Elisabetta Abignente è ricercatrice di Critica letteraria e letterature comparate all’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. È autrice di Quando il tempo si fa lento. L’attesa amorosa nel romanzo del Novecento (Carocci, 2014), In eredità l’altrove. Andreï Makine all’incrocio tra due mondi (Ad est dell’equatore, 2018) e Rami nel tempo. Memorie di famiglia e romanzo contemporaneo (Donzelli, 2021). Ha scritto saggi dedicati all’opera di Proust, Mann, García Márquez, Ginzburg, Barthes, Tondelli, Ernaux. Ha collaborato al manuale di Letterature comparate a cura di Francesco de Cristofaro (Carocci, 2020) con un capitolo dedicato a La letteratura e le altre arti.

Francesco Amoruso is professor of Italian literature at the Pontano Institute in Naples and subject expert in Contemporary Italian literature at the University of Naples Federico II. He studied Modern Philology and Disciplines of Performing Arts at the Federico II. He coordinated the writing workshop of the seminar «Scritture in transito tra letteratura e cinema» (Federico II), held by Silvia Acocella. He edited the anthology Stanze (Dante&Descartes, 2020), he studied television serial narration and he has dedicated studies to Charles Bukowski (Il Terebinto, 2020) and to Carlo Emilio Gadda and Massimo Troisi, with speeches presented at the latest conferences of the Association of Italianists (ADI) and the Italian Society for the Study of Literary Modernity (MOD). He contributes to the «Oblio» project.

Giuseppina Andolfi studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II, graduating with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Il gioco cerimoniale del teatro. Le serve di Jean Genet e Festa al celeste e nubile santuario di Enzo Moscato. She is currently studying Disciplines of Music and Performing Arts at the same university. She also studied body mime with Michele Monetta at the ICRA Project and the Accademia Mediterranea Mimodramma. She assiduously pursues theatrical activities.

Immacolata Balestrieri studied Comparative Languages and Cultures at the University of Naples L’Orientale. She spent a semester at the Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Krakow. She graduated with a thesis in English Literature on the female space in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. She is currently studying Languages and Intercultural Communication in the Euro-Mediterranean Area at the same University. With Kathrin Komp-Leukkunen, Gustav Syrstad and Maria Varlamova, she is author of Using experential knowledge in teaching about life-courses, published by the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Helsinki.

Elisa Barbisan is a doctoral scholar in Italianistics and Italian Linguistics at the University of Padua. She studied Modern Philology at the same University, graduating with a thesis entitled Il negativo del testo. Punteggiatura bianca nella poesia italiana del secondo Novecento. For issue XX (2020) of the journal «Stilistica e metrica italiana» she published the article Spazi stilistici. Stacco grafico e mise en page nella poesia italiana del secondo Novecento. She is a member of the "For.ma.lit" Association, with which she conducts research activities aimed at improving teaching in secondary schools.

Eleonora Battinelli attualmente studia Filologia moderna all'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II ed è allieva ordinaria dell'area disciplinare di Testi, tradizioni e culture del libro presso la Scuola Superiore Meridionale. Ha studiato Lettere moderne nell'ateneo federiciano, laureandosi con una tesi dal titolo Decameron tra terapia e iniziazione: spunti di lettura junghiani.

Federico Bertoni insegna Teoria della letteratura all’Università degli Studi di Bologna. Tra i suoi lavori principali: La verità sospetta. Gadda e l’invenzione della realtà (Einaudi, 2001), Realismo e letteratura. Una storia possibile (Einaudi, 2007) e Universitaly. La cultura in scatola (Laterza, 2016).

Elisabetta Biondi studied Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. Her researches focus on the relationship between contemporary literature and visual arts, in authors such Philip Roth, Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, J.D. Salinger. Furthermore, she assiduously pursues the pictorial activity. She exhibited at the Spazio M'Arte in Milan (2018) and at the PAN-Palazzo delle Arti in Naples (2021).

Carolina Borrelli is a doctoral scholar in Philology and Criticism at the University of Siena, with a dissertation on the manuscript tradition of langue d'oc literature. She has also worked on the prose of Andreas Vesalius and the tradition of medieval religious poetry.

Benedetta Bottino studied Modern Literature and Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Il contagio della letteratura. Come un romanzo diventa dramma: Cecità and then with a thesis entitled «Maraviglioso potere». Letteratura, moda, immaginario. She has been a member of the «Opificio di letteratura reale» (University of Naples Federico II, 2012-2015), directed by Francesco de Cristofaro and Giovanni Maffei, and currently of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo» (University of Naples Federico II, 2021-ongoing), directed by Francesco de Cristofaro and Elisabetta Abignente. She is also involved in theatrical activity as actress and director.

Emanuele Canzaniello insegna Letteratura francese all'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Tra le sue pubblicazioni, Crimini della bellezza. Un canone del romanzo fascista (Aracne, 2016), Il romanzo familiare. Tassonomia e New Realism (ricerca del Programma STAR, in «Enthymema», XX, 2017), Il romanzo del fascista italiano, in Il romanzo in Italia, diretto da Giancarlo Alfano e Francesco de Cristofaro, vol. III, Il primo Novecento (Carocci, 2018). Per Oèdipus ha pubblicato Per l'odio che vi porto (2017) e I migliori film mai girati (2019).

Carla Caputo studied Modern Literature at the Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. She graduated with a thesis in Philosophy on Schiller’s anthropological aesthetics. She is currently studying Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. She is member of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo» (Federico II), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro. She is the author of the poetic sylloge A luci spente (Gnasso editore, 2018) and edited the biography of Alda Merini for the book La nottola di Minerva (Gnasso editore, 2019). She is a journalist and correspondent for online newspapers, and collaborates with the cultural newsletter "Prisma" of the Rai journalist Gianni Maritati.

Sara Cardilicchio studied Comparative Languages and Cultures at the University of Naples L’Orientale. She graduated with a thesis in Russian Literature on Geršenzon’s reading of Puškin's works. She finished her studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures at the same University, with a thesis in Russian Literature focused on the Puškinian influence in Nabokov’s prose and poetry. She won a scholarship at the Vysšaja Škola ėkonomiki of St. Petersburg.

Guido Carpi is full professor of Russian Literature at the University of Naples L'Orientale. He is the author of a two-volume Storia della letteratura russa (Carocci, 2010 and 2016), the monograph Russia 1917. Un anno rivoluzionario (Carocci, 2017), an Istorija russkogo marksizma ("History of Russian Marxism") published in Russian in Moscow (Common Place, 2016) and the recent Lenin. La formazione di un rivoluzionario. 1870-1904 (Stilo, 2020).

Maria Teresa Casiello studies Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II and Texts, Traditions and Cultures of the Book at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale. Mainly focused on the field of Italian philology and literature, she is interested in the broad outlook of the comparative approach and, above all, in inter artes dialogue.

Maria Castaldo is doctoral scholar in Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies at the University of Naples L'Orientale. She studied Modern Philology and Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II.

Nunzia Cimmino studied Modern Literature and then Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a dissertation in Comparative Literature entitled Scritture del sé tra due mondi: il mito della letteratura occidentale in Azar Nafisi e Dai Sijie.

Benedetta Cinque studied Comparative Languages and Cultures at the University of Naples L'Orientale. She graduated with a thesis in Russian Literature on the critical reception of Dostoevsky's Demons in Ivanov and Bulgakov. She is currently studying Intercultural Languages and Communication in the Euro-Mediterranean Area at the same University.

Erika Cioffi studied European modern languages, cultures and literatures at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated in French literature with a thesis entitled Les Rêveries du Promeneur solitaire: la solitudine come ricerca della trasparenza dell’Io di fronte al “maleficio del velo”. She is currently studying Languages and literatures for European plurilingualism at the same University. She is a member of the research group Dopo il primato within the Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo (Federico II, 2022-ongoing), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro.

Cristina Coccimiglio è dottoressa di ricerca in Filosofia. Ha tra i suoi principali ambiti di ricerca la filosofia dell’educazione e la filosofia della tecnologia, con uno sguardo estetico ed etico-politico. Dal 2013 collabora con INDIRE (Istituto Nazionale Documentazione Innovazione Ricerca Educativa). Ha recentemente pubblicato con Raimonda Maria Morani e Federico Longo il volume Immaginare, scrivere, narrare. Uno studio sulla scrittura creativa a scuola (Carocci 2021), oltre a diversi saggi di estetica, filosofia dell’educazione e filosofia della tecnica contemporanea, in particolare sul pensiero del sociologo e teologo francese Jacques Ellul, di cui ha curato Sistema, testimonianza, immagine. Saggi sulla tecnica (Mimesis 2017).

Alessia Cuofano graduated in Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Europe and America at the University of Naples L'Orientale with a thesis on Fernando Arrabal. She is currently studying Comparative Literature and Cultures at the same university. He also studied body mime at Michele Moneta's ICRA Project. He is interested in Spanish, English and Czech literature and history of theatre.

Giuseppe D'Acunto has taught at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Rome La Sapienza and the European University of Rome. His most recent volumes include: Viandare. Etica e spiritualità del camminare (Edup 2019); Il logos della carne. Il linguaggio in Ortega y Gasset e nella Zambrano (Cittadella 2016); Romano Guardini: concretezza e opposizione (Urbaniana University Press 2014); Semiotica dell’espressione. Il gesto che si fa ritmo, parola (Lithos 2013, first at the National Philosophy Prize "Figure del pensiero" 2015); Dualitas. Figure del dubbio e dell’errore in filosofia (Studium 2012, special mention at the 2013 "Frascati" Philosophy Prize). He is the editor of the philosophy journal «Consecutio Temporum», co-director of the philosophy journal «Azioni Parallele», as well as a member of the committee of the "Centro per la Filosofia Italiana".

Claudia De Crescentis studied Modern Literature and then Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Raccontare le generazioni. Dialogo e impersonalità in Natalia Ginzburg e Ivy Compton-Burnett. She currently teaches literary subjects in secondary school.

Francesco de Cristofaro teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. He won the Sapegno Prize with Zoo di romanzi. Balzac, Dickens e altri bestiari (Liguori 2002). He is the author of essays in books and journals. He published an anthology of Giovanni Verga's works (Treccani 2012). He edited a new edition of I promessi sposi (Rizzoli 2014) and also dedicated a critical profile to Manzoni (Il Mulino 2009). In 2017 he coordinated the researches Il borghese fa il mondo and L'epica dopo il moderno, the results of which appeared for Donzelli and Pacini. He has been coordinator of the Malatesta Laboratory since 2014. He edited the handbook Letterature comparate (Carocci n.e. 2020). With Giancarlo Alfano, he edited the four-volume work Il romanzo in Italia (Carocci 2018). With Stefano Ercolino, the volume Critica sperimentale. Franco Moretti e la letteratura (Carocci 2021).

Assia De Nicola ha studiato Lettere moderne e Filologia moderna presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Si è laureata con una tesi in Letterature comparate dal titolo Naturalmente umani. Teorie e applicazioni dell'ecocritica. Attualmente è cultrice della materia in Critica letteraria e letterature comparate presso la Federico II e insegna materie letterarie in una scuola secondaria di secondo grado.

Martina De Pasquale studied European modern languages, cultures and literatures at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated in French literature with a thesis entitled Atala e René di Chateaubriand: tra realtà e infinito. She is currently studying Languages and literatures for European plurilingualism at the same University. She is a member of the research group Dopo il primato within the Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo (Federico II, 2022-ongoing), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro.

Vincenzo De Rosa studied Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. He graduated with a thesis in Italian Dialectology entitled Plurilinguismo letterario e oscillazioni linguistiche nel romanzo napoletano contemporaneo. He is subject expert in History of Italian Language and Dialectology at the same university. He is also postgraduate fellow as part of the DESN (Dizionario Etimologico e Storico del Napoletano) project, directed by Nicola De Blasi and Francesco Montuori. In addition, he is a member of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo» (University of Naples Federico II, 2021-in corso), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro, specifically in the research team of «Morfologia del contemporaneo», coordinated by Giuseppe Episcopo and Riccardo Gasperina Geroni.

Nicola De Rosa is currently a doctoral scholar in Texts, Traditions and Cultures of the Book. Italian and Romance Studies at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale in Naples, where he works on a research project on the forms of the geographical imagination in imperial cultural spaces between the 16th and 17th centuries. He was postgraduate scholar at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples. He studied at the University of Naples Federico II and at the Conservatory of Naples San Pietro a Majella, and spent periods abroad at the Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle and Université Paris 8. At the Federico II, he graduated with a thesis on the political theatre in early modern Europe. In addition to the mentioned research interests, he worked on narratological theories, on 20th-century musical theatre, and on the legacy of the «school of suspicion» in contemporary literary theory.

Gianluca Della Corte is a doctoral scholar in Philology and Criticism at the University of Siena. He studied Modern Letters and then Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II, where he is currently a subject expert in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature. He has collaborated for years on the seminar «Scritture in transito tra letteratura e cinema» (Federico II), supervised by Silvia Acocella, and is a member of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo» (Federico II), supervised by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro. He is on the editorial boards of the journals «Poeti e poesia», edited by Elio Pecora, and «Aura». He has published reviews and essays for these journals and others, including «L'immaginazione» (Manni), «I limoni» (Gammarò), «Gradiva» (Olschki).

Marianna Lucia di Lucia is a PhD student in Philology, Literature and Performance Studies at the University of Verona. She studied and graduated in Modern Literature and Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. She contributed for years to the seminar «Scritture in transito tra letteratura e cinema», directed by Silvia Acocella, and she is member of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo», directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro. Her main research interests concern the codifications of the feminine and maternal in cinema, with a specific attention to the contemporary horror.

Daria Di Stefano studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Italian Literature on Monaldo Leopardi. She is currently studying Modern Philology at the same university.

Giuseppe Episcopo is a Research Fellow in Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Roma Tre University. From 2009 to 2022 he acted as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and as an Associate Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews. He translated Peter Brooks, Fredric Jameson and Franco Moretti into Italian and published on John Adams, Simon Armitage, Bertolt Brecht, Honoré de Balzac, Robert Coover, Stefano D'Arrigo, Philip K. Dick, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Primo Levi, Thomas Pynchon, Lev Tolstoy, J.R. Wilcock, on intermediality, radio and radio drama.

Giacomo Esposito studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. He graduated in Comparative Literature with a thesis entitled The phylogeny of the acrobat: the clownish character from symbolism to Chaplin. He is currently studying Modern Philology at the same University.

Lucia Faienza si è addottorata in Letteratura italiana contemporanea presso l'Alma Mater Studiorum di Bologna, e successivamente ha pubblicato il volume Dal nero al vero. Figure e temi del poliziesco nella narrativa italiana di non-fiction (Mimesis, 2020). Ha svolto attività di ricerca presso l'Università dell'Aquila e si occupa prevalentemente dei rapporti tra letteratura e media, del romanzo di Morante e del secondo Novecento italiano.

Giulia Finizio studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II, graduating with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Le increspature della superficie: menzogna volontaria e involontaria in Flaubert e Svevo. She is currently attending the master’s degree in Modern Philology at the same university, with a focus on the History of Literary Criticism. She has completed a short traineeship in the field of literary agency with the cultural association “Libri in Circolo”, and she is completing an advanced course in proof-reading and editing.

Luca Florio ha studiato Lettere moderne presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Si è laureato con una tesi in Letteratura italiana dal titolo Il buco nero della poesia: versi e vortici celesti in Primo Levi. Si è poi laureato in Filologia moderna presso lo stesso Ateneo, con una tesi in Storia del cinema dal titolo Urlare a labbra serrate: degenerazioni tragiche in Yorgos Lanthimos.

Carmen Gallo insegna Letteratura inglese all’Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza. Ha curato l'edizione Bompiani di Tutto è vero, o Enrico VIII di Shakespeare (2017) e ha pubblicato L’altra natura. Eucaristia e poesia nel primo Seicento inglese (Ets, 2018). Ha pubblicato inoltre due libri di poesia: Appartamenti o stanze (D'If, 2016) e Le fuggitive (Aragno, 2020).

Sara Gemma studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Italian Literature entitled The Measures of the Human. Science and Science Fiction in Primo Levi’s Natural Histories. For a one-semester stay, she studied Textes, interprétation et édition at the Université de Lorraine, Nancy. He is currently studying Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II.

Corrado Grasso ha studiato Giurisprudenza presso l'Università degli Studi di Genova, laureandosi con una tesi sull'apporto dei normanni alla Common Law. Si è poi laureato in Scienze internazionali e diplomatiche nello stesso Ateneo, con un lavoro incentrato su una storia comparata delle dottrine politiche. Ha partecipato alla History & Politics Summer School 2020 di Marsala organizzata dall'Università degli Studi di Palermo. Collabora con alcune testate giornalistiche.

Fausto Maria Greco has a PhD in Modern Philology, specialized in Italian Studies at University of Naples Federico II and teaches Italian Language and Literature in secondary high school. He has contributed to school and university textbooks, his articles appear in Italian and international scholarly journals. He dealt with the eighteenth-century tragedy, literary onomastics, the themes of migration and disability in contemporary fiction, didactics of Italian language and testimonial literature. He edited Viaggio incantato by Annie Vivanti (Marchese, 2016) and the miscellaneous studies Borghesia. Sette approssimazioni (with M. Moccia e P. Palmieri, Diogene, 2017). His book La memoria dei salvati. Elie Wiesel e Primo Levi di fronte agli oppressori (Carocci, 2020) was granted with the Guido Gozzano-Augusto Monti Prize in 2021.

Imma Iaccarino is a doctoral scholar at the Istituto di Studi Italiani of the Università della Svizzera Italiana, where she collaborates on a research project on the literary anatomies in seventeenth-century Italy. Her research interests concern the interaction between anatomy, literature and the arts, with a focus on emblematics. She obtained her master's degree in Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II, with a thesis on the mise en abyme.

Valeria Iannaccone studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled I suoni senza più suono. L'aleph e l'acca nei versi di Paul Celan e Giorgio Caproni. She is currently studying Modern Philology at the same university.

Giuseppe Iovinella studied Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. He graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature about the american short stories by Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver. He is a member of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo», directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro. He also graduated in Disciplines of Performing Arts with a thesis about the relationship between characters and objects in Anton Pavlovic Čechov and Eduardo De Filippo.

Mariem Laaraj è laureata in Lettere moderne e poi in Filologia moderna presso l'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II con una tesi su Cesare Pavese.

Walter Lisi graduated in Modern literature at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, with a thesis in Italian literature entitled: «Un tremito ha colto le cose»: il rapporto con la realtà nei versi di Cesare Pavese. He obtained his master’s degree in Modern philology at the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis in Comparative literature entitled: Un dazio narrativo: i segni dei luoghi in Marcel Proust e Cesare Pavese. He is a member of the research group Dopo il primato within the Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo (Federico II, 2022-ongoing), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro.

Mariarosa Loddo holds a PhD in Comparative literature. She has conducted research at the Università del Piemonte Orientale and at the Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine. Her work focuses on narratology, life writing, literature and medicine, nonfiction about disasters. Her essays have been published in academic journals («Altre modernità», «Enthymema», «Archivi delle emozioni», «Apocalyptica», «Modern & Contemporay France») and collective volumes (Literary and Visual Representations of HIV/AIDS: Forty Years Later, eds. A. Pozorski, J. J. Lavoie, C. J. Cynn; Percorsi di teoria e comparatistica letteraria, eds. S. Sini, F. Sinopoli). She is the author of the monograph Patografie: voci, corpi, trame (Mimesis, 2020).

Enza Maria Macaluso graduated in Philosophical and Historical Sciences from the University of Palermo, with a thesis in Aesthetics entitled Pensiero che forma, forma che pensa: l'analisi dell'immagine da un punto di vista morfologico. She was also a scholarship holder in Art and Literature at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Her current research interests concern the image, the processes of construction of the contemporary imaginary and the tradition and developments of Goethian morphology. She collaborates with several journals.

Daria Maldonato ha studiato Lettere moderne presso l'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Si è laureata con una tesi in Filologia romanza sul genere provenzale dell'alba, con un approfondimento su uno specifico componimento del trovatore Giraut de Bornelh. Studia Filologia moderna presso lo stesso Ateneo.

Viviana Mancini studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II, graduating with a thesis in Comparative Literature on the fetish nature of the body in the works by Annie Ernaux, Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle and Marina Abramović. She studies Modern Philology at the same University.

Angelo Martino ha studiato Lettere moderne e Filologia moderna presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II e si è laureato in entrambi i casi con una tesi in Letterature comparate. È cultore della materia in Critica letteraria e letterature comparate presso lo stesso Ateneo. Fa parte dell’Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo (Federico II, 2021-in corso), diretto da Elisabetta Abignente e Francesco de Cristofaro. È inoltre impegnato nell’attività di docente e di editor.

Carmen Pia Mattiello studied European modern languages, cultures and literatures at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated in French literature with a thesis entitled Bohèmes e Bohémiens in Notre-dame de Paris di Victor Hugo. She is currently studying Languages and literatures for European plurilingualism at the same University. She is a member of the research group Dopo il primato within the Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo (Federico II, 2022-ongoing), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro.

Chiara Mazza ha studiato Lettere moderne presso l'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, laureandosi con una tesi in Letterature comparate dal titolo Miti d'oggi, desiderio, romanzo. Sulle orme di Roland Barthes e Umberto Eco. Attualmente studia Filologia moderna presso lo stesso Ateneo. Si interessa in particolare di cinema.

Franco Moretti ha insegnato Letterature comparate in Italia e negli Stati Uniti. È autore di numerosi libri, tra cui Il romanzo di formazione (1986), Opere mondo (1994) e Il borghese (2013).

Anna Morrone studied Modern Literature and then Modern Philology at the University of Padua. She graduated with a thesis in Italian Literature on the narrative production of Michele Prisco. She currently teaches humanistic subjects in Padua.

Rossella Napolitano studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature focusing on biofictional works by William Somerset Maugham, Anna Banti and David Foenkinos. She studies Modern Philology at the same University.

Miriam Orfitelli is doctoral scholar in Research and Studies in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Humanism at the University of Salerno. She was a student of the course in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale of Naples and of the course in Philology, Literatures and Civilizations of the Ancient World at the University of Naples Federico II.

Adelaide Pagano is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Naples Federico II. Her research interests focus on the transmedial autobiographical writings of Sub-Saharan Francophone authors and on the critical reception of Shakespeare in the eighteenth century in Italy, France, and England. On the latter aspect, she defended in 2022 a doctoral thesis entitled Le Fragment sur Shakespeare (1780) de Martin Sherlock, entre Naples, Paris et Londres. Édition critique numérique (University of Salerno-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne). She is also a collaborating member of the Seminario di Filologia Francese and the interuniversity research group VISAGES (Variations and hybridisms of autobiographical writings in French-language literatures).

Pasquale Palmieri insegna Storia moderna all’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Tra i suoi lavori principali: I taumaturghi della società (Viella, 2010); La santa, i miracoli e la Rivoluzione (il Mulino, 2012); L'eroe criminale (il Mulino, 2022); Le cento vite di Cagliostro (il Mulino, 2023).

Michela Maria Palumbo currently earns a PhD in Humanities at the University of Calabria. She studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Italian Literature entitled L’“espressionismo irripetibile” nei disegni milanesi di Carlo Emilio Gadda. Polifonia, pluristilismo e plurilinguismo nell’Adalgisa, with a focus on the critical category of expressionism, followed by a stylistic analysis of a portion of the work under examination. Then, she graduated in Modern Philology at the same university, with a thesis on the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis, entitled Il Sinthomo dell’Ingegnere: leggere gli Accoppiamenti giudiziosi attraverso Lacan.

Maria Francesca Pedata studies Texts, Traditions and Cultures of the Book at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale of Naples and Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. She previously graduated in Modern Literature with a thesis in Comparative Literature on Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.

Irene Pompeo graduated in Culture and Administration of Cultural Heritage at the University of Naples Federico II and then in Disciplines of Music and Performing Arts at the same University, discussing a master's thesis on the cinema of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. She has collaborated with Ylab Rai for Prix Italia 70, with Parallelo 41 for the Venice in Naples festival and with the Giffoni Film Festival. She is currently an active member in the Kinemata Arte&Cultura association.

Ernesto Radice studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II, graduating with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled «Morire fu quello / sbriciolarsi delle linee». Lavoro del lutto e lavorio d'arte in Milo De Angelis, Roland Barthes e Karl Ove Knausgård. He is currently studying Modern Philology at the same university.

Elisabetta Rea è dottoranda presso l’Università degli Studi dell’Aquila. Dopo la laurea in Lettere moderne presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, consegue il titolo magistrale in Italianistica, culture letterarie europee e scienze linguistiche all’Università degli Studi di Bologna. I suoi interessi di ricerca si concentrano sulla letteratura delle donne, l’ecologia letteraria e la novellistica.

Francesca Pia Ricci graduated in Modern literature at the University of Naples Federico II, with a thesis in Italian literature entitled: Natura e uomo nel cosmo leopardiano: un viaggio dallo Zibaldone alle Operette morali. She obtained her master’s degree in Modern philology by discussing a thesis in French literature on trauma entitled: L’eco indelebile: l’opera di Georges Perec e Ornela Vorpsi alla luce dei modelli di resilienza dei trauma studies. She is a member of the research group Dopo il primato within the Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo (Federico II, 2022-ongoing), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro.

Luigi Riccio studies Texts, Traditions and Cultures of the Book at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale of Naples and Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II. He previously graduated in Classical Literature with a thesis in Italian Literature about the function of memory in Montale’s Altri versi.

Antonia Rinaldi ha studiato Lettere moderne all’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, si è laureata con una tesi in Letterature comparate sullo statuto della categoria di "realismo magico" tra Alejo Carpentier e Miguel Ángel Asturias e su un confronto fra García Márquez e Bontempelli. Attualmente studia Filologia moderna presso lo stesso Ateneo.

Fabiana Russo si è laureata in Filologia moderna presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II con una tesi in Letterature comparate dal titolo L’autore si dilegua: “morte dell’autore” e “libri latenti”. Si è interessata alla funzione editoriale nel processo creativo.

Camilla Russo is a doctoral scholar in Philology at the University of Naples Federico II, with a research project in Italian linguistics on school grammars for secondary schools. She studied Modern Literature and Modern Philology at the same University and during her undergraduate years she worked on theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics and the pedagogy of Italian as a second language.

Giovanni Salvagnini Zanazzo studies Modern Philology. Italian and French Studies in the binational course at the Università degli Studi di Padova and the Université Grenoble Alpes. In 2022 he defended a thesis in Literary Theory about The Invention of Japan. Paths of Cultural Reception in Twentieth-Century French Literature. He has published articles in academic reviews on japonisme, Italian writers (Landolfi, Manganelli) and contemporary literary theory questions. His research areas involve the problem of the individual identity and of his redefinition in contact with the Other.

Martina Salvai ha studiato Lettere moderne all’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, laureandosi con una tesi in Letteratura italiana dal titolo La psicanalessi nella Beltà di Zanzotto, e completando il ciclo di studi in Filologia moderna con una tesi in Letterature comparate dal titolo La stanza socchiusa. Involucri, essenze, tracce umane nelle stanze letterarie di Virginia Woolf e Simone de Beauvoir. Attualmente lavora come giornalista per la testata professionale «Horecanews».

Martina Santoro studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature aimed at investigating the compositional form of the fragment from a selection of authors in a wide temporal space, from Petrarch to Roland Barthes.

Giuseppe Sbrescia studied Classical Literatures and Social and Political Communication at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. The interest for iconographic communication led him towards cinema and comics, with the aim of understanding the structures, the meanings and the history of these two media.

Vincenzo Scarpati studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. He graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled La sfida all'inferno. Gli “eroi” di Orwell e Calvino. He is currently studying Modern Philology at the same University. He has collaborated with various newspapers.

Salvatore Schiano ha studiato Lettere moderne all’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II e si è laureato discutendo una tesi dal titolo Il sogno di Adriano. Da Città dell’uomo alla Letteratura Industriale. Studia Filologia moderna presso la stessa Università e frequenta la Scuola Superiore Meridionale nell’area Testi, tradizioni e culture del libro.

Alberto Scialò is currently a doctoral scholar in Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies at the University of Naples L'Orientale, with a project that aims to historicize the Italian literary field of the last two decades. He studied Modern Literature and then Modern Philology at the University of Naples Federico II, working first on the historical narrative of the New Italian Epic, then on the ideological implications of the narrator-function and its «scopic principle» in the Italian novel of the 90s.

Chiara Simone is PhD student at Charles University in Prague, where she investigates late capitalist urban space in 21th century graphic novels. She graduated at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II with a thesis on transcultural adaptations. She also spent a study semester at Universiteit Leiden and attended conferences and international summer universities. She is a member of the «Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo» directed by professors Francesco de Cristofaro and Elisabetta Abignente. In Prague she teaches Italian language and literature at Gymnázium Ústavní. Among her main research interests there is the contemporary dystopian novel, the philosophical investigation of capitalist realism, psychogeography and questions of agentivity concerning anthropized and non-anthropized spaces.

Matteo Squillante studied Literature at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He graduated with a thesis in Philology of Italian Literature entitled «Il Partigiano Johnny»: editorial and publishing problems. He is studying History and Global Cultures at the same university. He is a freelance journalist. He collaborates with the newspaper «Newsly» and the cultural magazine «Kairos». His two writings, Pasolini's Cinema and the Great Renaissance Tradition and Petrolio, the Novel of the Banality of Evil, have been published by the Pier Paolo Pasolini Study Center of Casarsa della Delizia.

Valentina Sturli is a researcher in Comparative Literature at the University of Chieti-Pescara G. d'Annunzio. She studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, the University of Padua and the Sorbonne Université in Paris; in the latter two places she held teaching positions for several years. She works on literary theory, with particular reference to the area of intersection between literature and psychoanalysis, and comparative literatures, with a focus on the contemporary Italian-French field. She has published the monographs Figure dell’invenzione. Per una teoria della critica tematica in Francesco Orlando (Quodlibet 2020) and Estremi Occidenti. Frontiere del contemporaneo in Walter Siti e Michel Houellebecq (Mimesis 2020); she published works on the representation of the supernatural in literature and on pop-horror imagery. She is also preparing a critical edition of Federigo Tozzi's Bestie for the national edition of the works. She has edited volumes as Vecchi maestri e nuovi mostri. Tendenze e prospettive della narrativa horror all’inizio del nuovo millennio (Mimesis 2019) and Francesco Orlando's posthumous essay, Il soprannaturale letterario (Einaudi 2017).

Federica Tortora ha studiato Lettere moderne presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II laureandosi con una tesi in Letterature comparate dal titolo I mondi visivi di Dino Buzzati: Poema a fumetti (1969) e La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia (1945 e 2019). Attualmente studia Filologia moderna presso lo stesso Ateneo.

Stefano Tresca ha studiato Lettere moderne presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Si è laureato con una tesi in Letteratura italiana contemporanea dal titolo «I ragazzi non amano i baci»: Ernesto di Umberto Saba. Attualmente studia Filologia moderna presso l’Ateneo federiciano.

Viviana Veneruso studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II and Italianistics, European Literary Cultures and Linguistic Sciences at the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna. She is attending a course in Publishing at the University of Verona. She has been interested in the return of Dante in the twentieth-century literary imagination and in the forms of the postmodern literary landscape.

Gabriel Vernacchia studied Philosophy at the University of Naples Federico II, graduating with a thesis in History of Political Thought entitled Teologia politica. Sovranità e secolarizzazione in Carl Schmitt. He dealt with the history of modern political thought and the formation and transformations of the modern state.

Carmela Viscardi studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature on the image of the city in European modernism, in particular in Virginia Woolf, Thomas S. Eliot and Fritz Lang. She is currently studying Modern Philology at the same university. She is a member of the «Observatory on the contemporary novel» (Federico II, 2021-ongoing), directed by Elisabetta Abignente and Francesco de Cristofaro. She contributes to various online journals.

Marco Viscardi teaches Italian literature at the University of Naples Federico II and humanities in high school. His research interests have focused on the relationship between literature and history from the 18th to the 20th century. He collaborated on the edition of I promessi sposi, coordinated by Francesco de Cristofaro (Rizzoli, 2014). He edited together with Francesco de Cristofaro Il borghese fa il mondo. Quindici accoppiamenti giudiziosi (Donzelli, 2017). He has published, in journals and volumes, essays on authors such as Giusti, Manganelli, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Bianciardi, Defoe, Sterne, Sebald, Manzoni, and Collodi.

Giulia Vitale studied Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II. She graduated with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Letteratura e terrore: elaborazione del trauma e immaginazione distopica in De Lillo e Houellebecq. She obtained her master's degree in Modern Philology at the same University with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Il discorso del tavoliere: letteratura, gioco e combinatoria nel moderno.

Federica Zigarelli is a doctoral scholar in History, Anthropology, Religions at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She studied Philology, Literatures and Civilizations of the Ancient World at the University of Naples Federico II. She has collaborated with the anthropology journal «AXIS mundi».