I’m very excited to present in virtual reality for the first time. 19 February 2020, 12:00 CET on AltspaceVR. The 2020 Educators in VR International Summit is a free, open-to-the public, virtual event lasting 6 days (over 100 round-the-clock hours) with a diverse range of over 150 speakers and presentations. It will be live streamed […]
My wonderful colleague Simone Rebora put together an amazing panel about social reading for the DH2019 conference in Utrecht. It’s a great stage to present the work we’ve been doing together for the last 2 years, but lastly I decided not to attend and stay in Seoul to take care of my 2 months old […]
Big news here: I’ve been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship! I’ll be joining the Department of Global Korean Studies of Sogang University (Seoul, South Korea) for the next 2 years to work on the impact of digital technologies on how we experience literature. This means that I’ll be mainly working on digital social reading and […]
Today I’m going to reveal an odd idea that I had while chatting with Wayne de Fremery at the School of Integrated Knowledge of Sogang University (Seoul, South Korea). I want to create a VR experience specifically designed for reading. The younger generations grew up experiencing stories mainly in audiovisual formats (films, tv series, video […]
Social reading is one of the themes that intrigues me the most. This is the poster I prepared to show an ongoing research about a project started by the association TwLetteratura that involved more than 5.000 students and generated around 17.000 tweets. Creative writing and gamification are two resources teachers can use to make kids […]
After spending the last two months debating the contribution of philosophers to narrative studies, we now moved to a milestone of state-of-the-art narrative theory, The Experientiality of Narrative by Marco Caracciolo. We debated Chapter 5, “Fictional Consciousnesses: From Attribution to Enactment,” and our attention has been drawn by the role of the so called “triggers […]
When Galen Strawson’s essay “Against Narrativity” came out in 2004 it generated a few responses from different voices among those interested in narrative inquiry and narrative theory. 11 years later, in 2015, an article on Aeon dealing with the same topic has been read and reposted on social media by more than 9,000 people. Rereading […]
I’m working on a social reading project by TwLetteratura. La tregua by Primo Levi [The Truce] will be read and commented by Twitter users from 17th October to 19th November 2016, as a prompt to reflect on the European migrant crisis. More info about the project here (in Italian).
Quite an interdisciplinary group for our first meeting, with people coming from fields as diverse as literary studies, philosophy, education, didactic, and communication studies. We discussed chapter one of Analyzing Narrative by Anna De Fina and Alexandra Georgakopoulou, which is a great introduction to narrative studies.
I am the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Narrative at the University of Milan Bicocca. The seminar is open to researchers from all departments and universities, with the aim of comparing different perspectives on the study and analysis of narratives. More info here (in Italian).