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A. (Alberto) Godioli, PhD

Senior Lecturer (UD1)
A. (Alberto) Godioli, PhD


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 main research field is humor and satire, with particular but not exclusive attention to literature. He has authored the monographs Laughter from Realism to Modernism (Oxford: Legenda / Routledge, 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.

His current work focuses on 
legal controversies regarding humor and freedom of expression. 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), and the Principal Investigator of the NETIAS Constructive Advanced Thinking project 'Cartoons in Court: Towards a Forensic Analysis of Visual Humor' (main host: Institute for Advanced Study CEU Budapest, 2020-2023). His research areas also include international Modernism, Law and Literature, Posthumanism, Narrative Theory and Cognitive Studies.

Other positions

Programme Director, Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL)
Secretary of the Programme Committee, Research MA Cultural Leadership and Arts, Media and Literary Studies
Programme Committee Member, MA Literary Studies
Steering Committee, Honours College
Board Member, Society for Pirandello Studies
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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Harmonie Building