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Serenella Iovino

Prof. Dr. Serenella Iovino

Carson Fellow


Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 4. OG, 417
80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89/ 2180 - 72347

Serenella Iovino is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Turin. She has been a founding member and President of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (www.easlce.eu).
Author of books, essays, and edited projects, Serenella is Creative Writing & Art Section Editor of the journal Ecozon@. She serves on the editorial boards of international journals on environmental topics, including ISLE, Green Letters and Ecozon@, and is series editor of “Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism” (University of Virginia Press) and “Studien zur Kultur und Umwelt/Studies in Culture and Environment” (Peter Lang).
A research fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, she has been at the RCC twice so far: in 2015 as a Humboldt visiting scholar, and in 2017-18 as the recipient of a Carson Fellowship, which will enable her to work at a book project on Italo Calvino.
Her recent publications include Material Ecocriticism (2014), Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene (2017, both co-edited with Serpil Oppermann), Ecologia letteraria (2006, 20152), and Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Nature, Ecologies (forthcoming 2018, co-edited with Enrico Cesaretti and Elena Past). Her last monograph, Ecocriticism and Italy: Ecology, Resistance, and Liberation (Bloomsbury, 2016) was awarded the Book Prize of the American Association for Italian Studies and the MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies.
Serenella has written on a wide range of topics, including environmental ethics and ecocritical theory, bioregionalism and landscape studies, ecofeminism and posthumanism, Italy and Italian literature, art, trans-national ecocriticism, the Anthropocene.

Her research interests include: environmental humanities; ecocriticism; landscape and place (as related to issues of ethics, culture, ecology, bioregionalism); ethics and justice (as related to issues of global environment, society, gender, interspecies relationships); feminist ethics and feminist ecocriticism; the posthuman and material Turn; Italo Calvino and contemporary Italian literature; and literature, ethics, and Naturphilosophie in Germany during the Age of Goethe.

Research Project as a Carson Fellow: Changing Environments, Transforming Society, and Evolutionary Ecologies: Italo Calvino and the Environmental Humanities
Period of Fellowship: 9 months, from December 2017 to September 2018

For more information, please visit: http://unito.academia.edu/serenellaiovino