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Ph.D. Student in Italian

Advised by Professor Serenella Iovino, Professor Federico Luisetti

fbratos@live.unc.edu | Dey 213

At UNC Since 2015


Education

M.A., Modern and Comparative Cultures, University of Turin (Italy), 2013
B.A., Modern Italian Literature, University of Siena (Italy), 2010

Bio

Francesco is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Italian Studies. Before moving the US, he studied in Siena and Turin. His areas of research are within modern and contemporary literature and culture with emphasis on crime fiction, popular culture, critical theory, and environmental humanities. His research project is a study of the connections between the unprecedented success of the crime narrative of the last thirty years, and the tightening of the corrective and security measures that emerged in the early 1980s and which still characterize our society.

Research interests:

    • Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature
    • Italian Cinema
    • Critical Theory
    • Crime Fiction
    • Mafia Studies
    • Environmental Humanities
    • Digital Humanities
    • Literary Theory
    • Critical Criminology
    • Critical Legal Studies
    • Surveillance Studies
    • Law and Literature
    • Modern and Contemporary American Literature
    • Modern and Contemporary French Literature

Publications

Courses Taught

  • ITAL 398: Representations of the Mafia in Contemporary Italy
  • ITAL 204
  • ITAL 203
  • ITAL 102
  • ITAL 101