Dr Valentina Gosetti

Senior Lecturer in French | ARC DECRA Fellow (2020-2023) - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Valentina Gosetti

Phone: +61 02 6773 4341

Email: vgosetti@une.edu.au

Twitter: @GosettiV


I am originally from Collio di Vobarno, a small town of the province of Brescia, in the north of Italy, not far away from Lake Garda. After attending the Liceo “Enrico Fermi” in Salò (BS, Italy), I completed a Diploma di Laurea (equiv. BA) in French and English languages, literatures, and cultures at the University of Bologna (Italy); and then an MSt and a DPhil in French at Balliol College in the University of Oxford (UK). I have also been a pensionnaire étrangère at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, rue d’Ulm, and an intern at UNESCO (Headquarters, Paris). Before joining the School of Arts at UNE, I held the Kathleen Bourne Junior Research Fellowship in French and Comparative Literature at St Anne’s College (University of Oxford, UK). Before that, I was a College Lecturer and the Interim Organising Tutor for French at Trinity College (University of Oxford, UK) for one year, and a College Lecturer in Modern French Literature at Balliol College (University of Oxford, UK).


Diploma di Laurea (cum laude, Bologna), MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Teaching Areas

Translation and Translation Theory

French language

French literature

Comparative Literature

2017: School of Arts Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence in the Languages, University of New England, Armidale

2019: Nomination for a Faculty Citizenship for Achievement in Research, Education and Service (CARES) Award in recognition of exceptional and sustained performance in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Funded Projects (selected)

  • 2020-23: Gosetti, V. DE200101206 — Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) : Provincial Poets and the Making of a Nation. ($333,374.00)

    This project aims to rediscover, document and analyse prominent regional voices swept aside by the powerful forces constructing national identity in nineteenth-century France in order to argue for a more positive view of provincialism and challenge the division between central and peripheral cultures. Expected outcomes of this project include a more inclusive and representative literary canon, a new awareness of the crucial role of regional poets in the formation of the modern nation state, a new and advanced 'transregional' theoretical framework to revalue the potential of locality and place, as well as a wealth of novel evidence in support of public debates aimed at bridging the urban-rural divide in Australia, France and beyond.

Research Interests

Most of my research so far has been aimed at revaluing the contribution of lesser-known poets, authors, and languages with the longer-term plan to achieve a fairer, more inclusive, and representative literary canon. My main research interests include nineteenth-century French poetry, especially by authors from the provinces of France, and the development of prose poetry.

I am also interested in comparative literature, French-speaking women poets, and poetry translation, especially into the lesser-spoken languages of Europe. As a native speaker of Bresciano, I am the creator of Transferre, a blog about translation of poetry in verse or prose, from any language into any language, standard or not, with a particular focus on endangered local languages. The idea is to encourage poetry in translation for the preservation and the promotion of minority languages. I have edited and translated, with Adriano Marchetti and Andrea Bedeschi, the volume Donne: Poeti di Francia e oltre dal Romanticismo ad oggi (2017), a bilingual anthology (French-Italian) of French-speaking women poets from Romanticism to the present day.

I am very happy to supervise research projects related to my research interests.


Book cover - Donne Poeti di Francia e Oltre. Dal Romanticismo a Oggi Book cover - Gaspard de la Nuit Beyond the Prose PoemBook cover with a high-rise tower against a cloudy sky

Research UNE Profile

Contributing Writer: Treccani.it, (Literature) for the Domenica of the Sole24Ore, Sunday cultural supplement


Association Louis, dit Aloysius, Bertrand

Australian Society for French Studies (ASFS)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

OCCT (Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation) Research Centre


Society of Dix-neuviémistes (SDN) (I am serving as the Communication and Media Officer for the SDN)

Society for French Studies (SFS)

UNE Nineteenth-Century Studies Network.

Universities Australia Executive Women Group (UAEW)

Other Professional Activities (selected)

Co-Editor with Professor Patrick McGuinness of the Oxford Peter Lang Series “Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France”

Advisory Board Member, Australian Journal of French Studies (Liverpool University Press)

Comité scientifique, Revue Bertrand (Classiques Garnier)