Laura Favero Carraro

Laura Favero Carraro Visiting lecturer at Princeton University in the 1980s, she has been teaching English courses at the University of Padova since 1993. She has presented papers at international conferences like the Margaret Cavendish International Conference in Paris, and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference at St John’s College, Oxford, and has contributed a number of articles to the The Literary Encyclopedia. Her main interests variously concern languages for specific purposes, from the semiotics of the theatre (“Un’analisi delle strutture spazio-temporali in Antony and Cleopatra”, in Prometeo, 10, 1983: 11-23; “La critica e le Histories di Shakespeare, 1983-1986”, in Annali di Ca’ Foscari, XXVII, 1-2 , 1988: 347-53), and the development of the scientific language in the Eighteenth century (“Women’s Discorse on Science and Learning and the Image of the Learned Lady”, in In-between IX, 1-2, 2000: 137-146; “Women at Stake: the Self-Assertive Power of Gambling in Susanna Centlivre’s The Basset Table”, in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, 16/2, 2001: 53-62), to the English for Specific Purposes of areas such as sport, newspapers, economics and academia (“Lo sport nell’attività linguistico-didattica”, in Scuola e Lingue Moderne XXXV, 1, 1997: 2-7; “Il linguaggio giornalistico-sportivo”, in Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata XXX, 1, 1998: 45 –67; “The English of Economics in Italian EAP Courses”, in Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata XLII, 3, 2010: 67-78).