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Associate Professor Laura Colombino

English Literature and Culture

University of Genova



Laura Colombino is Associate Professor of English Literature and Culture at the University of Genova. She has a longstanding focus on transdisciplinary studies — in particular, the relationship between writing and the visual arts; architectural spaces and their embodiment; the interplay of trauma, cultural memory and the city; biopolitics and the body; literature and ethics; vulnerability. She is the author of the monographs Ford Madox Ford: Vision, Visuality and Writing and Spatial Politics in Contemporary London Literature: Writing Architecture and the Body: winner of the AIA Book Prize 2015. She has edited and coedited books on Ford Madox Ford and published essays and articles on Victorian, modernist and contemporary writers, such as Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Robert Byron, Peter Ackroyd, J.G. Ballard, A.S. Byatt, Ian McEwan, Iain Sinclair and Kazuo Ishiguro. She has reviewed works for the Journal of Artistic Research and Literary Geography, among others, and contributed to the catalogue of the exhibition Lee Bul, Hayward Gallery, London 30 May 2018 – 19 Aug 2018, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 29 Sept 2018 – 13 Jan 2019. Her current project is the co-editing with Peter Childs of a special number of Textual Practice on ‘Narrating the Human in the Twenty-First Century’ (http://www.lauracolombino.com).