Federica G. Pedriali is Professor of Literary Metatheory and Modern Italian Studies and Head of Italian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She has published extensively on the contemporary Italian canon and its margins, with applications from Continental Philosophy, in particular French Theory, and more recently Biopolitics, Ecocriticism and Decolonial Thought. She founded and directs the Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies (2000-), and the Edinburgh Gadda Prize (2010-) at its six edition in 2019. Among her books: Altre carceri d’invenzione: studi gaddiani (2007); Gadda Goes to War: Translational Provocations around an Emergency (ed., 2013); Gadda: interpreti a confronto (ed., 2020), La farmacia degli incurabili: da Collodi a Calvino (2006); Mobilizing Cultural Identities in the First World War (ed., with Cristina Savettieri, 2020); Nowhere Next: War, Diaspora, Origin (ed., with Carlo Pirozzi, 2013). She is currently working on the Italianness of Europe since the early modern period, the two Worlds Wars and the technologies of peace, and Italian Biopolitics from Giordano Bruno to Roberto Esposito. For Edinburgh University Press she is currently editing Roberto Esposito’s Italian Thought (2022) and will edit the Roberto Esposito Dictionary (2024).