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Flavio Gregori is full professor of English literature at Ca' Foscari University.

He was Prorettore (Provost and Vice-rector) for the University cultural activities and relations from 2014 to 2020. Previously, he was Director of the Department of Linguistics and comparative cultural studies (2011-2012); the Rector's Deputy for Cultural and literary activities (2009-2011); Head of the BA programme in Modern languages and cultures, and of the Master programme in European, American and Postcolonial literatures; coordinator of the Ph.D. programme in Modern Languages, Cultures and Society; vice-president of the Centre for Balkan and International studies.

Prof. Gregori took his degree in modern literatures at the University of Trieste, and went on to earn a PhD in English literature from the University of Florence; he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Genoa. He worked as teaching and language assistant in the Universities of Giessen (Germany), Reading (UK), Lancaster (UK), and at University College Dublin (EIRE).  In 1995 he became assistant professor in English literature at Ca' Foscari; associate professor in 2001; and full professor in 2008. 

His research interests focus on eighteenth-century literature and culture. He also studies modern and contemporary culture, literary theory, comparative literature, and the interaction between literature and cinema. He co-directed a financed research (PRIN) on the image and reception of Italy in anglophone literatures (2011-13). He has written essays and monographs on Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Laurence Sterne, the Neoclassical epic, mock-heroic poetry, and Scriblerian satire; on modern and contemporary fiction, and cinema adaptations.   

He was visiting scholar at UCLA, Georgia State University Atlanta, and Humboldt University Berlin, and delivered lectures at universities and other research institutions in Italy, Europe and the USA. He collaborates with the International Laurence Sterne Foundation and the Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies. He is member of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII, the Italian Association of the Teachers of English (ANDA, member of the steering committee, 2010-2015 and 2018 to now); the Italian and European Societies for the Study of English (AIA and ESSE), the Modern Language Association, and the Associazione Sigismondo Malatesta (presently member of the scientific board).

He founded and directs the journal English Literature: Theories, Interpretations, Contexts (Edizioni Ca' Foscari; Scopus; Anvur "class A"); he is advisor to the journals The Scriblerian (Temple University Philadelphia), Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature (Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities) and Le forme e la storia (Anvur "class A"), and to the series "Spatial Practice" (Brill, Leiden), "Anglica" (ETS, Pisa) and “AngloSophia-Studies in English Literature and Culture” (Mimesis, Milano). He directs a series on European, American and Postcolonial literatures (Cafoscarina; formerly, "Le bricole").

He has co-organised and supervised the literary festival Incroci di Civiltà - Crossings of Civilizations (Venice); he is also co-organiser of, and scientific advisor to, the Festival for the Earth on sustainability and the arts (Monaco Montecarlo-Venice).