I am a tenure-track researcher at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and from 2019 to 2021, I was a Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the at the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Reading, where I carried on the project ‘Virginia Woolf and Italian Readers’ under the supervision of Prof Daniela La Penna and Dr Nicola Wilson.
I am founding member and vice-president of the Italian Virginia Woolf Society and before starting my Marie Curie Fellowship, I was Postdoctoral Fellow (Assegnista di ricerca) in English Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milan (2013-2019).
My main research interest is the Italian reception of Anglophone modernist authors, with a special focus on the reception of Virginia Woolf in Italy. My research is strongly interdisciplinary and covers different disciplines and approaches such as literary studies, archival studies, translation studies, publishing history and digital humanities.
I also explore the influence and legacy of modernism in contemporary authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Ian McEwan, and Ali Smith. Research on Jeanette Winterson and Ian McEwan also led me to develop an interest in ecocriticism and literary ecology, with a specific attention to climate change fiction. I am a member of the Scientific Board of the international PhD programme in Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing.