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RFIEA Fellows 2017-2018, IEA Paris, Researcher in Literary theory, University of Verona

Massimo Salgaro works as Assistant professor of German Studies at the University of Verona. Although his background is in German Studies during the past years he has been working empirically with psycholinguists and neuroscientists to assess the cognitive and emotional effects of literary reading. Current research project on Literary empathy at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt) and Institute for Advanced Study, Paris.


  • –present
    Literary theory, University of Verona


  • 2004 
    Ca' Foscari Venezia , Modern Philology