University of Verona

My research path profits from a background in applied science and literary theory, with a PhD in Foreign Literatures and Literary Studies (University of Verona) and a BSc in Electronic Engineering (Polytechnic University of Torino). Currently, I work and teach at the University of Verona and I collaborate with the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel.
I am a member of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) and of the “Distant Reading for European Literary History” COST Action. From 2011, I published 2 monographs and 29 articles.
My main research interests are theory and methods of literary historiography and digital humanities (with a focus on stylometry and sentiment analysis). In the field of empirical literary studies, I work in a series of projects focused on reading absorption and online reading communities.

Rebora, S. (2020). Shared Emotions in Reading Pirandello. An Experiment with Sentiment Analysis. In C. Marras, M. Passarotti, G. Franzini, & E. Litta (Eds.), Atti del IX Convegno Annuale AIUCD. La svolta inevitabile: Sfide e prospettive per l’Informatica Umanistica (pp. 216–221). Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Pianzola, F., Rebora, S., & Lauer, G. (2020). Wattpad as a resource for literary studies. Quantitative and qualitative examples of the importance of digital social reading and readers’ comments in the margins. PLoS ONE, 15(1).

Rebora, S., Boot, P., Pianzola, F., Gasser, B., Herrmann, J. B., Kraxenberger, M., Kuijpers, M., Lauer, G., Lendvai, P., Messerli, T. C., & Sorrentino, P. (2019). Digital Humanities and Digital Social Reading. OSF Preprint.

Rebora, S., Lendvai, P., & Kuijpers, M. (2018). Reader experience labeling automatized: Text similarity classification of user-generated book reviews. EADH2018 Book of Abstracts. National University of Ireland, Galway.

Salgaro, M., & Rebora, S.(2018). Measuring the “Critical Distance”. A Corpus -Based Analysis of Italian Book Reviews. In D. Spampinato (Ed.), AIUCD2018—Book of Abstracts (pp. 161–163). University of Bari.