Silvia Antosa is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Enna “Kore”. She is the author of Richard Francis Burton: Victorian Explorer and Translator (Bern: Peter Lang, 2012) and Crossing Boundaries: Bodily Paradigms in Jeanette Winterson’s Fiction 1985-2000 (Roma: Aracne, 2008). Antosa is the editor of several interdisciplinary volumes on queer theories and practices; she has published extensively on Victorian fiction, poetry and travel accounts as well as on contemporary British fiction. More recently, she has co-edited a special issue of Textus: English Studies in Italy 1 (2015) on the gender and sexuality in modern and contemporary British fiction, with Joseph Bristow (UCLA). She is currently writing a monograph on British Victorian writer Frances Elliot and co-editing a study on the technologies of the body in contemporary Anglo-American representations.