Born in Pagani (SA), Italy.
Degree in Modern European Languages and Cultures
at Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy.
1978-85, Lector in Italian at the Universities
of Reading and Oxford.
1987, PhD, University of Reading.
1987-1989, Senior Tutor, University of Auckland,
Since 1991, Lecturer in Italian at the University
of Bath. Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2000.