Born 1976 in Galliate (Novara)/Piedmont.
M.A.-level studies in Philosophy, Literature and History at the University of Milan. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2008) from the University of Munich (LMU) with a dissertation on Eugenio Montale’s and Paul Celan’s Geopoetics. Habilitation in Comparative Literature and Romance Literatures (2016) at the University of Munich (LMU) with a professorial thesis on the relationship between Translation and Geography. Between 2008-2009 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (LMU Munich). 2009-2012, research associate (post-doc) at the Institute for Culture Studies and History of Theatre (Austrian Academy of Sciences). 2013-2016, Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at the Innsbruck University. Since 2016, senior research associate at the Institute for Culture Studies and History of Theatre (Austrian Academy of Sciences). Lecturer at the University of Munich (LMU) and at Innsbruck University.
Poet, translator, essayist, literary critic and editor of the literary magazine Atelier.
Areas of Specialization
Translation (Transmediality; Translatio imperii et studii; Cultural Translation); Spatial Theory; Literature and Cartography; History of Culture; Early Modern, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; Contemporary Poetry
Responsibilities at IKT
Coordinator of the cluster Translation, Basic Research
Translation and Geography. London & New York: Routledge, 2016; Tra miele e pietra. Aspetti di geopoetica in Montale e Celan. Milano: Mimesis, 2009.
(Ed. together with Michael Krüger), Die Erschließung des Lichts. Italienische Dichtung der Gegenwart. München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2013. (Ed. together with Michael Rössner), Translatio/n. Narration, Media and the Staging of Differences. Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag, 2012. (Ed. together with Marco Mastronunzio), Geopoetiche. Studi di geografia e letteratura. Milano: Unicopli, 2011.