Paola Italia is an Associate Professor of Italian Literature and Philology at the University of Bologna. Her research is devoted to nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian literature, language and philology, including methods of writing and editing employed by modern authors. Italia earned her Ph.D in 1998 from the University of Pisa and wrote her dissertation on Alberto Savinio’s early works (Il Pellegrino appassionato. Savinio scrittore 1915–1925, Palermo: Sellerio Editore, 2004). She has expanded scholarship on the author through subsequent publications. Celebrated for her texts on writers including Leopardi, Manzoni, Bassani, Gadda, Manganelli, Italia has also been recognized for her teaching at the Universities of Magonza, Siena and Rome La Sapienza.