Roberta Grandi is a research fellow in English Literature at the Universitè de la Vallée d’Aoste (Italy) where she teaches English literature, language and translation. She is author of international articles and essays and two books on Jane Austen and on Shakespeare’s adaptations.
She has been studying and teaching mountain literature, ecocriticism and A.E.Mason’s works over the last four years and has recently published a scholarly edition of Running Water and the short story "The Guide": A.E.W. Mason's Running Water and The Guide. With Introductions and notes by Roberta Grandi. (2021) London: London Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-1-9996138-9-1
She has presented papers on these topics in national and international conferences (“Mason and pre-wartime films: patriotism and heroism in The Four Feathers and Fire Over England”, September 2017 Pisa – AIA 2017; “The monarch of mountains”: Mont Blanc in a century of English literature (1817-1907), June 2018 2nd TEM international conference – Bard; “The message of the mountains”: A.E.W. Mason and Mont Blanc in English literature (1817-1907)”, December 2019, International Mountain Week – University of Aosta Valley).
Her essay “Mason and pre-wartime films: patriotism and heroism in The Four Feathers (1902) and Fire Over England (1936)” was published in World of Words: Complexity, Creativity and Conventionality in English Language, Literature and Culture, Roberta Ferrari and Sara Soncini eds, vol II, Pisa UP, Pisa, ISBN 978-88-3339-248-6, 2019, pp. 91-100.