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Francesca Orestano - University of Milan, Italy

Francesca Orestano

Francesca Orestano, Professor of English Literature at the University of Milan, is the author of books on John Neal and the American Renaissance (Dal Neoclassico al Classico); on William Gilpin and the picturesque (Paesaggio e finzione); on visual culture and XIXc. literature (La parola e lo sguardo). She edited Not Just Porridge: English Literati at Table (2017) – a gastronomic history of English literature. She has edited three books on children’s literature, and many articles, on English, American and Italian children’s literature, including a recent article on Evolution of Reading: The Case of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, a fantasy tabletop role-playing game in Publije, n.1, 2019. She is editor of the website Children’s literature in Italy,