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Sara Garau

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Biography

After studying Italian Language and Literature as well as History at the Universities of Basel and Bologna, Sara Garau obtained her degree in Basel with a thesis on the dedication as a textual genre in the Napoleonic age, as part of a research project funded by the Swiss National Research Foundation (I margini del libro. Indagine teorica e storica sui testi di dedica). Between 2003 and 2012, she worked as an assistant in the Department of Italian at the same University, where in 2009 she obtained a PhD («A cavalcione di questi due secoli». Cultura riflessa nelle "Confessioni d´un Italiano" e in altri scritti di Ippolito Nievo, under the supervision of M.A. Terzoli, co-supervisor P.V. Mengaldo). She received a grant from the SNRF to pursue her research on Nievo during a year long stay at the University of Padua. Her doctoral thesis was published in Roma with Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura and was awarded the Prix pour l´Avancement de la Relève (2010) by the Swiss Collegium Romanicum. She has subsequently co-authored a comment on the Pasticciaccio by Carlo Emilio Gadda (Roma, Carocci, 2015). Her research interests focus particularly on narrative fiction (from 18th to 19th Century), autobiographical writings and literary comments.

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