Marco Malvestio is EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Padua and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His project, “EcoSF”, explores the presence of ecological issues in Italian science fiction. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Padua and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. He has been visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge and at Royal Holloway, University of London.
His publications include articles on Philip Roth, William T. Vollmann, Roberto Bolaño, Jeff VanderMeer, Bret Easton Ellis, and on Italian science fiction. The Conflict Revisited: The Second World War in Post-Postmodern Fiction, a book based on his doctoral thesis, is scheduled for publication by Peter Lang in 2021. He co-edited with Valentina Sturli the volume on contemporary horror fiction Vecchi maestri e nuovi mostri. Tendenze e prospettive della letteratura horror all’inizio del nuovo millennio (Mimesis 2019), and is co-editing with Stefano Serafini Italian Gothic – An Edinburgh Companion for Edinburgh University Press.