Federico Bertoni is professor of Theory of Literature at the University of Bologna. His research encompasses theory of literature, comparative literatures, aesthetics, history of criticism and theory of literary genres. His work mainly focuses on European fiction of 19th and 20th century. Among more specific areas of his research are theory and history of the novel, theory of ficion, aesthetics of reception, theory of narration, relationship between literature and history, and the question of realism, with a particular interest in the relationship between literature and other forms of artistic representation. He studied, among others, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Italo Svevo, Federigo Tozzi, Robert Musil, Virginia Woolf, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Don DeLillo. He is the President of the Association of Theory and Comparative History of Literature (www.compalit.it).
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