Elisa Bizzotto is associate professor of English Literature at Iuav University of Venice. Her research focuses on Victorian, late-Victorian and pre-Modernist literature and culture. She has written on Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee, the Pre-Raphaelites, Aubrey Beardsley and other figures of late-Victorian and early-twentieth-century culture. She is the author of La mano e l’anima. Il ritratto immaginario fin de siècle (2001) and the co-author of The Germ Origins and Progenies of Pre-Raphaelite Interart Aesthetics (2012). She has co-edited Dalla stanza accanto. Vernon Lee e Firenze settant’anni dopo (2006) and the first Italian edition of the Pre-Raphaelite magazine The Germ (The Germ. Thoughts towards nature in Poetry, Literature and Art, 2008).