IMG_2373 - Versione 2CRISTINA SAVETTIERI received her PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Pisa in 2005. She worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the universities of Pisa and Siena (Università per Stranieri) and joined New York University in Florence as an Adjunct Professor in 2010. From 2011 to 2013 she was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin. She is the author of an award-winning monograph on Carlo Emilio Gadda, La trama continua. Storia e forme del romanzo di Gadda (Pisa: 2008; Edinburgh Gadda Prize 2010). Her research has focused on Italian modernism, contemporary prose fiction, narrative theory, and theories of tragedy and the tragic from Aristotle to the modern age.

Cristina has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship in 2015 and started working at the University of Edinburgh in September 2015. She is the Experienced Researcher of ‘Fatherland as Motherland’.


FEDERICA PEDRIALI is Professor of Literary Metatheory and Modern Italian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is Director and General Editor of The Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies, Chair of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize, and Director of the Italo-Scottish Research Cluster. Federica has published extensively on the contemporary Italian canon and its margins, with applications in particular from Derrida and the French theorists. Her books include Gadda Goes to War. Translational Provocations around an Emergency (2013), No-Where-Next War-Diaspora-Origin (2013), Altre carceri d’invenzione. Studi gaddiani (2007) and La farmacia degli incurabili. Da Collodi a Calvino (2006). She is currently editing the Gadda Encyclopedia (2017) and guest-editing a special issue of the Cuadernos de filología italiana (2016). She is also working on the Italianness of Europe since the early modern period, the two Worlds Wars and the technologies of peace, and Italian Biopolitics from Giordano Bruno to Roberto Esposito. She was Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow at Harvard (2001, 2005, 2008, 2014-2015) and Pavia (2012).

Federica Pedriali is the Scientific Supervisor of ‘Fatherland as Motherland’.