The return of the owl: Athenian democracy in the European Renaissance (1260-1564)
Gabriele Pedullà is associate professor of Italian Literature at the University of Roma Tre and and has been visiting professor at Stanford, UCLA, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Lyon), and Francesco De Dombrowski Fellow at “Villa I Tatti,” the Harvard University Center for the Italian Renaissance. His research focuses on Renaissance political thought and contemporary fiction. He has published La strada più lunga: Sulle tracce di Beppe Fenoglio (Donzelli, 2001), In Broad Daylight: Movies and Spectators after the Cinema (Verso, 2012; original Italian version: Bompiani, 2008), and Machiavelli in tumulto: Conquista, cittadinanza e conflitto nei "Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio" (Bulzoni, 2011: forthcoming in English for Cambridge University Press, 2018), as well as a new commentary to Machiavelli’s Prince (Donzelli, 2013: forthcoming in English for Verso, 2019). As a fiction writer he has published two prizewinning books: the collection of short stories Lo spagnolo senza sforzo (Einaudi, 2009) and the novel Lame (Einaudi, 2017). With Sergio Luzzatto he edited a three-volume Atlante della letteratura italiana (Einaudi, 2010-12).