Luca Somigli is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the European avant-garde and Italian genre fiction. His publications include Per una satira modernista: la narrativa di Wyndham Lewis (1995), Legitimizing the Artist. Manifesto Writing and European Modernism, 1885-1915 (2003), which was awarded the prize for best book by the American Association for Italian Studies in 2004, the monograph Valerio Evangelisti (2007), on Italy's foremost writer of science-fiction, and essays on various aspects and figures of Italian modernism and detective fiction. His co-edited volumes include Italian Modernism: Italian Culture between Decadentism and Avant-Garde, with Mario Moroni (2004), L'arte del saltimbanco. Aldo Palazzeschi tra due avanguardie, with Gino Tellini (2008), and 'Neoavanguardia': Italian Experimental Literature and Arts in the 1960s, with Moroni and Paolo Chirumbolo (2011).