Elena Borelli teaches Italian and Intercultural Studies at King’s College London, UK. Her research focuses on the culture and literature of the late nineteenth century in Europe.
She has published extensively on the notion of desire and issues of translation and reception during that time, as well as on the poets Giovanni Pascoli and Gabriele D’Annunzio. She is also a translator, producing (together with James Ackhurst) translations from contemporary and modern poets for The Journal of Italian Translation.
James Ackhurst is a writer and translator based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has published translations (produced with Elena Borelli) in The Journal of Italian Translation and poems, stories, and criticism in takahe, Turbine, Poetry New Zealand, Snorkel, Pericles at Play, Poetry Salzburg Review, Quadrant and The Pantograph Punch.