Silvia Caporale-Bizzini

Silvia Caporale Bizzini was born in Pescara in 1961 and graduated in Modern Languages in 1985 (Università "G. D'Annunzio", Pescara). She received her Phd at the University of Alicante (Spain) in 1994 with the thesis "On power and ideology: Foucault, Barthes and the construction of gender in contemporary novel in English". Silvia has carried on her research at the University of Oxford (1992), the University of Ulster at Colleraine (1992), Sheffield University (1995) and has been visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) in 1996 and at the University of York (Toronto, Canada) in 2003 and 2004. Since 1997 she is Senior Lecturer the University of Alicante where she teaches English Literature and Cultural Theory in the Department of English Studies. Since 2002, she is the Director of the Women's Studies Centre at the University of Alicante and in 2003 became the Secretary of the Spanish University Association of Women's Studies.

She has co-edited Reconstructing Foucault: Essays in the Wake of the 80s (Rodopi: 1994), Frankenstein (Ediciones Colegio de España, 2000), Historia Crítica de la Novela Inglesa Escrita por Mujeres (Salamanca, 2003) and edited We, the "Other Victorians". Considering the Heritage of 19th-Century Thought (Alicante, 2003), Discursos teóricos en torno a la(s) maternidad(es) (Entinema: Madrid, 2004) and Narrating Motherhoods, Breaking the Silence: Other Mothers, Other Voices (Peter Lang, 2006. Forthcoming). She has also published a number of articles and essays in Critical Quarterly, Woman: a Cultural Review, Miscelánea y Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense among other journals.

Silvia is currently working on the theory and representation of maternal autobiography as a (testimonial) political perception of the historically determined experience(s) of mothering.