My current research investigates the relationship between contemporary literature and philosophy. In particular, I am working on new forms of philosophical realism after postmodernism, focusing on Speculative Realism and New Realism, in relation to the work of David Foster Wallace. My research interests lie mainly in Modernism, Postmodernism and New Realism, with special attention to the intersections between literature, philosophy, Lacanian psychoanalysis and cultural studies. I am also very interested in ethics and religiousness, and in the way in which they translate into literature (I have concentrated on these issues in John Donne, George Herbert, T.S. Eliot, Giuseppe Ungaretti, F.M. Dostoevsky and Foster Wallace).
My most recent work includes the translation of Maurizio Ferraris’ Manifesto of New Realism (SUNY Press 2014) and the essay ‘New Realism and its Moral Implications’, which was selected to be presented at the World Congress of Philosophy 2013.
I completed my Master of Arts in Comparative Literature at University College London and currently collaborate with the LabOnt (Laboratory for Ontology) at the University of Turin.