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Andrea Penso

Comparative Literature and Digital Humanities, Academic staff



Andrea Penso (°1987) is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at the Center for Literary and Intermedial Crossings of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His current research focuses on the reception of foreign literature through the periodical press in England, France and Italy during the long 18th century.

He obtained his Ph. D. in Linguistics, Philological and Literary Studies at the University of Padua (IT) in 2015, having worked on a project about 18th century Italian poetry, focusing on Vincenzo Monti's early career. He is also interested in 19th and 20th centuries Italian, English and French literature and journalism, and Digital Humanities.

He was a visiting Ph. D. student at the University of Oxford (UK) in 2013, and at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University - 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).



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