Luciano Parisi is Associate Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Exeter (UK), where he directed the Italian programme from 2005 to 2011. He studied at the universities of Genoa (laurea in Italian literature) and Bologna (laurea in music history) and at Boston College (PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures). He has authored four books: Borgese (Turin: Tirrenia, 2000), Manzoni e Bossuet (Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, 2003), Come abbiamo letto Manzoni (Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, 2008), and Uno specchio infranto. Adolescenti e abuso sessuale nell’opera di Alberto Moravia (Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, 2013). He is a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK (2010-2017).