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Davide Finco

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I have been an Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Genoa since 2011, and, since 2009, I have taught modules in Scandinavian literature and culture at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

In 2005, I defended a thesis in German literature focused on Jens Peter Jacobsen’s influence on Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910). My doctoral thesis (2010) investigated children’s literature in Scandinavia and Italy in the 20th century. I published a monograph (2010) on the Swedish socialist children’s writer Sven Wernström and, among others, essays on Rilke’s relationship with Scandinavian literature (2009; 2010; 2016); August Strindberg’s Sagor (2013); Lennart Hellsing and Gianni Rodari (2014); Tove Jansson (2015); Emil Bønnelycke (2015); the avant-garde literature in Denmark, Bønnelycke and Jens August Schade (2017); Jan Sonnergaard (2017).

My current lines of research are: the representation of urban spaces in Scandinavian literature since the late 19th century (in an interdisciplinary project); August Strindberg’s work; the Italian reception of Scandinavian literature in the 20th century; the Scandinavian canon in the world.

More broadly speaking, my research interests lie in literature and society, history, modern Scandinavian prose, children’s literature and the relationship between modern Germanlanguage and Scandinavian authors. Besides, I participate in a national project on university teaching and learning methodologies and techniques.