I was born in Lecco, Italy. I obtained my Laurea at the Università di Bergamo in 2007. I received my PhD at the French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, working on my dissertation under the supervision of Prof. María Soledad Fernández Utrera. The thesis is focused on the concept of Europe in 19th century Spanish and Italian essays. I was awarded a SSHRC award in 2018.
- European Studies
- 19th century Spanish and Italian Literature
- Political Essay
- Spanish and Italian Cinema
- Contemporary Philosophy
Publications and Conference Presentations
“El movimiento en ‘El amigo de la muerte’ de Pedro Antonio Alarcón: cómo viajar por el mundo sin moverse de lugar”. 54th Annual Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists. Regina, Saskatchewan, 30 May-1 June 2018.
“Impresiones de arte: un puente artístico-literario para conectar el sur de Europa”. Third LALISA Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, 6-7 April 2018.
“Resisting the Antichrist: the figure of the Katechon in Juan Donoso Cortés and Jaime Balmes”. Seventh Graduate Student Conference, Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 21-22 October 2017.
“History Through Story: The Narration of Repression in Spanish Literature and Italian Cinema”. The European Conference on Arts & Humanities, Brighton, UK, 11-12 July 2017.
“Describing countries through fashion: 19th century cross-travelling of Italian writers to Spain and Spanish writers to Italy”. 47th NeMLA Annual Convention, Hartford, Connecticut, 17-20 March 2016.
“Bandos de Castilla de Ramón López Soler: una novela ecléctica del siglo XIX”. Sixth Graduate Student Conference, Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 23-24 October 2015.
“Don Quijote, la cola del diablo detrás de sus locuras”. Paper presented at 1st FHIS Graduate Student Symposium. Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 20 March 2015
“Cien Años de Soledad: ¿Una Biblia Moderna Inspirada por el Nihilismo?”. 6th Latin America Research Group Workshop. Victoria, University of Victoria, 14 March 2015.