Selected Academic Works

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BOOKS

Sensiela Juann Mamo

Three books in a box set: Annotated edition with a critical introduction of Ulied in-Nanna Venut fl-Amerka | Personaġġi f’Ulied in-Nanna Venut fl-Amerka ta’ Juann Mamo | Tħeġġiġa lill-Kittibin. Il-Poeżiji ta’ Juann Mamo. Malta: SKS 2013

General editor and co-author (with Anton Cassar, Olivia Borg and Annalise Vassallo) of a box set of three books by Juann Mamo or about his work

“Minn Kull Xorta ta’ Qżież.” Dun Karm u l-Konfini tal-Identità fil-Mument tal-Metafora

Dipartiment tal-Malti, L-Università ta’ Malta u l-Fondazzjoni Karmen Mikallef Buħaġar, 2011. A study commissioned by the Department of Maltese of the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta for the biennial Konferenza Dun Karm

“Dgħajjes Qodma u Maħmuġin.” Dun Karm, id-Dielja u l-Barranin 

Kumitat Festi Nazzjonali, 2004. A study commissioned and published by the Kumitat Festi Nazzjonali and read at a national commemoration of the Dun Karm’s death in 2004.

Ħożż fl-Ilma. Il-kotba, il-qari u l-baħar

Edizzjoni Skarta, 2008. A study commissioned by the National Book Council and read at a special event held during the National Book Fair.

Dominant Metaphors in Maltese Literature

Doctoral thesis, Department of Maltese, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta, 2003. Supervisors: Prof. Oliver Friggieri (University of Malta) and Prof. Joseph A. Buttigieg (University of Notre Dame, USA)


BOOK EDITOR

It-Trankwillità Qarrieqa tat-Test: Perspettivi Oħra tal-Letteratura Maltija

Special edition of Fora Melitensia, no. 2. Ed. Adrian Grima. Malta: Dipartiment tal-Malti tal-Junior College tal-Università ta’ Malta u Progress Press, 2005

Teachers in the Literature of the Mediterranean

Co-Editors: Simone Galea and Adrian Grima. Special issue of MJES published by EMCER, University of Malta. The Netherlands: SENSE Publishers, 2014


BOOK CHAPTERS

Id-Diskors, il-Gideb u l-Iħirsa tal-Preżent

Jiena (X’)Jien? Is-Suġġett fin-Narrattiva Kontemporanja Maltija. Ed. Stephen Bonanno. Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2019.

Nazzjonalità Aktar Profonda: Il-Mediterraniżmu ta’ Oliver Friggieri 

Mill-Petali ta’ Ħajtek. Kitbiet f’ġieħ Oliver Friggieri. Ed.  Joseph P. Borg. Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2018.

The Mediterranean Novel Defying Borders

Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy. Ed. Nicola Gardini, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri, and Matthew Reynolds. Legenda, 2017.

Re-Imagining Maltese Space

Malta. Land of Sea. Ed. Sandro Debono. Midsea, 2017. pp. 59-70

Double Insularity. Mamo’s Quixotic Tale of Emigration

Insularity. Representations and Constructions of Small Worlds. Ed. Katrin Dautel and Kathrin Schödel. Königshausen & Neumann, 2016

Daniel Massa’s Alternative Motherland

Crosscurrents in Postcolonial Memory and Literature. A Festschrift for Daniel Massa. Ed. Stella Borg Barthet and Ivan Callus. Malta University Press, 2016.  pp. 99-137

Intimità Pubblika. Ħames Ittri ta’ Doreen Micallef lil Joe Saliba

Doreen Micallef. Il-Konferenza. Ed. Victor Fenech. L-Akkademja tal-Malti u Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2015

Ritratt Sensazzjonali ta’ Dun Karm

Dun Karm. Patrimonju Malti u Żebbuġi. Ed. Philip E. Said. Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħaż-Żebbuġ, 2012

Language, Literature and the Maltese National Imaginary

Co-authors: Sandro Caruana and Adrian Grima. Lingue, letterature, nazioni. Centri e periferie tra Europa e Mediterraneo. Ed. Ignazio Putzu and Gabriella Mazzon. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2012

Lhud Fariżej u Nsara Tajbin f’Malta tas-Snin Tletin

Ta’ Barra minn Hawn. Ir-Razza u r-Radika fil-Letteratura Maltija. Ed. Marco Galea. L-Akkademja tal-Malti, Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2011; ħarġa speċjali ta’ Il-Malti, 83 (2011)

The Politics of Absence. Representations of the Other in Maltese Contemporary Short Stories

Multiculturalismo e Diferença. Ed. Thomas Bonnici. Universidade Estadual de Maringá, 2011

The Melting Pot that Never Was

Africa and the West / Regards croisés sur deux espaces: l’Afrique et l’occident. Ed. Badra Lahouel. Oran: Dar El Quds El Arabi, 2009

‘They are us’. Interview with Caryl Phillips

Shared Waters.  Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures, Borg Barthet, Stella (Ed.), Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2009, XIII, 412 pp. Series:  Cross/Cultures – Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English 118, pp. 271–276.

L-Esperjenza tal-Poeżija, L-Analiżi Kritika tal-Poeżija

Żewġ kapitli fil-ktieb Il-Qari tal-Letteratura: Bejn Esperjenza u Kritika (Allied Publications 2009, ed. Terence Portelli) għall-istudenti fil-livell postsekondarju u terzjarju

Precariousness and the Erasure of the Mediterranean

The Fight Against Poverty. Ed. Peter G. Xuereb. Malta: EDRC, University of Malta, 2008

Savage Boys and the Predatory Woman in Holland’s Garden

Cultures of Memory / Memories of Culture. Ed. Stephanos Stephanides. University of Nicosia Press and School of Humanities, University of Cyprus, Nicosia 2007

‘Fashioning’ the Maltese Family

The Family, Law, Religion and Society in the European Union and Malta. Ed. Peter G. Xuereb. EDRC, University of Malta, 2006

L’arte della traduzione e la costruzione di un altro Mediterraneo

Paesi e popoli del Mediterraneo. VII Rapporto sul Mediterraneo. Ed. Bruno Amoroso, Gianfranco Nicolais and Nino Lisi. Rubbettino, 2008

Intuskat b’Duttrini Foloz

Il-Poeżiji ta’ Manwel Dimech. Ed. Jessica Micallef u Mark Montebello. SKS, 2014

Critical Mediterranean Voices

Teachers in the Literature of the Mediterranean. Co-Editors: Simone Galea and Adrian Grima. Special issue of MJES published by EMCER, University of Malta. SENSE Publishers, 2014

L-Ambigwità tal-Eroj

L-(Anti)Eroj. Min Huma? X’inhuma? Fejn Huma? Ed. Immanuel Mifsud u Mario Cassar. Dipartiment tal-Malti, Kulleġġ tal-Univ. u KKM, 2015).


PAPERS IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS

Ħelsien u n-Narratur Li Dejjem Jindaħal

Il-Malti (Ħarġa Akkademika), Għadd XCII, Akkademja tal-Malti, Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2019. Fl-istampa.

Irreverent and Inventive Mamo

Adrian Grima and Ivan Callus, CounterText 3.3, 2017, ‘“Thinking Literature Across…” Edinburgh University Press.

The Great Mediterranean Nation. Identity Constructs in Maltese Post-Independence Literature

Melita Historica, Vol XVI, No.3, 2014. A special edition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Malta’s Independence. Ed. David Mallia. Malta Historical Society

Works in Search of a Literature 

Publication of the Papers of the Conference. The European Literary Canons. Budapest, 4th-6th March 2010

Dark Sides – Censorship in Malta

Transcript. a bi-monthly review of books and writing from around Europe. Ed. Alexandra Büchler. March 2011

Cultivating Complexity: Maltese/Australian Women in Lou Drofenik

Acta Scientiarum. Language and Culture, vol 31 n. 1, 2009. Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.

The Idealized Nation-Mother of the Romantics and the Status Quo.

Symposia Melitensia, no. 5, 2009. University of Malta Junior College

Juan Mamo u s-Sigrieti ta’ Wlied in-Nanna Venut

Il-Malti, LXXIX, p. 81-104. Malta: Akkademja tal-Malti, Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2007

The Taste of the Mediterranean and other Kinnies

Forum 21 – European Journal on Child and Youth Research, trilingual. IJAB [Berlin], NYA (London), INJEP [Paris], no. 2-12/2008

Tarżan u l-Udjenza Tiegħu f'”Il-Ġnien” ta’ Henry Holland

It-Trankwillità Qarrieqa tat-Test: Perspettivi Oħra tal-Letteratura Maltija. Ed. Adrian Grima. Fora Melitensia, 2, id-Dipartiment tal-Malti tal-Junior College tal-
Università ta’ Malta u Allied Publishers, 2005

Une (re) découverte du répertoire méditerranéen

Le Jardin d’Essai, Paris, 2001

A Village for an Island: Malta in Frans Sammut’s Novel Samuraj

Humanitas. Journal of the Faculty of Arts. Ed. Lydia Sciriha. Malta: University of Malta, 1999.


CRITICAL INTRODUCTIONS

Il-Ħemda tal-Ġlata

Daħla kritika għall-ġabra tal-poeżiji ta’ Mario Cardona, Fuq Kaxxa tal-Birra Rasha ‘l Isfel. Horizons 2019.

Quddiem il-Funtana. Kelmtejn dwar ix-xewqat

Daħla kritika għall-ġabra tal-poeżiji ta’ John Portelli, Xewqat tal-Passa/Migrant Desires. Horizons, 2017.

Bħal Paragrafu fi Storja

Daħla kritika għall-ġabra tal-poeżiji ta’ Claudia Gauci, Sekonda Qabel Tqum. Edizzjoni Skarta, 2012.

Il-Belt Kontaminata tal-Poeżija

Daħla kritika għall-ġabra tal-poeżiji ta’ Norbert Bugeja, Bliet. Emma Delezio, 2009.

Siktet iċ-Ċedru

Daħla kritika għall-ġabra tal-poeżiji ta’ John P. Portelli, Taħt iċ-Ċirasa/Under the Cherry Tree. PEG, 2008

Il-Linja l-Ħadra, jew il-Konfini tar-Rakkont Tagħna

Daħla kritika għan-novelli ta’ Clare Azzopardi, Il-Linja l-Ħadra. Merlin Library, 2006.


DISKORSI FI TNEDIJIET

  • Clare Azzopardi
  • Norbert Bugeja
  • Mario Cardona
  • Simone Galea
  • Claudia Gauci
  • Achille Mizzi
  • Walid Nabhan
  • John P. Portelli