Associate Professor
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Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies
Where: Ca' Bernardo
Research Institute
Research Institute for Digital and Cultural Heritage
Research Institute
Research Institute for International Studies

Stefano Ercolino is an associate professor of Comparative Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is a scholar of literary theory and world literature, with a focus on European and American literatures of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. His areas of expertise are the history and theory of the novel, philosophy of literature, European and American modernisms and postmodernisms, 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 (Bloomsbury 2014 [paperback ed. 2015]; Italian ed. Bompiani 2015), The Novel-Essay, 1884-1947 (Palgrave Macmillan 2014 [paperback ed. 2016]; Italian trans. Bompiani 2017) and, with Massimo Fusillo, of Empatia negativa [Negative Empathy] (Bompiani 2022). Along with Francesco de Cristofaro, he edited the volume Experimental Criticism: Franco Moretti and Literature (Verso 2025, forthcoming; Italian ed. Carocci 2021).

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.