- Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Rome 'La Sapienza'
Literature & culture of the 'long Romantic period', with a focus on empire, nation & travel writing. My recent focus is Scottish literature & thought 1750-1850, with a special emphasis on Robert Burns & his poetic & intellectual circle.
Renaissance rhetoric & dialectic; medieval & renaissance European literature, thought & cultural history
Early modern German culture; European court culture, especially festivals, of the early modern period; the representation of women in German literature; writing by women in German.
History and Critique of 16th and 17th centuries of Spanish Literature in its variables subjects, genres and authors, from Garcilaso to Gracián (including Santa Teresa, Cervantes, Góngora and Calderón, among others), with studies and critical editions