Stefano Ercolino is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is a scholar of world and comparative literature, with a focus on European and American literatures of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. His areas of expertise are European and American modernisms and postmodernisms, the history and theory of the novel, the relationship between philosophy and literature, and critical theory. His work has appeared in Comparative Literature, Novel, Historical Materialism, Orbis Litterarum, Neohelicon, and b2o, among others. He is the author of The Maximalist Novel: From Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” to Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” (Bompiani 2015; English trans. Bloomsbury 2014), The Novel-Essay, 1884-1947 (Palgrave Macmillan 2014; Italian trans. Bompiani 2017) and, with Massimo Fusillo, of Empatia negativa: Il punto di vista del male [Negative Empathy: The Point of View of Evil] (Bompiani 2022).
He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of L’Aquila. He taught at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, and Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Italian Comparative Literature Association (Compalit). He got the National Scientific Qualification [Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN)] as Full Professor of Comparative Literature.