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Marco Prandoni

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-LIN/16 Dutch Language and Literature

Curriculum vitae

Marco Prandoni (1978) is associate professor in the Dutch Language and Culture at the University of Bologna. He holds a degree in the Humanities (University of Padua, 2002) and a ph.d in Dutch Literature (Utrecht, 2007). His dissertation is an intertextual analysis of Joost van den Vondel's classic play Gysbreght van Aemstel (published by Verloren, Hilversum), which he critically edited and translated together with Simona Brunetti (Edizioni di Pagina 2018).
He has taught Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Padua, Early-modern Dutch Literature at the University of Utrecht and Dutch Language and Linguistics at the University of Naples.
He is interested in the social dynamics of theatre in the Early-modern Dutch Republic (history drama, Catholic playwrights, debate culture) and of contemporary literature, in the circulation of Dutch literature and drama as world literature, in the cultural memory of slavery, coal mines and migration in the Low Countries and in ecocritics. He published the volume Essays on Contemporary Dutch Literature. Migration - Identity Negotiation - Cultural Memory (Peter Lang, 2022).
Since 2016 he has coordinated with anthropologist Sonia Salsi the transdisciplinary research network "Minatori di memorie", focusing on (post)memory of mines and migration in the former mining districts in Belgium and The Netherlands. He co-founded a network of young academics focused on recent trends in the European literatures (Giovani Europei-Associazione culturale Nube) which organised 13 conferences between 2006 and 2019.
He translated a novel by Marga Minco, a collection of short stories by Frans Pointl and contemporary poetry. With Roberto Dagnino he co-edited the new Dutch literary history for an Italian public. With Herman van der Heide he directs the poetry collection Lyra Neerlandica (Raffaelli Editore).