Giovanna Tallone is a graduate in Modern Languages from Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, and holds a PhD in English Studies from the University of Florence. She is an EFL teacher in secondary school and an independent researcher, having presented papers and published essays and critical reviews on Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Mary Lavin, Mary O’Donnell, Clare Boylan, Lady Augusta Gregory, Brian Friel, Dermot Bolger, Vincent Woods and James Stephens. She is a member of the editorial board of Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies based in Florence. Her main research interests include Irish women writers, contemporary Irish drama, and the remakes of Old Irish legends.