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Andrea Penso

Linguistics and Literary Studies, Coordination, Steering Committee


Andrea Penso (°1987) is a FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Literary and Intermedial Crossings of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), working on a project which involves Comparative Literature and Digital Humanities, entitled The reception of the English novel in the Italian literary press between 1700 and 1830: a transcultural enquiry into the early shaping of the modern Italian literary and cultural identity. He obtained his Ph. D. at the Department of Philological and Literary Studies at the University of Padua (IT) in 2015, having worked on a project about Vincenzo Monti’s early poetical style and language. He is also interested in 19th and 20th centuries Italian, English and French literature, and Digital Humanities. He was a visiting Ph. D. student at the University of Oxford (UK) in 2013, and at the SorbonneNouvelleUniversity - Paris 3 (FR) in 2014. He worked as a Italian lecturer at the Grenoble-Alpes University (FR) from 2014 till 2017. In 2018 he was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph (CA), and in 2019 he was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK).


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels