Serenella Iovino

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A philosopher by training, Serenella Iovino is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Turin. Past president and co-founder of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (, she is currently a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In addition to authoring diverse books, essays, and edited projects, Iovino is the creative writing and art section editor of the journal Ecozon@. She also serves on the editorial boards of several international journals and publication series on environmental topics, including ISLE, Green Letters, Ecozon@, and PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature. In 2013, she founded the Turin International Environmental Humanities Research Group. Iovino has been a guest lecturer in all major European countries, and many neighboring ones as well. In 2014 , she held the J. K. Binder Lectureship for Literature at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include: environmental humanities; ecocriticism; landscape and place (as related to issues of ethics, culture, ecology, bioregionalism); ethics and justice (as related to issues of global environment, society, gender, interspecies relationships); feminist ethics and feminist ecocriticism; the posthuman and material Turn; Italo Calvino and contemporary Italian literature; and literature, ethics, and Naturphilosophie in Germany during the Age of Goethe.

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