Lineages of Contemporary Italian Culture
Jonathan White was raised in the U.S. and Australia. He was educated at the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge and has spent most of his professional career in the Department of Literature at the University of Essex in the U.K. Earlier publications were mainly on English and European Literature, including an edited book on Postcolonial Studies, and ongoing articles on topics such as the Caribbean poet Derek Walcott. He is currently writing a sequel to his 2001 book, "Italy: the Enduring Culture," published by Continuum. Interests include music, especially opera, and aspects of urban, artistic, literary and socio-historical development in Italy.