Samuele Grassi

University of Florence, Italy

Samuele Grassi is completing his PhD at the University of Florence on the shaping and performing of gender identity in contemporary British and Irish theatre (1980-today). He is the author of L’Apocalisse e la peste dei gay. L’AIDS come metanarrativa nella letteratura anglo-americana, Il dito e la luna, Milano, 2007, a volume on AIDS representations in Anglo-American literature, and has translated and edited Rebecca Brown’s The Gifts of the Body (2006). His main areas of research are Gay Studies/Performance Studies/Queer Studies, and contemporary theatre. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Studi irlandesi.