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Federica Pedriali researches primarily in the Modern period. While recently completing two books on Gadda, she worked on issues of literary theory, in particular narratology, with a cross-over to continental philosophy, especially Derrida. This resulted in a further book, La farmacia degli incurabili. Da Collodi a Calvino (2006). She is the editor and co-editor of several volumes, among them A Pocket Gadda Encyclopedia (2008, 2004, 2002), Vested Voices II. Creating with Transvestism: from Bertolucci to Boccaccio (2007), Disharmony Established, Festschrift in Honour of Gian Carlo Roscioni (2004), Montale Readings (2000). Her current book project, on textual saturation and irregularity in Bruno, Cervantes, Sterne and Gadda, focuses on literary theory, history of ideas and literary movements as can be queried and problematised through deconstructive readings of primary texts. Since 2000, as Director and General Editor of the Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies she has originated a series of innovative research projects attracting international collaboration well beyond Gadda studies. In the same capacity she also actively encourages postgraduate student involvement in the Journal’s activities, thus providing valuable academic training and publishing opportunities for both Edinburgh and non Edinburgh-based young scholars.
Literary theory, narratology, theatre studies, translation theory, digital philology, electronic publishing, most 19th / 20th century Italian literature.
Graduate taught courses
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012