Notes for contributors


The editorial board of Ravenna is pleased to receive articles and reviews dealing with the relationship between fin-de-siècle culture and Italy.

For any question or submission proposal in the journal, please contact either of the editors at these addresses (Luca Caddia and Elisa Bizzotto Please consider that we do not accept either abstracts or works in progress, but only completed works. You are requested to follow the style sheet instructions given below and include a short bio (max 4 lines).

  • Elisa Bizzotto, an authority on the Pre-Raphaelites and on Walter Pater,  teaches English language at the University of Venice – Ca’ Foscari.
  • Luca Caddia was born in Rome in 1977. In 2002 he graduated in Philosophy and in 2008 he received a Doctorate in English Literature (both at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’). Strongly concerned with men’s studies, his doctoral dissertation deals with the relationship between character and career in Anthony Trollope’s Palliser Novels. His research interests also include collecting in Victorian visual cultures and the resonances between realistic novel and reality TV. He works as a literary translator Eng>It. He has translated works by Israel Zangwill, Tess Gallagher, Bernard Cooper and also The Dedalus Book of Absinthe, by Phil Baker.

RAVENNA  Style Sheet


1. The typescript you provide should be 1.5 spaced throughout, including bibliography. The font should be Times New Roman 12pt.

2. Leave good left-hand and right-hand margins (2.5 cms) and space at the top and bottom (2.5 cms).

3. Indent the beginning of each paragraph except the first.

4. Pages should be numbered sequentially.

5. Texts should be normally anglicised.

6. Foreign language words should be placed in italics except for frequently occurring proper nouns.

7. All titles of published works should be in italics.


Use endnotes, not footnotes. All notes should be numbered serially in arabic numerals.

In the text, use superscript numbers. A footnote reference number should follow any punctuation except for a dash.

Notes should be single-spaced and the font size should be Times New Roman 10pt.

Use ibid., or op. cit., or cross-references when needed.

Quotations and References

Use double quotation marks, but single marks within quotations.

Quoted material more than 40 words long should be displayed as an indented block quote. Quotation marks are unnecessary for block quotes. The quoted text should be single-spaced and the font size should be Times Roman 10pt.

Within a quotation use three leader dots for any break. Enclose the leader dots within square brackets.


The publisher and place of publication must be given.

Capitalisation of titles follows standard practice of the language in question.

Titles of articles, chapters and unpublished material or headings should be in double quotation marks.

The author’s name is inverted, surname before given name, except for bibliographical references in endnotes.

Forenames (when known) are given in full.

The date is placed in round brackets immediately after the author’s name.


Ellmann, Richard (1967) Eminent Domain: Yeats among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot and Auden, New York: Oxford University Press.


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