Communication Committee

the Communication Committee of the International Vernon Lee Society:

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels and Dr Sole Alba Zollo

Sally Blackburn-Daniels

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels (She/Her) is the general Communications Officer of the IVLS. Research Assistant for AHRC funded project Expressive Life Writing and Telling (ELW) During Crisis: Addressing Urgent Needs in Akkar, Lebanon ; Administration Assistant for GOTH: Gender and Otherness in the Humanities

She works at the School of Arts and Humanities | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), The Open University, Perry C Building – Level 2, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Tel: +44 (0)7739666641 | Twitter @drsallybd

She is also an Ordinary Elect Member of BADS (British Association for Decadence Studies)

Her current publications include: ‘Struggling with the tempter’: the Queer Archival Spaces of Vernon Lee, Mary Robinson, and Amy Levy, in Volupte Interdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies (2020), and A Theatrical Performance of Vernon Lee’s The Ballet of the Nations, in Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies (2020)


Dr Sole Alba Zollo (for Italy)

Sole Alba Zollo ( is Researcher of English Linguistics and Translation at the University of Napoli Federico II. She holds a PhD in English for Special Purposes (ESP) from the University of Napoli Federico II. She has published extensively on her research interests which include human rights discourse, multimodal critical and positive discourse analysis in institutional contexts, rhetoric and visual argumentation, the language of tourism, education and social media, new literacies, and communication strategies in women’s writings between ’700 and ’800.