Francesco has a Ph.D. in Italian literature (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 2016), during which he wrote a dissertation on 16th and 17th century epic poetry, which has become a monograph; Poemi sacri nel Ducato di Milano (Bologna, 2017). He is a Ph.D. student in Italian Studies, and is currently working on a dissertation about the reception of Philip Roth’s works in Italy. He has published several articles in refereed journals (Italica, Italian Studies, Contemporanea, Aevum, Filologia e Critica) dealing with topics ranging from Renaissance and Baroque literature to the forms of TV seriality.
Ph.D. Candidate, Italian Studies