Matteo Meloni

Ph.D. Student
Italian

At UNC since 2017
Advised by Professor Serenella Iovino
Dey Hall 213

Education

MA, cum laude, Italian Literature, Philology and Linguistics, University of Turin (Italy)
BA, Italian Language and Literature, University of Turin (Italy)

About Matteo

Matteo Meloni is from Turin, Italy. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Italian Studies, Department of Romance Studies, at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

After graduating from the University of Turin (2016), he taught Italian and Latin in high schools. Since 2016 he has been the artistic director of the "Pinerolo Poesia" festival. In 2021 he debuted with his first poetic work (La danza degli aironi) in the XV Quaderno italiano di poesia contemporanea (Marcos y Marcos).

His research interests include 2oth/21st Italian Literature, Italian Contemporary Poetry, Environmental Humanities.

Publications

Book chapters

2021 “Ritorno a Luino. Il lago e la frontiera nella poesia di Vittorio Sereni”, in Configurazioni e trasfigurazioni. Discorsi sul paesaggio mediato, Nuova Trauben, Torino;

Journal articles

2020 “La forma dialogica nella poesia di Luzi e Sereni”, Smerilliana. Luogo di civiltà poetiche, 23;

2019 “Colloqui. Il dialogo nella poesia di Guido Gozzano”, Smerilliana. Luogo di civiltà poetiche, 22;

2015 “Critica e deriva del mito nell’opera di Walter Benjamin”, Apertura critica, IV, 1;

Book Reviews

2020 "Introduzione a Franca Mancinelli”, in I poeti del centro Italia. Volume terzo, Macabor;

2016 “Domenica delle fiamme di Roberto Rossi Precerutti” (Book review), Poesia, 319, n. 9;

Awards & Honors

2021 Graduate School “Doctoral Merit Fellowship” for Study in Romance Studies Award (UNC)

2016 Best Master’s Degree Thesis in Italian Literature Award (University of Turin)