• Marina Guglielmi, Mauro Pala University of Cagliari
Keywords: Frontiers, borders, limits, maps, geography


Speaking of literature and geography today means clarifying and rebuilding ideologies and speeches inscribed in space. Geography - and its related discourses - implies the activation of a number of concepts such as knowledge, power, science, discursive formations, gaze, episteme. Each of these terms would be meaningless without geographical contextualization.


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Author Biography

Marina Guglielmi, Mauro Pala, University of Cagliari

Marina Guglielmi

Marina Guglielmi is Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Cagliari. Her principal areas of research are: theory of literature, rewritings, translations and adaptations, and modern and contemporary women writers. Her publications include: Virginia, ti rammenti… Le riscritture di Paul et Virginie (2002); L’eredità di Babele: Situazioni e percorsi di letteratura comparata (2000, co-edited with M  Guglielmi and S Maxia); and Idee di letteratura (2010, co-edited with M Guglielmi and D Caocci). She is the editor of the critical book series “Trame”, published by Armando, Rome.


Mauro Pala

Mauro Pala is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Cagliari (Italy).
In 1984 he graduated in Lettere (modern philology, history and philosophy) at the University of Cagliari, Arts Faculty (Modern Philology) and in 1989, as Fulbright scholar, obtained a Master of Arts from Columbia University with a thesis on the American exile of Klaus Mann, attending classes with Julia Kristeva, Edward Said, Eric Foner.
In 1991 he graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Cagliari and between 1992 and 1994 attended classes in German and American Literature and Theory of Literary Analysis at Frei University in Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Scherpe.
In 1995 he obtained a PhD in comparative literature with a Dissertation on the urban representations in Döblin and Dos Passos and since 2000 has taught Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Cagliari.
In 2010, as Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, he was Visiting Professor for the PhD Program in Literature at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and Visiting Professor at the University of Limoges (France).
He has published extensively on European Romanticism, Critical theory, Cultural studies and Postcolonial studies. He has published books, articles and essays on Raymond Williams, Edward Said, Antonio Gramsci, among the others and he has also published on Romanticism and comparative studies, frequently cooperating with the Bologna centre for Romantic studies and lecturing for the Palermo European PhD programme in Cultural studies.


How to Cite
Mauro Pala, M. G. (2011). Presentation. Between, 1(1).