Chiara Alfano is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working on a monograph-length study which looks at the figure of the infant in post-war literature, life-writing and culture, and in philosophy, psychoanalysis, and feminist texts.She has published on the cross-fertilizations between literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis, in particular in relation to Stanley Cavell, Jacques Derrida and Shakespeare. She is the co-editor, together with Professor Simon Morgan Wortham, of Desire in Ashes: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy (forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2015). She is also reviews editor at The Oxford Literary Review.