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Rita Monticelli

Full Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-LIN/10 English Literature

Short Bio

I teach English literature, gender and cultural studies, theories and history of culture in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. My research interests include memory and trauma studies, the global novel, utopia, and dystopia, travel literature. I am currently working on cultural memory and trauma in contemporary dystopian fiction and visual culture, and on literature as cultural ecology. I am a member of international European research networks and Ph.D. programs centred on gender studies and cultures of equality. I am part of international Councils on diversity and social inclusion, and projects on the New Humanities. I direct the Centre for Utopian Studies at the University of Bologna, and I coordinate the International Erasmus Mundus GEMMA (women's and gender studies) at the University of Bologna. I was Delegate of the Rector for Equal Opportunnities and member of the Academic Senate representative of the Humanities (until October 2021) Go to the Curriculum vitae


+39 051 20 9 7225

Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria 5, Bologna - Go to map

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Office Hours, first semester ac. year 2022-23

During the first semester Rita Monticelli and the Centre for Utopian studies and research office hours take place by appointment on Tuesdays 15:00-17:00 and in remote on TEAMS  by appointment (please write an email to and have information about the GEMMA Master Degree: