Giovanna Tallone is a graduate in Modern Languages from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, and holds a PhD in English Studies from the University of Florence. An independent researcher and EFL teacher in secondary school, she has presented papers and published essays and critical reviews on Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Mary O’Donnell, Mary Lavin, Clare Boylan, Lady Augusta Gregory, Brian Friel, Dermot Bolger and James Stephens. Her main research interests include Irish women writers, contemporary Irish drama, and the remakes of Old Irish legends.