Annalisa Volpone is a Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Perugia (Italy). She has extensively published on James Joyce. She is the author of essays on Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, William Blake, Derek Walcott, Virginia Woolf. She is currently working on a monograph on William Blake and contemporary science of the mind. She is also co-editor of a collection of essays on how literature translates, describes and deals with mental disorders between the eighteenth and nineteenth century.