Claudia Fimiani

Title(s): Ph.D.


Institutional Affiliation: Independent Scholar

Claudia Fimiani holds a PhD in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
Her PhD dissertation, titled I colori del reale e dell’immaginario in The Great Gatsby, focused on the most pervasive color terms in The Great Gatsby and their interaction within the text, along with an analysis of nature imagery, somehow reminiscent of the natural atmospheres associated with the human soul traceable in haiku poetry.

Her main publications include:

  • –  “«A versatile mind in a restless generation»: identità e contesto socio-culturale in Francis Scott Fitzgerald e Haruki Murakami”, in Francesca Brancolini, Claudia Fimiani, Anna Langiano (a cura di), Identità , UniversItalia, Roma 2011, pp. 219-229.
  • –  “«The Party’s Over»: Jazz and Disillusionment in Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s America and the Haruki Murakami’s Westernized Japan”, in Giovanna Covi, Lisa Marchi (eds), Democracy and Difference. The United States in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Papers from the 21st AISNA Biennial Conference , Editrice Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento 2012, pp. 133-138.She is currently attending the Asian Studies program (Japanese and Korean) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

    Among other projects, she is writing a novel and revising her Ph. D. dissertation for publication.

    Research interests:

    American Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Translation Studies, Cultural studies, relationship between visual arts and literature.


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