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Dr Andrea Brondino

Lecturer in Italian and Comparative Studies


Miller 129, Office hours Autumn Term 2023: Mondays  12-1pm

Building location

Miller Building

Areas of interest

Teaching areas of interest:

  • Italian culture (modern and contemporary)
  • Italian language
  • European Renaissance
  • Literary studies.

Research interests:

  • History and literature
  • Comparative literature
  • North American literature
  • Contemporary literature
  • Literary theory
  • Reception theory
  • Apocalypse
  • Historical novel
  • Umberto Eco
  • Wu Ming
  • Luca Rastello


I am the main convenor for the following modules:

  • IT10MI Making Italians: History and Culture of Modern Italy
  • IT/HS2INT Apocalittici and integrati: Intellectuals and Society in Twentieth Century Italy
  • IT/HS3CCO Crisis, Change, and Opportunity: Italy from 1968 to the Present

I also teach parts of the following modules:

  • ML1TRANS Thinking Translation: History and Theory
  • ML2GF Science, Perversion, and Dream in Global Fantastic Literature
  • ML3IF Identity and Conflict in Modern Europe

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Italian Studies (University of Warwick)
  • Qualification of Academic Excellence (Scuola di Studi Superiori Universitari di Torino, University of Turin)
  • BA in Contemporary Literature / MA in Comparative Literature (University of Turin)

Awards and honours

  • 2023-2024: MHRA Research Scholarship in the Modern Languages
  • 2019-2022: Midlands4Cities (AHRC) Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2018-2019: School of Modern Languages and Cultures Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2015-2018: Scuola degli Studi Superiori Universitari di Torino MA Scholarship

Professional bodies/affiliations

Society of Italian Studies (SIS)

Selected publications

A comprehensive list of my conference presentations and the events I organised can be found here.

Conference presentations

A comprehensive list of my publications can be found here.


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