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A. (Alberto) Godioli, PhD

Senior Lecturer (UD1)


Alberto Godioli is Senior Lecturer in European Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen, and Programme Director of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL). He obtained his PhD in 2012 from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; from 2013 to 2015 he was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

His research mostly focuses on humor and satire across media
, with particular but not exclusive attention to literature. He has authored the monographs Laughter from Realism to Modernism (Oxford: Legenda, 2015) and La scemenza del mondo (Pisa: ETS, 2011, Edinburgh Gadda First Prize), as well as several articles and book chapters on theories and practices of humor from the 18th century to the present.

He is currently developing a project on legal controversies regarding dark humor, and he is the organizer of the summer school ‘Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe: Cultural, Political, and Legal Perspectives’ (two editions, July 2018 and 2019). His research areas also include international Modernism, Law and Literature, Posthumanism, Literature and Space, and Cognitive Studies.

Other positions

Programme Director, Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL)
Programme Committee, Research MA Literary and Cultural Studies and MA Literary Studies
Steering Committee, Honours College
Board Member, Society for Pirandello Studies
Last modified:03 September 2019 08.04 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Harmonie Building