Marco Puleri is Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna. His research interests include contemporary Russian and Ukrainian sociocultural developments and nation-building in the post-Soviet area. His latest book is Ukrainian, Russophone, (Other) Russian: Hybrid Identities and Narratives in Post-Soviet Culture and Politics (Peter Lang, 2020). Since September 2020 he has been member of the steering committee of the International Research Project (Erasmus + Strategic Partnership, 2020-2023) “GLocalEAST – Developing a new curriculum in Global Migration, Diaspora and Border Studies in East-Central Europe” (www.glocal.sk).
Silvia Albertazzi is Full Professor of English Literature at the University of Bologna since the year 2000, she was the Director of a PhD Program in World literature and cultural studies. Her research fields are: modern and contemporary literature; postcolonial literature; the relation between literature and photography, comparative literature, world literature and crossover literature. She contributes to various magazines and collaborates with many Italian and foreign researchers and research groups. She was a member of the board of directors of COMPALIT (the Italian association of literary theory and comparative literature) until 2019. She is the author of the first Italian book on Postcolonial theory, of the only volume ever appeared on the whole production of Leonard Cohen (Poetry, fiction, songs), of numerous other critical essays, and three collections of poetry.
Gabriella Elina Imposti is Full Professor of Russian Literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Bologna University. She has published several articles on Russian and Italian Futurism. She is also the author of a book on a major Russian philologist, linguist, and scholar of versification, Alexander Vostokov (Aleksandr Christoforovič Vostokov. Dalla pratica poetica agli studi metrico-filologici, Bologna, CLUEB, 2000), various articles on Russian Romanticism and its reception of British and German literature, articles on contemporary Russian women writers and the development of gender studies in Russia. She has also published several articles on Tolstoi and Dostoevskii.