Giorgio Alberti

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer in Italian

I have been working at Dartmouth College since 2016. In 2015, I was the Lauro de Bosis Fellow at Harvard University. My research focuses on the mechanisms of the American reception and legitimation of post-WWII Italian Literature, in key translators, publishers, literary critics and academics, and opinion makers ( “Calvino Translated, Translating Calvino, Calvino Translator”, ACME, Ledizioni, 1/2018, 213-222). Before Harvard, I was a lecturer in Italian at Stanford University from 2013-15 where I received my Ph.D in Italian Studies in June 2012 with a dissertation entitled Il mestiere di scrivere: Italo Calvino e Natalia Ginzburg: posizioni, pratiche, opere, di due professionisti della scrittura, a project that examines the intersection of fictional writing and editorial work in the careers of two of post-war Italy’s leading literary figures. In both of the degree programs I pursued in Italy and France prior to the American doctoral studies (Laurea in Lettere and Laurea in Beni Culturali), I was engaged with the question of cultural transfer, particularly its material and social history.

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I previously worked at the Mondadori Foundation in Milan, and I have published a series of articles on the first Italian Literary agent, Erich Linder, a pivotal figure for the importation of American academic-press literature into Italy in the post-Second World War period  (L’espace culturel transnational, curato da Anna Boschetti, Paris: Nouveau Monde Editions, 2010; Copy in Italy. Autori italiani nel mondo dal 1945 a oggi, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, Milano, Fondazione Mondadori – Effigie, 2009; Italiamerica. L’editoria, curato da Emanuela Scarpellini e  Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Milan : Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori – il Saggiatore, 2008).




Ph.D. Stanford University in Italian Studies

M.A. Stanford University in Italian Studies

B.A. in Library and Archival Sciences – Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice

B.A. in Italian Literature – Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice





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Ph. D. Stanford University
M.A. Stanford University