Susanna Zinato is Associate Professor of English at the University of Verona. She has mainly worked on the stylistics of fiction, the postcolonial roman fou, J. Frame’s short fiction, rhetoric, and early modern literature and culture. Her publications include: The House is Empty: Grammars of Madness in J. Frame’s Scented Gardens for the Blind and B. Head’s A Question of Power (1999), “Burnet’s Heterobiography of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester” (2008), and “Arranging Res and Things in Restoration Times: Wilkins’s Noah’s Ark Sabotaged on the Comic Stage” in Rehearsals of the Modern: Experience and Experiment in Restoration Drama (2010), which she also edited and introduced.Annalisa Pes is Lecturer of English at the University of Verona, where she teaches English and Postcolonial Literature. Her research interests are mainly in the field of Australian literature and postcolonial studies, with a particular focus on the short story genre. Her publications include: Stories that Keep on Rising to the Surface: I racconti di Patrick White (2003), Sermoni, amori e misteri. Il racconto coloniale australiano al femminile (2009), and Confluenze intertestuali. In onore di Angelo Righetti (2012), co-edited with Susanna Zinato.