Elisa Bolchi is Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Reading, UK, with a project titled 'Virginia Woolf and Italian Readers'. She is founding member and vice-president of the Italian Virginia Woolf Society, and she taught English language and literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, for several years. Her research focusses on Anglo-Italian relationships and she studied the reception of Virginia Woolf in Italian literary periodicals during Fascism, publishing the book Il paese della bellezza. Virginia Woolf nelle riviste italiane tra le due guerre (Milan 2007) as well as articles and essays in Italian and English. Her last book, L’indimenticabile artista. Lettere e appunti sulla storia editoriale di Virginia Woolf in Mondadori (Milan 2015), tells the background of the first Italian editions of Virginia Woolf’s books, starting from unpublished editorial letters.
She also worked on the Italian publication and reception of Richard Aldington, working with unpublished documents of his Italian translator for Mondadori. Other subjects of research include Ian McEwan and Jeanette Winterson, mainly investigating such themes as identity, re-writing and ecocritical writing.