Me

I am originally from Italy where I completed my BA in Italian Literature at the University of Verona and then my MA in Romance Philology and Literature at the University of Trento. I first arrived in Calgary during my last year of MA as an exchange student, and this experience inspired me to apply for a PhD at the University of Calgary in the LLAC-Transcultural Studies program. The main reason behind my decision to return at UofC deals with the learning environment, the support received by faculty staff and the chances to develop research, academic and professional skills as well.

My research interests include intellectual women's works in 20th century in Italy, film studies, war related literary works and authors, medieval romances and legends, Italian and Italian-Canadian poetry. I speak Italian and English, yet I hope to learn Spanish and also some German.

Raised in a town pretty much located at the foothills of the Dolomites, I love outdoor activities and you most likely find me hitting a trail, skiing or walking in a park. One of my favourite things to do when I have some free time is reading, playing music and watching movies. I do have a wide range of genres that I like with regard to movies and literature, however, two of my favourite books that come up in my mind whilst writing are Crime and Punishment by F. Dostoevsky and Penelope alla Guerra by O. Fallaci; also, I can list The Lord of the Rings as one of the movies I enjoy the most.

Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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