Department of Humanities, Languages and Heritage

Daniela Francesca Virdis (she/her) (PhD, University of Genoa, Italy) is an Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

She is a member of the International Ecolinguistics Association (IEA) Steering Group and the Erasmus Programme Academic Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Cagliari. She was the Secretary of Poetics And Linguistics Association (PALA). She teaches Language & Gender, Stylistics, Pragmatics, Functional Grammar and Structural Grammar in First and Master’s Degree Courses.

She is the author of the book Serialised Gender: A Linguistic Analysis of Femininities in Contemporary TV Series and Media (2012), which was awarded the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA) Book Prize 2013 for a monograph in the field of English Language and Linguistics, and a co-editor of the books Language in Place: Stylistic Perspectives on Landscape, Place and Environment (2021) and The Stylistics of Landscapes, the Landscapes of Stylistics (2017).

She is also the author of the book “A spectacle of strangeness”: Diavoli e Streghe nel Teatro Giacomiano (Devils and Witches in the Jacobean Theatre, 2004), the author and editor of the Italian translation of B. Jonson’s The Devil Is an Ass (2003), and a co-editor of the volume Ricerca e Didattica nei Centri Linguistici di Ateneo (Research and Language Teaching in University Language Centres, 2006).

She has also published widely, both nationally and internationally, on language & sexuality in Victorian erotica, national-ethnic stereotypes, and Late Modern fictional and non-fictional prose from a historical pragmatic perspective. She is currently researching ecostylistics and metaphor theory.


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