Giovanni Genna in december 2015 obtained a Master’s Degree in Modern Philology at the University of Siena with honors (Supervisors: Prof. Pierluigi Pellini – Prof. Riccardo Castellana) with a thesis on the poetics of Carlo Emilio Gadda.
In april 2016 he received a Master’s Degree in “History and forms of Italian literature” at the Guglielmo Marconi University in Rome.
Over the last few years, also in parallel with his studies, he has had several work experiences: teacher of Literature at the ISIT Bassi-Burgatti di Cento – FE (september 2017), librarian in the National Civil Service at the University of Siena’s Economic Area Library (october 2016 – september 2017), trainee with web editing tasks at the Centro Studi Pluriversum in Siena (october 2015 – april 2016) and student tutor at the University of Siena (october 2014 – june 2015).
Giovanni Genna won the scholarship for the PhD in Literary, Linguistic and Historical Studies (Curriculum of Literary Studies) at the University of Salerno and now he is studying under supervision of prof. Epifanio Ajello.
He is currently a member of the scientific committee of the Graduate Conference Unisa 2018 «I Hope that Someone Gets my Message in a Bottle». A Survey on the Addressee.
His main interests concern poetry and the novel of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the re-writing of the myths.
|Research project |
A gash on the painting of objectivity: studies on the myth in Carlo Emilio Gadda
The idea of this project was born of a strong interest in the re-writing of myth in a modern key and, in particular, of the study of the literary experience of Carlo Emilio Gadda, who, despite its rationalist nature, finds in the myth an unsuspected and inexhaustible container of forms and contents.