University of Verona

Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Verona, Italy. Over the past 10 years he has been collaborating with the major institutions involved in empirical research on reading: from 2014-2018 he was working group coordinator of EREAD (Evolution of reading in the age of digitization), from 2015 to 2019 he was treasurer of the IGEL association (International association for the empirical study of literature), in 2016 he was Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. Among others, he has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Paris (2018), Tongij University of Shanghai (2015), University of Göttingen (Humboldt-Fellow), Columbia University (2009). Areas of research: German authors of the 20th and 21st century, empirical aesthetics, and digital humanities.

2019 (with A. Pinotti, Andrea) Empathy or Empathies? Uncertainties in the Interdisciplinary Discussion «GESTALT THEORY», vol. 41 , n. 2 , 2019, pp. 141-158.

2018 The Digital Humanities as a toolkit for literary theory: Three case studies of operationalization of the concepts of «late style», «authorship attribution,» and «literary movement» Iperstoria, 12, 50-60.

2018 Historical introduction to the special issue on literariness, «Scientific Study of Literature» (SSOL) 8/1,

2018 How to measure the social prestige of a Nobel Prize in Literature? (with P. Sorrentino, J. Lüdtke, A. Jacobs, G. Lauer, TXT, The book issue, 138-148.

2018 Salgaro, M., Rebora, S., Lauer, G., and Herrmann, J. B., Robert Musil, a War Journal, and Stylometry: Tackling the Issue of Short Texts in: DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 1-24.