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Daniele Meregalli

Ph.D. Student

At UNC since 2021
Dey Hall 217


MA Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics, University of Bologna, Italy

BA Italian Language and Literature, University of Florence, Italy

About Daniele

Daniele Meregalli is from Florence, Italy. He graduated in Italian Language and Literature (BD) from the University of Florence, and in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics (MD) from the University of Bologna. After he earned from the Università per stranieri di Siena a Ditals certification, which officially recognizes him as a teacher of Italian as a foreign language, and taught in several private schools, he is currently a fourth-year PhD student in Italian Studies and a Teaching Assistant at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. His specialization is in modern Italian literature, philosophy, and history, while his methodological approach sources from philosophical aesthetics, history of ideas, and geopolitical analysis. His main research interests are culture and politics of Italy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with general involvement in the trends of Modernism, Avant-Gardes, Neo-idealism, Elite Theory, Marxist revisionism, and Fascist ideology, and with particular interest for authors like Gabriele D’Annunzio, Giovanni Gentile, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Mario Carli, and Antonio Gramsci. He also pays attention to debates of great topical relevance, such as those about Postmodernism, Italian Theory, Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and Accelerationism.


La Testa di Ferro (1920-1921): Vita editoriale del Giornale del fiumanesimo, in “Storia e problemi contemporanei”, n. 68, Franco Angeli, Ancona January-April 2015, pp. 153-164.(

Ripensare l’attualismo: Prospettive di ricerca attuali sul pensiero di Giovanni Gentile, in “Il Pensiero”, LXI/1, Inshibolleth, Rome 2022, pp. 249-267.(

The Poetic Logic of Panism. An Idealistic Reading of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Alcyone, in “Italian Studies”, 79/1, Taylor and Francis, 2024 (

La rivolta ideale dell’attivismo italiano. Appunti sulla cultura italiana della crisi fra XIX e XX secolo, in “La Cultura”, 1/2024, Il Mulino, Bologna 2024, pp. 119-142 (

Book Reviews

Queer Ventennio. Italian Fascism, Homoerotic Art and the Nonmodern in the Modern by John Champagne, in “gender/sexuality/italy”, n. 9, 2022 (upcoming).

Anglophobia in Fascist Italy by Jacopo Pili, in “Annali di Italianistica”, n. 41, 2023, pp. 680-682 (


Between human and non-human: Categories of Modernity in Il barone rampante by Italo Calvino. Paper presented at the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (U.S.A., 03/25/2022).

Typical Courses Taught

ITAL 101

ITAL 102

ITAL 122

ITAL 203

ITAL 204